Need help with zips

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  1. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    ok i need something that is going to archive a lot of pictures, but also shrink the amount of space it takes. used the archive in osx and it didnt change the amount of space, and i've used drop stuff before and it compresses it very little


    suggestions?
     
  2. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    I personally like to use Clean Archiver
    it's free too
     
  3. xenon supra

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  4. Pineapple Devil

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    is there something to adjust the compression?


    i just used it and it took 34.9mb of pictures and zipped it to 34.8mb
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    sorry i can't help more than that :hs:

    if you're compressing .jpg's i haven't found something that'll compress it even more, psd/tga files you'll have better luck, but compressing an already compressed format...best of luck :hs:
     
  6. rpark

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    You might not get a lot of saved space depending on what you are compressing. Things like .jpg and .mp3 are already compressed formats, so zipping them will have a very small effect.
     
  7. ROFLCORE

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    Dude, just use tar.

    Tarball for the win.
     
  8. ROFLCORE

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    To pack:
    tar -cvf filename.tar ./Desktop/

    To unpack:
    tar -xvf ./Desktop/filename.tar

    k, thx
     
  9. xenon supra

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    compressed a 20.2 mb folder down to 20.1 mb

    :noes:

    that command outputs to the home directory btw in case anyone is wondering.
     

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