Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 10:50:47 +0100
Reply-To: Martin Gregory <gregorym@T-ONLINE.DE>
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From: Martin Gregory <gregorym@T-ONLINE.DE>
Subject: Re: compress on UNIX, then uncompress on PC
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Doug Mcallaster wrote:
> I am ftping SAS transport files from unix (AIX) host to PC (WinXP).
> I'd like to use the unix compress utility on AIX,
> FTP the compressed file to PC,
> and then uncompress it on the PC?
> I.e, is there a compatible uncompress utility available on PC?
> Thx, Doug
There a collection of unix utilities compiled for Win32 available at
http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/ and this includes compress.
It might also be worth checking the windows compression tool you use,
some support many unix compression formats. The only one I've seen not
supported in the tool I was using (winzip) was bzip2.
Also, check if your AIX has zip - this can write the pkzip format used
by most windows tools.