SYNOPSISexpack -a FLEXFILE FILE...
expack -c FLEXFILE FILE...
expack -x FLEXFILE [INDEX]
expack -i MANIFEST
expack -l FLEXFILE
DESCRIPTIONexpack is a command-line utility that lets you extract and create Flex files. Flex files are archives (which means that they act as containers for other files, somewhat like directories) used by Ultima 7 to store most of its data. Note that the names of the original files are not stored in the Flex --- files are only retrievable by their index.
Modes of operation
- -a Add
--NOT IMPLEMENTED YET. FUTURE ENHANCEMENT--
This command adds one or more
to the end of
- -c Create
This command takes one or more
and bundles them into
overwriting it in the process.
- -x Extract
Lets you extract the files contained within
is given only the file at this position will be unpacked, otherwise all
files are extracted. The created files will be named index.u7o.
- -i Input
Similar to "Create", this command creates
from a number of input files. However, "Input" takes the names of the
input files from
instead of the command line.
MANIFEST must be a list of file names, one per line. The first name is that of the Flex file that is to be created, the rest are the input files used in building it.
- -l List
This command lists the contents of a
It gives you the
number of files contained within the Flex file, as well as the length
of each file.
- expack -a animals.flx bee.wav
to the Flex file
- expack -a animals.flx hamster.wav snake.wav donkey.wav
hamster.wav, snake.wav, and donkey.wav
to the Flex file
- expack -c animals.flx duck.wav cat.wav cow.wav dog.wav
Creates a new Flex file
duck.wav, cat.wav, cow.wav, and dog.wav.
- expack -x text.flx 17
Extracts the file at position
- expack -x text.flx
Extracts all files from
into files named
0.u7o, 1.u7o, 2.u7o, etc.
- expack -i wavlist
will create a new Flex file jmsfx.flx consisting of ant.wav, bee.wav, andcat.wav.
- expack -l text.flx
Lists the number and lenghts of files contained in
BUGSThe "Add" command (-a) does not work yet.
AUTHORThis manpage was written by Robert Bihlmeyer based on a text by Marc Winterrowd. It may be freely redistributed and modified under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 or higher.