thanks for all the replies I got for this one - the response
My problem involved compressing a huge file for which I had no room
to both tar and compress, due to the fashion in which the disks were
The file was gigantic, in fact the task was not mine to do,
but I was merely enquiring on the best way to do this since
the syntax I was using seemed to not work properly.
The end result basically came down to variations on a theme,
revolving around Gnu tar, Gzip or sun tar and compress...
I resolved to use the Gnu approach, since I had the tools on the system,
but for some reason no gnu-tar...
The syntax I settled on basically was:
tar cvf - huge-file | gzip > /dir/with/lots/of/room/huge-file.tar.gz
I had 20 or so replies to this:
Aline H. Runde
John C. Pavao
Michael van Dijk
Thanks to all who may reply before my
summary arrives too...
I'll ensure to ask a more sophisticated
question next time, but this was a rather important
file and I had every intention of not corrupting
-- Rachel Polanskis Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia email@example.com http://www.zeta.org.au/~grove/grove.html firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.nepean.uws.edu.au/library/ Witty comment revoked due to funding cuts
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