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    New version of Matt's BARF compressor released!

    Matt Mahoney released a new version of his outstanding BARF (Build 001.004.2012) compressor!

    Changelog:
    - BARF is about 2 times faster than previous version.
    - BARF halves the memory usage.
    - BARF has now a new eye-candy GUI.
    - BARF is now able to compress complete FDD's and HDD's sector by sector.
    - BARF has a new algorithm to compress cat pictures (JPG only) better than any other compressor!
    - BARF is now able to compress complete content of IP ranges, so backup the internet is easier than before!

    More information on Matt's Homepage.
    Download BARF V2.0 here.

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    I always wondered about something in barf.exe. As far as I understand it it increases the filename all the time, right? What happens when it reaches the max filename length (Which I believe is 255 characters)?

    I also tried barf2.exe and it compressed book1bwt nicely to 0 bytes But when I tried c100 or c1000 or c1000000, nothing happened. The output was exactly the same. Or is that the joke?

    EDIT: Argh, barf.exe isn't increasing the filename, it's increasing the extension...

    EDIT: Actually, there can only be one extension so you're still increasing the filename
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    What happens when it reaches the max filename length
    it will fail. but Universe will be finshed much earlier just compare 255255 filenames with 1010 years

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    It's possible also to write compressed data to hidden alternative stream of the file on NTFS, why not?

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    btw, if you don't noticed it, the first post was a april fool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulat Ziganshin View Post
    it will fail. but Universe will be finshed much earlier just compare 255255 filenames with 1010 years
    Actually, as every recursion appends 4 bytes (.x[0-9][a-z]) to the extension, it's somewhere around 63255, but still much bigger than 1010 indeed

    Also, the Windows API has the bad habit to limit path+filename to 260 chars (see this MSDN article), but there are workarounds and it's not a limit of NTFS. Still, it's annoying for "C:\My old harddisk backup\Drive X\My wonderful programs\The best programs I ever had\Huh installing or extracting things wont work in here\Some Java or open source program that extensively uses directories with long names\" cases
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biozynotiker View Post
    btw, if you don't noticed it, the first post was a april fool
    But... but... what about my cat pictures now??!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jethro View Post
    But... but... what about my cat pictures now??!!
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    You guys are too funny

    Next version will compress any file to -1 bytes. Release is scheduled for Apr. 1, 2013.

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