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ZIP Identifier v1.2 - Tells you if a ZIP was made by PKZIP 1.1 or 2.04.

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Zip Identifier 1.2 tells you if a ZIP file
was made by PKZIP 1.1 or PKZIP 2.04. It is
run on either a single file or a directory.
If run on a directory, its output may be
written to a text file rather than written
to the screen. If run on a file, a DOS
ERRORLEVEL corresponding to the ZIP version
is set that can be checked by a batch file.
Copyright (c) 1993 by Gregory Sherman

File ZIPID12.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
Category Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
ZIP Identifier v1.2 – Tells you if a ZIP was made by PKZIP 1.1 or 2.04.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
FILE_ID.DIZ 396 260 deflated
IDREG.FRM 1151 286 deflated
ZIPID.DOC 4388 1628 deflated
ZIPID.EXE 10320 6161 deflated

Download File ZIPID12.ZIP Here

Contents of the ZIPID.DOC file

ZIP Identifier 1.2
Copyright (c) 1993 Gregory Sherman


Send questions and comments via Internet to:
[email protected]


This program is shareware. You can upload it to BBSs, give copies
to friends, etc. Please include this file, IDREG.FRM, FILE_ID.DIZ,
and ZIPID.EXE when you distribute the program.


You may evaluate ZIP Identifier for a period of 30 days. If you
continue to use it beyond this period, you must register.
Registered users will receive instructions that will prevent
the registration notice from appearing. Your registration will
be valid for all future versions of Zip Identifier.

The registration fee is $3 for a single user. You may send a check
(US funds drawn on a U.S. bank), money order, or cash to:

Gregory Sherman
4750 Sawtelle Blvd
Culver City CA 90230

You can print and fill out the included registration form,
IDREG.FRM. Otherwise, please include your name (as you
want it to appear when the program runs) and your address
with your registration fee. State that you are registering
Zip Identifier 1.2.


ZIP Identifier has a single purpose: to tell you if a ZIP
file was produced with PKZIP 1.0, 1.1, or 2.04. It works
on a single file or directory at a time. If run on a directory,
the results may be written to the screen or printed to a file.
If a single ZIP was identified, ZIP Identifier will return a DOS
errorlevel indicating the ZIP version in addition to writing to
the screen. (See your MS-DOS documentation for more information
on errorlevel.)

errorlevel meaning
0 version 1.0
1 version 1.1
2 version 2.04
3 can't identify
4 can't open ZIP file
5 can't open report file


Place ZIPID.EXE in a directory that is included in the PATH
statement of your AUTOEXEC.BAT file.

ZIP Identifier is run from the DOS command line with this form:
zipid [filename | [directory-pathname] [report-name.TXT] ]

"filename" can be of the form "" or "name".
Pathnames can also be used.

"directory-pathname" is of the form "c:\dir1\dir2\dir3\".
The final "\" must be included.

If "report-name.TXT" is used, the output will be sent to
this file instead of being written to the screen. This
parameter can only be used when running ZIP Identifier
on a directory. The extension must be ".txt".

EXAMPLES : "zipid" will identify all the ZIP files in
the current directory

"zipid results.txt" will identify all the ZIP files in
the current directory, placing output in RESULTS.TXT

"zipid frk14" will identify the file FRK14.ZIP in the
current directory and set a corresponding errorlevel

"zipid \tp\source\ zipid.txt" will identify all ZIP files
in the directory \tp\source\ of the current drive
The results will be placed in a file named ZIPID.TXT

"zipid a:\" or "zipid a:" will identify all ZIP files
in the root directory of drive A


ZIP Identifier 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.


PKZIP is a registered trademark of PKWARE, Inc.
MS-DOS is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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