trying to use xz on manuals.
tim at kientzle.com
Tue Dec 7 06:51:14 UTC 2010
On Dec 6, 2010, at 11:17 AM, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Dec 6, 2010, at 9:13 AM, Alex Kozlov wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 07, 2010 at 02:03:50AM +0900, Norikatsu Shigemura wrote:
>>> .xz smaller than .gz, but effective is about 96.2%:-(.
>> Some time ago I do similar tests. Changing compression for base man's to bz2 or xz doesn't make much sense.
> Oh, agreed. The issue with small files is that they will always take up at least one sector [*]; different compression routines don't gain any benefit if they don't change the number of sectors needed to store the file.
> More than half of the manpages end up as 1K .gz catman files as it is; ~90% are 2K or smaller.
It might make sense if XZ decompression were significantly
faster than GZip decompression. (Especially since man pages
are decompressed much more often than they are compressed.)
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