Hi Luis,

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.

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