I would like to be able to compress certain files (that I need to keep, but use rarely) on disk. I noticed that chattr +c flags a file for compression, but it doesn't seem to actually compress files. ...
Encryption/decryption is often the main bottleneck when accessing an encrypted volume. Would using a filesystem with a fast transparent compression (such as BTRFS + LZO) help? The idea is that there ...
I have a directory that is always going to be storing text files that are rarely (think weekly) used. Naturally this is a great place to use compression. However, rather than having to use tar ever ...
How to clear unused space with zeros ? (ext3,ext4) I'm looking for something smarter than cat /dev/zero > /mnt/X/big_zero ; sync; rm /mnt/X/big_zero Like FSArchiver is looking for "used space" ...
Is it possible to compress a very large file (~30 GB) using gzip? If so, what commands, switches, and options should I use? Or is there another program (preferably one commonly available on Ubuntu ...