THE ZIP TERMINUS(c) V6.2C
Copyright 1992 By S.T.CALISE
All Rights Reserved!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Disclaimer ........................... 2
Hardware/Software Required ........................... 3
Brief Program Overview ........................... 3
Installation ........................... 3
Configure ........................... 5
File Management ........................... 6
Mouse Operation ........................... 7
Directory Views ........................... 7
ZIPUP Operations ........................... 7
UNZIP Operations ........................... 8
Included PATH Info Found! ........................... 8
OVERFLOW Warning ........................... 8
Make Self-Extracting ZIPS ........................... 8
ZIP File Comments ........................... 8
Test/Check ZIPFILE(S) ........................... 8
ZIP Password Protection ........................... 9
Memory Available Function ........................... 10
Insufficient Memory ........................... 10
Auto-Check Virus Scan ........................... 11
VIRUS Scan Submenu ........................... 11
Virus Found! - Continue/Halt? ........................... 11
Automated Path Select ........................... 12
Screen saver function ........................... 13
DOS BATCH FILE(s) ........................... 13
Bulletin Board Posting ........................... 13
Virus Detection Addendum ........................... 13
Terminus start-up options ........................... 14
Update/Change Information ........................... 14
Acknowledgements ........................... 15
Upgrades ........................... 15
Registration Information ........................... 15
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Programs included in THE ZIP TERMINUS(c) Package: ZT62C.EXE ;
PRINTDOC.BAT ; ZT62CDOC.TXT ; STC.ICO (4 files ONLY!)
You have a contiguous five(5) day period to evaluate THE ZIP TERMINUS
starting from the date you first receive it. Your PAID registration/
license is required for any use beyond this period.
The author and holder of copyright hereby disclaim all
warranties relating to this software, whether express or implied,
including and without limitation to any implied warranties of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The USER of
this software shall bear all risk as to the quality and performance
of the software. In no event shall S.T.Calise be liable to you for any
consequential, special, incidental or indirect damages of any kind
arising out of the performance or use of the software, even if
S.T.Calise has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
THE ZIP TERMINUS(c) IS DISTRIBUTED 'AS IS' .
**** REFER TO PAGE #15 FOR REGISTRATION FORM - PERSONAL USE ONLY! ****
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640K BYTES MEMORY (512K MIN)
HARD DRIVE - OR ANY COMBINATION
OF HARD DRIVE AND/OR FLOPPY(S)*
(IBM MDA) OR (CGA C80) TEXT MODE/EMULATION REQ.
MS COMPATIBLE MOUSE OPTIONAL
PC/MS DOS V2.11 - 5.0
PKZIP(tm) v1.X by PKWARE, INC.
VIRUSCAN(tm) 8.9B97 or higher by McAfee Associates
**** The ZIP TERMINUS was designed to be run on a stand alone PC. ****
This program was designed to be an intelligent front end
for PKWARE's PKZIP(tm) V1.1X compression/archive utility.
One of the main objectives in writing this program was to reduce
the amount of user input required each time a file is ZIPPED
or UNZIPPED. The ZIP TERMINUS specializes in 'FLAT ARCHIVES'.
This program in no way attempts to facilitate EVERY archive
convention offered by PKZIP(tm). Instead, it offers a modest
selection of power options that will be of help to the beginner
or intermediate user in their daily telecommunication and archive
IT IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED THAT YOU SEEK EXPERIENCED HELP IN DEALING
WITH COMPUTER VIRUS INFECTIONS!
***** INSTALL THE ZIP TERMINUS(c):
THE ZIP TERMINUS(c) operates most efficiently when
used in conjunction with a hard drive. You may also use
this program with 2 floppy drives or any combination of
hard and floppy drives. The minimum for operation is
(TWO FLOPPY DRIVES) or (ONE HARD DRIVE)
PKZIP(tm) files needed are : PKZIP.EXE; UNZIP.EXE;
McAfee VIRUSCAN files needed: SCAN.EXE version 8.9B97
ZIP TERMINUS files needed : ZT62C.EXE;
MS/PC DOS files required : COMMAND.COM
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HARD DRIVE: 1. Create one subdirectory for PKZIP(tm) and
THE ZIP TERMINUS.
2. Copy PKZIP(tm), ZIP TERMINUS and SCAN.EXE
files to the subdirectory.
3. Type the following lines pressing
4. Press F5 to configure when you arrive at the
main menu. c: may be d: or any logical drive
where you have placed the TERMINUS files.
cd\terminus may be cd\utility or any subdirectory
on the drive where you have placed the TERMINUS
FLOPPY : 1. Format a blank data disk.
