Jul 20, 2023

Extract/decompress CP/M LBR archives

lbrate extracts/decompresses files from the CP/M LBR format. It can also list and test such archives. It does this in an `unzip’-like manner, mostly hiding the details of individually compressed and renamed files, and transparently deals with the required decompression/renaming.

lbrate is also I believe the only non-CP/M program to fully support decompressing files from all three CP/M compression schemes Q, Z, Y. With this in mind, it can decompress such files directly, treating them as if they were single-entry LBRs.

Checkout these related ports:
  • Zutils - Utilities for searching in bzip2, gzip, lzip, and xz archives
  • Zstr - C++ header-only ZLib wrapper
  • Zstd - Fast real-time compression algorithm
  • Zpaqfranz - Swiss army knife for the serious backup manager
  • Zopfli - Zopfli Compression Algorithm
  • Zoo - Manipulate archives of files in compressed form
  • Zlib-ng - Fork of the zlib data compression library
  • Zipper - Tool for inspecting the contents of a compressed archive
  • Zipmix - Produce .ZIP file from two other ones with the best compressed files
  • Zip - Create/update ZIP files compatible with PKZIP
  • Zchunk - Compressed file format that splits the file into independent chunks
  • Xpk - The eXternal PacKer (XPK) library system
  • Xmill - Efficient compressor for XML
  • Xdms - Tool for decompressing Amiga DMS files
  • Xarchiver - Desktop-agnostic GTK frontend to various archiving tools