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  1. #1
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    tar question

    Hi,

    I wanted to zip 10 GB file. If I tar and gzip 10 GB file, what size would it come to?

    thanks
    koppan

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    It depends on the content. A text file can be usually compressed well, already compressed data (like most images) wont change much.
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    You wouldn't need tar for a single file, just gzip. gzip compression tends to be a bit better (ie smaller file size) than zip but as zoid said for both the amount of compression will depend mainly on the type of data - from maybe 5% on jpeg images to 90%+ sometimes on text.
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