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Offline ky331

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7-zip
« on: November 22, 2021, 04:57:49 PM »
7-zip, a free, open-source file compression/extraction utility, announced its first official (non-beta, non-alpha) release in over two years, version 21.05.

https://7-zip.org/

change-log:   https://7-zip.org/history.txt

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Re: 7-zip
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2021, 05:24:20 PM »
That's great that some development activity is taking place, but I feel it is too bad they didn't wait until they could say it work with Windows 11 too.

I mean the last full official (non-beta, non-alpha) release was with V19.00 back in February 2019. That's nearly 3 years ago! What's another couple months to ensure it works with W11 now that it is officially out and most new computers are coming with W11, or will soon be upgraded to it?

Oh well. Like I said, it is good to see development is still on-going.

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Re: 7-zip
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2021, 02:23:27 PM »
7-zip 21.06          2021-11-24
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- The window "Add to Archive" now allows to set a limit on memory usage (RAM)
  that will be used for compressing.
- New switch -mmemuse={N}g / -mmemuse=p{N} to set a limit on memory usage (RAM)
  for compressing and decompressing.
- Bug in versions 21.00-21.05 was fixed:
  7-Zip didn't set attributes of directories during archive extracting.
- Some bugs were fixed.

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Re: 7-zip
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2021, 04:25:10 PM »
Odd how .05 was removed from the change history log.

https://7-zip.org/history.txt

Oh well. No big deal.
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Re: 7-zip
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2021, 10:41:19 AM »
7-Zip 21.07          2021-12-26
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- 7-Zip now can extract VHDX disk images (Microsoft Hyper-V Virtual Hard Disk v2 format).
- New switches: -spm and -im!{file_path} to exclude directories from processing
    for specified paths that don't contain path separator character at the end of path.
- In the "Add to Archive" window, now it is allowed to use -m prefix for "Parameters"
  field as in command line: -mparam.
- The sorting order of files in archives was slightly changed to be more consistent
  for cases where the name of some directory is the same as the prefix part of the name of another directory or file.
- TAR archives created by 7-Zip now are more consistent with archives created by GNU TAR program.