Problem with PKZIP



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Problem with PKZIP

Postby jobateast » Wed May 16, 2012 11:15 am

I am just trying to zip a gdg generation file using pkzip and ndm it to a windows location; the user is getting an error message "Cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive"
I tried unzipping it using pkunzip and the unzip file was good; not sure why they are unable to open it
I am just a beginner to pkzip, can you please let me know where can I have PKZIP documentation?
also what do these below code do
-TEXT
-GZIP(Y)
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Re: Problem with PKZIP

Postby NicC » Wed May 16, 2012 11:39 am

As your organisation is using PKZIP it is presumably using a legal copy therefore documentation will be available somewhere in your organisation or they can get more - just ask around. If it is not legal copy no one can legally assist you.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: Problem with PKZIP

Postby jobateast » Wed May 16, 2012 5:38 pm

can you please let me know what does
-TEXT
-GZIP(Y)
does?
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Re: Problem with PKZIP

Postby BillyBoyo » Wed May 16, 2012 5:44 pm

A quick google got me an MVS manual. I'm not going to read it for you. "pkzip manual" and there it was, right at the top (for me, anyway).

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Re: Problem with PKZIP

Postby dick scherrer » Wed May 16, 2012 7:13 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum,

How was the file "sent"? A compressed file needs to be sent as "binary".
Hope this helps,
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Re: Problem with PKZIP

Postby jobateast » Wed May 16, 2012 7:49 pm

-ECHO
-INDD(UNZIPPED)
-ARCHOUTDD(ZIPPED)
-TEXT
-GZIP(Y)
this is how I sent. I didnt specify the data type as text or binary; I took this from an existing production sysin & used
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Re: Problem with PKZIP

Postby dick scherrer » Wed May 16, 2012 8:57 pm

Hello,

Suggest you look into -DATATYPE (iirc). I don't have the product / documentation at this client.
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Re: Problem with PKZIP

Postby Akatsukami » Wed May 16, 2012 9:11 pm

jobateast wrote:-ECHO
-INDD(UNZIPPED)
-ARCHOUTDD(ZIPPED)
-TEXT
-GZIP(Y)
this is how I sent. I didnt specify the data type as text or binary; I took this from an existing production sysin & used

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Re: Problem with PKZIP

Postby sensuixel » Wed May 30, 2012 1:41 pm

The -TEXT argument set the DATA TYPE you're processing at TEXT (ie the content of the archive stored in ASCII).

The -GZIP(Y) argument means you're about to create an archive in GZIP format.
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