• ARC FILES

    From MATT MUNSON@1:218/109 to All on Saturday, December 24, 2016 15:42:37
    For fidonet nodediffs are still done in ARC which is very old school. Is
    there any good win32 applications that processes ARC archives?
    ... [CE] 2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of 2.

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to MATT MUNSON on Sunday, December 25, 2016 06:32:22

    On 2016 Dec 24 15:42:36, you wrote to All:

    For fidonet nodediffs are still done in ARC which is very old school.
    Is there any good win32 applications that processes ARC archives?

    i don't know of any unless 7zip handles them... they are also available in LZH and ZIP archives... just turn on those FDN, DIFFLZH and/or DIFFZIP to get them in addition to or instead of the traditional ARC ones...

    but truthfully, in this day in time, diffs are pretty much a waste of processing time to produce and apply... the changes they carry are so minimal as to not even take a full cluster of drive space... the entire nodelist is only 200k, 1/10th of what it used to be, and you can get a whole new one delivered daily via the DAILYLIST FDN... if the nodelist were still up in the 2meg range, diffs might be desired but with today's fast internet connections a
    nodelist of that size takes no time to transfer... with no one really having to
    pay for the amount of data or the connection time, getting a complete nodelist every day is quite cheap and easy... i've been running daily lists here for some years, now... none of my old-school software has complained...

    plus, the processing is much simplier than doing the diff...

    cd nodelist directory
    del old nodelist
    unzip new daily nodelist
    exec nodelist compiler
    done!

    :)

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