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Old 03-03-2005, 02:53 PM   #11
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>>stepheno: In the early DOS days, the standard compression format was called ARC (short for ARChive),

I knew about that but I don't think I've dealt with more than one or two arc files...

>>Phil Katz ("PK") first introduced a compatible competitor to ARC called PKARC, but when SEA sued to stop him from using their format, he developed his own compression scheme--the original ZIP (PKZIP).

I vaguely remember some of that...one thing that sticks in my mind is that Phil Katz was kind of well...odd...can't remember the specifics...will check out the link...thanks!


PS...just read the page you referenced...very sad about Phil Katz...
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