ch-tar2squash man page

ch-tar2squash — Create a SquashFS file from a tarball image


$ ch-tar2squash TARBALL OUTDIR [ARGS ...]


Create Charliecloud SquashFS file from TARBALL in directory OUTDIR, named as TARBALL with extension .sqfs.

Wrapper for ch-tar2dir and ch-dir2sqfs.

Additional arguments:


print help and exit


print version and exit


$ ch-tar2squash /var/tmp/debian.tar.gz /var/tmp
Parallel mksquashfs: Using 6 processors
Creating 4.0 filesystem on /var/tmp/debian.sqfs, block size 131072.
-rw-r--r-- 1 charlie charlie 41M Apr 23 14:50 debian.sqfs
$ ls -lh /var/tmp/debian*
total 83M
-rw-r--r-- 1 charlie charlie 41M Apr 23 14:50 debian.sqfs
-rw-rw-r-- 1 charlie charlie 43M Apr 23 14:49 debian.tar.gz

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See Also


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2020-01-28 00:00 Coordinated Universal Time Charliecloud