Access to Insight Bulk Download

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
User avatar
Crazy cloud
Posts: 256
Joined: Sun May 12, 2013 8:55 am

Re: Access to Insight Bulk Download

Postby Crazy cloud » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:27 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Is there no Zip support on a Mac? for me - and thanks a lot :)
your name Mori means forest like the infinite fresh green distances of your blindness

User avatar
Posts: 3380
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:44 pm
Location: Sri Pradu Cemetery, Chiang Mai

Re: Access to Insight Bulk Download

Postby Dhammanando » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:38 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Is there no Zip support on a Mac?

There is support, but it isn't so good with executable files with an .exe suffix.

If I download the zip-suffixed file from ATI I can unzip it with no trouble at all, but if I download an exe-suffixed file from anywhere, before I can do anything with it I need to know exactly what the encoding is and then change the .exe to something more precise: .zip, .rar, .gz, .7z or whatever.

Perhaps there is now a program that will detect an exe's encoding, but as I'm usually a year or two behind the times technologically, I haven't come across it yet.

User avatar
Bhikkhu Pesala
Posts: 3620
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:17 pm

Re: Access to Insight Bulk Download

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:37 am

I think I will stick with *.exe — anyone who wants Zip can download it from Access to Insight.

My original reason for hosting it was to save time for users on slow connections by compressing it more tightly using 7-Zip. The self-executable is more convenient to install for those who don't have an archive program to unzip *.7z files.

The difference used to be between 13 Mbytes for Zip and about 7 Mbytes for 7-Zip using PPMd compression, but now that it includes PDF files, I use LZMA2 for the best compression, and the difference is not nearly so significant.
AIM ForumsPāli FontsIn This Very LifeBuddhist ChroniclesSoftware (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

Return to “General Theravāda discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Abiding, Baidu [Spider] and 56 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine