"tar -c|gzip" faster than "tar -cz"?!?

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Thu Oct 12 11:56:53 PDT 2006

Oliver Fromme wrote:

> In this case, the "real" time is much larger than the
> "user" time.  I guess that's the overhead of 85677 files
> and 23399 directories (according to find(1)).  :-)

Did you perform your tests once only with each method, and one right 
after the other? If so, the effect you saw might be due to file system 



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