Is there a format, such as 7zip, zip, tar.gz etc that that 'glues' pre-compressed folders together quickly? At the moment, it appears that archiving pre-compressed files/folders has very little benefit when compressing up the parent directory.

I don't care which format I use or compression rates, so much as ensuring that the end result is a single file.


gnu tar without the "z" option glues the file without compression, files are stacked into the tar archive. Recovery of a single file is slow due to sequential read

formats like rar or zip use file indexing to permit quick recovery, these formats have option to disable compression.

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