AS/400 File Compression

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AS/400
AS/400 Compression
DTACPR
SAVOBJ
Is there a piece of software or code that has good "ZIP" capabilities on the iseries. Instead of using DTACPR on a sabobj command. I want to still use the command to save a library to a save file. But I want killer compression. THanks

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A couple of references to look at:

<a href=”http://forums.systeminetwork.com/isnetforums/showthread.php?t=44602″> Systemi Network</a> and <a href=”http://www.code400.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4602″> Code400.com</a>

Basically –
You can use the Java JAR command through QSHELL
There is an open source package that runs in the PASE environment
PKWare has a commercial product

There are probably other methods.

I don’t know if any of these give you any better compression than what is built in to the O/S.

I have used the JAR command through QSHELL – That Code400 link has an example of the code to use.

Regards
Mike

We use software from Pkware.

Joe

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  • WoodEngineer
    Believe it or not . . . there is a PKZIP for the AS/400.
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  • Yorkshireman
    A couple of contracts ago we used PKZIP to minimise FTP transmissions - simple, elegeant, almost invisible when embedded in some CL .. Recommended..
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  • Whatis23
    I've found the using DTACPR(*HIGH) on SAV* commands gave a compression ratio of 5 or 6 to 1. PKZIP was usually 8 to 1 so for me ZIP wasn't worth the time. You can get it here: http://www.easy400.net/zip/html/page1.htm
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  • Cunninjoe
    We use software from Pkware. Joe
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