THE FASTEST CREATION AND UPDATING OF ARCHIVES (?).
High compression ratios with state-of-the-art Enhanced Dynamic Ziv-Lempel-Welch Crunching and Squashing.
Unique archive commenting capability.
Data integrity ensured by 16 bit Cyclic Redundancy Check.
Superior file buffering.
Configuration file option.
Multitasking and Network support.
Not Copy Protected
PKARC is a FAST! archive update/create utility that generates
archives. It is upward compatible with SEA's (Software Enhancement Associate's)
ARC program and PKWARE's archive extraction utility PKXARC, but is many times faster than SEA's ARC program and
faster than ANY OTHER archive utility (?). PKARC achieves its speed by combining the best of C language with highly optimized assembly
language routines, and by advanced file buffering techniques. With version 1.1 of PKARC, an Enhanced
Ziv-Lempel-Welch Crunching technique is employed which can result in an up to a 40% space
savings over ARC. With version 2.0 of PKARC, a new compression
method called "Squashing" is used which can save up to an additional 10% or more for large files.