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  • Zip/Unzip now, don't wait for 7.1

    You may have heard of the new zip file APIs - QZipZip and QZipUnzip - that IBM added to IBM i 7.1.
    We have been dealing with IBM i capability to perform Zip and Unzip since 5.2.
    Therefore, while waiting for 7.1, install our free stuff and go zipping now:

    http://www.easy400.net/zip/html/page1.htm

    Giovanni B. Perotti

  • #2
    Or you can download a free copy of Arpeggio's zip and unzip software. It supports zip, tar, jar, gzip and bzip as well as encrypted files and archives - both zip and AES. It's native, command driven and is backward compatible to V5R3.
    www.arpeggiosoftware.com/arpzip

    Regards,
    Tim

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    • #3
      Giovanni has written a friendly interface, but you can just use QShell's jar utility as is. [In case you didn't know, a .jar file (java archive) is a .zip file; just has a different extension.] Some simple examples:
      Creation of zip: QSH CMD('cd /home/blah;jar cMf XXX.ZIP xxx.CSV')
      Unzip: QSH CMD('cd /home/blah;jar xf XXX.ZIP')
      See http://docs.oracle.com/javase/1.5.0/...ndows/jar.html for description of jar parameters, with examples.
      Also, note that QSH does not copy current directory, so cd lets you get around having to put full paths on all of the files (or you could write a script and QSH the script instead).

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      • #4
        Free is fine but those not using built-in OS tools (QShell) should indicate exactly what it is that someone is getting. Most of these simply wrap around already existing free tools available for PASE, such as 7-zip. A little honesty never hurt, in other words it really isn't the vendors tool but an open-sourced product. That should be stated clearly.

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        • #5
          Is the implication that someone is trying to hide something? As far as the Arpeggio tool is concerned it is our tool and it isn't just a "wrapper". It does contain some open source, namely ZLIB that we ported to the i (not PASE), and a lot of our code. ZLIB is an open source library but it isn't a product. Credits to the relevant authors are duly given in the product doc.

          Originally posted by tslateone View Post
          Free is fine but those not using built-in OS tools (QShell) should indicate exactly what it is that someone is getting. Most of these simply wrap around already existing free tools available for PASE, such as 7-zip. A little honesty never hurt, in other words it really isn't the vendors tool but an open-sourced product. That should be stated clearly.
          Last edited by tim1963; 04-18-2012, 12:41 PM.

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