[Ilugc] about tar
- From: arvy@xxxxxxxxxxx (Arvind Kalyan)
- Date: 06 Apr 2004 16:39:51 +0530
Arvind Narayanan <arvindn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 11:49:00AM +0530, Arvind Kalyan wrote:
Its not about less time, its about preserving file permissions,If there are a lot of small files, then it would save time as well.
Copying each file would have a significant latency if one of the
directories were mounted over a network.
the tar writes directly to stdout, not to a file. So the saving time
is not possible. You can see the glitches when the files are off-site,
only when you tar to a local file the time saving is achieved by
transfering the tarred file.
Arvind Kalyan (arv) <arvy at kongu dot ac dot in>
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