PKZip splitted / spanned - files support missing?

Fixfoxy
2013-12-16
2013-12-17
  • Fixfoxy
    Fixfoxy
    2013-12-16

    Just a general question: Why does 7-Zip not support standard PKZIP-Spanned/Splitted files?

    Like in Spec Chapter 8.0 Splitting and Spanning ZIP files:
    http://www.pkware.com/documents/casestudies/APPNOTE.TXT

    TotalCommander opens that files successfully - 7Zip not?

    Edit: Winzip fails too. http://dotnetzip.codeplex.com handles this files successfully

     
    Last edit: Fixfoxy 2013-12-16
  • Igor Pavlov
    Igor Pavlov
    2013-12-16

    ZIP code is already pretty complicated.
    With Splitting and Spanning support the complexity will increase and it will be difficult to support such code.