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Old 09-12-2003, 08:05 AM   #1
luggw1
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PKZIP Tool


We are studying the rehost of a Win95/MS Access 97 application to Linux. In this application, we use a 3rd party DLL (Inner Media DynaZip) to generate files in PKZIP 2.04g format that are written to a DOS formatted floppy. The rehost would likely use GNAT as the development tool to develop the application, built over the MySQL database engine. Is anything available in Linux that would provide the same capabilities the the 3rd party DLL provides in the Windows environment? Does Linux offer the capability to format a DOS floppy? Can you tell I know very little about Linux?

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Old 09-12-2003, 09:24 AM   #2
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If you want to format a floppy with an MS-DOS filesystem, you will need to use two commands:
- fdformat will format the floppy.
- mformat adds a vfat filesystem.

For example:
Code:
fdformat /dev/fd0
mformat a:
Take a look at the MAN pages for more options on both commands.

As for Zip, you can use the zip and unzip commands.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 09:54 AM   #3
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See http://www.gzip.org/zlib/ for the library.

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