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Using the zip command, you can supply a specific list of extensions to store without compression. That way you don't waste time (re-)compressing your media files, but you still get the benefits of compression for raw files in the same archive. The flag is -n, and it takes a colon-separated list of extensions. E.g. zip -n .gz:.mp4:.jpg -r mydir ...


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Aside from 'product requests' being off-topic… You're kind of asking for a tool no-one really wants. Compressing an entire library to a specific size, especially with such a massive data reduction, is just not common-enough for people to really want it [1]. There's also the issue that to achieve this, you first have to recompress them all & see where you ...


There is a lot of online tools that can do this. I have tried and it seems easy and fast to use. Check it out.


Compression is not recommended because it makes the connection vulnerable to oracle attacks, specifically Compression Oracle Attacks. This is mentioned in the OpenVPN docs in the "openvpn" manpage, under "Protocol Options": Security Considerations Compression and encryption is a tricky combination. If an attacker knows or is able to ...


7-zip File Manager has 2-panel mode. To merge contents of one archive into another, open both archives in the two panels, select all files in the archive-to-merge, and drag them over to the archive-to-be-merged-into. 7-zip will then add those files to the second archive. Since that is possible in the file manager, I believe you can do that from command line ...

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