ARJ

Section: Arj Software (1)
Updated: 2004-10-18
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NAME

arj - Archiver for .arj files  

SYNOPSIS

arj command [-switch[-|+|option]] archive[.arj] [base directory] [!list name|path name|wildcard name]  

COMMANDS

ac
Add Chapter to chapter archive.
cc
Convert archive to Chapter archive.
dc
Delete last Chapter from archive.
a
Add files to archive.
b
execute Batch or dos command.
c
Comment archive files.
d
Delete files from archive.
e
Extract files from archive.
f
Freshen files in archive.
g
Garble files in archive.
i
check Integrity of the arj program.
j
Join archives to archive
k
remove obsolete bacKup files.
l
List contents of archive.
m
Move files to archive.
n
reName files in archive.
o
Order files in archive.
p
Print files to standard output.
q
recover damaged arj file.
r
Remove paths from filenames.
s
Sample files to screen with pause.
t
Test integrity of archive.
u
Update files to archive.
v
Verbosely list contents of archive.
w
Where are text strings in archive.
x
eXtract files with full pathname.
y
copY archive with new options.
 

SWITCHES

c
skip time-stamp Check
e
Exclude paths from names
f
Freshen existing files
g
Garble with password
i
with no progress Indicator
m
with Method 0, 1, 2, 3, 4
n
only New files (not exist)
r
Recurse subdirectories
u
Update files (new and newer)
v
enable multiple Volumes
w
assign Work directory
x
eXclude selected files
y
assume Yes on all queries
hk
enable ARJ-PROTECT damage protection
 

DETAILED SWITCHES

-
Disables switch char
+
Inhibits ARJ_SW usage
+var: set environment variable
@
Set 1 token per response file line
!
Set list char (!)
&
Set batch critical error handler
#
Select files by number
$
Add/extract volume label
$A: add/extract label to drive A
a
Allow any file Attribute
a1: any files, directories and UNIX special files
b
Backup changed files
b1: Backup changed, reset archive bits b2: only reset archive bits b3: reset archive bit during restore b4: do not restore bits, reset arc b5: do not restore any file attributes
c
Skip time-stamp Check
d
Delete added files asks permission before deleting
d1: Delete without permission (same as arj m) d2: Truncate instead of deleting
e
Exclude paths from names
e1: Exclude base dir from names
f
Freshen existing files
f1: Freshen with OLDER files f2: Freshen with DIFFERENT files f3: Freshen with CRC mismatched files
g
Garble with password
gstew: garble with password stew g?: prompt for password
i
Show no progress Indicator
i1: show bar graph Indicator i2: show percentage and bar graph i3: total progress percentage i4: total progress bar graph i5: total percentage and bar graph i6: total percentage and file graph
k
Keep a .bak of arj archive
l
Create List_name file
lnames.list: create names.list
m
With Method 0, 1, 2, 3, 4
m0: store (no compression) m1: good compression (default) m2: less memory and compression m3: FAST! less compression m4: FASTEST! least compression
n
Only New files (not exist)
o
On or after YYYYMMDDHHMMSS
o: on today o19901225: on/after 12/25/1990 ob: Before YYYYMMDDHHMMSS ob: before today ob19901225: before 12/25/1990 od: no older than N Days od5: five or less days old oa: After YYYYMMDDHHMMSS (last access) oa: on today oa19901225: after 12/25/1990 oab: Before YYYYMMDDHHMMSS (last access) oab: before today oab19901225: before 12/25/1990 oc: After YYYYMMDDHHMMSS (created) oc: on today oc19901225: after 12/25/1990 ocb: Before YYYYMMDDHHMMSS ocb: before today ocb19901225: before 12/25/1990
p
Match using full Pathnames
p1: match Pathname with subdirs
q
Query on each file
r
Recurse subdirectories
s
Set archive time-Stamp to newest
s1: save original time-Stamp s2: set archive time-Stamp s3: save both original time-Stamps
t
Set file Type (default 0)
t0: set binary file type t1: set C text file type t1f: force C text file type t1g: set C text with graphics
u
Update files (new + newer)
u1: Update files (new + OLDER) u2: Update files (new + different) u3: Update files (new + CRC mismatch)
v
Enable multiple Volumes
v360: build 362000 byte volumes v50K: build 50000 byte volumes va: auto-detect space available vd/tmp/*: delete /tmp/* ve: use alternate volume naming vi: inhibit diskette change test vr50K: reserve 50000 bytes of space on first volume vs: provide command prompt vscmd: execute cmd before each vol vv: beep between volumes vw: keep Whole files in volumes vz: provide command with no echo v360,v720,v1200,v1440: abbrevs Volume options may be in any order except s and z which must be last
w
Assign Work directory
w/tmp: use /tmp as work directory
x
eXclude selected files
x*.sh: exclude *.sh files x!names: exclude files in names multiple exclusions are allowed
y
Assume Yes on all queries except diskette volume prompts
    Use this switch for batch mode
z
Supply archive comment file _ Convert filenames to lower case
zarc.cmt: use arc.cmt for comments z/dev/null: use to strip comments
 

