On 5/17/2012 3:18 PM, Luis Rodriguez wrote:
As Scott stated, jar (or ajar) can be a little slow but, on the other hand,
it is really simple to use.
Actually, I don't think jar or ajar is any simpler than Info-Zip or
7-Zip. In my post, I listed all of these alternatives, and I think
you'll see that none of them is simpler than the other.
The advantage to jar/ajar is that it comes with the Java component of
the operating system (which most shops already have installed.)
The advantage to the PASE solutions (InfoZip/7-Zip) is that they handle
a wider variety of Zip files, and they run much, much faster. On my
system, listing a Zip file with jar takes nearly 2 minutes to run. ajar
took about 30 seconds. InfoZip and 7-Zip are both sub-second on the
same file. That's a big difference!
So when I list the pros/cons, none of them are about ease of use. They
are performance vs. not needing to install something.