From: "Tom Linden"

> On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 16:06:59 -0700, Jim Mehlhop wrote:


> > Answering my own post
> >
> > The limit for zip is 4GB (included the latest release 2.32)


You might wish. Except in some very old VAX environments (where
off_t, or size_t, or whatever it used, is unsigned), the limit is 2GB.

> >> $ zip -h
> >> Copyright (C) 1990-1999 Info-ZIP
> >> Type 'zip "-L"' for software license.
> >> Zip 2.3 (November 29th 1999). Usage: zip=3D=3D"$disk:[dir]zip.exe"

> [...]


Version 2.32 is the current released version, and solves several
problems (VMS-specific and general) found in earlier versions. I would
not touch Zip 2.3 with a sharp stick, if I could get hold of anything
newer.

As a quick Google search would reveal, Zip 3.0 and UnZip 6.00 will
offer large-file support. Old but usable "BETA" source kits should be
available at:

ftp://ftp.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/beta

Try to ignore any warnings from UnZip 6.00c which mention "76 bytes".

> >> $ gzip -h
> >> gzip 1.3.5-1
> >> (2002-09-30)


Depending on where you got that program, and how it was built, it may
or may not do much better with large files.

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