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PKZIP 2.04 Error Message: What did I do wrong? (Users)

posted by CluelessInSeattl(R), Seattle, USA, 08.04.2013, 16:05


I'm trying to use PKZIP 2.04 for DOS to zip up the files in a directory and sub-directory on a laptop running XP Home.

I'm using the command prompt in the DOS box.

Here's what I entered at the command prompt:

PKZIP A:\ws4t1910.ZIP d:\wp\ws4\*.* -&RP

PKZIP proceeds to display the usual messages showing the filenames as it "deflates" them. But then it gives me this error:

PKZIP: (E01) can't create: ./PKZIPTMP.A
'RP' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

I'm following the instructions I found at:

Using the PKZIP/PKUNZIP utilities

Can you spot the typo or error in what I typed at the command prompt?

Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless"
Running MS-DOS 6.21


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