Package Name: ha-0.999beta
Package Type: textual/archiver
Package Home: /afs/rpi.edu/dept/acm/packages/ha/0.999
Maintainer: Kenny Zalewski (zalewk@rpi.edu)
For questions regarding this package, please send e-mail to consult@acm.rpi.edu (The ACM Consulting Group).

The following info is available:


 About HA

     HA is a small file archiver utility. It's main goal is to offer 
     maximum compression without fancy addons. 

 Commands of Unix version

     General form of command line for HA is :

       ha  [archive [search pattern list]]

     Command string starts with command character and includes optional
     switch characters.

     Available commands are:

     a[sdqemr012]  Add files matching search pattern to archive.

     e[aqty]       Extract files matching search pattern from archive.

     x[aqty]       Extract files matching search pattern from archive
                   using path information stored in archive.

     l[f]          List files currently in archive.
     
     d[q]          Delete files matching search pattern from archive. 
                   If archive does not contain any files after deletion 
                   it is removed.

     f[sdqemr012]  Freshen files in archive. All files matching search 
                   pattern and newer than version already in archive 
                   are updated to archive.

     u[sdqemr012]  Update files to archive. All files matching search 
                   pattern that are newer than version already in 
                   archive or are not yet in archive are updated to archive.
 
     t[q]          Test files in archive.

     Available switches are:

     0,1,2       Try compression method #. More than one can be specified.
                 Methods are:
                   0-CPY  Simple copying of files.    
                   1-ASC  Default method using sliding window dictionary 
                          followed by arithmetic coder. Offers quite good
                          compression on wide variety of file types.
                   2-HSC  Compression method based on finite context model 
                          and arithmetic coder. Quite slow for binary data,
                          but offers very good compression especially for 
                          longer text files.

     y           Assume answer yes on all questions.

     t           Touch files when extracting. Sets file times to current 
                 machine time.

     r           Recurse through subdirectories while searching for files
                 matching search pattern.

     f           Full listing of stored file information.

     m           Move files when archiving. Files are removed from disk
                 after they are successfully written to archive.

     a           Set system specific file attributes when extracting files.

     s           Find special files when archiving.

     e           Do not store pathname information.

     q           Quiet operation.
     
     d           Make separate entries for directories. Saves information
                 about empty directories, directory attributes etc. in
		 archive.
 

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