102. The Usenet Warez FAQ
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                    The Usenet Warez FAQ

        Welcome to and the other
        warez-related groups. ABWI is the world's largest
        software evaluation library and is dedicated to the
        preservation of warez for EVERYONE. In the interest of
        education, the Warez (pronounced "wares") Community
        is bringing you these Frequently Asked Questions and
        guidelines for acceptable conduct. We wish to recognize
        the contributions of the Inner Circle to this document.
        Q: Why should I read this lengthy FAQ?

        A: Because the warez groups are much more complicated
        than most other newsgroups. Therefore, there are more
        procedures to know and guidelines to observe. This FAQ
        is your guide to survival in Usenet Warez.

        Q: Isn't distribution of copyrighted software illegal?

        A:  If you want legal advice on this subject, you will
        have to get it on your own as it is beyond the scope of
        this document.

                  General Procedures

          Q: What is Rule #1?

        A: Lurk, watch, read the FAQ and learn before
        jumping in. If you are new here, this will require a
        certain amount of restraint. Just relax, sit back, and pay
        attention. The guidelines are for the benefit of all. Most
        of all, you MUST learn to be patient. Warez are NOT
        available on demand.

          Q: What is rule #2?

        A: Get a well-connected server. Not only will this
        benefit you (because you will be able to get complete
        posts), but it will also benefit the group as a whole
        (since you will have fewer repost requests). How good is
        your present server? If you are missing more than 10%
        or so of the parts of multi-part messages, not good.
        Local ISPs have notoriously bad servers. You have two
        upgrade paths: (1) Get a new ISP with a well-connected
        news server. (2) Get an additional stand-alone
        subscription to another news server. Whatever you have
        to do or spend will be well worth it in the end. But still,
        be patient.

        (1) Mindspring  AT&T WorldNet  (2) Altopia/Altnet
        Newscene  SuperZippo  Supernews

        Q: What is rule #3

        A: BE PATIENT! The point is that, if you don't follow the
        FAQ, no one has to be patient with you.

        Q: What is the proper way to post?

        A: See Appendix A for posting techniques. Do not
        experiment in the binary groups. Test post in alt.test or
        alt.binaries.test. Violators of posting techniques, or
        those who disregard the preferred conventions, generally
        get flamed.

        Q: I've been flamed. What do I do about it?

        A: Learn from your mistake. And don't take it
        personally. Shooting off your mouth only compounds
        your error and illustrates in clear detail how lame you
        really are instead of merely inexperienced. This is a
        rough and busy neighborhood, don't expect to have your
        hand held.

        Q: What might I post in ABWI?

        A: Reasonably current releases of IBM-PC compatible
        commercial software applications- NO games! Older
        commercial software applications (and even games too)
        can safely be posted to
        (see Appendix B for more warez news groups).

        Q: Can I start posting as soon as I read this FAQ and
        learn how my newsreader works?

        A: Well you CAN, but you should probably ease into it.
        Most people, when they begin, do not have a great deal
        of stuff to post. Perhaps the best thing to do is respond
        to requests (REQ) from others if you have managed to
        get pieces they have missed. If you have not been here
        very long, even if you have something fairly new, you
        wouldn't know that it was just posted two weeks ago.
        The release version of Office97 was posted here almost
        a month before it was in the stores. The idea is not to
        show everyone how much you can post, but to post
        useful things. With technology being what it is, many
        newcomers have ISDN or cable modems (some even
        have access to T1s or better) and can literally flood the
        groups with posts. All this does is decrease the amount
        of time the posts stay on the servers, so fewer people
        get them and more repost requests are generated. If
        you have a high-speed connection be conscious of the
        fact that most people here do not, and shorter expire
        times get everyone agitated. Start SLOWLY. If you are
        not sure it will be welcomed, wait awhile. We know that
        many are anxious to contribute, to pay back the group
        for what they have been able to get. But another post of
        the current Norton Utilities or Cleansweep will not really
        help. They already get posted a couple of times a week.
        If you are patient, you will eventually see everything you
        wanted and more. And you will learn what is needed and
        what is not. And NEVER post for the first time without
        first posting to a test group to ensure that your settings
        are adjusted correctly. If you screw up, you will be
        flamed, and rightfully so for wasting so much bandwidth
        with a useless binary. Even most long-time regular
        contributors post to a test group first whenever they
        upgrade their newsreader.

        Q: Should I post shareware or freeware?

