• Subject: Re: AS/400 & Native Zip Eng
  • From: nina jones <ddi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Mar 1999 09:05:00 -0600
  • Organization: data design inc http://www.datadesigninc.com

> As for a zip routine on teh IFS, why not just plain ole standard PKZIP or
> WINZIP?  IFF you're thinking of ziping as/400 objects (other than data),
> you're better to crtsavf, savobj/savlib>savf, then ftp...it's my
> understanding that this zip util does a conversion to ascii...which for
> pgm/system obj's and packed data is a problem...but then, I'm just
> starting to look at this...

how interesting!  i've been working on that very same thing this weekend!
sending some files over the internet, and the best way to do it.

i tried creating a save file, then ftping it to the p/c, zipping it, and
unzipping it.  the unzipping locks up the p/c, so i guess that's not an option!

compressing the save file helps some, but not as much as pkzip.  but i guess 
will have to do....


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