how does chreader actually work?

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how does chreader actually work?

#1 Post by stanmarsh » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:07 pm

hello everyone

i found chreader here in portablefreeware and i think its very useful. i read the description and if i understood it correctly, it just compresses the files to a single file and you can browse it immediately in a web browser using a web server.

a. i like to ask how does it actually work in layman's term?,

b .is the compression different from zip/7z?

c. is there other program similar to chreader? can you make your own?

the problem for me is i can't decompress the files after compressing it to a single file. so i wont be able to update the files inside.

thanks!


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Re: how does chreader actually work?

#2 Post by guinness » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:55 am

I took a look at the source code and I think the best answer to your question is ask the author on "How it differs from 7-Zip!"
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Re: how does chreader actually work?

#3 Post by webfork » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:46 pm

stanmarsh wrote:hello everyone
a. i like to ask how does it actually work in layman's term?,
As near as I can tell it downloads all the files (similar to HTTrack), stores it all in a huge zip file, then has a reader combined with a web server to send it to a local browser.

There are other programs that do this. The apache web server will serve gzip-compressed web pages to most modern Internet browsers. This program has the advantage of being a smaller program that is targeted to a specific kind of user and probably getting better compression and speed by using 7-zip's libraries.
stanmarsh wrote:the problem for me is i can't decompress the files after compressing it to a single file. so i wont be able to update the files inside.
That's definitely something probably only the author or someone familiar with the source can address.

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Re: how does chreader actually work?

#4 Post by stanmarsh » Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:06 pm

@guinness and webfork

thank you, i will try to contact the author.

@webfork

about apache, can i use xampp? run the apache server, and the browser can open archive files? is that right?

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