create_compressed_fs

CREATE_COMPRESSED_FS(1)                                CREATE_COMPRESSED_FS(1)



NAME
       create_compressed_fs, extract_compressed_fs - convert and extract a
       filesystem to/from a cloop volume

SYNOPSIS
       create_compressed_fs  image blocksize [ > image.cloop_compressed ]


       advfs  image blocksize [ > image.cloop_compressed ]


       extract_compressed_fs  filename


DESCRIPTION
       create_compressed_fs compresses a filesystem image to a compressed
       image suitable for mounting with the cloop driver. blocksize must be a
       multiple of 512  bytes. Make sure you have enough swap to hold the
       entire compressed image in virtual memory! Use "-" as filename to read
       data from stdin, as in:

       mkisofs -r datadir | create_compressed_fs - 65536 >
       datadir.iso.compressed

       advfs is an experimental alternative to create_compressed_fs. It should
       need less memory and can work with data from STDIN.

MOUNTING
       You have to pass the options to the cloop module on loading:

       insmod cloop.o file=/path/to/compressed/image

       mount -o ro -t whatever /dev/cloop /mnt/compressed

SEE ALSO
       /usr/share/doc/cloop-utils/*, /usr/share/doc/cloop-src/*

AUTHOR
       This manual page was written by Eduard Bloch <(blade@debian.org)> for
       the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).  Permission is
       granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms
       of the GNU GPLv2 .



                                12 Oktober 2004        CREATE_COMPRESSED_FS(1)