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A menu-driven manager for all the various archiving & zipping programs. You must have those programs first.
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A menu-driven manager for all the various archiving & zipping programs. You must have those programs first.
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ARCTOOL Version 5.0
Copyright (c) 1989 GDSOFT


GETTING STARTED :

ARCTOOL is a shell to the many of the most popular archive (compression)
programs available. ARCTOOL will support ARC Version 5 or 6 by SEA Assoc.
PKXARC.EXE ,PKXARC.COM and the new PKUNZIP.EXE written by Phil Katz, as
well as LBR and ZOO files. Since ARCTOOL is a shell, you obviously must
have a version of the de-arcing software that you want to use somewhere on
the same drive as ARCTOOL.

ARCTOOL is executed for the DOS command line by entering AT. First, the
program will search your entire disk for files ending in the extension
'ARC','PAK','PKA','LBR','ZOO' and 'ZIP'.


The first time into the program, you will need to tell ARCTOOL what program
and format you want to use for each of the file extensions supported. The
screen looks like this :


ARCTOOL Setup

ARC Program : D:\UTILITY\PKXARC.EXE
PAK Program : D:\UTILITY\PAK.EXE
ZIP Program : D:\UTILITY\PKUNZIP.EXE
LBR Program : D:\GAMES\LUE.COM
ZOO Program : D:\UTILITY\ZOO.EXE

,-Up/Down -Select Esc-Exit


Enter the name of the program to use for each extension (i.e. PKXARC.EXE),
and if it is on the disk, ARCTOOL will find it. Of course, you can enter
the full path along with the filename (i.e. C:\UTILITY\PKXARC.EXE).


Next you will be asked to select a decompression format. The different
programs available have different command line switches that must be used.
The selection window looks like this :


Select An Archive Format
SEA : ARC {xepv}[ow] [filename]
PKWARE : PK[xarc,unpak] {epc}[r] [filename]
PKWARE : PKUNZIP {epc} [o] [filename]
NOGATE : PAK {ep}[wa] [filename]
V.BUERG : LUE [filename]
R.DHESI : ZOO {ep}[o] [filename]



Select the appropiate format, and press 'RETURN'. You will then be asked if
you want to OVERWRITE existing files on extraction. Answer 'Y' or 'N'.
Proceed with this process until you have entered a program name for each
file extension. If you do not want to use a particular format, leave the
slot blank. ARCTOOL will fill in NOT USED in the slot for you.

ARCTOOL Setup

ARC Program : D:\UTILITY\PKXARC.EXE
PAK Program : D:\UTILITY\
ZIP Program : D:\UTILITY\ Overwrite Files ?? (Y/N) Y
LBR Program : D:\GAMES\LU
ZOO Program : D:\UTILITY\ZOO.EXE

,-Up/Down -Select Esc-Exit

Press ESCAPE when you have finished this process. All of your choices will
be written out to disk, and may be changed again at anytime. See the SLASH
(/) command below for more information.


Next ARCTOOL will present you with this screen.


Archive : Files : 0 Bytes : 0

OutPath : D:\ Tagged : 0 Bytes : 0

Fi NONAME.ARC Packed Ratio Date Time
D:\$MENU1.ARC
D:\$MENU2.ARC
D:\CMNFILES.PKA
D:\TEMP\DL.PAK
D:\TEMP\JWCLL1.ARC
D:\TEMP\PK_MSGS.ARC
D:\TEMP\REPEAT.ARC
D:\TEMP\SHELL.ARC
D:\TEMP\SUPERBAT.ZOO
D:\TEMP\TEXT.ARC
D:\TEMP\VOL8N04.ARC
D:\TURBO\TP\GDSOFT.ZIP
[ Files = 14 ]

COMMANDS :
PgUp,Slash, T - Tag U - Untag A - TagAll Y - UnTagAll E - Extract
PgDn,Home,Esc V - View P - Print D - Delete L - OutPath Q - Quit


Simply use the cursor keys to select one of the archives. The entry
'NONAME.ARC' is provided to allow selection of an archive on another disk,
or you can enter 'A:' and all of the archives on the 'A' drive will be
presented.


THE COMMAND WINDOW :

After selecting an archive, its contents will be read, and all of its files
will be presented. The command window at the bottom of the screen displays
all of the features of ARCTOOL.

Files can be Tagged (T) or UnTagged (U). Files can be Extracted (E) to any
Outpath (L). Files can also be Viewed (V) on the CRT or Printed (P) on the
printer.

The 'A' key tags all of the files in the archive, and the 'Y' key untags
all tagged files. The 'D' key allows files within the archive to be
deleted, so be careful, you'll only get one chance. The 'Q' key quits
ARCTOOL.

Pressing the slash (/) key opens up the following option window.


Archive : Files : 0 Bytes : 0

OutPath : D:\ Tagged : 0 Bytes : 0

Fi NONAME.ARC Packed Ratio Date Time
D:\$MENU1.ARC
D:\$MENU2.ARC
D:\CMNFILES.ARC
D:\GAMES\MONOPOLY.LBR
D:\TURBO\ARCTOOL.ZIP
D:\TURBO\TP\ARCPLUS.ARC
D:\TURBO\TP\ARCTOOL.ARC Colors
D:\TURBO\TP\GDSOFT.ARC Noise - On
D:\TURBO\TP\OLDTP\PASCAL.ARC DOS Shell
D:\TURBO\TP\OLDTP\TURBO3.ARC Execute
D:\UTILITY\PAKFDOC.PAK Sort
D:\UTILITY\TEST.ZOO SeTup
[ Files = 12 ] Exit

COMMANDS :
PgUp,Slash, T - Tag U - Untag A - TagAll Y - UnTagAll E - Extract
PgDn,Home,Esc V - View P - Print D - Delete L - OutPath Q - Quit


Using the cursor keys, you can

..... Select ARCTOOL Colors
..... Turn the BEEPs On/Off
..... Shell down to DOS
..... Execute another program or DOS command
..... Change your Setup information
..... Sort the files display
..... Quit the options menu

The best way to find out how these options work is to try them. Just one
point. Selections for colors, Setup, and Sort are saved to disk as
defaults. This means that the next time you use ARCTOOL, the last choices
selected will be the defaults.

Well, thats pretty much it. I think that you will find ARCTOOL easy to use,
FAST, and once you get used to using it, indespensible !!

If you like ARCTOOL, then please register it. For those who do, I will send
some additional software that I have written to you as a BONUS. Believe me
there are many goodies on this BONUS disk including the companion program
ARCPLUS Version 5.0, which will allow you create archives in any of the
formats. (ARCPLUS will NOT be uploaded anywhere !! This is the only way you
can get it !!).

Send a FORMATTED, BLANK diskette to

G.D. DAVIS
57280 Osage Drive
Goshen, Indiana 46526

Please Include a $30.00 registration fee.

Make sure that you include your return address.


If you have any comments or questions, I would REALLY love to receive your
comments or suggestions. I can be reached by leaving mail on GENIE
(G.D.DAVIS) or CompuServe (72067,2726).

Thank you for choosing my software.





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