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Open Source Zip/Rar Compressor

permalink   Mon, Sep 19, 2005 @ 4:45 AM
7-ZIP looks very cool:

[list] [*] High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
[*] 7-Zip is free software distributed under the GNU LGPL
[*] Supported formats: 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, LZH, GZIP, BZIP2, Z, TAR, CPIO, RPM and DEB
[*] For ZIP and GZIP formats 7-Zip provides compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
[*] Self-extracting capability for 7z format
[*] Integration with Windows Shell
[*] Powerful File Manager
[*] Powerful command line version
[*] Plugin for FAR Manager
[*] Localizations for 57 languages

I haven’t tried it yet so if anybody has anybody feedback on it feel free to chime in.

Esquadrao Atari
permalink   Tue, Sep 27, 2005 @ 12:38 PM
I have used it and it’s very good, specially because it’s free and open. The desktop/explorer integration is very useful too.

I didn’t know it was supporting RAR now, last time I checked it only supported ZIP and 7-Zip. Maybe I’ll go back to it now and quit using WinRAR.