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Create a Single Compressed Archive File (.dgz)

If your files are very large, you can create a single compressed archive file by combining your .dvi and .ps files using the "tar" executable.

First, create your .dvi file as described in "Generate DVI File" section of this document.

Next, combine the .dvi file and your figures into a compressed archive file using the "tar" executable with the following command:

  • % tar -cvzf outputfilename.dgz file1.dvi file2.ps ...

NOTE 1: If you want the command to show you less output, remove the v from the command arguments. The last command argument must be -f and it must be followed immediately (after a space) by the output filename.

NOTE 2: In the above example, outputfilename.dgz is the name given to the archive file.

NOTE 3: You can list as many space-separated filenames as necessary.

NOTE 4: Older versions of tar that do not support the "z" argument in gzip output (such as Solaris tar) should be called with the following command:

  • % tar -cvf - file1 file2 ...| gzip > outputfilename.dgz

These command lines should work for almost any UNIX system with the "tar" executable and "gzip" installed. Then transfer the outputfilename.dgz file to FastLane.

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