Re: Using .tar.xz only on (was: install-module / /

On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 08:45:31AM -0700, Baybal Ni wrote:
> What is xz?

It is a different way to compress files.


You have various method to compress a file. Commonly used ones are .gz
and .bz2. Then there was .lzma shortly, but it has been superseded by

The benefit of .xz is that it creates much smaller files. Decompression
is fast. We'll use default compression options, so it'll only use 9MB of
memory to decompress.

Any recent distro will have xz as a package. Further, on Windows you can
use 7zip to open these files.


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