By C.J.Richardson. Additions By J.Ripley This program will archive up to 50
filenames into one. Especially useful
for DFS users. DFS has a filename
The program will allow you to add files
to the archive at a later date. You
cannot delete files from the archive
(the program could be adapted to do
The program allows you to de-archive
all files or just one and then run it.
You may view the files in the archive.
You can also load or run a program or
file directly from an archive without
de-archiving the file first.
You may also use * commands.
To use the program:
The main menu offers you 5 options and
a * command facility:
Option 1. Archive Files.
Choosing this option takes you to a
sub-menu with 2 further options. The
first of which is to start a new
archive, the second to continue
building an existing archive. Both
options start by asking which archive
you want to begin/add to. You then
enter the name/s of the file/s to
archive. Finish by pressing RETURN.
Option 2. De-Archive/Run Files. When you choose this option you are
first asked which archive you want to
split. Enter the filename of the
archive you wish to split. You are then
presented with the available archived
files in that archive. You may now
choose option 1 to de-archive all of
the files or option 2 to de-archive
just one of the files.
If you chose to de-archive just one
file, you will be asked if you wish to
de-archive the file to disc or
de-archive it straight into memory and
You are then asked to enter the name of
the file you wish to recover from the
If you chose to de-archive to disc,
when de-archiving is complete, you will
be given the option to CHAIN or *RUN
the de-archived file or to continue in
If you chose to de-archive to memory
and run the program, you will be given
the option to CHAIN, LOAD, *Run or
*Load the file. If the file is a BASIC
program you should use CHAIN or LOAD,
if it is a machine code program you can
use *Run or *Load, for other types of
file you should use *Load. The file
will then be de-archived.
If you use a twin drive, you have no
need to copy archived files to the
blank disc first. Make the drive
containing the blank disc the current
drive with *DR. <num>. Then when
prompted for the source file, enter
the full pathname including the drive
For example. The archived file View is
in drive 2. The blank disc is in drive
1. Load the de-archiver. Type *DRIVE 1.
Type RUN. Enter 2 to de-archive.
Enter :2.View. Enter 1. The file will
be de-archived directly from drive 2 to
Option 3. View Archived Files. Choosing this option allows you to see
what files are in an archive. Enter
the name of the archive.
Option 4. Finish. Choose this option when you want to
leave the program.
* Command. Type * followed by any * command to
change drives etc. Remember that some *
commands corrupt memory and will
overwrite the program. Press RETURN
without entering a command to return to
Do not enter file names longer than 10
characters. This will not allow full
pathnames in ADFS, but as ADFS uses a
directory structure, there is no need
to archive files for ADFS.