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ZipQuik Version 7.06 Released 3-26-89
by John H. Bergman

This small utility has been developed to provide an easy means to convert
any and all existing files to the ".ZIP" format. It will convert files in the
current directory of a specified harddisk, or all of the files on a specified
harddisk in all of the directorys. You can also choose the type of compression,
as well as the Archiver program to use to un-pack existing files.

The author of this package is NOT affiliated with any particular company,
but has been written ONLY to perform the conversion on his board. It was so
useful that I have decided to make it available to all sysops FREE. If you
like this product, you are encouraged to send a check for the amount of $10.00
to the Author as described at the end of this document. The donation is *NOT*
required, but is requested only because the author has spent many, many hours
to write and test ZipQuik. With the donation, you will obtain FULL access on
The Silicon Zone. Spartan Software has several other products that are
available now, and there are many more planned. Whether or not you make the
donation is up to you, you ARE encouraged to at least call The Silicon Zone
at the number listed below and leave a comment that you did like it.

The *FIRST* time you run ZipQuik, it will AUTOMATICALLY search your computer
for the required archiver programs. The paths, program names, as well as many
other features of ZipQuik are all accessed via menus and configuration screens.
After any changes are made to the configuration screen, Zipquik will create a
configuration file called ZipQuik.Cfg in the current directory.

**> It is suggested that you locate ZipQuik in the same subdirectory or area
as all of your other archiving programs to prevent the program from searching
for a lengthy time.

CAUTION!! I would recommend that you make a backup of your existing system
just to prevent any loss of data. This program will work your harddisk quite
a lot, and hence may cause lack of data due to sheer "hard use" of the hard
disk. Besides... Better safe than sorry!

This program REQUIRES approximately 1 megabyte free on the harddisk that
it is executed on. If there is not enough room, problems *MAY* arrise in
the conversion procedure. If you have archives that are larger and 300k, you
may require as much as 2 megabytes of free hard disk space.

HELPFUL HINT: If you already have your files in the ".Arc" or ".Zip" format
and for some reason you do not wish to completely convert
your files to another format, you can use ZipQuik to change
compressions, or simply Re-Archive your programs to ensure
that all of your files are good.



ZIPQUIK C O N F I G U R A T I O N



QUIET MODE

Quite mode is not currently configurable, since ALL output is controlled to
allow the display to be the most informative as to the actual functions being
performed.

DELETE OLD ARCHIVES

When you set this parameter to "Yes", ZipQuik will remove any of the files
that have been converted. ZipQuik will *NOT* remove files that it could NOT
convert. This allows you to see why ZipQuik did not convert them, and possibly
manual convert them if necessary.

PRESERVE DATE

This parameter allows you to indicate that you would like ZipQuik to set
the target file date to that of the most recent file contained in the archive.

SAME DATE

This parameters allows you to indicate that you would like the target files
to have the same date as the source files.

PERFORM CONVERISON

If you set this parameter to "No", Zipquik will NOT convert any files, I
current use this to test ZipQuik to be sure the parameters are set correctly.

CONVERT FROM

The Convert From parameter allows you to choose which archive format your
files will be converted from. only the files with the proper format (and file
name) will be converted. If "Ascii" is selected, the parameters "Ascii Single
File Type" and "Ascii Single File Name" *MUST* also be supplied.

CONVERT TO

The Convert To parameter allows you to choose which archive format your
files will be converted to. PkZip, PkARc, PkPak, Pak, and Zoo are all
supported.

ARCHIVE COMMENT STR

The Archive Comment String is *NOT* supported in this version of ZipQuik,
ZipQuik7 will once again support this option.

ZIP ALL FILES RATIO

This parameter allows you to set the compression method/ratio for *ALL*
files that are going to be converted. If you set this one to 'None', then
the individual files ratio will be used. If you have Pk-Zip version 0.92 or
newer, you may also use the 'Auto' Setting to have Pk-Zip automatically choose
which method will be best to use during the compression.

ZIP BINARY FILES RATIO

This paramter allows you to set the compression method/ratio that will be
used when PkZip is converting Binary files.

ZIP ASCII FILES RATIO

This paramter allows you to set the compression method/ratio that will be
used when PkZip is converting Ascii files.

ASCII SINGLE FILE TYPE

This paramter allows you to tell ZipQuik that you wish to convert a SINGLE
file. The filename should be store in the "Ascii Single File Name" parameter.

ASCII SINGLE FILE NAME

This parameter is used when you are converting FROM ASCII files. This should
contain the wildcard file name of the files you wish to convert. If you are
converting ONLY a single file, you would place the file name here as well. You
should *NOT* place a path in this parameter, since zipquik takes the path based
on which menu option you choose.

DRIVE TO WORK ON

This is the actual drive you wish ZipQuik to use while doing the conversion.
ZipQuik will create it's temporary directory on that drive if you are going
to convert PCBoard directory files. If, however, you are going to convert a
sub-directory or an entire harddrive, zipquik will *ONLY* convert the files
that reside on the drive specified here.

ERROR LOG FILE

This item allows you to set the NAME of the error log file that ZipQuik
should store information about what files it could not convert.

PKZIP COMMAND
PKARC COMMAND
PKPAK COMMAND
ZOO COMMAND
PAK COMMAND
PKXARC COMMAND
PKUNPAK COMMAND

The Remainder of the configuration parameters describe the file path and
name of the various commands that will be used to convert your files. The path
*MUST* be specified or ZipQuik will NOT funtion properly. Note that the first
time that ZipQuik is executed, it will search your computer to determin the
locations of the files.




Again, The $10.00 donation is not mandatory, but merely requested. With your
donation you will receive the next version of ZipQuik on a diskette, and will
also become registered on The Silicon Zone. Please make your checks payable to
John Bergman, and send them to:

Spartan Software
1332 Avon Lane, Suite 1023
North Lauderdale, FL 33068

The Silicon Zone (305) 721-0960 (300/1200/2400)


Updates of this program are also available from:

Av-Sync Atlanta (404) 320-6202 (300/1200/2400/9600)



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