Useful list of archivers!

Jonathan Kochmer nwnetman at milton.u.washington.edu
Thu Jul 18 05:52:01 EST 1991


In article <1991Jul17.070244.7015 at mcclb0.med.nyu.edu> smith at mcclb0.med.nyu.edu w
>In article <91Jul16.142746eet_dst.56687 at nic.funet.fi>, harper at NIC.FUNET.FI (Rob
>> For those of you interested in archivers for compressing files on various
>> computer systems, here is the latest report that I have come across.
>Any idea where these compressors can be found?  I would really like to get
>ZOO V2.x for the VAX/VMS (or anything else for that matter), and other
>programs for the Mac and PC would be really welcome.

The following file is the best concise source of info I have found about
archiving / compression. I hope you find it useful. Please note, and
honor, David Lemson's request that his header be included in any
distribution of his text (his obvious hard and careful work should be
rewarded; unfortunately, there's no citation abstracts for internet
documentation... (yet... ;-)


Jonathan Kochmer
University Computing Services
University of Washington, Seattle
Internet and Statistical Consulting

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The most recent copy of this text may be anonymous ftp'd from
ux1.cso.uiuc.edu (128.174.5.59) in the directory /doc/pcnet as
as the file compression.
This file is maintained by David Lemson (lemson at uiuc.edu).
Please do not strip this note from this list when passing it on.
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DECODING THIS CHART: This chart has been compacted to fit into 80 columns
so it can be viewed on-line. The first column is the name of the compression/
archiving technique. The next field is the file extension given to the
resulting file. After that are 5 columns each for a different operating system.
Each one of these consists of the name of the file/program to undo the given
compression/archiving style and a letter that tells where the file/program may
be obtained. All symbols and letters are decoded at the bottom portion of this
file.
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FILE COMPRESSION, ARCHIVING, AND TEXT<->BINARY FORMATS

Last Update: 6/13/91           Operating System/Unpackaging Program

NAME    File     DOS      *   Mac         *   Unix   *   VM/CMS  *  Amiga    *
      Extension
abe       ?  abe.exe      N      -          abe      Q      -          -
afio      -      -               -          afio     ?      -          -
ar      (any)    -               -          ar       L      -          -
ARC     .ARC arc602.exe   B ArcMac1.3c    A arc521   B  arcutil  K Arc 0.23  Aa
ARJ     .ARJ arj210.exe   B      -              -           -          -
BinHex  .Hqx xbin23.zip   B BinHex4.0 +   A mcvert   D  binhex   K     -
binscii   *      -               -              -           -          -
BLU       ?      -               -              -           -          -
BOO     .BOO msbpct.exe   B      ?        ?     -           -          -
             msbmkb.exe
btoa    (any)btoa         N      +          btoa     L      -      compress  Ab
Bundle  .bndl    -          Bundle        E     -           -          -
CardDump(any)    -               -              -       card     K     -
compact .C       -               -         uncompact L      -          -
Compac-
tor      .cpt    -          Compactor1.21 D     -           -          -
Compac-
tor Pro  .cpt    -        CompactorPro1.3 D     -           -          -
compress.Z   u16.zip      A MacCompress3.2A compress L  compress K compress  Ac
             comp430d.zip B
cpio      ?  pax2exe.zip  H      -            cpio   L      -          -
Crunch    ?      -               -              -       arcutil  K     -
Diamond  ^F      -          Diamond 3.0   Z     -           -          -
Diet    (any)diet110a.zip B      -              -           -          -
Disk-
Doubler  .dd     -         DiskDoubler3.7 Z     -           -          -
Disk-   .DMS     -               -              -           -       dms-102  T
Masher  .EXE
DWC     .DWC dwc-a501.exe B      -              -           -          -
FPack   (any)    ?        ? FPack2.2      A     ?    ?      -          -
HPACK   .HPK Beta test, not released yet  - watch this space for more info   *
HYPER   .HYP hyper25.zip  B      -              -           -          -
Imploder(any)    -               -              -           -    imploder1.3 T
Larc    .LZS larc333.zip  B      -              -           -          -
LHA     .LZH lha212.exe   B      -              -           -          -
LHarc   .LZH lh113c.exe   H MacLHarc 0.41 D lharc102 U      -      LHarc     Ad
LHWarp  .LZW     -               -              -           -      Lhwarp    Ae
LU (LAR).LBR lue220.arc   B      -          lar      ?  arcutil  K     -
LZari     ?      -          MacLZAri 7-11 ?     -           -          -
LZEXE   .EXE lzexe91.zip  A      -              -           -          -
LZSS    .lzss    ?        ? LZSS 2.0b5    ?     -           -          -
MDCD    .MD  mdcd10.arc   B      -              -           -          -
nupack    ?      -               -              -           -          -
pack     .Z      -               -           unpack  L      -          -
PackIt  .pit UnPackIt     ? PackIt3.1.3   A unpit    ?      -          -
PAK     .PAK pak250.exe   H      ?        ?     -           -          -
PKLITE  .EXE pklte105.exe B      -              -           -          -
PKPAK   .ARC pk361.exe    A ArcMac1.3c    A arc521   I  arcutil  K PKAX      ?
PKZIP   .ZIP pkz110eu.exe B UnZip1.1 0    D unzip41 B       -      PKAZip    Af
Power-  (any)
Packer  .pp      -               -              -           -    PowerPacker Ai
Scrunch .COM scrnch.arc   B      -              -           -          -
Shark            -               -              sh   E
shell - .shar
archive      toadshr1.arc B UnShar2.0     D   unshar L      -      UnShar    Ag
shrinkit.shk     -               -              -           -          -
Shrink-
ToFit   .stf     -          STF1.2        ?     -           -          -
SPL       ?      -               ?        ?     -           -          -
Squash  .ARC squash.arc   B      -              -           -          -
Squeeze .xQx sqpc131.arc  B      ?        ?     ?    ?  arcutil  K Sq.Usq    Ah
StuffIt .Sit mactopc. ?   ? StuffIt 1.6   D unsit    D      -          -
tar     .tar tar.zip      A UnTar2.0      D tar      L      -      TarSplit  Ai
             tarread.arc  I
             extar10.zip  B
             pdtar.exe    C
terse   (any)terse.exe    K      -              -       terse    K     -
uuencode.UUE toaduu20.zip B uutool2.0.2  D  uudecode L  arcutil  K uudecode  Aj
Warp    .WRP     -               -              -           -      WarpUtil  Ak
whap    .AP      ?               ?         yabbawhap M      ?      yabbawhap M
xxencode.XXE toaduu20.zip B      -          xxdecode A  xxdecode K     -
yabba   .Y       ?               ?         yabbawhap M      ?      yabbawhap M
ZOO     .ZOO zoo201.exe   A MacBooz2.1    D zoo201   B  zoo      K amigazoo  A

