Friday tip: Use pbzip2 or pigz for parallel compression and decompression

Today I’m starting new series: “Friday Tip”. (I hope) each Friday I will post short blog post with some tip about Raspberry Pi usage. Usually it will be some interesting command or configuration option.

First tip is about file compression for new Raspberry Pi 2 users.

On Linux systems bzip2 and gzip formats are very popular. bzip2 and gzip commands are designed to run only on one CPU but Pi2 has 4 cores! Continue reading…