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Streamline Archival Utility Ver 1.00

Copyright (C) 1993, Streamline Design
All Rights Reserved

Available From
Streamline Design Company
416-790-1997
or
Download From
The Support Group BBS
416-444-7358


No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted,
transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any other
language or computer language in whole or in part, in any form or
by any means, whether it be electronic, mechanical, magnetic,
optical, manual or otherwise, without prior written consent of
Streamline Design (984503 Ontario Inc).

Streamline Design disclaims all warranties as to this software, whether
express or implied, including without limitation any implied warranties of
merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, functionality, data
integrity or protection.

SAR is a trademark of Streamline Design (984502 Ontario Inc.)

MS-DOS is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

Trademarks of other companies mentioned in this documentation appear for
identification purposes only and are the property of their respective
companies.


CONTENTS


Introduction 1
Product Support ......................................... 2

Installation 3
Installing SAR On Your Hard Drive ....................... 3

SAR Command Reference ........................................ 4
Trouble-Shooting 14
Customer Support Form ............................. 14


Streamline Design Contents i



Introduction


Welcome to SAR Version 1.0. We hope to provide you with an archival
utility that will perform both efficiently and simply. We hope you can
utilize the high performance of SAR to improve your systems performance and
data storage capabilities.

SAR is a simple archival utility that uses the Huffman algorithms.
It has been designed to utilize a single executable for all functionality
and has proven to be more effective than most archival utilities on the
market today. Although SAR does not have a lot of the commands other
utilities have, it more than makes up for it in compression and ease of use.
Future releases of SAR will continually include more functionality.

This version of SAR is in no way disabled. The only of this package
being unregistered is a in the Copyright notice.

You may use this product without registration for 30 Days for
evaluation purposes. If at this time you are not satisfied please remove it
from your system.


Introduction 1

Product Support

We hope that your use of SAR will be enjoyable and productive. It is our
intention to provide the best possible product and documentation. We
understand that problems may arise, and in most cases you will be able to
resolve any problems you may have by referring to the Frequently Asked
Questions section of this documentation.

Our Product Support staff can be contacted in several ways.

TSE BBS (416)793-1411

Streamline Design maintains its own BBS. The Source Exchange BBS is
available 24 hours a day. TSE BBS supports baud rates from 1200 up to
38400. Communications software Should be set for 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no
parity.

TSE BBS offers the latest in SAR shareware as well as many other files.
TSE BBS has only one line at the moment. Please keep trying until the line
is free. We will be increasing our customer support lines as the need is
required.


The Support Group BBS (416)444-2272

Streamline Design Technicians maintain a discussion conference on The Support
Group BBS. To get to the conference, simply type "j;16" or "j;17" from the
main command prompt. The latest versions of SAR will also be available here.

Streamline Design messages should be addressed to TOM THAYER.

Voice and Fax

You may reach a Streamline Design Technician by sending a Fax containing your
question.

Streamline Design Fax
(416)793-1411

If your question is urgent, or you do not have access to any of the above
methods of communication, a message can be left or a technician can be
contacted at the Streamline Design Technical Support line.
Technical support is normally available Monday through Friday, 10 am
to 6 pm.

Streamline Design Voice Support
(416)790-1997

When contacting Streamline Design in any of the above methods, please
prepare as much information about the problem as possible. Please include
version numbers for: SAR, DOS, and any Memory and Device Drivers you may be
using at the time. Please include the command(s) you have tried to use, and
what the results were and note what the problem was that occered.

When faxing a problem, a print out of any error messages is often helpful in
determining a solution.

Streamline Design (984502 Ontario Inc.)
1 Herron Place
Brampton, Ontario
L6S-1P3
(416)790-1997 Voice
(416)793-1411 FAX
(416)793-1411 BBS


Introduction 2

INSTALLATION


SAR works best when it is located in your path. You can put SAR in your
path by either copying it into an already existing subdirectory that is in
your path, or by copying it into its own subdirectory and putting that
subdirectory into your path.

Pathing

There are two meanings for path as used under MS-DOS. It may refer to the
location of a file, or it may refer to the places DOS will search for a
command.

In the first instance, a path would be the directory or subdirectories that a
file is located in. If a file named "SAR.EXE" is in a subdirectory named
"SAR" under a subdirectory named "UTILS" on your C: hard drive, it's path
would be "C:\UTILS\SAR\SAR.EXE".

