Ultimate Command Line Compressors




The test file: GIMP 2.0.0 Sources as one tar.
MD5-Hash: d2a1c33317fb57bbed3641671b2da163
Total size: 78.745.600 Bytes
Compression method: 1 file compressed to 1 archive.
Timing method: Execution time given by ptime 1.0. Timed on an Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7400 2.16GHz, 4096KB L2-Cache, 667Mhz FSB, 2048MB DDR2 PC2-5300 Memory.

Name of
compression program
Last tested
version
Practical usage
parameters
Compression speed
(KB/s)
Decompression speed
(KB/s)
RAR 3.70 beta 5 -m3 5527.6 72547.2
RAR 3.70 beta 5 -m2 7918.0 71534.9
RAR 3.70 beta 5 -m1 24521.7 54116.8
7-Zip (LZMA) 4.45 alpha 1 -t7z -mx9 2162.3 48609.4
7-Zip (LZMA) 4.45 alpha 1 -t7z -mx7 2269.8 47853.1
7-Zip (LZMA) 4.45 alpha 1 -t7z -mx5 3021.0 46691.0
7-Zip (LZMA) 4.45 alpha 1 -t7z -mx3 9870.4 39741.6
7-Zip (LZMA) 4.45 alpha 1 -t7z -mx1 10361.1 31209.4
LibMComp (ROLZ2) 2.3 -mfx 459.5 26982.5
LibMComp (ROLZ2) 2.3 -mf 604.6 25927.2
Quad 1.10 x 1994.1 25296.1
LibMComp (ROLZ2) 2.3 -mff 4582.0 25204.9
Quad 1.10   8419.1 24467.1
LibMComp (ROLZ3) 2.3 -mf3x 384.0 13355.3
LibMComp (ROLZ3) 2.3 -mf3 500.4 13274.6
UHARC (LZP) 0.6b -mz 14217.0 13217.6
LibMComp (ROLZ3) 2.3 -mf3f 3773.1 13100.5
UHARC (ALZ) 0.6b -m3 1024.0 12569.5
UHARC (ALZ) 0.6b -m2 1281.3 12198.6
UHARC (ALZ) 0.6b -m1 1755.9 11950.3
SBC 0.970 rev 2 -m1 5592.3 11907.7
SBC 0.970 rev 2 -m2 4755.4 11798.1
RAR 3.70 beta 5 -m4 4951.1 10910.9
BMA 1.33 beta   6236.8 10022.2
RAR 3.70 beta 5 -m5 4467.6 9491.5
Fast PPMII variant J rev 1 -o4 10653.9 9243.9
DGCA 1.10   2331.6 9210.7
SBC 0.970 rev 2 -m3 3091.6 8872.7
Fast PPMII variant J rev 1 -o8 7773.2 7015.8
M99 2.1   3254.9 5115.8
Fast PPMII variant J rev 1 -o16 5507.4 5059.2
M99 2.1 -f 3459.9 4971.2
QC 050 -4 2475.1 4224.6
QC 050 -2 3210.1 3886.0
QC 050 -6 1266.4 3168.4
CCM 1.21   1985.4 2070.0
UHARC (PPM) 0.6b -mx 1233.2 1858.7
Hook 0.8d 800 1 0 1934.1 1821.6
LibMComp (FPW4) 2.3 -mfpw4 340.7 1517.1
CCM 1.21 x 1476.2 1515.9
QC 050 -8 428.6 1408.9
LibMComp (FPW3) 2.3 -mfpw3 195.9 504.3
LibMComp (FPW2) 2.3 -mfpw2 112.6 224.9
LibMComp (FPW1) 2.3 -mfpw1 73.9 124.2
PAQ 8l -1 88.8 89.0
LibMComp (PWCM) 2.3 -mx 20.0 19.8
PAQ 8l -4 11.9 12.0