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NAME

mscompress – compress data using LZ77 algorithm

SYNOPSIS

mscompress [ -h ] mscompress [ -V ] mscompress [ name … ]

DESCRIPTION

Mscompress reduces the size of the named files using Lempel-Ziv coding (LZ77).
Each input file is compressed to file eding with underscore and original file
remains untouched. Output files then can be decompressed using Microsoft
EXPAND.EXE utility or msexpand. In other words, mscompress is binary com‐
patible with Microsoft’s COMPRESS.EXE

BUGS

Mscompress cannot compress standard input as gzip or compress do.

AUTHORS
This program is written by Martin Hinner,
Algorithm & data structures by M. Winterhoff <100326.2776@compuserve.com>

DOWNLOAD
mscompress package is available at ftp.penguin.cz/pub/users/mhi/.

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