How to Compress Archives Using All CPU Cores with Tar

If youve ever had to compress large volumes with tar youll know how much of a pain it can be. It often goes very slowly and you find yourself hitting Ctrl C to end the task and just forget about it. However there are some other tools that tar can use and theyre a great way to make use of todays heavily multi-threaded CPUs and speed up your tar archiving. This article shows you how to make tar use all cores when compressing archives in Linux. Understanding and Installing the Tools The three main tools in question8230 Read more.


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