Talk:List of archive formats
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Purpose (Statement of Intent)
This article has no defined purpose or statement of intent. It is also in duplication/competition with the article Comparison of archive formats. Request discussion on the purpose and intent of this aub-article to differentiate it from other sub-articles.
.pkg rename to Package
- Python .egg
- Ruby .gem
- WinAce .xef (compressed file that has been encrypted)
- Ghost_(software) .gho
(cleaned up by Jokes Free4Me 15:59, 27 January 2007 (UTC))
Derivative archive formats
Derivative archive formats such as JAR (which is ZIP), XPI (Mozilla Installers are also ZIP), EAR and other such extensions which aren't specifically formats, but have a archive format. My reasoning is that you would possible visit this page in order to identify a file and this would help users to identify their JAR as a ZIP file and ths enabling them to figure out how to decompress it.
- Do we really need it? Can't they go to wotsit.org or even Google? I am not against the idea, as I have just been thinking about mentioning formats found in common games, such as WAD (Doom, ROTT), PAK (Quake, Quake2) and PK3 (games using the Quake3 engine, such as ET and RTCW). PK3 is a ZIP. -Jen 17:06, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
Does anyone know about the '.mrs' archive?
How do .tar.gz/.tgz, .tar.bz2/.tbz2 and .tar.Z qualify as file formats? A .tgz e.g. is a gzip-compressed tar-archive after all. So how is it any different to a normal .gz? .tar is already mentioned as an archiving format. --elias.hc 18:15, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
DMG not package format?
Aren't .dmg files more packages than pure archive formats? So it should be moved to the package section, shouldn't it? Theshibboleth 03:46, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
Missing compression format UC2
Free software RAR decompression
No free decompression software for .rar? This is untrue. I use UnRarX and it's completely free. It's also listed on Apple's page as freeware: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/unix_open_source/unrarx.html
There is a difference between freeware and free software; Look it up. The UnRAR code is distributed withouth charge, but under a non-free license. By the way, the same applies to the UnACE DLL many programs use to open ACE archives: it is distributed withouth charge, but not under a free license. I think both should be changed from "Yes" to the "nonfree" template.MCBastos (talk) 15:31, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
Package Formats Deletion
First off, why are pacakges even listed? They are neither a compression nor archive format. The fact that they are as "Same as a ZIP file with a madatory blah blah blah" indicates this. Package format listings belong on a separate page which should reference the archive and compression schemes used.
While you can make an argument that package formats are an archive format at heart, it's harder to justify putting Data Recovery formats on this page. 188.8.131.52 17:50, 14 August 2007 (UTC)
JZip article nominated for deletion↑Jump back a section
ECC & recovery data
This list should include a column for whether or not the file format has error correction codes and recovery data built in. For example, rar files have this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 19:49, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
I don't see how the graph we have on the page is in any way relevant to the content of the article. The graph was added in this commit and basically only compares the compression time of 3 archivers of a sequence of zeros from 0 to 256 bytes long!
I vote to remove the graph. It may be a good exercise in the art of Bash scripting but it's just that. The information value is zero (no pun intended).
I recommend adding a column to show whether the format supports encryption. The table as it stands now is missing formats such as TrueCrypt, freeware that enables you to pack huge folders away into a single encrypted archive file. You can edit within the archive, then simply dismount and drag&drop to make a backup of the archive. This method has become the bedrock of my file management. I would expect that many others use it this way as well (file management system that happens to be encrypted, rather than just plain encryption software).--Vybr8 (talk) 22:04, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
The entry for WinHKI leads to a site that offers e-mail scanning bots for mass mailing… The text on the page reads: Mass Mailer - This email and mail scanner bot is for your mass and bulk marketing. This information grabber for online is easy to use. Use one of the best online webtools. Scan the web with this robot crawler. LCS (talk) 00:49, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
need to add list
needs a "not completed and may never be" 'warning' or header
A lot of lists of things articles have a heading at the top that say the list is not complete any may never be. This list needs one of those headings. I can think of at least two formats (including ARC_(file_format), multiple types) that are not included. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 07:09, 25 October 2012 (UTC)