Bug 6839 - more dont compress entries
more dont compress entries
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core
3.0.6
All Linux
: P3 enhancement
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Assigned To: Wayne Davison
Rsync QA Contact
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Reported: 2009-10-22 18:29 UTC by Karl Berry
Modified: 2010-08-21 16:45 UTC (History)
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Description Karl Berry 2009-10-22 18:29:31 UTC
I'd like to suggest adding more entries to the default dont compress list (DEFAULT_DONT_COMPRESS in loadparm.c), namely:

.xz .txz  (http://tukaani.org/xz/, new fmt replacing lzma and 7zip)
.lz .tlz  (http://lzip.nongnu.org, another fmt along those lines)

xz is being used in rpm payloads these days, among other places.
It compresses better than bz2 and typically decompresses at about the speed of gz.  (For that matter, I also suggest distributing rsync as a .tar.xz. :)

On another front, I don't think .png files be usefully compressed either.

Thanks,
Karl
Comment 1 Wayne Davison 2010-08-21 16:45:43 UTC
Thanks for the suggestions.  I'm adding them.