SHIFTED SWITCHES

h#
Append date string to name
h#1: append time string to name h#2: append DHHMMSS to name (custom: h#{Y,M,D,N,h,m,s}) h#YYYY-MMDD: append YYYY-MMDD
h$
Try to use longnames (Win2000)
h2
Obsolete synonym for -2 group of options
ha
Ignore readonly Attribute
hb
Select by file attribute/type
a - archive bit set b - archive bit clear r - readonly s - system h - hidden d - directory n - normal file, not d,h,r,s,c,l c - chapter label l - volume label f - abbrev for n,d,r,s,h u - UNIX special files w - win95 long filenames hb: select all types hbsh: select hidden, system only hbd: select dirs only
hc
Execute Command at arj start
hcclear: execute clear
he
Skip test of security Envelope
he1: set error on security Envelope
hf
Set short filenames only
hf1: set longnames in file comment or extract with w95lname.nnn hf2: use long filenames in DOS hf3: set longnames in file comment using shortname wildcards hf4: set all files archived in Windows as Windows long filenames
hg
Specify garble module filename
hgarjcrypt.so: set arjcrypt.so as name of garble module hg!: specify use of 40 bit encryption
hi
Detailed display in Index files
hk
Build data protection record
hk
Default amount of recovery data
hk1: more recovery data hk9: maximum amount of recovery data Disable ARJ-PROTECT when used with the "y" command
hl
Return error for Listfile error
hm
Increase file list capacity
hm!: redirect -hm temp file hm! : move temp file to XMS mem hm!/tmp : move temp file to /tmp
hn
Specify non-existent filespec
hn####: set #### as filespec
ho
Only extract files with matches
ho1: Only extract files without matches
hq
Ignore open access error on adds
hq1: ignore open not found error on adds hq2: ignore access and not found on adds
hr
Try to ignore archive errors
hs
Disable file Sharing
ht
Set Target directory
ht/destdir
hu
Allow Update of volume archives
hv
Check for arj version
hw
Scroll save search filename display
hw1: display only filenames with matches
hx
Set default archive extensions
hx.arj.sdn
hy
set arj32 to use ANSI codepage set arj to extract ANSI codepage archive
hy1: force arj32 to use OEM codepage hy2: force arj32 to use ANSI codepage
hz
Create an ARJ-SECURITY envelope
j#
Store only CRC and not the file
j#1: store only date, size, attributes j#2: restore file attributes j#3: restore file dates j#4: restore file attributes and dates
j$
Do not process file DTA and DTC
ja
Set P command to display ANSI
ja1: inhibit the display of comments
jb
Set chapter backup processing
jb0: clear chapter archive status jb*: select all chapter backup files
jc
Exit after Count of files
jc5: exit after 5 files jc nam1 nam2: exit after 2 files
jd
Ensure free Disk space
e -jd50K: skip file if<50000 free l -jd1000: set error if<1000 free
je
Create self-extracting archive
je1: create SFXJR archive
jf
Store/use Full specified path
jf1: store/use path minus drive
jg
[OBSOLETE]
jg1: [OBSOLETE]
jh
Set Huffman buffer size
jh65535: set to 65535 bytes (max) jh2048: set to 2048 bytes (min)
ji
Create Index file
jiindex.file: create index.file
jk
Keep temp archive on error
jl
Display only filespecs
jm
Set Maximum compression mode
jm1: set faster Maximum compression
jn
Restart volumes at fileName
