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Old 09 January 2002, 17:24   #1
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lha on the pc q.

I┤m having problems with lha on the pc. I use it with winzip but it refuses to extract files with nonstandard dos name (8+3 letters). Is there any newer version of the lha exe for dos? It┤s really anoying having to send the files to the amiga, extract them there and then send them back again...
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Old 09 January 2002, 17:42   #2
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I believe WinRAR supports LHA files internally. WinZip is dire. I personally use EasyZip 2000, which also has internal LHA support. Amazing how a major player like WinZip can't even rise above DOS level nonsense like this...
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Thanks! Then winzip is out of my system.. =) Thanks.
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Old 09 January 2002, 18:27   #4
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I also use WinRAR because of the internal support for LHA. To bad it didn't support the other Amiga compression formats like DMS, LZX, et al.
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Old 09 January 2002, 18:35   #5
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Well, lzx would be good, but it was never really available for the PC, whereas LZH/LHA actually tried to have a go at it as a PC format, as well. But the PC crowd stuck with their Zip. As for DMS, well...its intention is to read/write Amiga floppy disks, so outside of emulation circles, you'll not likely see it supported in a traditional PC app.
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Old 09 January 2002, 19:31   #6
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Personally I use Xace. That supports Lha, Lzh, Rar, Zip, Arj and many other obscure compression formats. And it's small and handy.
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Old 09 January 2002, 22:01   #7
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WinAce here

I'm using WinAce. Besides a nice look, it supports many different archive types, and has a lot of functionalities (fast archive checking, for those .ace spanned archives).
The only thing I'm missing is an option to exclude certain files/filetypes when compressing a directory (so I use MaintainZip for that).
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Old 10 January 2002, 00:36   #8
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amiga archive files...

I've setup my Windows XP PC to handle with Amiga archives. I use Winzip for all the standard PC archives and UltimateZip for lha-files. I use the dos-command unlzx to handle with lzx-files. I configured the lzx file type to work with unlzx.exe. Gave the lzx-files a nice icon (pictogram). One double-click on a lzx-file in explorer and the file is extracted. For all other formats (which I hardly have or use) I start AIAB and extract the files on my emulated Amiga.

Ah, and I use Irfanview to work with iff-files. Really cool program, loads pictures very fast. Hasn't got to do with this subject, but I just wanted to mention it
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Old 10 January 2002, 01:12   #9
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To bad there wasn't a plug-in for some of these file types. Oh well, I'll continue to use WinRAR for most of the archiving then go into emulation to get at unsupported filetypes if need be.
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Old 10 January 2002, 08:49   #10
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If you want to stick with DOS for some reason, there is a version of LhA which supports long file names here:

http://www.aminet.net/pub/aminet/util/arc/lhant.lha

I've used it for a while and had no problems .
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Umm, that's a Win32 character-mode program - not a DOS-program.

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Old 10 January 2002, 20:38   #12
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Big grin

Oops, yeah you're right .
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