        A: NO. Shareware posting is inappropriate, unless the
        version you have is cracked or otherwise unavailable to
        the general public (instead just post a link to the
        shareware site).

        Q: Should I post games?

        A: NO. Games should be posted in
        (or a similar group ?see Appendix B ). Requests for
        games should also be made there. If the game is unique
        or of special interest, just post a simple message with a
        subject line such as: "Attn all - New Game X posted in"

        Q: Should I post cracks or serial numbers?

        A: NO. These should be posted in alt.binaries.cracks (or
        a similar group ?see Appendix B ). Requests for cracks
        should also be made there. Check out the Crack FAQ.

        Q: How long should I wait to post a repost request?

        A: DAYS, not hours. Anything LESS than a MINIMUM of
        5 days will be ignored or flamed by most experienced
        posters. No one owes you anything! The random nature
        of NNTP propagation means that parts of messages may
        come in days later. Posting requested files before they
        have a chance to expire from servers only places
        redundant files on the servers and drives up expiry
        rates. Be patient (also see Rules#1, 2 & 3). Further, if
        you have a weak news server, don't ask! Go get a new
        server instead (see Rule#2).

        Q: If I only have parts of a program, should I post
        what I have with a request for the rest?

        A: NO! Do this and and you will have your head handed
        to you on a platter! This is known as a HWIH post
        (Here's What I Have - fill in the rest). Do not post
        partials except to fill a specific request for those pieces.
        To do otherwise will simply result in more people
        missing the same pieces you are, and that generates
        more requests. But even more than that it is an
        egregious waste of valuable bandwidth which clogs up
        the group with worthless binaries that contribute to
        pushing complete programs off the servers and
        shortening expire times for everyone including you. If
        you are missing pieces of a program, simply request the
        parts you are missing. HWIH posts are THE supreme
        irritant for almost everyone in the groups and is an
        excellent way to be completely ignored by everyone
        (after they're done roasting you) who can help you.

        Q: Can I ask for installation help?

        A: First read any information files contained in the
        program zips. These are generally .nfo (info) files, but
        may be .txt or .doc. There may also be useful
        information in the 0/ file. If it won't run, read the
        information files again (RTFM). If it still won't run, ask
        your question. Most of the readers are willing to offer
        help and advice on installation or any other relevant
        topic. Be aware that some groups on usenet have
        companion groups for discussion. These normally have
        the same name as the main group with an additional
        ".d" at the end, or the word "discussion" in the group
        name. If such a group exists it is appropriate to ask your
        questions in that group, rather than the main one.

        Q: What are .nfo files and how do I open them?

        A: .nfo files contain related info about the program, such
        as install instructions or serial numbers, as well as
        information on the release groups and couriers who so
        graciously distribute the warez; people with access to
        0-day (newly-released) warez ftp sites then post it to
        Usenet. These files can be viewed with notepad,
        quickview or any text editor. Inside a zip, they can also
        be viewed with WinZip's Internal ASCII Text Viewer.
        Always check file_id.diz for info as well. For easy
        viewing, create an association with notepad for .diz and
        .nfo files. It is considered a courtesy to leave these files
        intact if you plan on posting the archives.

        Q: Should I worry about being embarrassed for
        asking a newbie question?

        A: No. So long as you have read this FAQ and done your 
        best to RTFM, most folks are willing to answer
        questions not covered here or in your PC and newsreader
        help files. Everyone here was a newbie once. If you
        receive a facetious answer, ignore it. Most regulars in
        these groups are genuinely interested in helping others.
        Not every answer can be put into a FAQ, only the most
        frequently asked questions are intended to be here.
        However, if you fail to read your newsreader
        documentation or this FAQ carefully, and you ask a
        question answered in those places, you will get heated
        responses. RTFM!!!

        Q: Should I respond to a "Warez FTP site" message?

        A: No. Most are trolls designed to entice you in. By
        responding with your "me too," you expose yourself to
        the warez world as a total moron. At best you will begin
        receiving commercial e-mail (junk mail), at worst you
        may be subjected to harassment, mail bombing, or
        worse. You should never post your personal e-mail
        address anyway. You may be wondering, "But can ALL of
        these people replying be wrong?" A: YES! Just check
        this out!

        Q: Should I respond to a message offering to send me
        anything via e-mail?

        A: No. See the above question. Don't be foolish. Follow
        the link for hoax information.

        Q: Should I request that someone e-mail files to me?

