Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 08:00:18 -0400
Reply-To: Gerhard Hellriegel <gerhard.hellriegel@T-ONLINE.DE>
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From: Gerhard Hellriegel <gerhard.hellriegel@T-ONLINE.DE>
Subject: Re: SAS and Zip
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sorry I forgot: the tip was from Peter Crawford!
On Thu, 5 Apr 2007 07:57:58 -0400, Gerhard Hellriegel
>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
>>I would not recommend to use a product to compress and uncompress. And
>>never use any freeware product for a important production application!
>>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.
>>On Thu, 5 Apr 2007 12:27:25 +0200, =?iso-8859-1?b?U3TpcGhhbmU=?= COLAS
>>>be careful with ZIP and WINZIP on windows because the standard product
>>>allow to zip in batch mode (ie. by a another product that call zip). You
>>>to buy an option.
>>>I sent last year (perhaps 2005) on the SAS-L a link to 7zip that is a
>>>that do that. we use it again in our .bat . It's easy to use.
>>>Notre site / Our site
>>>Selon Gerhard Hellriegel <gerhard.hellriegel@T-ONLINE.DE>:
>>>> what do you mean with ZIP? I assume a compression.
>>>> You can use Windows for that. Use the explorer, right click on the
>>>> where your files are located and select "Options". There you'll find
>>>> somewhere something like "extended attributes" (could also be
>>>> like that, I have a german Win). You'll find a checkbox to use
>>>> 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
>>>> 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