Re: Getting tar to play nice

Subject: Re: Getting tar to play nice
Date: Thu May 31 2001 - 12:36:40 MDT

On Thu, 31 May 2001, Gawain Reifsnyder wrote:
>The priority of the tar process is lowered, but the gzip process
>appears to proceed at full steam, hogging the cpu.
>I tried doing the tar/gzip operation in two steps, but that seems
>like a kludge, especially with large files that might fill up my
>drive before being gzipped.
>Is there a better way to lower the priority of both processes?

 You could always 'renice' the gzip process. man renice for more info.




Christopher Murtagh Webmaster / Sysadmin Web Communications Group McGill University Montreal, Quebec Canada

This archive was generated by hypermail 2a24 : Thu May 31 2001 - 11:44:01 MDT