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Re: [opensuse] tar
  • From: Jeffrey Taylor <abluz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 08:00:08 -0600
  • Message-id: <20070122140008.GA23632@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Quoting John Meyer <john.l.meyer@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Kenneth Schneider wrote:
> > What have you tried already so we don't suggest versions of the tar
> > command that have not worked for you?
>
> cd $HOME && tar uzf $HOME/backups/Pictures.tar.gz Pictures
>
>
> Result:
>
> tar: Cannot update compressed archives
>
JPEG files are already compressed. You will get little further compression
and may get expansion. Don't compress the archive and then you can update it.

HTH,
Jeffrey
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