        A: NO. Think about this one for a minute. Is your
        e-mailbox even large enough to hold the program? If
        not, it will be returned to the sender, taking him just as
        long to get it back from you as he did to send it. Why
        should anyone do this anyway? It would be much better
        for them to post it in the group, where everyone can
        enjoy it. It is considered foolish and marks you as a
        lamer even to ASK for files by e-mail.

        Q: How do I decompress .zip files?

        A: Get WinZip. The file you will get is a self-extracting
        archive. Setup is a snap. After downloading a .zip file,
        just double-click on it. Easy. Get Pkzip for DOS Some
        people prefer to work with the DOS version. If you take
        the time to learn it, it can be more flexible.

        Q: How do I decompress these .arj and .a01, .a02,
        etc. files?

        A: Get Arj.exe. ARJ is not as easy to use as WinZip,
        but is much more powerful. ARJ is typically used to split
        a large file into smaller, more postable pieces. Don't
        use WinARJ, use plain old DOS ARJ (widely available;
        follow the link at the beginning of this answer). Open a
        DOS box in the directory where the .arj files are located
        (MS Powertoys Command Prompt Here is great for this
        under Win95).

        Q: How do I decompress these .001, .002, .003, etc.

        A: That depends. They could be either ARJ files (see
        above), RAR files (see below) or even JAR files (see
        below). Try ARJ first. If they don't decode, then try RAR.
        Some posters will tell you which format in the .nfo files
        or the 0/ file of the post.

        Q: How do I decode these .rar, .r01, .r02, etc. files?

        A: Get RAR (or more specifically, its companion
        program, unrar) or WinRAR. The procedure and
        commands are much the same as for ARJs. An example
        might be: [unrar x -v -y msoffice.rar d:\temp]. if there
        is no .rar file, use the lowest numbered extension. Also,
        remember that unrar.exe must be in your PATH or
        present in the directory.

        Q: How do I decode these Jar32 or Jar16 archive

        A: Get JAR32 or JAR16. This is a relatively new
        archiving tool by the same author as ARJ. It is NOT in
        general use in the groups as of this writing, but it
        appears to have good compression and will preserve
        long file names.

        Q: Why would someone zip an .arj file?

        A: Three reasons are usually given: (1) it allows the
        poster to enclose information files in the zip, (2) it is
        rumored that zips transmit more reliably than .arjs, and
        (3) damaged zips can sometimes be repaired (see
        Appendix C). Of these, #1 is probably the most

        Q: How do I unzip more than one zip file at a time?

        A: Get Pkzip for DOS. An example might be: [pkunzip -o
        -d *.zip d:\temp]. The [-o] switch ("oh" not "zero")
        overwrites previously existing files such as duplicate
        file_id.diz and .nfos. The [-d] switch restores/creates
        directory structure stored in the .ZIP file. Remember that
        pkunzip.exe must be in your PATH or present in the

        Q: I can't read the entire subject line. What should I

        A: There are several ways to solve this problem if you
        are using Agent. First, make sure that Agent is
        displaying the headers as a full screen, not the
        multi-pane default view (just click on the maximize
        window icon). Second, reduce the size of the browser
        font [options | display preferences]. Third, make sure
        that the browser font is not bold. Finally, if you still
        can't read the entire subject line, just click the
        send-follow-up-message icon. You can read the entire
        line and scroll if necessary. Then, just click the close
        window box. If you are using another newsreader, refer
        to its documentation. And don't be part of the problem
        when you post. Try to keep your headers under 55

        Q: I can't get a complete message in one group. Can I
        join sections of the same message from two different

        A: Usually. If using Agent, try this: Create a new folder
        under "Groups." Call the new folder "temp," "scratch," or
        anything you'd like. Use the "Manage Folder Menus"
        option to bring this new folder into the list that appears
        when you right click on a header. Then, simply retrieve
        the headers (simple retrieve, not launch or save
        attachments) from the different groups, right click on
        them after you have retrieved them, and send them to
        your "WORK" folder. You then can select them, right
        click, and select "manually decode attachments" to put
        them in the proper order. Note- this only works if they
        are in the same message or, frequently, a repost of the
        message BY THE SAME POSTER. If he/she has not
        changed the line length of the attachment section, it will
        generally work.

        Q: What are all these meaningless combinations of
        letters I see in the articles?

