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Re: lha



We use lha instead of ZIP here at work due to the fact that in our
application it compresses the data files we use MUCH better than ZIP. This
may not be the case in all applications, but lha is very good. Also, typing
"lha" by itself should give HELP information.

This is for my real job, not with ATVQ or OSR.

Gene Harlan - WB9MMM
ATVQ & OSR
ATVQ@hampubs.com
http://www.hampubs.com

----- Original Message -----
From: Keith Randino <krandino@snet.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>; William B Magnusson <williamb@netc.net.au>
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2000 8:51 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] lha


> If you insist on using this program than the command line should look like
> this to compress a file and add it to the archive:
>
> lha a file1 file2.ext
>     where file1 is the name of the compressed file that will wind up with
an
> extension of .lzh .
>     file2.ext is the file that you want to include in the archive (i.e.
the
> lzh file) wildcards are acceptable
>
>
> Is there any particular reason you are using lharc instead of pkzip?
> No disrepect to Mr. Yoshizaki. He wrote a very good utility with a fairly
> quick and good compression algorithm but the defacto
> standard in the US and most everywhere is zip. I know it (lha) had a very
> large following in Japan in its day. I'm pretty sure it is still used
> there but I'm sure even there they use Zip. Lharc was a decent compression
> utility in its day ('88 - '91) but it is about as old as Moses (in
computer
> time) and was never widely used in North America.
>
> Standard disclaimer,
> Not employed by PKWARE yada yada yada ....
>
> Keith
> N1XTK
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: William B Magnusson <williamb@netc.net.au>
> To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Date: Wednesday, February 02, 2000 8:47 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] lha
>
>
> >Hi everyone,
> >
> >I'm really struggling with this one.....
> >
> >I'm trying to "lharc" a file for a test of WiSP download de-compression
and
> >the command line in lha has got me baffled. I have the help file and as
far
> >as I can see I'm following the correct procedure but I keep getting error
> >messages and nothing I do seems to work and actually produce an archived
> file.
> >
> >Anyone help??? Maybe I'm just getting too old for this business :)
> >Thanks....
> >
> >Bill...vk3jt
> >
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