Re: MHonArc: The reason that .zip no longer available

2000-02-17 19:21:18
Hello Earl,

I would like to phase out the use of .zip for the following
main reason: it is less efficient at compressing data than
the other formats.  The .zip file is always around 60% larger
than tar/gz.

Personally I think it's a bad idea, especially as creating a zip is very
quick and easy. To me, standards are more important than size but then I
guess it could be argued that "tar" is more standard than zip anyway...

Gerry Hickman (London UK)

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