        A: They are a form of Internet Shorthand. Some common
        ones are: TIA ?thanks in advance. Plz ?please, Thx ?
        thanks, <g> - grin, <BG> - big grin, <BFG> - big
        fucking grin, RTFM ?Read The Fucking Manual, FOAD
        ?Fuck Off And Die, ESAD - Eat Shit And Die, WTMKF ?
        Welcome To My Kill File, PLONK! ?Person Leaving Our
        Newsgroup: Killfiled (you have been kill filed), PITA -
        Pain In The Ass, KUTGW ?Keep Up The Good Work,
        BTW ?By The Way, IMHO ?In My Humble Opinion,
        LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off, ROTFLMAO - Rolling On
        The Floor Laughing My Ass Off, [snip] ?portions of the
        original message to which I'm replying, and which are
        unrelated to my reply, have been deleted.

        For some of the more common acronyms you might see,
        check this out.


        Q: What is the proper way to request?

        A: ONCE per day, per newsgroup. Multiple requests
        (i.e. one right after the other- sometimes called a
        "billboard" or "vertical spam") are rude and will be
        ignored or flamed by the most experienced readers. This
        is very important! In extreme cases you may be added
        to their kill filter which screens out all future messages
        from you. As far as they are concerned you will simply
        disappear. This is unfortunate as they are the ones most
        likely to be able to provide the stuff you need. The
        generally accepted format is "REQ: Program X version
        #.# disk #, [archive name]"

        Q: Should I signify how desperate/urgently/badly I
        want a program?

        A: No. "Norton Utilities needed urgently" will totally
        discredit you. No one dies from software deficiency. If
        you need it that badly, then go out and buy it. Similarly,
        requests that beg and plead or say "I will
        eat/stuff/screw (fill in the blank) for XX prog", are the
        mark of a lamer and are generally ignored or flamed.

        Q: iS it KewL tO Use fuNky TyPE or symbols in mY
        SubjECt liNES?

        A: Not even close to cool. It is difficult to read and
        widely regarded as immature. For an example of a
        particularly poor header, someone once blessed us with:
        [??턺 ;Ω衆 G? ?_]_ 3?\/[? ? Z??. You are
        much more likely to get a response using standard type.


        A: NO. It is the Internet equivalent of SHOUTING. Use
        it sparingly.

        Q: I have asked and asked, but no one has uploaded
        my REQ. What gives?

        A: It could be any one of several things. Perhaps no one
        has what you asked for. Perhaps, before you got smart
        enough to read and follow these guidelines, you pissed
        everybody off and they kill filtered you. Perhaps nobody
        feels like uploading anything right now. This is Usenet,
        not real life. There is no "refund desk" or complaint
        department. Nobody owes you anything, and you don't
        owe them. If this fact is too hard for you, find another
        hobby. We really don't want to hear it.

        Q: The Internet is a total anarchy, right? So is it okay
        to use racial slurs and other patently offensive

        A: NO. This group is devoted to software. Not race,
        politics, religion, sexual preferences, etc. Just software.
        Period. End of discussion. Subject closed. Take it
        somewhere else.

        Q: Is Intel better than Cyrix? Is the PC better than
        the Mac?

        A: We don't care here. Take it somewhere else. And
        please don't cross post this kind of stuff to warez

        Q: Will I get a better response if I cross-post my REQ
        to all of the warez groups and crack groups?

        A: NO. Experienced usenet readers do not like excessive
        cross-posts (ECP) and such posts can be detected by
        some of the cancelbots, so they will be eliminated and
        not reach any audience at all. There are always
        exceptions, but generally, if you MUST cross-post, try
        not to post to more than three groups at a time. ECP
        will subject you to flaming and land you in kill files.

        Q: Do I have to follow all of these rules?

        A: NO. No one owns the Internet and no rules are
        mandatory. However, newsgroups are based on voluntary
        association. If you don't like the folks here, simply
        leave. If they don't like you, you will be ignored. If,
        however, you are an intelligent and reasonable person
        who wants to make the most out of the time spent here,
        you would be well advised to stay within the yellow
        lines. And by all means, BE PATIENT! (see Rule#1)

                This FAQ has been compiled by readers of and its companion discussion
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  --- PART II --- APPENDICES ---


                The Usenet Warez FAQ

                            Appendix A
                        POSTING TECHNIQUES

        1) Get a suitable newsreader. Although some prefer
        Anawave Gravity or WinVN, the overwhelming majority
        of the folks around here use Agent. Get it. Learn it.
        Read the help files. 
        Free Agent is a freeware off-line newsreader. It offers
        limited send e-mail capability, but does not receive
        e-mail. Agent is the commercial version of Free Agent
        and contains many new features, including POP3 or SMTP
        e-mail reception, address books, kill/watch lists, URL
        launching, and cross-post management. Some of the
        more popular newsreaders are: 
        Agent (Also see the unofficial  Agent FAQ  and  Agent
        Modified FAQ and official  Forte Agent FAQ )