2. Copy PKZIP(tm), ZIP TERMINUS and SCAN.EXE
files to the disk. Put them in the ROOT DIR -
not a subdirectory.
4. Place your disk in Drive #A. Type the
following lines and press
5. Press F5 to configure when you arrive at the
NOTE: When using only floppy disks, operations may be limited by the
lack of free disk space. A hard drive is recommended. Also,
all files including COMMAND.COM should not be installed in a
subdirectory on your floppy.(put them in the root)
NOTE: You MUST start zt62C.exe from the directory where it is
located at. You must switch the active subdirectory
and drive to the TERMINUS files location before running
zt62C.exe so that your previously saved CFG file can be
loaded in. TERMINUS assumes that the CFG file is in the
startup directory and drive.
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***** CONFIGURE THE ZIP TERMINUS:
THE ZIP TERMINUS(c) may be configured from the main
program menu or any sub-menu while the program is running. It
is highly recommended that you configure your paths and
parameters when running the program for the first time. You
may use separate directories for the zipup and unzip process.
Designate different target directories if so desired. Take
your time and plan where you want the file action to occur
for each of the functions. Make sure that you save the
default parameters when you are done. Here is an explanation
of the program parameters:
THE TERMINUS PRGMS DIR: Location of the ZIP TERMINUS files.
PKZIP(tm) PROGRAM DIR: Drive and directory where
PKZIP(tm) is located at.
McAFEE SCAN.EXE DIR: Location of SCAN.EXE
ZIPUP FILE SOURCE DIR: The directory path that will
hold all files that will be
ZIPUP FILE TARGET DIR: Directory path where the ZIP
file will be created. This can
be the same as the source path.
UNZIP FILE SOURCE DIR: This directory will contain the
ZIP file(s) that get unzipped.
UNZIP FILE TARGET DIR: Directory where all the files
that are extracted from the master
ZIP will end up. This can be
the same as the UNZIP FILE
DOS SHELL PATH & FILE: This parameter will describe
where the DOS Shell will be
located and the name of the
shell program. You may
even use the file COMMAND.COM if
no shell is available. When you
will go to the file you specify.
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ZIPUP ARCHIVE OPTIONS: THE ZIP TERMINUS comes with
-a as the default. This will
allow you to create and add to
ZIP archives. You may change this
parameter to suit your needs.
Consult your PKZIP(tm) manual
for more information on ZIPUP
UNZIP ARCHIVE OPTIONS: THE ZIP TERMINUS comes with -e
as the default. This will allow
all selected files within the
source ZIP file to be extracted.
VIEW ARCHIVE OPTIONS: The default is -v which will
display all files inside the
master ZIP. Read PKZIP docs
for more information.
SCAN.EXE PRGM. OPTIONS: Parameter options used with SCAN
for the VIRUS SCAN submenu.
ZIP/UNZIP --- PASSWORD: Place your choice of password
for ZIP scramble / unscramble
operation. No spaces or '-'
***** FILE MANAGEMENT
You may jump in and out of THE ZIP TERMINUS, each
time copying, moving, deleting, etc. the files you choose.
Just press F3 at any menu. THE ZIP TERMINUS will suspend
operation while you are in your shell/utility. You can get
back to THE ZIP TERMINUS by using the EXIT/QUIT function
of your utility or by typing 'EXIT' at the DOS command prompt.
DO NOT attempt to go back to THE ZIP TERMINUS by re-launching
ZT62C.EXE instead of using your SHELL's 'EXIT' function.
Some DOS shell programs may not work because of limited available
contiguous RAM. Read page #10 on how to determine available RAM.
Consult the user manual for your shell to determine what the
memory requirements are.
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***** MOUSE OPERATION:
The two button Microsoft Mouse hardware specifications
are supported by this program when used in conjunction with a
color display/card that supports the IBM CGA C80 standard.
The program's video mode auto-detect logic disables mouse
operation if a Monochrome Display Adapter is detected. Only
keyboard entry is functional in MONOCHROME video mode(IBM MDA
standard). Logitech and all other Microsoft Mouse compatible
mice should function properly. The program logic checks for
a 'connected' mouse. You should not experience any trouble
if your mouse is truly MS compatible, connected to the
serial port or buss card, and the mouse driver software was
installed prior to running this program.
