I am currently looking for the BEST filenames compression algorithm available.
My sample consist of the following descending-ordered files:
and so on.
Total number of files is approximately 9830 (1.7.TXT - 1st file; 9830.47.TXT - last file). This is, of course, oversimplified sample - actually, the number of files will vary from sample to sample thoroughly.
All files are empty i.e. 0-bytes.
You´ve probably asking for WHAT the numbers represents - it has been choosen by myself for small experiment with filenames compression...
Of course it´s possible to alter the numbers with corresponding letters... but the letters must exactly follow the occurence of given number. For example:
file "6.11.TXT" can be expressed as a "6.COMPRESSION.TXT" - furthermore, it can be replaced with much simplier form e.g. "6.IIIIIIIIIII.TXT"... or it´s irrelevant? .TXT extension can also be replaced if neccessary (e.g. with ".A") in order to get better ratio.
So, it is possible to losslessly compress these filenames to at least 99.97% of its original size? The more, the better, of course. Any other ideas?
Thanks a lot.