Compression when encrypting the output of tar?

Chris De Young chd at
Tue Jan 4 00:58:07 CET 2005

Am I correct in thinking that tar already compresses data and that I am 
better off using "--compress 0" when using GPG to encrypt the output of tar 
on the fly?

(I'm using:

$ tar -cvf - /dir | gpg --symmetric --cipher-algo AES256
			--output encrypted-tarfile.gpg


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