Compactor VS just

Compare Compactor vs just and see what are their differences.


A user interface for Windows 10 filesystem compression (by Freaky)


🤖 Just a command runner (by casey)
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Compactor just
22 21
555 3,588
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2.2 9.0
4 months ago 5 days ago
Rust Rust
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Compactor. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-06-24.
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy "We wanted to give you an update on the final size of the PC version of the game, which will not be 150 GB. The team is in the last stages of optimizing the final game and we can confirm the file size will be approximately 80 GB at launch." | 2021-10-20
    Compactor shaved 30% off my DCS install - 80GB instead of 114GB.
  • File compression using ‘CompactGUI’? | 2021-10-16
    That's simply not true. I use compact.exe to compress all my games, its NTFS' built-in seamless compression. If you're going to give advice to someone at least make sure you know WTF you are talking about. u/Yes_This_Is_A_User use this one it's a nicer UI.
  • Help me I need Storage!!!! | 2021-10-01
    Hey, i’ve used a program called Freaky/Compacter,, it worked really well for me, got 10gbps off cs go, but it doesn’t work with all games, on gta i got around 800mbps, you should give it a try, it’s a life saver!
  • how bad is it to play games of internal SSD with linux OS runnig of USB
    You can free up a considerable amount of space in Windows by deleting junk files and old windows updates. Run cleanmgr as administrator first (tick all the boxes), reboot and then download and run ccleaner. Further to that, you can seriously free up a ton of space by compressing your games library and program files folders - you can use Compactor for this.
  • Legit my only complaint is storage space | 2021-09-25
  • From 330gb+ down to 100gb~ (steam/epic) | 2021-09-21
    With Freaky Compactor ;
  • If you're on Windows, consider using NTFS filesystem compression to save a LOT of space used by your flight simulators. | 2021-07-26
    The tool in the image is Compactor, a GUI front end to the Windows compact.exe built-in tool to utilise NTFS filesystem compression.
  • Pawsey accidentally leaks specs of AMD MI-Next GPU | 2021-07-06
    Compactor (GUI for built-in win 10 transparent compression) works really well for games, often getting 0.30x-0.65x compression ratios, game updates only decompress and patch what they need and then you just have to rerun the tool to recompress them. depending on your CPU, some games even load faster.
  • Why does my game still stutter after a GPU upgrade?
  • Awesome Rewrite It In Rust - A curated list of replacements for existing software written in Rust | 2021-05-27
    Compactor, a replacement for the venerable CompactGUI


Posts with mentions or reviews of just. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-11.
  • Whats your favourite open source Rust project that needs more recognition? | 2021-10-11
    just: command runner similar to how many people use make
  • justl mode: Major mode for driving justfiles | 2021-09-12
    just is a handy way to save and run project specific commands. justl mode makes it easy to interact with it within emacs by providing a magit like interface.
  • Creating a Golang Makefile
    For what you’re doing, seems like just would be a better tool. It lets you gives names to actions for your project and have dependencies across those actions.
  • Your favorite Rust CLI utility? I have my top 10 below. | 2021-08-05
    I really like using `just` (, it's like make, but better
  • Just – a command runner [make alternative] | 2021-07-14
  • Awesome Rewrite It In Rust - A curated list of replacements for existing software written in Rust | 2021-05-27
    I don't see it on the list, but I've been usingjust which is a sort-of replacement for make (not a drop-in replacement, if that matters for this list; also I have very little experience with make so not sure how viable it really is as a replacement).
  • Why I Prefer Makefiles Over package.json Scripts for Node.js Projects
    Instead of makefiles I prefer new a CLI tool named just
  • Show HN: Paragon: A command line benchmarking utility for Python code | 2021-04-26
    Thanks for the kind words! I will definitely be looking to add a comparison feature in the near future.

    Just [0] is a command runner (like make) with a ton of cool features and improvements over make, and it's written in rust!

    Commands are specified in a justfile.


  • How do you remember code snippets?
    I create private gists on github if it’s for me, public ones if I can see someone else actually needing it too and if it’s a repeating chore I like to somehow make it part of whichever repo I’m working with. I use Justfiles to make sure I won’t need to go dig in my shell history to try and find out how the hell I did something 6 months ago.
  • Debian Running on Rust Coreutils | 2021-03-09
    Have you seen Just?

    It's make-like but supposedly improves on some of the arcane aspects of make (I can't judge how successful it is at that as I've never used make in anger).

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Compactor and just you can also consider the following projects:

CompactGUI - Visual Interface for the Windows 10 Compact Function

Task - A task runner / simpler Make alternative written in Go

CodeLLDB - A native debugger extension for VSCode based on LLDB

Clippy - A bunch of lints to catch common mistakes and improve your Rust code

uBlock-issues - This is the community-maintained issue tracker for uBlock Origin

cargo-make - Rust task runner and build tool.

starship - ☄🌌️ The minimal, blazing-fast, and infinitely customizable prompt for any shell!

zenith - Zenith - sort of like top or htop but with zoom-able charts, CPU, GPU, network, and disk usage

v86 - x86 virtualization in your browser, recompiling x86 to wasm on the fly

ht - Friendly and fast tool for sending HTTP requests

MIRAI - Rust mid-level IR Abstract Interpreter