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File describing which program under what operating system will compress/decompress a given file. Cross reference shows file name, program, operating system, and other useful info.
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File describing which program under what operating system will compress/decompress a given file. Cross reference shows file name, program, operating system, and other useful info.
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From: [email protected] (David Lemson)
Newsgroups: comp.compression
Subject: Compression Table - How to decompress anything (long)
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Date: 6 Aug 91 15:19:12 GMT
Article-I.D.: ux1.1991Aug6.151912.23071
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana
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Here is my compression list. Let me know if there are any
updates/changes.

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 ([email protected]).
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: 7/22/91 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 arj220.exe B - unarj220 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 pklte112.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)Copyright IBM - - vmarc + -
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 zoo210.exe A MacBooz2.1 D zoo210 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 unarj220 B - - - -
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 ZOO210.TAR-Z B - booz.arc R booz.exe A -

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WHERE TO GET THEM:
A. ux1.cso.uiuc.edu [128.174.5.59]
/pc/exec-pc/ {Zip, arc, lots of good stuff}
/pc/local
/mac/
/amiga/fish/(see individual references)

a ff070 b ff051 c ff051 d ff312 e ff305 f ff311 g ff345
h ff051 i ff053 j ff092 k ff243 i ff253


B. wuarchive.wustl.edu [128.152.135.4] (NFS mounted on uxa and mrcnext)
/mirrors/msdos/arc-lbr/ {arc, LHARC}
/filutl/ {msbpct - BOO, toadshr, DIET}
/sq-usq/ {NUSQ}
/zip/ {unzip}
/mac/
/info-mac/util/
/unix-c/arc-progs/ {ARC}
/misc/vaxvms/ {UNZIP for VMS}
/misc/unix/ {UNZIP, ZOO for UNIX/VMS, UNARJ}

C. omnigate.clarkson.edu [128.153.4.2]
/pub/ncsa2.2tn/

D. sumex-aim.stanford.edu [36.44.0.6]
/info-mac/util/ {Stuffit classic, Compactor Pro, etc.}
/unix/ {unsit, mcvert}

E. uunet.uu.net [192.48.96.2]
/pub/
/ioccc/shar.1990.* {shark}

F. grape.ecs.clarkson.edu [128.153.28.129.]
- collection varies - see the file 'allfiles'

G. watsun.cc.columbia.edu [128.59.39.2]
Definitive source for KERMIT releases for all machines
/kermit/a/

H. wsmr-simtel20.army.mil [192.88.110.20]
Wuarchive's mirror is updated within 48 hours - recommended to
use wuarchive instead of simtel20.
cd pd1:

I. pc.usl.edu [130.70.40.3]
/pub/unix/

J. plains.nodak.edu [134.129.111.64]
/pub/appleII/GS/utils/
/nonGS/packers/

K. vmd.cso.uiuc.edu [128.174.5.98]
binhex - cd public.474
card - cd public.460
others - cd public.477

L. (should be available on all major unix systems including
wuarchive.wustl.edu in /unix-c/arc-progs)

M. comp.sources.unix archives
(varies, including wuarchive in /usenet/comp.sources.unix)

N. comp.binaries.ibm.pc archives
(varies, including wuarchive in /usenet/comp.binaries.ibm.pc)

O. tybalt.caltech.edu [131.215.139.100]
/pub/apple2/
/shrinkits/

P. kuhub.cc.ukans.edu [129.237.1.10]
/LZW/

Q. vmsa.oac.uci.edu [128.200.9.5]
/

R. terminator.cc.umich.edu [141.211.164.8]
/atari/archivers/

S. mtsg.ubc.ca [137.82.27.1]
/os2

T. ab20.larc.nasa.gov [128.155.23.64]
/amiga/utils/archivers/

U. alt.sources archives (available on wuarchive.wustl.edu in
/usenet/alt.sources/)
{LHarc is articles number 2217 and 2218}

Z. Commercial software product - check discount mail order
software houses, computer stores.

NOTES:
Symbols: + means see the notes below for special information
- means that nothing exists to the best of my knowledge
? means that something exists but I do not know the name
of the program or where to get it
* means that e-mail should be sent to [email protected]
for details/explanation

Some uuencode/uudecode programs are able to read xxencode files.

VMARC, available with the command "TELL LISTSERV AT RPIECS GET VMARC
PACKAGE" from a CMS machine, will decode any CMS terse program. The
PC version of terse is a commercial program available from IBM
directly.

There is a set of translators that will allow Stuffit Deluxe to read
btoa, UUencoded files, zip, pack, tar, MacBinary, and others. They are in
sumex-aim.stanford.edu:/info-mac/utils/stuffit-deluxe-translators.hqx.

When using tar.exe for PC's, the order of option flags is important.
For extraction, use tar -tvf .

ARC : From SEA, ARC 6.02 is the latest widespread shareware release.
It is available at A (ux1.cso.uiuc.edu).
Also, SEA has ARC 7.00, but it is commercial, not shareware.

When using binscii.exe for an Apple II, there are different file extensions
depending on the type of file being changed.

BinHexed files (with the extension .hqx) can be UnBinHexed with BinHex 4.0 or
Stuffit. BinHex5.0 format is a MacBinary format, while BinHex 4.0 files
are ASCII format.

The files listed are only guaranteed to uncompress/unarchive.
To make a compression/archive, further software may be needed.

USAGE NOTES:

There are certain "standard" combinations of compression used:
unix - .tar.Z
(often this will be .taz for PC's)
unix - tar.Z.btoa (abbrev. to .TZB sometimes) (aka "tarmail")

mac - .sit.hqx
- these must be undone in order starting at the end of the name

Sometimes an archive may be self-extracting. These will look like normal
executable programs. Simply run them to undo the archive.

LZEXE (PC), PKLITE(PC), Imploder(Amiga), and PowerPacker(Amiga)
are executable compressors.
They compress an executable file and attach an uncompressing header so that
the file can still be executed while in compressed form.
The listed programs for these utilities compress files, in order to uncompress
a file with these types of compression, just execute them.

DIET (PC) is a TSR program that compresses and decompresses both
executables and data files as needed.


DEFINITIVE SOURCES:

PKWARE Support BBS - avaliable 24 hours
(414) 352-7176

ZOO - author: Rahul Dhesi
source code in C on Usenet and GEnie's IBM PC Roundtable

ARC - SEA (System Enhancement Associates, Inc.)
21 New Street
Wayne, NJ 07470
--
David Lemson University of Illinois Computing Services Consultant
Internet : [email protected] UUCP :...!uiucuxc!uiucux1!lemson
NeXTMail : [email protected] BITNET : [email protected]


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