Problem with Archiving .tar

Richard cms0009 at
Thu Nov 1 05:46:09 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 31 October 2007 4:38:10 pm Mark H. Nichols wrote:
> Not knowing anything about the internals of tar this may be out in  
> left field, but... how much free disk space have you got?  Is it  
> possible that in tarring a 1.7 GB folder you need another 1.7 GB of  
> free space?  Maybe you could split the operation into two .85 GB tars?
> Just my $0.02
> mark

Hey Mark,
have about 120 GB  or free space,
so, it should not be a problem...

Did in-fact use another program call sbackup which works fine,
both ways.. as for the command line, in this gui world,
its just would be a "nice thing" to right click on a file or folder,
and be able to compress it (within) the selection. instead of opening a term window,
and doing a cli thing.

it is said "Ubuntu it just works" well something needs fixing.

Again, thanks all, I do understand about the command line ..etc
But you must realize that I do allot of archiving... about 20 - 40 folders or files,
a day, and there located in many areas.

if its was just one of two, fine the command line would work,
but for product, archiving using the contextual menu would be the way to go.

Regards -

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