8-Bit Software Online Conversion

              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 limit. 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 so). 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: CHAIN"Arch`De" 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 run it. You are then asked to enter the name of the file you wish to recover from the archive. 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 the archiver/de-archiver. 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 number. 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 drive 1. 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 the menu. 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.    