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Old 06 December 2007, 22:57   #21
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I already did tests on my own files. Lha is better. Now I am going to do tests on your files and show you that lha is better even on your files.
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Old 06 December 2007, 23:08   #22
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I can't help feeling this is all a tad off-topic? All Picard asked for was an Amiga version of Zip and asked if there were any other archivers on the Amiga. So why has it descended into a silly "my archiver is better than yours" argument?
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Old 06 December 2007, 23:13   #23
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Wow, that Zip on Aminet is ooooooold. You can always get current versions at http://www.info-zip.org.
Didn't realize there was a newer version - not that much newer however -1997 vs 1999.

Anyway, I was reading the webpage of the maintainer of Amiga zip, Paul Kienitz, and he's certainly a huge Amiga fan.

http://www.paulkienitz.net/amiga.html
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Old 06 December 2007, 23:14   #24
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Because the very first post says "lha...kind of suck"s which according to certain moderators is "software bashing" and not allowed. Yet strangely it was allowed.
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Old 07 December 2007, 02:03   #25
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What the hell you talking about fooooool!

ZIP FOR THE WIN, LHA FOR THE WIN, LZX FOR THE WIN, LABDAJSJS FOR THE BIN!

I personally use zip cos it's known by the masses, makes it easy
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Old 07 December 2007, 13:31   #26
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The default value on your machine is whatever you set it to for lha.
What do you mean by that? Amiga version of LhA has three modes of compression: LhArc, -lh5- and -lh6-. Default is -lh5- and this one I use as of regular user would use.
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I can't help feeling this is all a tad off-topic? All Picard asked for was an Amiga version of Zip and asked if there were any other archivers on the Amiga. So why has it descended into a silly "my archiver is better than yours" argument?
Well, I don't think we argue here about whose archiver is better. I think this is just a debate. For example, I am curious why StrategyGamer claims that he manages to pack files more efficiently with LhA than with Zip. If you like, you can move some of our posts to a new thread called "LhA vs Zip". The thread might be quite cognitive.
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Just to add fuel to the fire, on an A600 with a 68000 cpu, I tested the most recent Zip, LHA, and LZX all in their standard compression configs.

LZX was by far the best - much faster and a better compression ratio!

LZX for the win!

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Old 07 December 2007, 21:39   #29
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Thanks for the info everyone.I don't really mind what the compression ratio is.Just needed to pack up some files
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Old 08 December 2007, 14:23   #30
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Since we are comparing filesizes I have commanded ZIP and LHA to use their best compression methods. This means all my zip files are smaller than mailman's zip files.

I ALWAYS use the -r recursive command when making archives. I ALWAYS use the best compression available.

Code:
; Here is the script used to conduct the test
; Place the test files in T:
; Be careful that only the test files are in T: and not any others.

lha a -rade -3 -v0 ram:XM.WeirdOfAchron.lha t:XM.WeirdOfAchron
lha a -rade -3 -v0 ram:FFmpegPPC.lha t:FFmpegPPC
lha a -rade -3 -v0 ram:DBM.WcManager.lha t:DBM.WcManager2
lha a -rade -3 -v0 ram:AEROSMITH.iff.lha t:AEROSMITH.iff
lha a -rade -3 -v0 ram:09.DAT.lha t:09.DAT

zip -R -9 ram:XM.WeirdOfAchron.zip t:XM.WeirdOfAchron
zip -R -9 ram:FFmpegPPC.zip t:FFmpegPPC
zip -R -9 ram:DBM.WcManager.zip t:DBM.WcManager2
zip -R -9 ram:AEROSMITH.iff.zip t:AEROSMITH.iff
zip -R -9 ram:09.DAT.zip t:09.DAT


; Test all files in 1 archive 
lha a -rade -3 -v0 ram:Everything.lha t:#?
zip -R -9 ram:Everything.zip t:#?
Here are the results. Let the carnage begin:
Code:
09.DAT.zip                       12423 ----rwed Today     03:54:51
09.DAT.lha                       12436 ----rw-d Wednesday 13:29:38
ZIP saves 13 bytes! Zipfans cheer wildly!


Code:
FFmpegPPC.zip                   516386 ----rwed Today     03:54:41
FFmpegPPC.lha                   516445 ----rw-d 18-Jan-03 20:04:08
ZIP saves 59 bytes! Zipfans go into drunken revelry!


Code:
AEROSMITH.iff.zip               269620 ----rwed Today     03:54:50
AEROSMITH.iff.lha               272097 ----rw-d 14-Apr-97 16:19:48
ZIP saves 2477 bytes! Zipfans celebrate with crazed orgy!


Code:
DBM.WcManager.zip               242560 ----rwed Today     03:54:45
DBM.WcManager.lha               238189 ----rw-d Yesterday 13:47:08
LHA saves 4371 bytes! Zipfans boo and hiss!


Code:
XM.WeirdOfAchron.zip            858677 ----rwed Today     03:54:07
XM.WeirdOfAchron.lha            853836 ----rw-d Yesterday 13:47:14
LHA saves 4841 bytes! Zipfans begin rioting and torching cars!


FINAL SCORE:
ZIP 2549
LHA 9219

LHA FOR THE WIN! LHA WINS by 6663 points!

Zipfans change subject to "My dad's bigger than your dad!" *

* "My dad's bigger than your dad" is a registered trademark of Graham Humphrey Inc.



Now lets archive the original 5 files all together in 1 big file.
Code:
Directory "ram:" on Saturday 08-Dec-07
Everything.zip                 1899578 ----rwed Today     03:59:31
Everything.lha                 1892999 ----rw-d Yesterday 13:47:14
LHA WINS AGAIN! LHA saves 6579 bytes! Zipfans admit defeat.
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Zipfans change subject to "My dad's bigger than your dad!" *

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If anyone uses this without my permission from now on there'll be trouble
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