05/03/04: v1.2 = Batches and registry sections rewritten. Removed extraction/decryption context/batch options for now. 04/30/04: v1.1 = Tweaked batches, added some more batch examples. Cleaned up this help file.
PACL v3.50 is a set of command-line archiving utilities distributed as shareware (30-day trial, $8) but free to registered PowerArchiver users ($20). It may be used in batch files. Because it's a free-standing CLI set, installation is quite simple.
As an example of possible uses, I've added a "PACL-in-context" registry entry that places a context menu option to drive, directory, and folder right-clicks, as well as one menu generic batch and a hidden batch sample. They're not the slickest things, but serve only as general examples.
You can delete the entire registry section in the INF file if you don't want the context-menu options. The batch files and binaries below were added to the system32 path, and therefore may be used from any command line location; the manual (plaintext) was added to the menu.
PAComp is a Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP console program that compresses a variety of the most popular compressed file formats: ZIP, CAB, LHA, BH (BlakHole), JAR (JavaARchiver), TAR, TAR.GZ (GZIPed TAR) and TAR.BZ2 (BZIPed TAR). PAExt is a Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP console program that extracts files from a great number of PC compressed file formats: ZIP, RAR, ARJ, CAB, LHA(LZH), ARC, ACE, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR (TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2), UUE, XXE, ZOO, JAR (JavaARchiver) and self-extracting versions of most of these formats. PAExt can also list the contents of such archives or verify the archive contents of many of these formats. PAEncode is a Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP console program that encodes files using UUEncode, XXEncode and Base64 methods. PAFix is a Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP console program that fixes corrupted ZIP archives. PASpan is a Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP console program that splits already created ZIP archives to disks or removable drives. PKZIP, WinZip, PowerArchiver, and PowerArchiver 6.11 methods are supported. PAConv is a batch file for converting archives (i.e. from TEST.ZIP to TEST.CAB) in one step.
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