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Open source compression program

Postposted on Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:32 am

Hey guys my office is looking for some free/open source compression/decompression apps for zip and more specifically rar files we get from clients. Any recommendations? Most everything I've looked at is a free 1 month trial but I figure their has to be a decent open source solution out there.

Thanks in advanced.
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Re: Open source compression program

Postposted on Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:37 am

7zip
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Re: Open source compression program

Postposted on Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:39 am

flip-mode wrote:7zip

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Postposted on Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:42 am

http://www.7-zip.org/
Open source, Free (as in freedom), and free (as in cheap).

Also available for Linux/*BSDs and other operating systems.

From their website:
  • Supported formats:
    • Packing/unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
    • Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR and Z.

Hope that helps.
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EDIT: WOW! I’ve been late 5 minutes, and already two others beat me to it.
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Re: Open source compression program

Postposted on Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:43 am

derFunkenstein wrote:
flip-mode wrote:7zip

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Re: Open source compression program

Postposted on Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:49 am

PeaZip will do it as well, and maybe IZArc; the latter is free-as-in-beer (incl. for corporate use) but not open source.
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Re: Open source compression program

Postposted on Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:51 am

I'm using 7-zip. Thanks guys. Makes me look good to the boss to save the company money, even if only 10-50 bucks :D :wink:
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