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Re: Zip compression



On Tue, 2006-05-23 at 19:27 +0300, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 5/23/06, Gilboa Davara <gilboad gmail com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-05-23 at 18:54 +0300, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > > I'm on a winbox right now and I need to compress some files in zip
> > > format. I have two maximum compression choices: Maximum (portable) and
> > > Maximum (enhanched deflate). When I select enhanched deflate, I am
> > > warned that some programs may not be able to unzip it. Can Fedora 4
> > > with KDE unzip these files?
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > Dotan Cohen
> > > http://what-is-what.com
> > > 21
> > >
> >
> > Yes.
> > Either by using ark (KDE's compression tool), file-roller (GNOME's) or
> > by using the command line zip/unzip tools.
> >
> > Gilboa
> >
> 
> Thanks, Gilboa. I just took the time to compress in both formats, and
> I see that they both compress to exactly the same size! 550 MB of .doc
> compressed to 441 MB in both the Maximum compression schemas. And the
> regular compression, which compressed much faster, compressed to 442
> MB. So I'll just use the regular compression schema.
> 
> Thanks for the quick answer, though!
> 
> Dotan Cohen
> http://essentiaLinux.com

Happy to help.

BTW, you might want to consider using bzip2 compression. 
http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/bzip2.htm
You can choose the installer-less version use it and delete once you're
done.

GIlboa


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