File archivers are programs capable of adding files and folders into an archive file, such as 7-Zip, TAR, WinAce, and WinRAR.

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Determining autorun action of SFXs

Does anyone know of a way to find out what action (if any) will be performed by a self-extracting archive? Explanation: Self-extracting files can usually be configured to automatically (and ...
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Does anyone know an effective method to ultra-compress files?

Does anyone know an effective method to ultra-compress files? You might have seen some PC games compressed to incredibly small sizes here and there (like GTA San Andreas which was compressed to 1mb ...
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How to create a self-extracting archive that works on DOS?

I need to create a self-extracting archive for DOS. It's on a legacy project that currently uses lha (by Haruyasu Yoshizaki) to create the self-extractor. This does work, however when it runs it asks ...
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How to umount file.tar.bz (that was mounted with archivemount) without needing sudo

As a regular user I mount my archive files with this: #!/bin/sh ARCHIVEF=$(zenity --file-selection --filename=/shared/); archivemount $ARCHIVEF /media/archivemount/ Unfortunately, sudo is required ...
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Whatever happened to compressed read/write filesystems?

Back in the 90s, my home computer was an Acorn Archimedes. It had on it a piece of software called ArcFS, which allowed you to create compressed archives, a bit like zip files. Unlike zip files, they ...
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Different compression methods in 7zip: Which is best suited for what task?

So there are different compression methods in 7zip. Which method is best suited for what task? For example: One difference between LZMA and LZMA2 is I can choose all my cpu cores, whereas in LZMA 2 ...