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Re: Size matters. 7zip. Again.

Eduard Bloch <edi@gmx.de> writes:

> #include <hallo.h>
> * Lars Wirzenius [Wed, Feb 15 2006, 10:42:02AM]:
>> (Once we use .tar.bz2, the sizes will be even smaller.)
> I cannot remember a clear consens from the "Size matters" thread, and
> IMO we should go for 7zip at least for source packages.

There are more alternatives:  http://rzip.samba.org/

    ...In the following I show the compression ratios of the
    large-corpus for rzip 2.0, gzip 1.3.5 and bzip2 1.0.2 on my Debian
    Linux laptop. In all cases the programs were run with their
    maximum compresion options.

    File Name             rzip  gzip    bzip2   
    large-corpus/archive  6.03  3.64    4.97    
    large-corpus/emacs    5.08  3.66    4.62    
    large-corpus/linux    5.54  4.24    5.23    
    large-corpus/samba    9.55  3.50    4.78    
    large-corpus/spamfile 29.95 8.43    14.23

Does anyone know how 7zip would compare to this?


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