Problem with Archiving .tar
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Thu Nov 1 15:28:16 UTC 2007
On Wednesday 31 October 2007 4:58:42 pm Carl Spitzer wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-10-30 at 13:39 -0400, Richard wrote:
> > Since using (K)ubuntu 5 - 7.04 never had a problem with doing this.
> > in my home directory there is .kde dir, then share dir, then apps dir,
> > I used to do this: right click on the apps dir, and select compress as .tar
> > Then I would move that apps.tar to my external usb drive for archive/Backup
> > However... been trying to do this since monday, for some reason, it looks
> > like the compression schema is hanging or something is interfering with compression
> > the folder size is 1.6 GB previouse folder size (7.04) was 1.4 GB
> > So, what gives ? I did compress a small file 500 mb on my desktop (no-problem)
> > but doing inside my home directory, there seems to be problem.
> > Anyone ?
> Now your in Linux and the command line is your friend.
> BG despises the simplicity of the command line for a complicated and
> slow GUI.
> man tar since Ubuntu is debian. Most have a info man file because GNU
> is said to prefer it.
> The dot directories are invisible and there may be dot files within the
> dot directory or its sub directories.
> tar --usage
> tar cf archive.tar.gz -z file
> tar cvf archive.tar.gz -z file for a simple file listing
> tar cvvf archive.tar.gz -z file for a listing similar to ls -l
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I did in-fact use the command line, howwever, its not my choice,
for doing 20 -40 archives a day. the contextual menu would be.
Which is Broken on Large files 1.7GB
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