Recently I have discovered two new (at least for me) utilities:

pigz – Parallel gzip

pbzip2 – Parallel bzip2

I’m using gzip and bzip2 from ages, and also multiple processors and multiple cores, so why don’t use multi-threading compression utilities? They are (obviously) binary compatible with the old counterparts and they have also the same command line flags.

It’s time to take advantage of new technologies. Happy multi-threading folks!


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