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Compressing multiple files under from DO

By lgreenjr ·
What is the syntax using the DOS prompt for compressing multple files such as: Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, or Powerpoint presentations, etc? For instance I mat want to move these files to another drive or put them on 1.44 floppy disk, movethem to another computer.

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by mmartinez108 In reply to Compressing multiple file ...

I don't think there is a command in DOS. You would have to use PKZIP or some other utility like it to compress the files.

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by TheChas In reply to Compressing multiple file ...

You will need a DOS version of WinZip, PKZip, or some other compression utility, in order to compress files from the DOS prompt.

Is there some reason why you cannot compress the files in Windows, and use DOS to move / copy them to the floppy?

If the file gets too large for a single floppy, you will need to compress directly to the floppy drive in order to span disks with your archive.

Chas

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by ctmoore1998 In reply to Compressing multiple file ...

Do you have windows and the internet?? If so go to www.cnet.com follow links to download section and search for compression utils. They will have several links for DOS and windows file compression utilities.

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by F-Baer In reply to Compressing multiple file ...

arj -m -r -v1440 c..\*.doc a:\"archive"
it is a long time ago that i use arj.exe, think -m means move to archive, -r recursive folder, -v space for multiple volumes, type arj -? for all commands.
hth cu obe

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by F-Baer In reply to Compressing multiple file ...

http://www.arjsoft.com/files.htm
where you can find arj.exe

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