Pcompress 2.4 / 3.0 Beta
A parallel compression, decompression and deduplication utility
Pcompress features Delta compression, fixed block option, metadata compression, support for multiple algorithms, including LZMA, LZMA-Multithreaded, PPMD, Bzip2 or LZ4, strong data integrity, filters, Matrix transform, encryption, message authentication, metadata, overlapped processing, custom allocator, solid mode, padding, and much more.
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What's New in version 3.0 Beta
- This is a major release featuring archiving support based on Libarchive. Advanced techniques are used to detect file types and use appropriate algorithms to compress better. Filters like PackJPG for Jpegs and Dispack for executables are used to improve compressability. A few heuristics help detect already compressed data and avoid costly compression steps. Archive entries are also sorted to cluster related content and achieve better compression. Data split boundaries for multiple parallel threads are determined from file type and rolling hash changes. Mmap and Zero-Copy techniques are used internally whenever possible to improve performance. Some optimizations have also been done to reduce memory usage. Usage has been simplified with most features automatically configured based on compression level.
- With these changes Pcompress can act as a full fledged archiver, like tar or cpio and provide better compression ratios and better performance than the single-file compression mode. Pcompress compares very favourably with other leading archiver utilities.