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Re: InfoZip


  • Subject: Re: InfoZip
  • From: Patrick Townsend <townsend@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 15:34:16 -0800
  • Organization: Patrick Townsend & Associates, Inc.

fixed

Tim,

Yes, I've ported InfoZip to the AS/400 and have a few people giving it a
try right now. It has a public license so as soon as I get some quirks
nailed down it will be available on the InfoZip web site. I also ported
Gzip to the AS/400. It works, but it only supports one file per archive,
and the ".GZ" extension seems to confuse people. InfoZip is fully
compatible with WinZip and PKZip and I think is just a better choice.
Talk about compression! I'm getting 99.8 percent compression on text
type files (CSV, etc.), and it ain't bad on save files!

Patrick

Tim McCarthy wrote:
> 
> Hi Patrick,
> I was interested to see your e-mail that talked about the port of
> InfoZip to the 400. Up until recently we've had a distributor
> arrangement with ASI to sell PKZIP but it's not been worth the hassle so
> we've been pushing people towards gzip (even though it's IFS only and
> doesn't unzip .zip archives). I'd looked around at porting something ZIP
> compatible myself but it never made it to priority status. So what's the
> status of this? I'd be happy to give it a test run if needed.
> 
> Tim
> 
> TrailBlazer Systems, Inc.
> http://www.as400ftp.com
> AS/400 Communications & E-Commerce Solutions
> 
> The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Patrick Townsend [SMTP:townsend@patownsend.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2000 11:05 PM
> > To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > Subject:      Re: How can I zip a file on the IFS
> >
> >
> > Larry,
> >
> > I have an initial port of the InfoZip publicly available zip routine
> > for
> > the AS/400. It's still undergoing some development and isn't released
> > to
> > the InfoZip web site yet. But if you send me email privately I'll get
> > a
> > copy to you.
> >
> > Patrick
> > --
> > IBM AS/400 communications, FTP automation, and network security
> > software and consulting services.
> >
> > http://www.patownsend.com
> >
> > Larryt222@aol.com wrote:
> > >
> > > I have a savefile I am placing on my AS/400 IFS each night for
> > shipping to
> > > another system.  Anyone have any idea how to zip it from the AS/400?
> > I have
> > > been doing it manually from my PC but I would like to automate the
> > process.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Larry
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