Compressing utility for files with better compression than winzip: 7-zip

 

Most of us know about this free and open source software. But for those who do not know, 7-zip is a software similar to winzip. It can create compressed files in following formats:

  • Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
  • Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z.

Why should I use this?

Upto 10% better compression ratio than winzip, it is free and works with almost all the compressed formats including zip, rar etc.

7zfm 

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~ by Kush on January 23, 2009.

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