On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 7:22 PM, Rugxulo <rugx...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 5:57 PM, Marcos Favero Florence de Barros
> <fav...@mpcnet.com.br> wrote:
>> I'd like to use 7zip to compress successive versions of the book
>> I'm writing. For files containing long, identical sections as in
>> this case, 7zip produces archives *10 times* smaller than InfoZip.

What are you writing the book with?

This strikes me as a perfect use case for a revision control system,
and there's a DOS port of RCS that might be applicable if your source
text is plain text, and not the binary form produced by various word

> I know there have been a few recent alphas of 7-Zip for Windows, but I
> don't think Igor ever finalized them yet. Lemme check ... latest seems
> to be 9.30 alpha from late last October. Latest p7zip was still 9.20.1
> last I checked, lemme be sure ... yup, still 9.20.1 is offered
> (originally from March 2011).

7-zip is my archiver of choice,  Under Windows, I use the 9.25 alpha,
and it's been trouble free.  I use 7-zip under Linux as well, where
the compression engine has been ported as a command line app, and can
be had as a GUI using P-Zip, or called as a plugin from something like

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