Contents of the ZIPDS.DOC file
ZIPDS - Zipfile Date Stamper
Copyright 1989 Samuel H. Smith
This utility can be used to QUICKLY update the date/time stamp on a
bunch of Zipfiles. It also checks for truncated or garbled ZIPs (it
does not verify the CRC, but still catches about 80% of all bad
It will update my entire upload directory in less than a minute. When
used with 'sweep' (or similar) it can be used to globally update all
Zipfiles on your system.
Usage: zipds *.ZIP [>OUT]
Sets non-0 errorlevel on truncated or corrupt Zipfiles
if errorlevel 1 goto errors
I write ZIPDS because PKZIP 0.90 cannot update zipfile timestamps
without also updating at least one member file, making it impractical to
use for batch updates.
This program is provided courtesy of:
Samuel H. Smith
The Tool Shop
(602) 279-2673 9600 baud / Hayes-V
(602) 264-2969 9600 baud / HST
This software is completely FREE. I ask only for your comments,
suggestions and bug reports. If you modify this program, I would
appreciate a copy of the new source code. Please don't delete my name
from the program.
I cannot be responsible for any damages resulting from the use or mis-
use of this program!
If you have any questions, bugs, or suggestions, please contact me at
The Tool Shop, (602) 279-2673.
Enjoy! Samuel H. Smith
Added error messages compatible with ProDoor for faulty zipfiles.
This is required when testing zipfiles under prodoor 2.8 and 2.9 due
to the inconsistancy of error messages generated by 'PKUNZIP -t'.
Slight change in output format to prevent ProDoor from displaying the
directory in which the file resides. Changed date-stamp logic to
prevent removing date entirely on corrupt zipfiles.