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Hello Tar J

Yes, I'm familiar with tar. But guess what? Over the past few days while putting together this site, I encountered tar's j switch for the very first time (e.g. tar jxf site.tar.bz2). This enables bzip compression and decompression on my tar archives. Amazing! I still remember being amazed a few years back when someone showed me that you can compress or decompress (via gzip) on the fly in tar by passing in the z switch. Nifty!


It's About Time

I've been wanting to write a technology BLOG for quite some time. This is it. And it's about time. Welcome to Rick's Tech Talk, a BLOG about computer and programming technology, working in technology, and anything else technical that comes into my head. Thanks for checking it out.



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