Re: C64/128 & zip'd files

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 1999-12-01 09:28:32

On Tue, 30 Nov 1999, ken ross wrote:

> is there an prg that can create zip files the same format as pkzip on
> the mac ?

A few years ago, I swapped a few e-mail messages with a guy who had worked
on a non-compressing zip archiver.  That shouldn't be too difficult; just
translate the file names to ASCII and calculate checksums of the files.
More advanced compression than simple RLE is out of the question, unless
you have a REU and/or much patience.

> i've found another good prg is one called arkive2 ( from chap in germany )

It's available from as well.

> ( any suggestions etc that don't cost money ???  )

Compile lynx and unlynx for the Macintosh.  You can find the C source code
of an implementation in cbmconvert 2.0.


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