I'm not looking for anything fancy here, I suppose I could record every output in the bash terminal using a combination of script and tee, but I don't believe that records timestamps of every output? I'm looking for an implementation of this in the future because it would be great to store logs (and timestamps) from the terminal output.
In the meantime, here's what I've come up:
date && 7z a litecoin-archive .litecoin/ -m0=LZMA2 -mx=7 && date
My understating is that commands will be executed sequentially delimited by "&&" so the above line would record the starting and ending time of a lengthy procedure (especially on a dual-core cpu.) The archive manager in MATE 1.14.1 has no gui method parameter options
so forcing LZMA2 in the terminal is going to produce the best results here (not to mention utilize both cpu cores compared to other compression formats.) And yes, I'm aware LZMA2 is "really only going to be substantial" at 4 or more threads, but I need all the efficiency I can get at -mx=7