This program was designed to zip and unzip disk images using the ZipCode algorithm. It can create and extract both diskpacked and filepacked ZipCode archives. Sixpacked archives and GCR-coded disk images are not supported. Star Zip is an external utility of The Star Commander but is also distributed separately.
STARZIP [-]A <diskname> [-|/C|D|Ixxyy|S|Y] [<zipname>] STARZIP [-]F <diskname> [-|/C|D|Y] [<zipname>] STARZIP [-]L <zipname> STARZIP [-]T <zipname> STARZIP [-]X <zipname> [-|/4|7|8|C|D|X[D|P|S]|Y] [<diskname>]
A: Zips disk images into diskpacked ZipCode archives. (Add)
F: Zips disk images into filepacked ZipCode archives. (Filepack)
L: Lists the contents of filepacked ZipCode archives. (List)
T: Tests the integrity of diskpacked ZipCode archives. (Test)
X: Unzips both types of ZipCode archives into disk images. (eXtract)
Type the path and the name of the disk images here (the extension is always ".d64" for 1541, ".d71" for 1571 and ".d81" for 1581 disk images). If you leave this parameter blank when unzipping, the name of the disk image will be determined by stripping the first two characters off of the name of the ZipCode archive. You can use wildcards to add multiple disk images and you can use long filenames, too.
Type the path, the base name and the extension of the ZipCode archive here (the default extension for ZipCode archives is empty). Leave this parameter blank and the base names of the archives will be the names of the original disk images. However, the names of diskpacked ZipCode archives have the structure "<number-of-part>!<basename>.<extension>" and for filepacked ZipCode archives it is "<letter-code-of-part>!<basename>.<extension>". You can use wildcards to list, test or extract multiple archives and you can use long filenames, too.
4: Extracts filepacked data into 1541 disk images (default).
7: Extracts filepacked data into 1571 disk images.
8: Extracts filepacked data into 1581 disk images.
C: Asks for your confirmation about extracting each file.
D: Deletes successfully processed source files.
Ixxyy: The second two bytes of the first diskpacked archive hold the sector header ID of the original disk. Since there is no sector header in disk images, this field cannot be filled automatically. Its default value is the cosmetical ID in the BAM of the source disk image but you can override it by entering two hexadecimal values as the argument of this option.
L: Displays Commodore filenames with the lowercase/uppercase character set (default).
S: Stores original sector data uncompressed, good if you want to further compress the output with an archiver.
U: Displays Commodore filenames with the uppercase/graphics character set.
X: Extracts data into 40-track 1541 disk images. You can choose the offset of the additional BAM entries by adding "S" (Speed DOS, default), "D" (Dolphin DOS) or "P" (Prologic DOS) to this option.
Y: Assumes "Yes" to all queries, good for running from batch files.
The command is unknown.
The option is unknown or the syntax of its argument is wrong.
FILENAME.EXT not found
The file does not exist.
No archives found
There are no ZipCode archives that could be listed or tested.
Cannot create FILENAME.EXT
The file could not be created for some reason.
It is not recommended to put two files with the same name into disk images. You can skip, rename the file or extract it with its original name.
DISKNAME.D64 is not a valid disk image
The disk image is corrupted.
DISKNAME.D64 has an invalid BAM
The BAM of the disk image is corrupted. Try validating the disk image.
Directory is full in DISKNAME.D64
The directory of the disk image is full. You can store a maximum of 144 files in a 1541 or 1571 disk image and 296 files in a 1581 disk image.
DISKNAME.D64 is full
The disk image is full. You can store a maximum of 664 blocks in a 1541, 749 blocks in an extended 1541, 1328 blocks in a 1571 and 3160 blocks in a 1581 disk image.
ZIPNAME.EXT is too big
The ZipCode archive is bigger than the maximum possible size.
Invalid track number...
An illegal track number was encountered in the ZipCode archive.
Invalid sector number...
An illegal sector number was encountered in the ZipCode archive.
Duplicate sector number...
The current sector was already encountered in the ZipCode archive.
Unexpected end of file...
The ZipCode archive has ended although more data is needed to complete the unzipping process.
This program is freeware. You may use it as long as you wish and you may give it to any individual, provided that it's in the original, unmodified archive. It is highly recommended that you download distribution packages from the homepage or other official distribution sites. If you get a package from somewhere else then make sure that the package has the author's authentic verification stamped on it.
The source of this program is distributed under a license that is similar to the GNU Public License but is more restrictive, for the protection of the users and the author. You may distribute only those modified versions or derived softwares that satisfy all restrictions in the license. When you distribute this program, modified versions of it or softwares derived from it, you may not ask for money above the normal fee of the distribution media itself. Furthermore, you may not publish this program or its source on floppy disks, CD-ROM's, FTP sites, WWW pages or any other distribution media, include it in a software compilation or bundle it with other software or hardware without prior permission of the author.
Note that public distribution of the beta releases of this program is prohibited. The only place where you can find them is the homepage.
This program is provided "as is", without a warranty of any kind. You are using it at your own risk. The author is not liable for any damage or data loss caused by the software.
If you're interested in some similarly useful utilities then contact me at the E-mail address sta.ANTI@SPAM.c64.org or visit my homepage at http://sta.c64.org.
11th January, 2010
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