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       ear - Ecere Archiver


       ear command[command-options] archive required-parameters

   Extraction Commands:
       v (View)         archive [archive-paths...]
       x (Extract All)  archive [output-directory]
       e (Extract)      archive archive-paths...
       ew(Extract Where)archive archive-paths... output-directory

   Archiving/Cleanup Commands:
       a (Add)          archive input-paths...
       r (Refresh)      archive input-paths...
       u (Update)       archive input-paths...
        Add w (e.g. aw) for specifying an archive-dest-path at the end
        Add  f  (e.g.  af)  for  packing  the  contents of folders input-paths at the root of the
       m (Move)         archive archive-src-paths... archive-dest-path
       n (Rename)       archive archive-path new-name
       d (Delete)       archive archive-paths...
       c (Clear)        archive
       s (Self Extract) archive self-extractable
          Create a self-extractable archive out of an existing archive
       sa(Self-Ext/Add) archive input-paths...
          Create a new self-extractable archive and add files


       ear is an archiving tool for manipulating Ecere Archives.

       Compression is currently provided by ZLib. We hope to add support  for  other  compression
       algorithms  and  archive formats (e.g. .zip, .7z, .tar.gz, .tar.bz2) in the future to both
       the Ecere runtime library and ear.

       ear can pack files at the end of existing files (e.g. binaries), which is  the  basis  for
       the  Ecere  resources  functionality.   The  Ecere runtime library supports accessing such
       resources from the executable as well as imported modules (shared libraries).

       The Ecere File manipulation API (which is  used  by  all  APIs  taking  in  a  file  path)
       understands resources paths with the general format: "<archive>path/to/file".

       Resources from imported modules can be accessed as: "<:module-name>path/to/file".

       Resources  embedded within the application itself can be accessed as: "<:>path/to/file" or
       simply ":path/to/file"

       Resources can be  emdedded  inside  applications  and  modules  from  the  Project  View's
       Resources node in the Ecere IDE.


   Compression Options (Add, Refresh and Update)
       0  No Compression
       1 ... 9  Fastest Compression ... Best Compression (default = 9)

   Miscellaneous Options
       q  Quiet mode (Add, Refresh, Update, Extract and Extract All)


       When  using the f command modifier (with Add, Refresh or Update), ear will crash if any of
       the input-paths is a file instead of a folder