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HOZ - Hacha Open Zource v1.65
  http://hoz.sourceforge.net/

Copyright (C) 2004 Gustavo Picon
  http://slashcore.com/tabo/

License: GNU/GPL


#
# About
#

HOZ is what you would call a 'file splitter'. Its file format is the same as  
the one used by the 'Hacha' software, a well known splitter in Spain and
 Latinamerica. HOZ is an open-source and portable  C implementation of an
'Hacha' compatible splitter.
HOZ is smaller and faster than 'Hacha'.
btw, I used a 'Z' isntead of a 'S' in 'Zource' because 'hoz' is 'sickle' in
spanish, and since 'hacha' is the spanish word for 'axe'...



#
# Install:
#

- Windows:
  Download the hoz-XX.zip file and use some of the binaries included there:
    hoz-en.exe   CLI, english
    hoz-es.exe   CLI, spanish
    hoz-fr.exe   CLI, french
    whoz-en.exe  Windows UI, english
    whoz-es.exe  Windows UI, spanish
    whoz-fr.exe  Windows UI, french
  These binaries have been compiled with the MINGW compiler included in
  DEV-C++, and then compressed with UPX. you can find the original binaries
  in noupx.zip, also included in hoz-XX.zip
- Other platforms:
  There are two available user interfaces:
    CLI:
         All you need is make and a standard C compiler.
         To build type './makehoz cli'
         The binary generated will be named 'hoz'
    GTK2:
         You'll need make, a C compiler and GTK2 installed on your system.
         To build type './makehoz gtk'
         The binary generated will be named 'ghoz'
  In case you want to build the CLI and GTK2 versions at the same time, you
  can use './makehoz both'
  By default, an english version will be built. If you want a different
  language, you can pass another parameter to './makehoz'. Currently there are
  three langs supported: 'en' (english), 'es' (spanish) and 'fr' (french).
  So for example, if you want to make a spanish GTK2 build of HOZ, you'll have
  to type './makehoz gtk es'
  The binaries will be generated in /usr/bin, so you must have the right
  permissions to use './makehoz' (when in doubt, su to root).
    


#
# Use
#

There are two basic operations: cut and paste. Cut will 'split' a file in
pieces. The size of each piece is passed as an option. Each piece will have a
numeric extension, starting with 0. So for instance if you 'cut' a file called
'foo.iso', the pieces will be named 'foo.iso.0', 'foo.iso.1' and so on.
Paste will 'merge' these pieces and generate and exact copy of the original
file.
CLI versions: type 'hoz --help'
Graphical versions: Click, click, click...


#
# Comments
#

- Staring in version 2.79, 'Hacha' has an option of adding a 'CRC' code to the
  file pieces. This 'CRC' code _is_not_a_standard_algorithm_ and has been
  invented by the author of 'Hacha'. HOZ _does_not_ include an option to
  generate this 'CRC', or to check it when a file is 'Pasted'. Note that you
  can still paste files that has this 'CRC' code without problems.
- The win32 binaries have been compressed with UPX. If your antivirus find
  an infected file (a false alarm), you can find the original binaries in
  noupx.zip. And please get a better antivirus software.


#
# Changelog:
#

* 1.65 (2004-Feb-18)
  - Added support for size suffixes in the cli mode ('K'=KiB and 'M'=MiB)
  - Added a size combobox in the GTK and Win32 versions, so you can select
    "bytes", "KiB" (1024 bytes) and "MiB" (1024*1024 bytes)
  - Fixed a bug in the gtk version, was showing an invalid size message when
    the size editbox was empty.
* 1.63 (2004-Feb-11)
  - Added getopt_long support (--* options). Hopefully this will make Rudy
    happy. 
* 1.61 (2004-Jan-21)
  - Fixed a bug that could generate corrupt pieces on _very_rare_ ocassions.
* 1.6 (2004-Jan-14)
  - Fixed a bug when pasting (forgot to remove a debug code)
* 1.5 (2004-Jan-12)
  - Added a graphical user interface for *NIX systems, in GTK2.
  - Shell script for *NIX builds: './makehoz'
  - File operations will stop when there is no more bytes free in the
    filesystem.
  - Very minor bugfixes/improvements
* 1.2:
  - Added an option to specify an output dir when cutting/pasting
  - Added an option to 'force' a file overwrite when pasting.
  - Corrected a bug when calculating the control byte when cutting (internal)
  - Now using getopt for the CLI version.
  - Minor bugfixes.
* 1.1: First public version


#
# Thanks:
#

- Miguel Angel Orellana, for his support.
- Ricardo Supo, Win32 icon.
- V�ctor Figueroa, french translation.
- Ernesto Qui�ones, reported the nasty 1.5 paste bug
- Rudy Godoy, .deb packager and chichero extraordinaire
- #linuxperu@freenode, la chicha
- Rita, por existir

#
# See also:
#

- Hacha: The original program. Written in (ugh) Visual Basic for the win32
         platform. Hacha is freeware, but not open source.
         http://www.hachaweb.com/

#
# License
#

This software has been published under the GNU/GPL license.
Read 'copying.txt' for more info.


#
# Disclaimer
#

The usual: published as-is, no warranty, no support.
There is not a single line of SCO source code in this software.


#
# Contact
#

- Gustavo Picon <tabo@slashcore.com>