pkzip/unzip

Tim Cutts tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Fri Apr 7 02:52:41 EST 1995


shawn_Dering at umich.edu writes:

>Anyone,
> 
>    Do you know where I can get a copy of pkzip/unzip compression package.  
>I'm using a MS-Dos machine.  Also, anything to unzip *.arc files would be 
>helpful, too.  

You will find PKZIP and PKUNZIP on almost any MSDOS ftp site.
Remember that they are shareware, and you are obligated to pay for
them.  There is also a free PKZIP clone called zip, and a
corresponding PKUNZIP clone called unzip.  It creates files compatible
with PKZIP 2.x.  In my experience it actually manages better
compression than PKZIP, although it is slower.  It also manages
directories rather better, and is available for lots of platforms
(DOS, OS/2, Unix).  If you use OS/2, it also correctly includes your
files' extended attributes in the ZIP file.

It is available both as source code and already compiled.

Sources and MSDOS binaries are available from:

ftp://romulus.ucs.uoknor.edu/src/pc/archivers/unzip

Under that archivers/ directory you will also find ARC uncompressors,
the latest version of PKZip (2.04g) and oodles of others.

Tim.




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