Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : ZIPCVT17.ZIP
Filename : ZIPCVT.DOC

Output of file : ZIPCVT.DOC contained in archive : ZIPCVT17.ZIP

ZIP Converter 1.7
Copyright (c) 1993 Gregory Sherman


PKZIP and PKUNZIP are registered trademarks of PKWARE, Inc.


This is the final freeware version of ZIP Converter. You can upload
it to BBSs, give copies to friends, etc. Please include both this
file and ZIPCVT.EXE when you distribute the program.


Send questions and comments via Internet to:
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ZIP Converter will change your version 1.1 ZIP archives to
version 2.04c. The program converts archives in a single
specified directory each time it is run. It is intended for
use on hard drives only. The old archives are unzipped with
the -d option (preserve subdirectories). The new archives are
created withthe -rP (restore subdirectories) -o (set archive
date to earliest file date) and -ex (maximum compression) options
(see PKZIP documentation for more information). ZIP Converter
will convert ZIP files within a ZIP file (one level only).


Place ZIPCVT.EXE and the new versions of PKZIP.EXE and PKUNZIP.EXE
in a directory included in the PATH statement of your AUTOEXEC.BAT

ZIP Converter is run from the DOS command line with this form:
zipcvt [-r | -z comment-pathname]

The optional parameter "-r" instructs ZIP Converter to remove
comments from the ZIP archives it converts.

The optional parameter "-z" instructs ZIP Converter to add
comments to the ZIP archives it converts. "comment-pathname" is
the name of a plain ASCII text file that contains the comments.

Examples : "zipcvt c:" will convert archives in drive C's root directory

"zipcvt \progs\libs\bak -r" will do the conversion for all ZIP
files in \progs\libs\bak, removing ZIP comments

"zipcvt \qmodem\dls -z \utils\comment.txt" will convert
all ZIP files in \qmodem\dls, adding the contents of
\utils\comment.txt as comments to all ZIP files

NOTE: Zipcvt does not check for the version of the ZIP files it
converts. Don't convert the same directory twice! It will
do no harm other than waste time.


ZIP Converter is provided "as is". Use at your own risk.
Gregory Sherman disclaims all warranties, including the implied
warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

  3 Responses to “Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : ZIPCVT17.ZIP
Filename : ZIPCVT.DOC

  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.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: