Compression Tools Compared
The -1c tells lzop to use compression level 1 and to write to standard output. -d tells it to decompress. Even with this minimal compression, you still might increase your hardware's effective bandwidth by 75%.
For network connections and CPUs falling in the graph's black region, don't compress at all. Simply send it.
If you want even more performance, you may want to try calling a C compression library from your own program.
Resources for this article: /article/8403.
Kingsley G. Morse Jr. has been using computers for 29 years, and Debian GNU/Linux has been on his desktop for nine. He worked at Hewlett-Packard and advocates for men's reproductive rights. He can be reached at email@example.com.
- My Childhood in a Cigar Box
- Papa's Got a Brand New NAS
- Applied Expert Systems, Inc.'s CleverView for TCP/IP on Linux
- Panther MPC, Inc.'s Panther Alpha
- Returning Values from Bash Functions
- Rogue Wave Software's TotalView for HPC and CodeDynamics
- Tech Tip: Really Simple HTTP Server with Python
- Simplenote, Simply Awesome!
- Debugging Democracy
- NethServer: Linux without All That Linux Stuff