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Re: mscompress

On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 18:17:23 -0800
"David Fox" <dfox94085@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 1/25/08, Angus Auld <aonghas_auld@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Way above my head, but interesting just the same. I
> > just
> > sort of wanted to know how to use mscompress to
> > de-compress
> Angus:
> I think you'll find that ordinary unzip or 7zip can do that for you.
> There basically are two kinds of compressed executables
> 1) the executable archive, basically a zip file with a little bit of
> program code that basically says to "unzip me". These files are far
> more common, and handle very well on Linux.
> 2) the "expand" type compressed exes. These are distinct because they
> all have a trailing _ as part of their name, and only seems to be
> common on Windows installation media, to save space on the disks. I
> don't think there is a tool that will handle this natively on Linux.

Actually mscompress and msexpand were made to handle this type of files.


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