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From Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen <>
Subject Re: tar size much bigger than source files
Date Tue, 02 Mar 2004 14:22:49 GMT
Pedro Salazar wrote:

>I wonder why is that a tar file with the bzip compression created by ant
>is much bigger than original sources size. For instance, a bundle of
>source files with 5Mbytes, resulted in a tar bzip file with a size of
>Doing it in shell prompt (tar cvfj) it result a well compressed file
>with a size of 4Mbytes (the compression isn't better because some of the
>files are already zip and jar files).
4+5 is 9.  Perhaps you are concatenating the source and the result to 
the output?

  Thorbjoern Ravn Andersen      " Bells!"

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