Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Download and gunzip in one step

I was feeling the need to take a look at Nexenta and decided that I wasn't terribly interested in waiting for a download, then waiting for a gunzip. Why not do them both at the same time?

$ wget -O /dev/stdout  http://www.gnusolaris.org/gsmirror/genunix.org/elatte_installcd_alpha2_i386.iso.gz  | gunzip > elatte_installcd_alpha2_i386.iso         => `/dev/stdout'
--20:21:47--  http://www.gnusolaris.org/gsmirror/genunix.org/elatte_installcd_alpha2_i386.iso.gz
Resolving www.gnusolaris.org...
Connecting to www.gnusolaris.org||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
Location: http://www.genunix.org/distributions/gnusolaris/elatte_installcd_alpha2_i386.iso.gz [following]
--20:21:48--  http://www.genunix.org/distributions/gnusolaris/elatte_installcd_alpha2_i386.iso.gz
Resolving www.genunix.org...
Connecting to www.genunix.org||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 567,433,011 (541M) [text/plain]

13% [====>                                ] 77,025,880   359.25K/s    ETA 22:27
Just 22 minutes to go. I guess at this rate I could have piped it through cdrecord with "speed=2".


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