In the second instance, the path is a list of places stored in your "PATH"
environment variable. Type "PATH" at the DOS prompt and you will see
what your path is currently set at on your computer. It usually looks
something like this:

C:\;C:\DOS;C:\UTILS;D:\SAR;

It will look different on your computer. The path is set by a statement in
the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Please refer to your DOS manual for more information.


Installing SAR On Your Hard Drive

You should have a prompt on your screen similar to:

C:\>

Place the diskette containing SAR in your floppy drive, either A: or B:.
Next, create a subdirectory on your hard drive. This can be accomplished
by typing:

C:\>MD \SAR

Change to this subdirectory.

C:\>CD \SAR

Your DOS prompt should now look like this:

C:\SAR>

Now type the following:

If using the A drive - COPY A:*.*
If using the B drive - COPY B:*.*

The contents of this file will now be placed into the SAR subdirectory.


Installation 3

You must now modify your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. You can edit this file with any
text editor that can load and save DOS TEXT or plain ASCII files. (As of
DOS 5.0, the EDIT command will suffice).

If you have DOS 5.0 type:

C:\>EDIT AUTOEXEC.BAT

Look for a line in the file that says something similar to:

PATH=C:\;C:\DOS;

Change this line to:
...;C:\SAR
by adding a semicolon at the end of the line and the path to the subdirectory
you have just created and installed SAR into.

The line will now look similar to this:

PATH=C:\;C:\DOS;C:\SAR

You will most likely have additional items between the C:\DOS; and C:\PKWARE.

Save the file and exit. You will have to re-boot your computer to make the
change take effect.

After you reboot type "PATH" at the DOS prompt and press enter. Your
machine will show the path. Make certain that the subdirectory you installed
the SAR files in is shown in the path.

Provided you have followed all the steps above correctly, you should now be
able to verify that the installation is correct by typing "SAR" and pressing
enter. If SAR is installed correctly you should see the following:

SAR Version 1.0 - Streamline Arching Utility

CopyRight (C) 1993, Streamline Design
UNREGISTERED
Use: SAR [Switch] [SAR File] [Files]

Switches:
a: Add Files to SAR (Overwrites if Exists)
e: Extract Files from SAR
r: Replace Files in SAR
d: Delete Files from SAR
p: Print Files in SAR
l: List Contents of SAR

When Extracting, No Filenames are Neccessary if You Wish All Files

If no Extension is specified, a Default of SAR will be used



C:\TC\SAR>

If you receive the message "Bad command or file name" or "Unknown command",
Something has not installed properly. Check the location of the files you
copied. Also check your path in your AUTOEXEC.BAT. Make sure you have rebooted
your system since the changes were made to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file.


Installation 4


Command Reference

Command Option Guide

a - Add Files to SAR

This option allows you to add files to a SAR Archive file. Keep in mind,
if a file of the same name already exists it will be overwritten. When
adding files SAR creates temporary files. Neither these files, or the
archive being created, will be added to the archive.

Adding single files

This can be accomplshed by typing the following:

SAR a

ie: SAR a test sar.exe

The above example will compress SAR.EXE to a file named TEST.SAR.
If you specify an extension on the archive name, that extension
will be used.

If all has gone well you should see the following:

SAR Version 1.0 - Streamline Arching Utility
UNREGISTERED
CopyRight (C) 1993, Streamline Design

Adding sar.exe ...... 57.0%
1 files



Installation 5

Adding multiple files

This can be accomplished by typing one of the following:

SAR a
or
SAR a

The first example will archive all files listed on the command
line: ie: SAR a TEST SAR.EXE SAR.DOC

You should see somthing similar to:

SAR Version 1.0 - Streamline Arching Utility
UNREGISTERED
CopyRight (C) 1993, Streamline Design

Adding SAR.EXE 57.0%
Adding SAR.DOC 33.1%
2 files

The second example will archive all files in the current directory.
ie: SAR a TEST or SAR a TEST *.*

You should see something similar to:

SAR Version 1.0 - Streamline Arching Utility
UNREGISTERED
CopyRight (C) 1993, Streamline Design

