14 August 2006

bzip2-ing CD images

This bonnie wee beastie started running out of disk space, so I started bzip2’ing some of the dozen or so CD images in /home.

Text CDs typically compress better than 2:1, even the ones which are Zipped etc.

CDs of RPMs (basically bzip2’d tarfiles) — not so fortunate: I was lucky to get more than 1% compression on each.

Oh, well, I got a few hundred megabytes back from each text CD.

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