[CentOS] Bzip2 Compress directories

Filipe Brandenburger filbranden at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 21:30:51 UTC 2009


On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 17:23, James Matthews <nytrokiss at gmail.com> wrote:
> How do you get bzip2 to compress directories?

You use "tar" to create a tar with the directory contents, and then
bzip2 to compress that tarfile.

You can use the "-j" option of tar to bzip2 on the fly.

This is probably what you want:

$ tar -cvjf filename.tar.bz2 dirname/

Replace "filename" and "dirname" with something that is appropriate to you.


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