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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-27-2005, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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FYI: 7zip is awesome.

I downloaded some crap off the interweb, and it was compressed with 7zip. So I got 7zip for linux... And I extract this 10.5mb file, and too my amazement it extracts 384mb worth of data.

So if you want a shitload of compression to backup your stuff or so that you can email something large up.. try 7zip (www.7zip.org) and see how well it can compress your file.

I had heard about it a while back and had no care to check it out until I come across some files that were archived with it. Now I will be using it quite a bit.

Only downside is, it will not backup directories.. only individual files.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-27-2005, 01:48 AM
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I recently downloaded it as a all-in-one solution for rar's, zip's, and g/bzips (since winrar can't handle g/bzips). It's pretty nice, but I ran into a problem with a .rar that 7zip kept saying was corrupted, but after installing winrar, it uncompressed it without complaint.

So I guess I get to keep both installed still.

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I recently downloaded it as a all-in-one solution for rar's, zip's, and g/bzips (since winrar can't handle g/bzips). It's pretty nice, but I ran into a problem with a .rar that 7zip kept saying was corrupted, but after installing winrar, it uncompressed it without complaint.

So I guess I get to keep both installed still.
Don't know why that is.. but I still use the linux version for winrar, (which is the command line rar and unrar) and the linux version of 7zip is for .7z only.. not an all in one soltuoin like the windows counterpart

either way.. I was amazed by the compression of the files I was extracting.
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That's odd that it's only for one compression type. I thought it was called 7zip, because it handles 7 different compression types.

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