***** DIRECTORY VIEWS:
You may view the contents of the ZIPUP SOURCE, ZIPUP
TARGET, UNZIP SOURCE and the UNZIP TARGET directories by
clicking the mouse button when the cursor is over the prompt
ALT-D on the top function bar in the right hand corner.
You may also press the ALT-D key combo to get the same results.
***** ZIPUP OPERATION:
This version doesn't default the file list for ZIPUP
operations as '*.*'. You MUST select a single file or a
group of files for a ZIP operation. The directory for ZIPUP
SOURCE files is the directory displayed when you are
selecting a single file. If you don't tag any files or forget
to specify a ZIP file name, an audible cue will sound. Be
careful......read the PKZIP(tm) DOCS. Plan your directory
PATHS and ZIP PARAMETERS cautiously!
Lists of files can be zipped in the following manner.
Click or press enter when the file(s) you desire to add to
the ZIP file are highlighted. Press
through. Press #2 and enter a name for the ZIP file you are
about to create. Select #3 and the list of files will be
'ZIPPED UP'. There is a 512 file limitation. Use *.* for
larger file counts. PRESS <*> asterisk.
Menu option #4 allows you to delete any file within a ZIP
file. You may choose any ZIP file from SOURCE/TARGET dirs.
The files within the ZIP are then displayed. Choose one or
several files to delete and then proceed.
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***** UNZIP OPERATION:
The main thing to remember here is that only the UNZIP
SOURCE directory is displayed for UNZIP file selection. You
may choose from those files with a '.ZIP' extension. If you
need to perform any file operations you should jump to your
SHELL and then EXIT when finished. The resulting file will be
placed in the UNZIP source directory.
***** NOTE: ALL files within a ZIP archive file should be extracted
first and then virus scanned. Virus infections may go
undetected if you only scan the archive file itself.
***** INCLUDED PATH INFORMATION:
Archives that have included path information should be
extracted by selecting *.* (press asterisk '*') The ZIP TERMINUS
specializes in 'FLAT ARCHIVES' and does not support re-creation
of original paths.
***** OVERFLOW Warning:
ZT62C has a 512 file limit on ZIP file list functions.
To ZIPUP or UNZIP more than 512 files press
*.* mode operation.
***** MAKE '*.EXE' OPERATION: (PKSFX)
This function will process '*.ZIP' files found in the
ZIPUPUNZIP directories. All '*.EXE' files will be left in
the selected directory. Use ALT-P to temporarily change the
ZIPUP or UNZIP directory location if the current value is not
acceptable. Use your SHELL if you need to jockey files around
to this or any other directory. The resulting '*.EXE' file
will be self-extracting. Please read your PKZIP(tm) DOCS for
***** ZIP FILE COMMENTS: (-z)
There is only one type of comment operation offered in this
version of the ZIP TERMINUS. It is available in the ZIPUP, UNZIP
and MAKE SFX submenus. Press ALT-C and first select a directory
and then a file to place a comment on.
***** TEST ZIPFILE(S):
This option is available by pressing
bar. It will verify a zip file for checksum, etc. Use this
option if you have any doubts about a ZIP file after modem
transfer, a hard disk crash, etc. Version 6.2C will check
a single file, list of files, or all files in the Directory.
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***** PASSWORD PROTECTION:
protect mode garbles each individual file in the master ZIP
during the ZIPUP process. This is the only time that an
individual file or group of files can be password protected.
The master zip file, the file containing the individual files
you ZIPPED up, does not get the password protection. Only
the individual files within are protected. It is therefore
possible to construct a master ZIP that has some of it's
files password protected and others which are not. This can
be accomplished by adding one or several files at a time to
the master ZIP and toggling PASSWORD on or off as needed.
You can even have different passwords for different groups of
files within a master ZIP file. The use of password garble
protection has many uses in corporate inter-office E-Mail,
The password can be changed by pressing
changing the password default parameter. Don't forget to save
your changes when you are finished so that each time you run
THE ZIP TERMINUS your first choice password will be loaded.
Unzipping a master zip file that has some or all of it's
individual files password protected is easily accomplished.
Toggle password on by pressing
would normally do. Make repeated passes if more than one
password was used for different groups of file(s).
IF you convert a password protected ZIP to an EXE file
you must use the correct password or the file will not self-
extract. Assume the file you created was TEST.ZIP and you
converted it to TEST.EXE. The password used was
'TERMINUS'. Typing the following from the DOS command line
will do the trick:
A> test.exe -sTERMINUS
Do not use the character '-' or include any spaces in
your password. PKZIP(tm) password protection is case
sensitive so be aware that upper and lower case characters,
i.e. 'Y' or 'y', are considered as being different.
