PKZIP problem

From: John Chris Wren <>
Date: Wed Jan 30 10:34:45 2002

        I think it's actually doing what you want, but the problem is your 'unzip'
command. You need '-d' to tell PKUNZIP to create directories, instead of
dumping everything in the current directory. Use the '-v' option to look at
the .ZIP file directory structure.

        I frequently use 'pkzip -rp a:\' to create archives of
floppies. Add '-j' if you want read-only/hidden/system files in the


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Joe
> Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 10:47 AM
> To:
> Subject: PKZIP problem
> OK all you brains out there. See if you can answer this one.
> How can I
> make PKZIP include ALL the files on a disk INCLUDING those in sub
> directories and the sub directories themselves. Easy, you say? Go try it.
> The help menu says that -r will make it recurse sub directories
> and that -p
> will make it save the directory names and -P will make it save the sub
> directory names even if they're empty. OR it says that you can use
> -&s[drive] to copy an entire drive.
> Well I've been trying to get either one to work for the last hour and I
> haven't had any luck. -$a: ties to create a .ZIP file by the name of -&sa:
> but that's illegal so it errors out. -rp, -rP, -Pr and -pr all do that
> same thing. It copies all the files including those in the subdirectories
> but when you use PKUNZIP all the files are placed in one directory
> therefore losing the directory structure and overwritng any files
> that have
> same names but that came from different subdirectories. I've tried this
> with MS DOS PKZIP verion 2.04g and with Winzip but I got the same results
> with both.
> Any ideas about what's wrong?
> Joe
Received on Wed Jan 30 2002 - 10:34:45 GMT

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