Test Computer Specifications:
For command line based programs, Ultra Precision Command Timer v1.7 by Erik de Neve was used.
For the GUI based programs no timing software could be found so a stop watch was used.
Due to the amount of testing required in ACT, I do not have time to test each archiver with each command line three times and take the average so I benchmark the compress and uncompress times once and record that as the result. ACT is done in a controlled environment where no other programs are running. In tests that I have done with the same program multiple times the results varied only in tenths of seconds.
CONFIG.SYS for DOS based tests:
SHELL=C:\COMMAND.COM C:\ /E:800 /p
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