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Date:   Thu, 5 Apr 2007 07:57:58 -0400
Reply-To:   Gerhard Hellriegel <gerhard.hellriegel@T-ONLINE.DE>
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   Gerhard Hellriegel <gerhard.hellriegel@T-ONLINE.DE>
Subject:   Re: SAS and Zip
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and another thing from Toby Dunn, from another posting here: Have a look at

There you find a example how to read zipped files, if you have some.


On Thu, 5 Apr 2007 06:49:34 -0400, Gerhard Hellriegel <gerhard.hellriegel@T-ONLINE.DE> wrote:

>I would not recommend to use a product to compress and uncompress. And >never use any freeware product for a important production application! You >might plan problems with that! What is, if there is a problem some day? >Where do you get support? For SAS files it seems to be ok for most >of "normal" usage to use the SAS-internal option compress. For special >purposes, compress=binary. All other ways will slow down everything and >might be a cause for errors. >If you are working with big non-SAS files, e.g. for input, I'd use not >more than the Windows-internal folder compression. Also that slows things >down, but not much. For SAS libraries, both could be used. >On the other hand: how much do you pay for a GB diskspace today? 50 cent >or less? Next year it will be 10 cent. Why you want to compress data? To >save costs? Are you sure? >For backup perhaps. But: last year you used CDs with 700 MB. If it is too >small, use DVDs now! If that is still too small, use blue ray or whatever >next year! Also, most of the common backup software has his own >compression on board. >So WHY? >Gerhard > > >On Thu, 5 Apr 2007 12:27:25 +0200, =?iso-8859-1?b?U3TpcGhhbmU=?= COLAS ><scolas@DATAMETRIC.FR> wrote: > >>be careful with ZIP and WINZIP on windows because the standard product >does not >>allow to zip in batch mode (ie. by a another product that call zip). You >have >>to buy an option. >> >>I sent last year (perhaps 2005) on the SAS-L a link to 7zip that is a >freeware >>that do that. we use it again in our .bat . It's easy to use. >> >> >>Cordialement/ >>Best regards, >> >>Stephane COLAS >> >>************************** >>Socié´© Datametric >> >>Notre site / Our site >> >>************************** >> >> >>Selon Gerhard Hellriegel <gerhard.hellriegel@T-ONLINE.DE>: >> >>> Hi, >>> what do you mean with ZIP? I assume a compression. >>> You can use Windows for that. Use the explorer, right click on the >folder >>> where your files are located and select "Options". There you'll find >>> somewhere something like "extended attributes" (could also be something >>> like that, I have a german Win). You'll find a checkbox to use >compression >>> for the folder and if you want also all subfolders. >>> It is not as efficient like WinZIP, but it works in realtime. >>> >>> I hope, you have one of the NT-Windows, like NT, XP, 2K, ... Not Win 98. >>> Gerhard >>> >>> >>> On Thu, 5 Apr 2007 01:06:37 -0700, piditi <piditi@GMAIL.COM> wrote: >>> >>> >...I'd create a program in sas that automatically zip all the file >>> >(all file and not only sas file) in a specific path on my pc. do you >>> >know if it's possible???Thanks diti >>>

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