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I have a 200MB file. I want to compress this into a small file. Now I'm using TAR. but it only compresses word-like files, not binary files. So, I'm searching an alternative tool for tar to compress the binary which is also more efficient.
p7zip is the Unix/Linux port of 7-Zip, a freeware and open source archiver which supports different compression methods through their own 7z format.
Of course, there's a practical limit to how efficient compression methods can be (for arbitrary files), but it's probably worth giving a try.
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