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

posted by glennmcc(R) Homepage E-mail, North Jackson, Ohio (USA), 18.04.2013, 03:36

> > Hi!
> >
> > 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?
>
>
> Try this....
>
> PKZIP -&rP -ex A:\ws4t1910.ZIP d:\wp\ws4\*.*
>
> & == span diskettes as needed
>
> r == (lowercase r), recurse into subdirs
>
> P == (UPPERCASE P), recurse into the specified directory
>
> ex == use extra compression
>
>
> BTW,
>
> To see all of the most common options....
>
> pkzip.exe<enter>
>
> Then hit 2, 3 or 4 for additional pages of options.


Have sent the following message to IBM.....

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On this page....

http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=DJON-3G2TAK

There exist quite a few typographic errors.

All of the command line options for pkzip.exe & pkunzip.exe
are case sensitive and virtually all of them are required to be in lowercase.

All of the examples given on the above page have all of the command line
options shown as UPPERCASE which in almost all cases will not work due
to that particular command line option being required as lowercase.

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