CAUTION!: Remember your password when zipping up. It is
not feasible to unzip files in a ZIP file that are password
protected if you don't have the right password!
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***** MEMORY AVAILABLE FUNCTION:
Memory available for SHELL launch or PKZIP(tm) operations
can be found by pressing CTRL-F key combination while in ANY
MENU or CHANGE DEFAULTS. Free memory for SHELL launch is also
displayed each time you press F3 to go to your favorite shell.
This is RAM memory not FREE DISK SPACE! The number of FREE Kb
displayed is the size of the largest CONTIGUOUS block available.
The RAM FREE figure displayed is only a guide to help users
determine if their shell or other utility will have enough space
to operate. It does not necessarily refer to the total conventional
memory(i.e. 640Kb, 512Kb, etc.) minus the sum of memory all programs
you are running actually occupy. The number of KB FREE refers to the
largest contiguous or adjacent set of RAM locations available and
therefore in a general sense also refers to the size of the largest
executable program that may be launched from the ZIP Terminus.
(code, data, etc.)
***** DELETE WITHIN ZIP:
Selective file delete WITHIN a ZIP.
***** TAG FILE(s) FOR UNZIP:
Choice of which file(s) within a ZIP to extract.
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***** AUTOCHECK VIRUS SCAN:
You will need to have the location of McAfee's SCAN.EXE program
clearly defined in the Default Table to utilize this function.
The AUTOCHECK function is available in the ZIPUP and UNZIP menus.
This function is turned on by pressing F8. All the files you select
to be placed into a ZIP file are first submitted to virus scan. The
ZIPUP process will be aborted if a virus is detected. You can bypass
this feature by turning AUTOCHECK off.(F8 toggles state). All files
that are UNZIPPED are also automatically checked for virus infection.
Please register SCAN.EXE with McAfee Associates if you use it with
the TERMINUS. It is suggested that a manual virus scan, main menu #4,
with memory check turned on should be used as a followup.
Be aware that a ZIP file should have the files within extracted first
before checking for virus infections. This includes ZIPS within ZIPS.
***** VIRUS SCAN SUBMENU:
Main menu select #4 activates the virus scan submenu. Here you
may scan entire subdirectories or logical drives for virus infection
using the McAfee Associates program SCAN.EXE . It is suggested
that you should use the EXTRACT submenu with the virus scan option
ON! if you wish to check ZIP files for virus infection. Default #12
sets the SCAN options. /MANY is ignored during subdirectory scans.
The /A /M /CHKHI options are forced on for all virus scan operations.
***** VIRUS FOUND! CONTINUE or HALT ?
A visual/audible alarm is issued when possible virus is detected.
You must enter the correct password to continue from this point. The
password required is the same password used for ZIPUP/UNZIP garble
operations. It may be user defined and entered into the default table.
You will have two options at his point: #1. Continue program
operation; #2. Immediately HALT program operation and return to DOS.
It is highly suggested that you HALT operation, return to DOS, and
then shut your system down to prevent further spread of any possible
computer virus. Please read the documentation that came with your
copy of SCAN or CLEAN to find out how to contend with computer virus
IT IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED THAT YOU SEEK EXPERIENCED HELP IN DEALING
WITH COMPUTER VIRUS INFECTIONS!
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***** DIRECTORY PATH SELECT:(PATH FINDER)
The Following limitations are imposed:
1. Only paths 64 characters or less are included in the selection
2. A 35 character limition on selected paths is imposed when user
is attempting to grab a path to be placed in the default table.
User is warned and allowed to make another selection.
3. Maximum of 512 paths with manual entry mechanism provided for
monster systems, etc.
Path Finder will develop a list with a maximum of 512 paths/dirs
starting with the ROOT directories first and working in. This is
usually good enough for most systems. However, some users maintain
massive file/dir inventories. Therefore, a manual entry is provided
for paths/dirs not found on the list. The following are active:
CTRL-E = Enter a path/dir not on the list.
CTRL-N = Select new drive and path - display new list
CTRL-P = Hardcopy print of the path list with stats.
CTRL-T = Creates an ASCII text file of the path list
in the ROOT directory of the drive that was
F1,F10 = HELP
***** NOTE: Changing a path with ALT-P while you are in a submenu
WILL NOT CHANGE THE DEFAULT value for that path. Changing a
path while you are in the CHANGE DEFAULT area WILL NOT change
the CURRENT PATH value.
