Solid archive optimizer


0. Contents

   1. Purpose
   2. Copying
   3. Requirements
   4. Downloading

1. Purpose

Apply brute force to find the most optimal way of file ordering when creating a solid archive (tar.gz, tar.bz2, rar).
Optimal means small size.
Can dramatically (5% to 20%) decrease the size of a file archive containing lots of similar files, like SPC music files.

2. Copying

optrar has been written by Joel Yliluoma, a.k.a. Bisqwit, and is distributed under the terms of the General Public License (GPL).

3. Requirements

GNU make is probably required.

4. Downloading

Downloading help

  • Do not download everything - you only need one file (newest version for your platform)!
  • Do not use download accelerators or you will be banned from this server before your download is complete!

Date (Y-md-Hi) acc        Size Name                
2002-0813-1358 r--       23451 optrar-1.0.12.tar.bz2
2002-0813-1358 r--        6135 patch-optrar-1.0.11-1.0.12.bz2
2002-0522-1838 r--       21881 optrar-1.0.11.tar.bz2
2002-0522-1838 r--        6211 patch-optrar-1.0.10-1.0.11.bz2
2002-0502-0005 r--       20457 optrar-1.0.10.tar.bz2
2002-0502-0005 r--        4059 patch-optrar-1.0.9-1.0.10.bz2
2002-0219-1908 r--       20653 optrar-1.0.9.rar
2002-0219-1908 r--       20154 optrar-1.0.9.tar.bz2
2002-0219-1908 r--        2250 patch-optrar-1.0.8-1.0.9.bz2
2002-0127-0605 r--       20323 optrar-1.0.8.rar
2002-0127-0605 r--       19897 optrar-1.0.8.tar.bz2
2002-0127-0605 r--        8720 patch-optrar-1.0.7-1.0.8.bz2
2001-1022-0535 r--       18074 optrar-1.0.7.rar
2001-1022-0535 r--       17566 optrar-1.0.7.tar.bz2
2001-1022-0535 r--       15677 patch-optrar-1.0.6-1.0.7.bz2
2001-1015-1436 r--       16596 optrar-1.0.6.rar
2001-1015-1436 r--       16294 optrar-1.0.6.tar.bz2
2001-1015-1436 r--       19011 optrar-1.0.6.zip
2001-1015-1436 r--        7349 patch-optrar-1.0.5-1.0.6.bz2
2001-1013-1803 r--        9567 optrar-1.0.5.rar
2001-1013-1803 r--        9604 optrar-1.0.5.tar.bz2
2001-1013-1803 r--       11488 optrar-1.0.5.zip
2001-1013-1803 r--        4580 patch-optrar-1.0.4-1.0.5.bz2
2001-0817-2102 r--        8773 optrar-1.0.4.rar
2001-0817-2102 r--        8761 optrar-1.0.4.tar.bz2
2001-0817-2102 r--       10707 optrar-1.0.4.zip
2001-0817-2102 r--        2899 patch-optrar-1.0.3-1.0.4.bz2
2001-0815-1610 r--        8219 optrar-1.0.3.tar.bz2
2001-0815-1610 r--       10072 optrar-1.0.3.zip
2001-0815-1610 r--        5011 patch-optrar-1.0.2-1.0.3.bz2
2001-0815-0341 r--        6797 optrar-1.0.2.rar
2001-0815-0341 r--        6899 optrar-1.0.2.tar.bz2
2001-0815-0341 r--        8290 optrar-1.0.2.zip
2001-0815-0341 r--        5059 patch-optrar-1.0.1-1.0.2.bz2
2001-0815-0026 r--        4043 optrar-1.0.1.rar
2001-0815-0026 r--        4239 optrar-1.0.1.tar.bz2
2001-0815-0026 r--        4497 optrar-1.0.1.zip
2001-0815-0026 r--        4296 patch-optrar-1.0.0-1.0.1.bz2
2001-0814-2138 r--        3562 optrar-1.0.0.rar
2001-0814-2138 r--        3738 optrar-1.0.0.tar.bz2
2001-0814-2138 r--        3983 optrar-1.0.0.zip
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