Adding SAR.EXE 57.0%
Adding TEST1.TXT 38.7%
Adding SAR.DOC 32.6%
Adding IO.OBJ 62.6%
Adding ENCODE.OBJ 50.1%
Adding HUF.OBJ 57.4%
Adding IO.C 39.2%
Adding MAKETBL.C 38.6%
Adding MAKETREE.C 37.9%
Adding SAR.C 27.9%
Adding ENCODE.C 22.0%
Adding DECODE.C 33.6%
Adding MAKETREE.OBJ 67.8%
Adding MAKETBL.OBJ 72.9%
Adding SAR.H 39.8%
Adding DECODE.OBJ 70.3%
Adding MAKEFILE
Adding HUF.C 22.0%
Adding TEST.TXT 47.1%
Adding SAR.OBJ 54.1%
Adding MAKEFILE
Adding Extension Signifier to MAKEFILE 48.0%
21 files

Please note the file MAKEFILE. You will notice that there is a
second note about this file in this example. This occurs when
the file being archived does not contain an extension. When your
file is restored, it is still restored without the extension.


Installation 6


d - Deleting files from the SAR Archive

This option allows you to delete files from a SAR archive. Please keep in
mind that once the file has been deleted from the archive, there is no way
to retrieve the file from the archive.

Deleting a single file

This can be accomplshed by typing the following:

SAR d

ie: SAR d TEST SAR.EXE

You should see something similar to the following:

SAR Version 1.0 - Streamline Arching Utility
UNREGISTERED
CopyRight (C) 1993, Streamline Design

Deleting SAR.EXE
1 files


Deleting multiple files

This can be accomplished by typing the following:

SAR d
or
SAR d *.* (or any other combination of wildcards)


Example 1

ie: SAR d TEST SAR.EXE SAR.DOC

You should see something similar to the following:

SAR Version 1.0 - Streamline Arching Utility
UNREGSITERED
CopyRight (C) 1993, Streamline Design

Deleting SAR.DOC
Deleting SAR.EXE
2 files


Installation 7

Example 2:

ie: SAR d TEST *.*

You should see something similar to the following:

SAR Version 1.0 - Streamline Arching Utility
UNREGISTERED
CopyRight (C) 1993, Streamline Design

Deleting TEST1.TXT
Deleting IO.OBJ
Deleting TMP.TMP
Deleting ENCODE.OBJ
Deleting HUF.OBJ
Deleting IO.C
Deleting MAKETBL.C
Deleting MAKETREE.C
Deleting SAR.C
Deleting ENCODE.C
Deleting DECODE.C
Deleting MAKETREE.OBJ
Deleting MAKETBL.OBJ
Deleting SAR.H
Deleting DECODE.OBJ
Deleting MAKEFILE.
Deleting HUF.C
Deleting TEST.TXT
Deleting SAR.OBJ
19 files


Installation 8


l - Listing the contents of an archive

This option allows you to view the contents of an archive and provides you
with information on each file inside the archive. The following is a
description of each item of information contained inside the archive.

FILENAME - The name of the file stored inside the archive.
START - The size of the file before being compressed.
FINISH - The size of the file after compression
Ratio - The compression percentage of the file.
ie: 0.570 = 1.00 - percentage compressed. In this case the
file is 57% of the size it was before being compressed.
CRC - This is the CRC value of the file.
Method - Currently there are 3 methods of compression supported.
LH5 - The best compression possible
LH4 - A little less than LH5. Does not occur often.
LH0 - SAR was not able to compress this file any further. In this
case it has been stored.

This can be accomplished by typing the following:

SAR l

ie: SAR l TEST

You should see something similar to the following:

SAR Version 1.0 - Streamline Arching Utility
UNREGISTERED
CopyRight (C) 1993, Streamline Design

