@dustinb3403 Yep. That's just my luck.
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RE: UNIX: What Is a Tarball
In my studies for the LPIC1, the material I am reading discusses both gzip and bzip2 in equal amounts when discussing tar. Yet, in the wild, I see mostly gzip being used. The material I have been studying mentions that the compression difference between gzip and bzip2 is unpredictable between files, that one file will compress better with gzip while another compresses better with bzip2.
So, do you think the reason I am seeing a lot more gzip in use with tarballs is due to the familiarity of gzip and the negligible difference in the compression between it and bzip2? Basically, bzip2 doesn't make enough of an improvement with sufficient regularity to entice people to move away from gzip, or is there some other benefit to gzip that my training material hasn't covered?