A ZStandard packer Plugin for the Total Commander

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Post by *Horst.Epp » 2017-03-12, 16:41 UTC

bebbo wrote:A new version is available http://franke.ms/download/wcx_zstd_1_1_3_4.zip.

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VERSION 1.1.3.4 [2017-02-02]
* Added support for MemPack thus tar.zst archives can be created.
Bebbo
Downloaded from your Wiki Link.
For my tests the plugin creates archives about 10% larger than 7zip.
Using 7zip in Ultra mode and the plugin in compression level 19.
The zst plugin is much faster as 7zip but I don't see any other benefit.
WinRAR even tops the 7zip result in compression ratio and speed.
My test file was a 440MB ISO file which contains x-ray images and other files.
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April 2018 Update (OS Build 17134.254)
TC 9.21a x64 and x86, Everything 1.4.1.910 (x64)

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Post by *Hacker » 2017-03-12, 18:03 UTC

Horst.Epp,
Zstandard is meant to compress files as fast as possible so you can have some compression without (ideally) any perceptible delay.

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Mal angenommen, du drückst Strg+F, wählst die FTP-Verbindung (mit gespeichertem Passwort), klickst aber nicht auf Verbinden, sondern fällst tot um.

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Post by *Horst.Epp » 2017-03-13, 08:03 UTC

Hacker wrote:Horst.Epp,
Zstandard is meant to compress files as fast as possible so you can have some compression without (ideally) any perceptible delay.

Roman
Yes, I understand,
but WinRAR for me is faster and compresses even better.
Its not free of course, but the Life-time license years ago was not expensive.
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Post by *Hacker » 2017-03-13, 10:30 UTC

Horst.Epp,
WinRAR for me is faster
While I have not personally tried it out, Zstandard should compress at ~200 MB/s per core, so (unless you are using NVMe or a RAMdisk) the limit should be the storage speed. WinRAR reaches ~42 MB/s in its fastest mode here.

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crash

Post by *lezerogan2 » 2017-03-14, 17:52 UTC

To Bebbo,
I am not concern about compression rate or speed. The reason I installed the zst plugin is because I encountered some Zstandard files and I wanted TC to be able to unpack them.
Unfortunately the plugin is causing TC to crash.
Thank you.

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Re: crash

Post by *bebbo » 2017-05-01, 13:00 UTC

lezerogan2 wrote:To Bebbo,
I am not concern about compression rate or speed. The reason I installed the zst plugin is because I encountered some Zstandard files and I wanted TC to be able to unpack them.
Unfortunately the plugin is causing TC to crash.
Thank you.
A fixed version is available http://franke.ms/download/wcx_zstd_1_1_3_5.zip.
SFTP4TC - sftp based on PuTTY
report tickets at https://sf.net/p/sftp4tc/tickets
ZSTDWCX - zstd packer http://franke.ms/packer/zstd.wiki

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Post by *bebbo » 2017-05-01, 13:00 UTC

Hm, want me to provide a wcx for this one?
SFTP4TC - sftp based on PuTTY
report tickets at https://sf.net/p/sftp4tc/tickets
ZSTDWCX - zstd packer http://franke.ms/packer/zstd.wiki

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Post by *iana » 2017-05-06, 18:35 UTC

bebbo wrote:
Hm, want me to provide a wcx for this one?
that would be cool
btw can you do a lzop wcx
I know it's old but I don't think there was a packer plugin for tc only an abandoned unpacker
http://totalcmd.net/plugring/lzop.html
the sources are open sourced
http://www.lzop.org/

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Post by *Skif_off » 2017-05-25, 23:41 UTC

2bebbo
Did you tried creat *.zst and open/unpack it with 7-Zip/Total7Zip with codec plugin?

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Post by *iana » 2017-05-26, 21:45 UTC

Skif_off wrote:2bebbo
Did you tried creat *.zst and open/unpack it with 7-Zip/Total7Zip with codec plugin?
I did try out that 7-zip fork, and it does not support zstd streams, the author added support for zstd inside 7z archives the same way you could use deflate or lzma, that plugin will not open/unpack zstd files

edit my error
apparently the full version does support for creation of zstd files , the codec pack does not support standalone zstd

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Post by *Orochi » 2017-08-22, 21:49 UTC

This plugin behaves very strange when detect archive type by content is enabled, which is enabled by default. Every file can be entered via ctrl+page down. So essentially plugin detects every file as a Zstandard archive. I am on the latest version 1.1.3.5
Can anyone confirm this behavior?

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Post by *Orochi » 2018-02-07, 18:34 UTC

Orochi wrote:Can anyone confirm this behavior?
Still wondering.

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Post by *trevor12 » 2018-02-16, 15:46 UTC

link to download is dead, pls reupload

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Post by *iana » 2018-02-20, 09:07 UTC

link to download is dead, pls reupload
you can get it at totalcmd.net
http://totalcmd.net/plugring/zstdwcx.html

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