Ping: John Corliss Re: Archivers


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ms

Hello John:
I just d/l the latest ICEows and IZArc. Don't want to install both, only one.
You mentioned in a recent post that you had settled on ICEows. I have a slow P166,
usually not an issue.

What are your reasons for choosing ICEows? Did you look at IZArc before choosing
ICEows? BTW, re: recent thread, I also need to unzip a rar file every so often.

Thanks,

Mike Sa
 
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Wayne D

ms said:
Hello John:
I just d/l the latest ICEows and IZArc. Don't want to install both, only
one.
You mentioned in a recent post that you had settled on ICEows. I have a
slow P166, usually not an issue.

What are your reasons for choosing ICEows? Did you look at IZArc before
choosing ICEows? BTW, re: recent thread, I also need to unzip a rar
file every so often.

Thanks,

Mike Sa

If I could chime in on this question.

I had a problem with IZArc. I was trying to install IZArc when the
program would not install due to the fact that the latest Service pack
had not been installed on the NT machine.

So, by this example, it can be seen that the computer has to be right up
to date for this application to work.


My personal preference is 7-Zip:

http://www.7-zip.org/

Free software distributed under the GNU LGPL.
Highest compression ratio in new 7z format format.
Supported formats: 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, GZIP, BZIP2, 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.
Plugin for FAR Manager.
Powerful command line version.
Localizations for 38 languages.

Regards

Wayne D
 
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Porch Dog

I installed and ran IZArc without problem on Win95, Win95 OSR2, Win98SE,
WinME and WinXP Home.
 
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Wayne D

I installed and ran IZArc without problem on Win95, Win95 OSR2, Win98SE,
WinME and WinXP Home.
That may be but 2K and NT have gone through somw major service releases.
All I can tell you is NT service pack 6 was indicated as the problem.

My personal esperience.

Remember, Win XP is perrty up to date from the get go.

Regards

Wayne D
 
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Wayne D

I installed and ran IZArc without problem on Win95, Win95 OSR2, Win98SE,
WinME and WinXP Home.
That may be but 2K and NT have gone through some major service releases.
All I can tell you is NT service pack 6 was indicated as the problem.

My personal experience.

Remember, Win XP is fairly up to date from the get go.

Regards

Wayne D
 
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Porch Dog

Wayne D said:
That may be but 2K and NT have gone through somw major service releases.
All I can tell you is NT service pack 6 was indicated as the problem.
bummer. if you don't need all the fancy crap and can get by with a context
menu or simple interface check out DCA. i've found it's compression
comparable to rar. it allows creation of sea's. pretty decent little
critter. only thing i didn't care for was that it's default format is
proprietary, although the sea's are *.EXE files and don't need any other
accompanying files.
 
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Jonathan Wolgamuth

In message on 26 Sep 2004, Wayne D said to all at alt.comp.freeware
My personal preference is 7-Zip:

http://www.7-zip.org/

Free software distributed under the GNU LGPL.
Highest compression ratio in new 7z format format.
Supported formats: 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, GZIP, BZIP2, 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.
Plugin for FAR Manager.
Powerful command line version.
Localizations for 38 languages.
My only qualms with 7-zip is that it can create zip archives that cannot be
opened by Winzip. They are basically corrupt from a Winzip perspective. I
believe it is when you switch the compression methods when creating the zip
file. Definitely not a poweruser here, and don't have a perfect example,
but thought I should put it out there anyway.

I like 7-zip overall, just the one drawback.
 
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JanC

Jonathan Wolgamuth schreef:
My only qualms with 7-zip is that it can create zip archives that
cannot be opened by Winzip. They are basically corrupt from a Winzip
perspective. I believe it is when you switch the compression methods
when creating the zip file. Definitely not a poweruser here, and
don't have a perfect example, but thought I should put it out there
anyway.
AFAIK 7-Zip creates .zip files that are 100% correct according to the
official PkWare specifications?
This sounds more like there is a bug in WinZip IMHO...
 
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Wayne D

Wayne said:
That may be but 2K and NT have gone through somw major service releases.
All I can tell you is NT service pack 6 was indicated as the problem.

My personal esperience.

Remember, Win XP is perrty up to date from the get go.

Regards

Wayne D
Sorry for the errors in my spelling and grammar. My draft got away even
though I canceled it???

Regards

Wayne D
 
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John Corliss

ms said:
Hello John:
I just d/l the latest ICEows and IZArc. Don't want to install both, only
one.
You mentioned in a recent post that you had settled on ICEows. I have a
slow P166, usually not an issue.

What are your reasons for choosing ICEows? Did you look at IZArc before
choosing ICEows? BTW, re: recent thread, I also need to unzip a rar
file every so often.
Mike, I've mentioned the reason for my preference many times in this
group. However, maybe you didn't see it so here goes again:

1. IZArc (the version I used) couldn't open a multipart .rar file.
2. ICEows opens multipart .rar files perfectly.

I might add also that ICEows integrates and installs perfectly on my
system (Millennium Edition) and that it also does .zip and several
other formats.
 
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ms

ms said:
Hello John:
I just d/l the latest ICEows and IZArc. Don't want to install both, only
one.
You mentioned in a recent post that you had settled on ICEows. I have a
slow P166, usually not an issue.

What are your reasons for choosing ICEows? Did you look at IZArc before
choosing ICEows? BTW, re: recent thread, I also need to unzip a rar
file every so often.

Thanks,

Mike Sa
Thanks to all. Regarding 7-zip, someone in a past thread commented the UI was
poor. I'm used to the "standard" interface like I see in Power Archiver, Filzip, etc.

Mike Sa
 
H

H-Man

ms said:
Thanks to all. Regarding 7-zip, someone in a past thread commented the
UI was poor. I'm used to the "standard" interface like I see in Power
Archiver, Filzip, etc.
I just tried TUGZip, and I prefer it to anything else so far.
 
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ms

ms said:
Thanks to all. Regarding 7-zip, someone in a past thread commented the
UI was poor. I'm used to the "standard" interface like I see in Power
Archiver, Filzip, etc.

Mike Sa
An update: ICEows cause me a crash on install. IZarc installes and works fine. It
unzipped a rar file that Filzip wouldn't, and I had a late version unrar.dll in
Filzip.

Mike Sa
 
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John Corliss

ms said:
An update: ICEows cause me a crash on install. IZarc installes and works
fine. It unzipped a rar file that Filzip wouldn't, and I had a late
version unrar.dll in Filzip.
I guess we can write it off to programs performing differently on
different systems.
 
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omega

Wayne D said:
Sorry for the errors in my spelling and grammar.
Well, I sure see no problem with your having posted while decked out
in your cowboy hat & boots. We could still undertand your words, even
when uttered over that mouthful of chewy tobaccy. ;)
 

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