        Anawave Gravity 


        2) Setting up Agent: Go to [Options | User and System
        Profile | User] and fill in ALL the fields. Don't leave any
        fields blank since friendly servers will put some default
        info in them. Additionally, many servers will not allow
        posting unless there is data in all fields. *뭩 work fine
        for most, but some servers require something in the
        format of [blahblah@blah.blah] in the e-mail address

        3) Set your newsreader to post in 10,000 to 15,000
        line messages. This is crucial! Any larger messages may
        be refused by your server, or a gateway along the route,
        any smaller messages just clutter screens. In Agent, go
        to [Group | Default Properties | Send Files]. Make sure
        that "send large messages as multiple messages is
        checked." Set the number of bytes per section to
        somewhere between 630000 and 945000. It is best to
        start higher and go lower only if required due to timing
        out when posting, but never go below 10,000 lines. 
        {Conditions of the Usenet sometimes create exceptions
        to this situation- read the group carefully and you will
        know when and why. At certain times a byte size of
        500,000 (7936 lines) maximum is recommended.}  If
        your server still refuses to cooperate, try changing these
        settings in your agent.ini file (in your Agent directory): 



        If your server still refuses to cooperate, get a better
        server (see Rule #2 )!

        4) Post in manageable pieces. The commonly accepted
        size is 3? floppy-sized pieces (for obvious reasons).
        DO NOT post in one big zip (OBZ) or attach multiple
        files to the same header (which is also an OBZ); this is
        universally despised by experienced readers and they
        will respond harshly for your waste of bandwidth with a
        useless binary. The reason behind this is simple: NNTP
        propagation is unreliable, especially on news servers
        that are not well connected. If someone gets 12 out of
        13 parts of an OBZ, it is nearly impossible to recreate.
        There is NO way for you to repost this single segment.
        On the other hand, if this same program were posted in,
        say, 5 "disks," it would be a simple matter for you (or
        someone else) to upload the missing "disk." 

        If you've got a program in disk-sized pieces or disks,
        post it that way! If all you have is a CD or OBZ, use ARJ
        to break it into manageable pieces (see Appendix C).

        5) Test post to test groups ONLY.  (e.g. alt.test,
        alt.binaries.test etc.) Do not test post to binary or
        discussion groups.

        6) Use a descriptive and complete subject header. A
        good header would include the disk number being
        posted, the total number of disks, and the program's
        name and version number. A good subject line might
        read: "FILE:[or REPOST:] Program Name v3.0.5 -01 of
        20- read 0/ file."  Another similar considerate idea is to
        first post a message with a brief description of the
        program, the .nfo file from the packager, or any other
        information that a downloader might find useful. If you
        want to shorten the number of disks, use 3\12 (i.e. the
        backslash). Using the forward slash can confuse some
        news readers into thinking it is part 3 of 12 for a single
        segment and cause difficulty when decoding. But
        remember, people with 14" monitors have to read this;
        try to keep your headers under 55 characters and

        7) Don't forget the serial #!  If one is required, and it
        is not in the .nfo file, it is best included in the first zip
        as "serial.txt."

        8) Include the version number in the subject line.

        9) Make sure that the program works. If you are new
        and are unfamiliar with other ways to evaluate an
        untested program, install and try it out first. You should
        be aware, however, that people posting "zero-day/0-day"
        warez seldom have the time to test these programs.
        They bring you newly-released software often before it
        even hits the shelves in stores. There are no guarantees
        in warez and it does not ALWAYS work as advertized. 
        With experience, the seasoned posters have found 
        methods of evaluation which save time but are NOT
        foolproof. Always read a poster's 0/file, it will often
        mention whether or not a program has been tested. If
        you don't like it, then don't download it.

        10) Scan the program for viruses. Even if you haven't
        installed the program yourself, someone else will and
        may infect their system. You then run the risk of
        catching that same virus from one of their infected
        uploads. (How much do you know about virii?)

        11) Don't rename the files. There may be several
        versions of the program floating around. For instance, and may actually be
        incompatible. Renaming either file to a third name can
        only make things worse.