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Extended Chart:
                VMS       *    Apple 2    *   Atari     *    OS/2   *  Windows3

abe       ?      -               -              -              -          -
afio      -      -               -              -              -          -
ar      (any)    -               -              -              -          -
ARC     .arc arcvms.uue   B dearc.bsq.Z   B arc521b.arc R  arc2.arc A     -
ARJ     .ARJ     -               -              -              -          -
BinHex  .Hqx     -               -              -              -          -
binscii   *      -          binscii.exe   O     -              -          -
BLU       ?      -               ?              -              -          -
BOO     .BOO     -               -              -              -          -
btoa    (any)    -               -              -              -          -
Bundle  .bndl    -               -              -              -          -
CardDump(any)    -               -              -              -          -
compact .C       -               -              -              -          -
Compac-
tor      .cpt    -               -              -              -          -
compress.Z   lzcomp.exe   P compress.shk  J compress.arc R     -          -
cpio      ?      -               -              -              -          -
Crunch    ?      -               -              -              -          -
Disk-
Doubler   ?      -               -              -              -          -
DWC     .DWC     -               -              -              -          -
FPack   (any)    -               -              -              -          -
HPACK   .HPK     ?        *      ?        *     ?    *         ?    *     ?    *
HYPER   .HYP     -               -              -              -          -
Larc    .LZS     -               -              -              -          -
LHarc   .LZH     -               -          lharc113.arc R  clhar103  S   -
LHWarp  .LZW     -               -              -              -          -
LU(LAR) .LBR vmssweep     B      -              -              -          -
LZari     ?      -               -              -              -          -
LZEXE   .EXE     -               -              -              -          -
LZSS    .lzss    -               -              -              -          -
MDCD    .MD      -               -              -              -          -
nupack    ?      -          nupack        B     -              -          -
PackIt  .pit     -               -              -              -          -
PAK     .PAK     -               -              -              -          -
PKPAK   .ARC     -               -          pkunarc.arc R      -          -
PKZIP   .ZIP  unzip41 B          -              -        pkz101-2.exe A   -
Power-
Packer  (any)    -               -              -              -          -
Scrunch .COM     -               -              -              -          -
shell-
archive .shar    -          unshar.shk    J shar.arc    R      -          -
shrinkit.shk     -               ?        O     -              -          -
Shrink-
ToFit   .stf     -               -              -              -          -
SPL       ?      -               -              -              -          -
Squash  .ARC     -               -              -              -          -
Squeeze   ?  vmsusq.pas   B      -          ezsqueeze.arc R    -          -
StuffIt .Sit     -               -              -              -          -
tar     .tar vmstar       Q      -          sttar.arc   R      -          -
terse   (any)    -               -              -              -          -
uuencode.uue uudecode2.vmsB uu.en.decode  J     -              -          -
Warp    .WRP     -               -              -              -          -
whap      ?      ?               -              ?              ?          -
xxencode.XXE     -               -              -              -          -
yabba     ?      ?               -              ?              ?          -
ZOO     .ZOO z201src1.arc B      -          booz.arc    R  booz.exe  A    -
             z201src2.arc

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