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***** SCREEN SAVER :
The screen saver is a NON-interrupt driven function which
blanks your computer screen after a pre-determined period of
keyboard or mouse inactivity. The screen saver is turned on
from the Default Table(press F5). Users may enter from 1 to
60 minutes of *approximate* delay time before the screen saver
becomes active. This program feature will help to prevent screen
burn due to prolonged static display.
The screen saver responds to keypress AND mouse clicks. The
screen saver will not interfere with system I/O's and other
program functions. The following area of ZIP Terminus program
operation IGNOREs the screen saver:
1. Any point of keyboard string entry(i.e. Enter Password, etc.)
***** DOS BATCH FILES:
This might be considered a function for intermediate to advanced
users. Some users of TERMINUS have constructed custom DOS BATCH
files which they use to perform a variety of functions like,
file copying & deleting, recursive ZIPs, etc. MAIN MENU selection
#5 allows you to select a DOS batch file and execute it right
from TERMINUS. This version of ZIP TERMINUS allows the user to
select batch files found on ANY logical drive and/or subdirectory.
Read your DOS manual for more information on DOS BATCH file syntax
and construction. Terminus must be able to find COMMAND.COM to
be able to run your selected batch file. Floppy users MUST copy
COMMAND.COM to the work disk. Put COMMAND.COM in the ROOT
directory of the disk along with all other required program files.
***** BULLETIN BOARD POSTING:
The preferred way to post THE ZIP TERMINUS on local bulletin
boards, Compuserve, PClink, America ONline, etc. is to upload
the original PKZIP Authenticated archive with the filename:
***** VIRUS DETECTION ADDENDUM:
DO NOT use the ZIP Terminus virus scan functions in any
environment or on any machine where another virus disinfector utility
is installed and running. This includes but is not limited to TSR virus
utilities. No claim is made herein or otherwise as to compatibility
with other author/program virus disinfector & detector utilities.
***** NOTE: The ZIP Terminus virus scan functions SHOULD NOT be
used with any other virus detection or disinfection software.
This warning extends but is not limited to TSR type detectors.
Use The ZIP Terminus in concert with the McAfee Associates
anti-virus programs ONLY for best results.
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***** ZIP TERMINUS START-UP OPTIONS:
/S = Reduce possible "video snow" on older CGA displays
/M = Eliminate window background colors. Useful on systems
which utilize a single color display(green, amber,etc.)
and a CGA adapter or on LAPTOP displays. Not necessary
when using a true IBM MDA monochrome display setup. MDA
mode is automatically detected.
/Q Quiet mode .... turn sound routines off!
C> zt62C.exe /M
or any combination thereof C> zt62C.exe /QMS
***** UPDATE INFORMATION *****
1. Smoothed keyboard/mouse operation during path select
operations, etc. (high speed machines)
2. Added further point/shoot capability to file/path display
3. Increased path selection support to directories 64 chars
4. ZIP Terminus now requires only one executable file for
all functions. ZTCF1.EXE and ZTCF2.EXE have been merged
5. Added screen saver with user option of delay 1..60 min
Screen saver is program integrated, not memory resident
6. Incorporated main menu selection for program self-test.
McAfee Associates SCAN.EXE is required.
7. Added WINDOWS icon STC.ICO for user convenience. The ZIP
TERMINUS is a DOS APPLICATION/UTILITY and should be run
FULL window. /UNATTEND should be added to the SCAN options
list. (DEFAULT TABLE) DOS v3.1 or higher required.
8. Added startup option /Q which turns sound routines off
9. ZIP Terminus now sets the DOS errorlevel on exit. If a
possible virus infection is indicated during a virus scan
(self-test, drive or directory scan, archive inspection,
etc.) a flag is set so that on exit the DOS errorlevel = 1
Normal exit with no virus detected ---> DOS errorlevel = 0
10. Made correction to file select display. Also added seconds
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PRODUCT REGISTRATION -- PERSONAL USE ONLY!
ANY OTHER USE REQUIRES A NEGOTIATED SITE LICENSE
PAID Registration gives license and right to use The ZIP Terminus on a
single machine, a copy of most recent version, updates as described below.
A PAID negotiated site license is required for educational, business,
corporation, government and/or agency environment use. This registration
does not apply to any underlying programs used in conjunction with The ZIP
Terminus. For a list of files contained in The ZIP Terminus program package
please read page 2 of this document.(ZTEC62C)
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