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       arj - Archiver for .arj files


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


       arj is a compression and file archiving utility. It was invented by Robert  K.  Jung.  ARJ
       stands for Archived by Robert Jung.


       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.


       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


       -      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


       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
     set 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

       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

       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
              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


       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.


       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

              prompt for and execute one system command


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


       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)


       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


       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.


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


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