compression and archiving
I was hoping to compress large files to archive onto DVD, but the compression seems to be either not working or somewhat insignificant. I'm running the command:
roger@mer /media/LACIE/Media/Pictures $ tar -czvf my_pictures.tgz Mine/
Both the original folder, and the resulting file are being reported as 1.7 GB
I've tried using the 'Create Archive' GUI (I'm using Linux Mint by the way...), and the resulting file has a tar.gz extension, and appears to be the same size. (Again, 1.7 GB)
Is tar / gzip not working, or has insignificant affects? Is there a better program, or is the displayed properties giving the uncompressed size of the file? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by roger_heslop; 11-27-2009 at 04:37 PM.
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