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Old 05-30-2006, 02:35 AM   #1
zivsh
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Smile lossless data (de)compression algorithms for red hat


Hi all

does anyone know (or has a reference) about which of these lossless data compression algorithms are the "best" on Red Hat?

7ZIP
ACE 2.0
RAR
stuffIt
ZIP
CAB 1.3
TAR+BZIP2

The main need is for plain text files with size about 0.5 GB (max).

On top of being lossless (on decompression), the performance should be good on: compression ratio, time and resource usage.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 03:08 AM   #2
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TAR + BZip2 is *probably* the best. I'd suggest trying them all and comparing the results

Let us know!

Cheers,

-jk
 
  


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