7za 4.2
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Yet another compression format. Pretty impressive compression, but doesn't retain Mac/UNIX permissions.
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Mick Lionheart commented on 21 Jul 2006
This siftware requires knowledge of the command line. For the avreage user I would reccomend a front end, such as "EZ 7Z".

I have easily compressed and decompressed many gigabytes while multitasking. I would reccomend this to anyone who knows how to use "Terminal.app"
[Version 4.2]


Anonymous reviewed on 25 Aug 2005
Works great.
[Version 4.2]


Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jul 2005
Too complicated for the standard user. Try it you'll see what I mean.
[Version 4.2]

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Anonymous commented on 25 Aug 2005
What are you talking about?This is about as easy as it gets using the command line.Dont give this a bad review just because you dont know how to use it.

Anonymous reviewed on 22 Jun 2005
I've tested with various files. Don't use it for mp3 and that kind of pre-compressed files. But this is the greater algorithm I've found in my life for plain-text files, much better than zip, gz (not to mention ".sit", which is ".shit")

So, it isn't actually a good substitute for zip/rar/sit (a bit slower, not "universal" and not more efficient for general-purpose files than existing apps, appart from the lack of support of mac things).

Actually, I would pick it only if I were planning the compression of a 5,7 GB plain text file.
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Version Downloads:4,255
Type:Utilities : Compression
Date:21 Jun 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
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Yet another compression format. Pretty impressive compression, but doesn't retain Mac/UNIX permissions.

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