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Archive Software, What to use....

Postby Chuckphd53 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:03 am

Back in the day ARC51 et al, was the typical archive program I used..
I've since lost this and before I start to search for this or a similar, figured I would ask what the Jr folks on here reach for
when looking to Archive a program or batch of programs...

keeping in mind this is Jr based storage,
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Re: Archive Software, What to use....

Postby Trixter » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:25 am

pkzip, since you'll need to read/write the files at least 5-10 years in the future. v2.04g is the best version to run in DOS; the later v2.50 version has strange issues regarding security envelopes and CRCs.
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Re: Archive Software, What to use....

Postby Chuckphd53 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:35 am

Agree, but need to find the ARC program, I have a handfull of files that need un-arching...
I've looked at some of the old storge sire, but not sure what name the 'might' be listed as, I only remember ARC as one of them
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Re: Archive Software, What to use....

Postby Trixter » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:41 am

Oh, just grab pkunpak.exe. There's a copy in ftp://ftp.oldskool.org/pub/misc/xtfiles.rar if you don't want to hunt for it. It's way faster than SEA ARC anyway.
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Re: Archive Software, What to use....

Postby Chuckphd53 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:28 pm

perfect I'll give it a try
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Re: Archive Software, What to use....

Postby OldComputerGuy » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:52 am

Was LHARC released in a PC compatible format?
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Re: Archive Software, What to use....

Postby Chuckphd53 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:18 am

I don't remember an LHARC.... but do know that ARC51 was a big fav. of mine back then and still have some files
that are arc'd..
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Re: Archive Software, What to use....

Postby Trixter » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:32 pm

lharc was LHA on the PC and was definitely released. You still see .lha files from time to time.

However, pkzip 2.04g outperforms it in every way so there's no reason to use it, or ARC, any more. You can use pkunpak to quickly extract .ARC files.
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