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comment Why is my tar file bigger than the directory backed up
tar -cvf created a much larger file than tar -cvzf - but it ran faster.
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comment Why is my tar file bigger than the directory backed up
I guess I could complain about Linux not using a "k" unit symbol or be happy that I have an answer - either way you are correct. The final tard file size, using ls -k oldOutput.tar.zip is 32703224 - less than half the original.
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comment Why is my tar file bigger than the directory backed up
There is no white space at all in my CSV files, unless new lines are considered whitespace - probably not - in which case each file has exactly 10,000 white space characters.
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comment Why is my tar file bigger than the directory backed up
mdpc: Please clarify. What do you mean I am compressing already zipped files. It seems to me that @terdon's original comment is correct.
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