.TH MARC 1 "25 Nov 1992" "Howard Chu@JPL" "LOCAL COMMANDS"
marc \- archive merger
\fItgtarc\fR \fIsrcarc\fR [ \fIfiles\fR ... ]
Reads \fIfiles\fR from the arc archive \fIsrcarc\fR and add them to the
arc archive \fItgtarc\fR.
\fIArc\fP has been in use in the CP/M and MSDOS world for many years.
Thom Henderson developed the original version, but it is important to note that
\fIarc\fP is based on the file compression theories developed by Huffman, Welch,
Knott, Knuth, and many other scientists. This implementation is based on
version 5.21 of the MSDOS program.
\fIArc\fP behaves just like the PC version of the program; all functions
of the "usage" display are working.
Full compatibility with PC ARC files is maintained, the price for which is
that \fIarc\fP doesn't like long filenames, and can only archive files with
names of up to 12 characters.
It will *sometimes* do The Right Thing with them, but I suggest
you put long-winded filenames in a "shar" before
.IR arc ing
There shouldn't be any problems, (hah!) but if you find any, please
send them to me at:
Original MSDOS program by Thom Henderson
COPYRIGHT(C) 1985-87 by System Enhancement Associates.
You may copy and distribute this program freely,
under the terms of the General Public License.
Original Lempel-Zev code derived from compress 4.0.
Modified to support Squashing by Dan Lanciani (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ported from MSDOS by Howard Chu,
with help from John Gilmore (hoptoad!gnu), James Turner (daisy!turner)