I need to unzip a software datafile, I do not have anything that will unzip it, how do I use PKUNZIP?|
Document Number: 10154
If you need to manually unzip datafiles, you are probably not using one of our programs with built-in unzipping capabilities. PP Generator, MultiCAPS 2000, Neurax, NeuraxPro, and ALL-Ways all have either unzipping utitities, or automatically decompress datafiles, so you should not need to unzip the files with other utilities like PK Unzip. See the software documentation for the program you are using to further understand what you need to do to load a file.
The PK Unzip program was designed to be used at the MS-DOS prompt, if you are unfamiliar with this, or you do not have it available, then you should probably find a graphical unzipping utility like WinZip. The following instructions assume that you are at a DOS prompt and that you have some experience with the command line.
To uncompress a single file with PKUnzip, CD to the directory where PKUNZIP.EXE is located and type:
PKUNZIP (options) (zipfile) (location) ENT
Where, options are any of the options available to PKUnzip (type: PKUNZIP /? to see a listing of options), zipfile is the location of the .ZIP file (eg. c:\myfile.zip), and location is the DOS path that you want the decompressed file placed in. The most frequently used option is:
-d - Tells PKUnzip that if there were any files in directories (as a result of the -r option with PKZip) then to restore those directories.
This option is very important, and is almost always used just in case the person who compressed the files used the -r option. For example: let us assume you have a file called: "c:\final.zip" and would like to decompress it. If we have the PKUNZIP.EXE file in a directory called: "c:\pkware" then here are the steps to decompress that file:
1. CD C:\PKWARE
2. PKUNZIP -d C:\FINAL.ZIP C:\
We would then find the original name of the file called: "c:\final.wps". Note that the FINAL.ZIP file is not deleted automatically.
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