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[lmi] .tar.lzma vs. .tar.xz

From: Greg Chicares
Subject: [lmi] .tar.lzma vs. .tar.xz
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 22:35:10 +0000
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20100228)

I want to move beyond .tar.bz2 archives. AFAICT, .tar.lzma and .tar.xz
are virtually equivalent. Is there any reason to prefer one to the other?

Sizes are virtually the same:
  19358659 Jul  1 11:34 lmi-20100701T1133Z.tar.bz2
  13858846 Jul 25 21:49 lmi-20100701T1133Z.tar.lzma
  13861048 Jul 25 21:51 lmi-20100701T1133Z.tar.xz
and they take about the same time to create and extract.

I'm using this convenient tool (thanks to Charles Wilson)
which bundles bsdtar-2.8.3 with liblzma in a native msw package. The
archives it creates can be extracted by 7zip-9.15 beta, for those who
prefer a GUI tool.

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