Compression with *.zip output

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Mar 21 04:29:19 PDT 2009

First of all, thanks for enlightening me. I don't use any
MICROS~1 products so it was a really honest question. Whenever
I needed interoperability with a "Windows" PC, there was the
big problem: For any additional functionality "foo" you needed
to install "WinFoo". There was nothing from the OS's side.

On Sat, 21 Mar 2009 12:27:20 +0200, Manolis Kiagias <sonic2000gr at> wrote:
> Wildly off-topic as we are discussing Windows, but all recent versions
> (XP, Vista, etc) can handle zip files. They call them "compressed
> folders" (don't confuse with NTFS compression though) and even have a
> silly wizard-like interface for extracting files from them.  If you
> don't like it you can always install WinZip to take over this function.

I've seen "WinZip" and my stomache reported to me. :-) Much
better is the FAR Manager which handles zip archives (and
many others) just like directories, like the Midnight Commander

It's typical for MICROS~1 to make things more complicated than
they need to be, and invent new names for already known stuff.
The next time someone mentions "compressed folders" I will know
what he's talking about, and show him some (real) folders I have
compressed to 10cm x 10cm x 10cm handy sized cubes. :-)

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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