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       expack - manipulate Flex files


       expack -a FLEXFILE FILE...

       expack -c FLEXFILE FILE...

       expack -x FLEXFILE [INDEX]

       expack -i MANIFEST

       expack -l FLEXFILE


       expack  is a command-line utility that lets you extract and create Flex
       files.   Flex  files  are  archives  (which  means  that  they  act  as
       containers for other files, somewhat like directories) used by Ultima 7
       to store most of its data. Note that the names of  the  original  files
       are not stored in the Flex — files are only retrievable by their index.

   Modes of operation
       -a Add --NOT IMPLEMENTED YET.  FUTURE ENHANCEMENT-- This  command  adds
              one or more FILEs to the end of FLEXFILE.

       -c Create
              This  command  takes  one  or  more  FILEs and bundles them into
              FLEXFILE, overwriting it in the process.

       -x Extract
              Lets you extract the files contained within FLEXFILE.  If  INDEX
              is  given  only  the  file  at  this  position will be unpacked,
              otherwise all files are extracted. The  created  files  will  be
              named index.u7o.

       -i Input
              Similar to "Create", this command creates FLEXFILE from a number
              of input files. However, "Input" takes the names  of  the  input
              files from MANIFEST instead of the command line.

              MANIFEST  must  be a list of file names, one per line. The first
              name is that of the Flex file that is to be  created,  the  rest
              are the input files used in building it.

       -l List
              This command lists the contents of a FLEXFILE.  It gives you the
              number of files contained within the Flex file, as well  as  the
              length of each file.


       expack -a animals.flx bee.wav
              Adds bee.wav to the Flex file animals.flx.

       expack -a animals.flx hamster.wav snake.wav donkey.wav
              Adds  hamster.wav,  snake.wav,  and  donkey.wav to the Flex file

       expack -c animals.flx duck.wav cat.wav cow.wav dog.wav
              Creates  a  new  Flex  file  animals.flx  containing   duck.wav,
              cat.wav, cow.wav, and dog.wav.

       expack -x text.flx 17
              Extracts the file at position 17fromtext.flxinto17.u7o.

       expack -x text.flx
              Extracts  all files from text.flx into files named 0.u7o, 1.u7o,
              2.u7o, etc.

       expack -i wavlist
              With wavlist reading:


              will create a new Flex file  jmsfx.flx  consisting  of  ant.wav,
              bee.wav, andcat.wav.

       expack -l text.flx
              Lists the number and lenghts of files contained in text.flx.


       The "Add" command (-a) does not work yet.


       This  manpage  was  written by Robert Bihlmeyer based on a text by Marc
       Winterrowd. It may be freely redistributed and modified under the terms
       of the GNU General Public License version 2 or higher.