FILENAME START FINISH Ratio CRC Method
SAR.SAR 30300 30300 1.000 2F64 LH0
TEST1.TXT 1321 511 0.387 A65D LH5
SAR.DOC 16941 5069 0.299 25D6 LH5
IO.OBJ 2306 1443 0.626 FCCE LH5
TMP.TMP 460 191 0.415 9FC1 LH5
ENCODE.OBJ 5569 2791 0.501 7119 LH5
HUF.OBJ 5060 2906 0.574 FBBA LH5
IO.C 2366 928 0.392 67C4 LH5
MAKETBL.C 1526 589 0.386 70D8 LH5
MAKETREE.C 2631 997 0.379 DAE8 LH5
SAR.C 15083 4204 0.279 1360 LH5
ENCODE.C 10744 2360 0.220 484E LH5
DECODE.C 1687 566 0.336 B2AD LH5
MAKETREE.OBJ 1841 1249 0.678 2C9D LH5
MAKETBL.OBJ 1108 808 0.729 8978 LH5
SAR.H 2115 841 0.398 C3DF LH5
DECODE.OBJ 800 562 0.703 7F05 LH5
MAKEFILE. 512 246 0.480 C6D4 LH5
HUF.C 11090 2435 0.220 8509 LH5
TEST.TXT 552 260 0.471 1065 LH5
SAR.OBJ 10660 5770 0.541 1D81 LH5
21 files



Installation 9

e - Extracting files from and archive

This option allows you to decompress files inside of a SAR archive and write
them to you disk. This will overwrite any file that presently exists with
the same name.

Extracting a single files

This can be accomplished by typing the following:

SAR e

ie: SAR e TEST SAR.H

You should see something similar to the following:

SAR Version 1.0 - Streamline Arching Utility
UNREGISTERED
CopyRight (C) 1993, Streamline Design

Extracting SAR.H
1 files

Extracting muliple files

This can be accomplished by typing the following:

SAR e
or
SAR e *.* (or any other wildcard combination)
or
SAR e

Example 1 only extracts the files listed.

ie: SAR e TEST SAR.EXE SAR.DOC

Example 2 extracts all files meeting the wildcard criteria

ie: SAR e TEST *.*


Installation 10

Example 3 extracts all files

ie: SAR e TEST

You should see somthing similar to the following:

SAR Version 1.0 - Streamline Arching Utility
UNREGISTERED
CopyRight (C) 1993, Streamline Design

Extracting SAR.EXE
Extracting TEST1.TXT
Extracting SAR.DOC
Extracting IO.OBJ
Extracting TMP.TMP
Extracting ENCODE.OBJ
Extracting HUF.OBJ
Extracting IO.C
Extracting MAKETBL.C
Extracting MAKETREE.C
Extracting SAR.C
Extracting ENCODE.C
Extracting DECODE.C
Extracting MAKETREE.OBJ
Extracting MAKETBL.OBJ
Extracting SAR.H
Extracting DECODE.OBJ
Extracting MAKEFILE.
Extracting HUF.C
Extracting TEST.TXT
Extracting SAR.OBJ
21 files



Installation 11

p - Printing files from within an archive

This option allows you to print files to your screen, or route them to your
printer, from with the archive. This could be very useful when you do not
wish to fill up your system with large extracted files.

Printing a single file to your computer screen

This can be accomplished by typing the following:

SAR p

ie: SAR p TEST SAR.DOC

Printing a single file to your printer

This can be accomplished by typing the following:

SAR p >PRN

ie: SAR p TEST SAR.DOC >PRN

PRN could also be LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4 or another
filename

Printing multiple files to your computer screen

This can be accomplished by typing the following:

SAR p

ie: SAR p TEST SAR.DOC MAKEFILE.

Printing multiple files to your printer

This can be accomplished by typing the following:

SAR p >PRN
or
SAR p *.* >PRN (can also use any other wildcard comb.)

ie: SAR p TEST SAR.DOC MAKEFILE. >PRN
or
ie: SAR p TEST *.* >PRN

PRN could also be LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4 or another
filename.

This could be useful if you wish to merge several files into one file.

** Please note, this option will not work on anything other than text
or ASCII files.


Installation 12


r - replacing a file in an archive

This option works exactly the same as add except it replaces files.
Please refer to the addition examples above.


Installation 13


Streamline Design Customer Support Form


By providing us with this information, you enable us to examine the problem
in an exact and effective manner.

Please fax this form first, then call our customer support line. Indicate on
the fax that you will be calling.

Streamline Design
1 Herron Place
Brampton, Ontario
L6S-1P3
(416)790-1997 Voice
(416)793-1411 Fax
(416)793-1411 BBS

Problem Report

Be sure to include the following. Use as many additional sheets as necessary

Describe what you are trying to do

____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________

What exactly do you expect to happen

____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________

What actually happened and why it is a problem

____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________

Please include copies of your CONFIG.SYS, AUTOEXEC.BAT and any error messages


Customer Support Form 14




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