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expack(1)		    General Commands Manual		     expack(1)

       expack -	manipulate Flex	files

       expack -a FLEXFILE FILE...

       expack -c FLEXFILE FILE...

       expack -x FLEXFILE [INDEX]

       expack -i MANIFEST

       expack -l FLEXFILE

       expack  is a command-line utility that lets you extract and create Flex
       files.  Flex files are archives (which means that they act as  contain-
       ers  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 FILEs	to the end of FLEXFILE.

       -c Create
	      This command takes one or	more FILEs and bundles them into FLEX-
	      FILE, overwriting	it in the process.

       -x Extract
	      Lets  you	extract	the files contained within FLEXFILE.  If INDEX
	      is given only the	file at	this position will be unpacked,	other-
	      wise  all	 files	are extracted. The created files will be named

       -i Input
	      Similar to "Create", this	command	creates	FLEXFILE from a	number
	      of  input	 files.	 However, "Input" takes	the names of the input
	      files from MANIFEST 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 FLEXFILE.  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
	      Adds bee.wav to the Flex file animals.flx.

       expack -a animals.flx hamster.wav snake.wav donkey.wav
	      Adds hamster.wav,	snake.wav, and donkey.wav to the Flex file an-

       expack -c animals.flx duck.wav cat.wav cow.wav dog.wav
	      Creates	a  new	Flex  file  animals.flx	 containing  duck.wav,
	      cat.wav, cow.wav,	and dog.wav.

       expack -x text.flx 17
	      Extracts the file	at position 17fromtext.flxinto17.u7o.

       expack -x text.flx
	      Extracts all files from text.flx into files named	0.u7o,	1.u7o,
	      2.u7o, etc.

       expack -i wavlist
	      With wavlist reading:


	      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 text.flx.

       The "Add" command (-a) does not work yet.

       This 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.

Exult				  2002-03-23			     expack(1)


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