7z as a much better archiver than gz/bz2

Kamadev Bhanuprasad save.climate at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 12:59:18 PST 2007

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this. If you want to present to public which compression utilities you
use or how much of cpu time your particular computation took, please,
use your personal blog or something like that. I'm pretty much sure
that vast majority of people in this list is not interested in
receiving messages of this kind.


On Nov 10, 2007 7:05 PM, Alexy Khrabrov <deliverable at gmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings -- I've switched to 7z for most of corpora compression, as
> it gives results which are whole number of times better than gz, and
> 1.1-1.5 better than bz2.  Would be nice to see it used more,
> especially for the huge kind of things we do here.  E.g., a 4.0 GB lm
> file was compressed by 7za (a command line version for linux) to 642
> MB.  7za is multi-core CPU aware and knows all about locales and
> encodings as well.
> http://www.7-zip.org/
> Cheers,
> Alexy

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