Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : SQZ1083E.ZIP

Output of file : WHATSNEW.DOC contained in archive : SQZ1083E.ZIP
Program: SQZ - Squeeze.
Function: Combined file compresser and archiver.
Version: 1.08.3
Datum: 1993/01/24
Copyright: Jonas I Hammarberg
By: Jonas I Hammarberg

* Support for MOVE;

Add and move:

SQZ AM archive filespec
SQZ MA archive filespec
SQZ A /Z4 archive filespec

Update and move:

SQZ UM archive filespec
SQZ MU archive filespec
SQZ M archive filespec
SQZ U /Z4 archive filespec

* Another type of listing.

SQZ LB archive filespec - Brief listing


SQZ L /z5 archive filespec

Modification Date Uncompressed size Path and filename
1992-02-15 12.13 .......563 SQZ1083\TEST.TXT
1992-02-15 5.23 .....10233 SQZ1083\SVEN.TXT
2 files. =10796

* Some speed improvments over 1.08.2, particular in smaller files, eg.
less than 30000 bytes.

* Fixed an error in SFX, which extracted to the root, not the current

* Some text were changed.

* Use of Q (capital q) to gain higher speed.
The speed, during my testing anyway, equals ARJ 2.30 for q and
ARJ 2.39a for Q. Default are still q5 (lower case q).
The speed improvents are higher in the lower speeds, i.e. the
differance between q9 and Q9 are less than between Q0 and q0.

"SQZ A /q5 ARC *.*" will compress more than "SQZ A /Q5 ARC *.*", but
will take more time (10% to 20% more) to give some 2% better

* Added support for volume label, /$
Doesn't allow extraction of volume label.

* Prohibits extraction to CLOCK$/CON/AUX/COM0..9.

* *.* will be used if there's no file specification when issuing Add or

* Assignment of work-directory.

/W, pick work-directory from environment-variable TMP. if TMP doesn't
exist SQZ will look for TEMP instead. If none of them exist than the
current directory will be used.

/w, work-directory should follow directly after /w.

If there's no ending '\', then will it be added.

* Storeage for directory if /S used. This can be used for storing
empty directories. Date are set to date of extraction, not creation
of directory, but attributes are kept.

To include directories in listings use /s or /S.

* # - current date.

#Y#M#D#H creates a archive name from the current date.

#Y gives current year with two digits.

#M gives current month with two digits.

#D gives current day of month with two digits.

#H gives current hour in 24-hour format (00 to 23).

#M_#D_#Y creates the name, if current date are 30th october 1992,

The use of this function might be to split all post into one archive
for each day.

SQZ M \PKT\OUT\PKT_#M#D - will move all files into the archive of
the current date and you don't have to
worry where all files went.

* Extended the 'E' command to include embedded path information when
extracting, if used in conjuction with /S, i.e. E + /S --> /X

SQZ - Squeeze it, version 1.08.2, release date 1992/09/13
What's new from 1.08.1, 1992/08/22?

/Z3 Switch which gives a better ratio when packing text-files.
Will perform rather poorly on C-files, but ok on TXT/DOC.

The order of options and arcspec is now more free than it used
to be, i.e. all below are correct and will work;

sqz a tcinc /sp1z01 tcinc\*.*

sqz a /sp1 tcinc /z01 tcinc\*.*

sqz a /sp1z01 tcinc tcinc\*.*

The first parameter, excluding command, without a leading '/' or '-'
are considered to be an archive specification.

Support for both '/' and '-' as switchars. The one first occuring
will be used, i.e.:

sqz a tcinc /sp1z01 tcinc\*.* - Ok, use /
add tcinc\*.*

sqz a tcinc -sp1z01 tcinc/*.* - Ok, use -
add tcinc/*.*

sqz a tcinc /sp1 -z01 tcinc\*.* - Ok, uses /
add -z01. and tcinc\*.*

Yes, use of '-' as switchar forces use of '/' as directory char.

Comments are now implemented.

SQZ C archive filespec


SQZ C archive CON to read from stdin.


  3 Responses to “Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : SQZ1083E.ZIP

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

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