jn/bin/test: restart at /bin/test jn: get restart information from previously written index file
jo
Query when updating archive file
jo: extract to unique Output names jo1: extract to unique Output names keeping file extension
jp
Pause after each screenful
jp50: pause, set page size to 50
jq
Set string parameter
jqstring: set parameter to string
jr
Recover broken archive files
jr1: Recover badly broken archive files
js
Store archives by suffix (default is arj, arc, lzh, pak, rar, zip, zoo, j, and uc2).
js.zoo: store only .zoo files
jt
Test temporary archive by CRC
jt1: Test CRC and file contents jt2: Test only added file contents jt3: Test only file date-time and size
ju
Translate UNIX style paths
jv
Set Verbose display
jv1: set special verbose list mode
jw
Set extract output filename
jwnew.file: output to new.file
jx
Start at eXtended position
jx10000: start at position 10000
jy
Suppress queries assuming Yes
a - skip append query c - skip create directory query d - skip delete files query k - skip disk space available query n - skip new filename prompt o - skip overwrite file query r - erase all type-ahead before query s - skip scanned enough text query v - skip proceed to next volume query y - accept single character Y/N/A/Q jycny: skip create, new name queries in single character input mode
jz
Supply file for file comment
jzfile.cmt: use file.cmt for comments jz/dev/null: use to strip file comments
2a
Serialize names on extraction
2b
[UNIX] restrict to Block devices
2b or 2b.: current device only 2b-/usr: all except where /usr is located
2c
[OS/2, NT] handle Crit. EAs only
2d
arj/DOS compatibility mode
2d1: (OBSOLETE) comment compatibility
2e
[OS/2, NT] filter Extended attrs
2e.*: pack/unpack system EAs only 2e.ICON?: pack/unpack icons only 2e: disable EAs handling
2f
Disable comment serialization across multiple volumes
2h
[UNIX] Disable hardlink handling
2h1: Extract hardlinks as symlinks
2k
Skip century display in dates
2k1: use a non-ambiguous date display format
2l
[OS/2, NT] treat .LONGNAME EAs as filenames when possible
2o
[UNIX] store/restore file ownership
2o1: Store numeric UID/GID values 2o2: Same as -2o but saves group as well
2p
Specify process Priority class
OS/2, NT: 2p1...2p4 Linux, FreeBSD: 2p1...2p41
2r
Revert directory Recursion order
2s
[UNIX] preserve Symlink properties
2x
[OS/2, NT]: eXclude extended attrs
2x.ICON?: ignore icons
 

DEFAULTS

Save path information in archive
Save long filenames
Save/restore extended attributes
Save/restore file date-time created and accessed in Win95 and OS/2
Save timestamps in the UNIX format under UNIX-like operating systems
Don't save drive and root in path information
Display comment ANSI sequences with built-in display handler
Prompt before overwriting output files
Use method 1 compression
Use binary mode
Use ! as list file symbol
The "ac" command is an abbreviation for "u -u2 -jb"
The "cc" command is an abbreviation for "y -jb"
The "dc" command is an abbreviation for "d -jb"

Under Win32, arj uses OEM codepage by default. The "-hy" option sets arj to use the ANSI codepage which is the Windows graphical environment default. arj/Win32 self-extracting archives should be built using the "-hy" option.

