[CentOS] gtar compression achieved

Wed Feb 1 21:00:06 UTC 2012
Alan McKay <alan.mckay at gmail.com>

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 2:10 PM, Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu> wrote:

> What I would do is use the '-' special filename to pipe the uncompressed
> tar to stdout, pipe to the compressor of choice, then pipe to tee, and have
> one branch of the tee go to the tape and the other branch go to a program
> to count bytes.

The GZIP environment variable is working really well.  It tells me the
compression ratio and even send it to STDERR for me so I can easily
separate that from the gtar output.

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