Re: Compressing .dmg files
- From: Tom Stiller <tomstiller@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2007 14:32:20 -0400
In article <050420070934368706%philip@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Phil Stripling <philip@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In article <pco648bxoik.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Harald Hanche-Olsen
I am not aware of any such limitations on either gzip or bzip2. These
are purely stream based, and shouldn't care about the file size. Run
them from the command line.
Thanks for that information. I've looked at the directory and decided
not to compress it in its entirety because it's so large and unwieldy.
Unless the file is extremely redundant, the compressed version will
still be huge.
I compressed a subset the original materials using ditto to archive and
zip a smaller directory. It went from 2.4GB to 1.9GB. For those who
don't mind working from the command line, ditto is in the man pages.
I understand the desire for (and very much appreciate) the GUI
interface on the Mac, but there are occasions when it's unnecessary,
and compressing files is one of those occasions for me. Mileage
I have yet to find a shell command which will preserve/restore ACLs.
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