To ensure compatibility with previous versions of arj, the "-2d" parameter has to be specified when archiving under UNIX.  

USER PROMPT RESPONSES

Yes
yes
No
no
Quit
abort out of arj
Always
always assume yes for current type of query
Skip
always assume no for current type of query
Global
always assume yes for all queries except diskette volume prompts
Command
prompt for and execute one system command
 

ENVIRONMENT

ARJ_SW = -jyry -jv -i1
ARJ_SW = /etc/arj.cfg  

EXIT STATUS

0
Success
1
Warning (specified file to add to archive not found, specified file to list, extract, etc., not found, or answering negatively to "OK to proceed to next volume..." prompt)
2
Fatal error
3
CRC error (header or file CRC error or bad password)
4
ARJ-SECURITY error or attempt to update an ARJ-SECURED archive
5
Disk full or write error
6
Cannot open archive or file
7
Simple user error (bad parameters)
8
Not enough memory
9
Not an arj archive
10
[DOS] XMS memory error (read or write)
11
User control break
12
Too many chapters (over 250)
 

EXAMPLES

Add files minus directory structure:
arj a -e archive *
Add two files to archive:
arj a archive name1 name2
Add files to archive with verification:
arj a -jt archive *
Add files with maximum compression:
arj a -jm archive *
Add several directories of files:
arj a archive ... dir1 dir2 dir3
Add thousands of files to an archive:
arj a -hm1 -r archive *
Add a chapter to an archive:
arj ac archive /foo/dir/* -r
Comment archive header only:
arj c archive -zcmt.fil
Convert standard archive to chapter:
arj cc archive
Convert chapter archive to standard:
arj y archive -jb0
Delete the last chapter from an archive:
arj dc archive *
Strip archive comment only:
arj c archive -z/dev/null
Extract files from archive:
arj e archive
Extract maintaining directory structure:
arj x archive
Extract new and newer files without query:
arj e archive -u -y
Extract subdirectory from archive:
arj e archive subdir/* -p1
Extract files to directory:
arj x archive destdir/ *
Extract files to directory:
arj x archive * -htdestdir
Extract files to directory with space:
arj x archive "Some Dir/ "
Extract files to directory with space:
arj x archive "-htSome Dir"
Extract a Win95 archive to plain DOS:
arj x archive -hf2
List files in archive:
arj l archive
Move files to archive:
arj m archive *.tex
Move files from archive:
arj e -d archive *.tex
Recover files from a damaged archive:
arj x archive -jr
Test integrity of files in archive:
arj t archive
Test multiple arj archives:
arj t *.arj -hr
Add files to a multiple volume archive:
arj a -va /floppy/archive *
Create up to 999 archive volumes:
arj a -va /floppy/archive.001
Extract from a multiple volume archive:
arj x -v /floppy/archive
Create a multiple volume self-extractor:
arj a -va -je /floppy/archive *
Convert archive to self-extractor:
arj y -je1 archive
Backup dir /foo to dir /floppy:
arj a /floppy/backup /foo -a1 -b2 -r -vvas -w/foo -js -jt -hk
Restore backup on dir /floppy to dir /foo:
arj x /floppy/backup /foo -vv -y
 

SELF-EXTRACTOR ARCHIVES

If the first two characters of an arj comment are "))" in a self-extractor, then the self-extractor will accept the appended line as its command line.

")) -o" will force the self-extractor to overwrite existing files.  

SEE ALSO

rearj(1), unarj(1), arj-register(1).  

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Ola Lundqvist <opal@debian.org> in pod format, then converted by Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> to nroff format.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
COMMANDS
SWITCHES
DETAILED SWITCHES
SHIFTED SWITCHES
DEFAULTS
USER PROMPT RESPONSES
ENVIRONMENT
EXIT STATUS
EXAMPLES
SELF-EXTRACTOR ARCHIVES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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