        12) Wait a MINIMUM of five days before reposting
        ANY files for ANY reason. Increased participation in
        everything 'internet' has made traffic a big problem.
        When a program is posted you may see pieces of it
        almost at once, but some pieces MAY take different
        routes and not arrive for days. Most (though not all)
        servers expire binary posts in five days or less. If you
        repost part or all of the app for some people in less time
        than that, it will be a duplicate on most of the servers
        which will then expire posts more quickly to make room
        for it. As expire times shorten, repost REQs rise, so
        everyone just has to WAIT.

                              Appendix B
                          OTHER RESOURCES


        There are many other newsgroups involved in the warez
        scene. By looking at the groups that messages are cross
        posted to, you can get a good idea of where the action
        is. There are also some documents that you should have
        read as soon as you came to the Usenet. 

                Some General Usenet Information;  Omit this
        material from your education at your peril. 

                  THE USENET FAQ
                  THE USENET POSTING FAQ
                  A PRIMER ON HOW TO WORK WITH THE
                  USENET COMMUNITY

            Other Usenet Groups related to warez, games, and

         (the "d" signifies a
                  discussion group- even though the word
                  "binaries" is there)
          (This is the binary
                  group for which the preceding one is the
                  discussion group)

              Encrypted Groups:

                  alt.ipl.discussion (start here)

        These groups require a solid working knowledge of PGP
        encryption. If you haven't yet mastered both Usenet and
        PGP, just forget it for awhile. Don't even attempt to post
        there without first learning the ropes! Lurk in
        alt.ipl.discussion and ask your questions there if you
        are interested. There are several who will be more than
        happy to help you out, and they will point you to their


        Do a Web search (AltaVista is highly recommended)
        using keywords such as: warez, cracks, crackz, serial
        numbers, serials, serialz. There is a staggering variety of
        information out there.


        The best way to get reliable FTP information is to visit
        the warez channels in IRC. If someone posts an FTP site
        in the newsgroups, it is highly unlikely that it will be
        profitable to even try to connect. There are at least
        three reasons for this: (1) by the time the Usenet
        message gets to your server, the site is cold, (2) if the
        site is not cold, it will be jammed with hundreds of
        warez hounds, and (3) they are often bait for the
        ignorant. Don't waste your time.


        This is a complex subject that will require time and
        patience to master. The following links contain excellent
        information as well as additional links. 

        The best combined resource for PGP and Nym
        creation from Thanatopsis (A truly great resource.) 

        Beginners' Guide to PGP and Internet Privacy  (Just
        what it says.) 

        The MIT distribution site for PGP  (You can obtain PGP
        here if you are a U.S. or Canadian citizen. It is free. 
        Current U.S. law prohibits distribution to other

        PGP & Remailers made simple  (An excellent starting
        point for beginners.) 

        MIT Public Key Server  (You can find someone's PGP
        Public key on a key server. All key servers exchange
        information daily.)

                              Appendix C
                          ARCHIVE PROCEDURES

        WinZIP, WinRAR, ARJ v. 2.60 (released 10/97), and
        Jar32 will handle long file names; PKZIP and previous
        versions of ARJ will NOT. 
          Pkzip for
                                      ARJ 2.60 for
            RAR for
            DOS &
                        for DOS and
                                      ARJ User's

        The basic ARJ Command Line:

        Use the following command syntax to decompress: [arj x
        -v -y filename.### (optional: destination path]. The [x]
        command tells ARJ that you are extracting with paths
        included, the [-v] switch tells ARJ that your are working
        with a multiple-volume archive, and the [-y] switch tells
        ARJ not to prompt you for confirmation of each
        extraction. The ### extension represents the lowest
        numbered extension of the ARJ archives, which may be
        in the form of .a01, .a02, etc. or .001, .002, etc. If there
        is a file present with an .arj extension, you do not have
        to specify an extension (the .arj file is the first in the
        archive by default). An example of this might be: [arj x
        -v -y msoffice.a01 d:\temp], which would recreate the
        Office archive in your d:\temp directory. 

        Note that arj.exe (and other DOS archive utilities you
        use) must either be in your PATH (specified in your
        autoexec.bat) or must be present in the same directory
        where you are running it. If you don't have an
        autoexec.bat at all, just copy arj.exe into the directory
        with the .arj archive files or copy it into c:\windows or
        c:\windows\command (which are in Win95뭩 default

          Testing Archives: 

        It's a good idea to test ALL compressed files as you
        download them to check for CRC errors. From a DOS box,
        issue the command [pkunzip -t *.zip] or [arj t *.a??]. