DO NOT REPLY [Bug 6839] New: more dont compress entries

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Thu Oct 22 17:29:32 MDT 2009

           Summary: more dont compress entries
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.0.6
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: karl at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

I'd like to suggest adding more entries to the default dont compress list
(DEFAULT_DONT_COMPRESS in loadparm.c), namely:

.xz .txz  (, new fmt replacing lzma and 7zip)
.lz .tlz  (, another fmt along those lines)

xz is being used in rpm payloads these days, among other places.
It compresses better than bz2 and typically decompresses at about the speed of
gz.  (For that matter, I also suggest distributing rsync as a .tar.xz. :)

On another front, I don't think .png files be usefully compressed either.


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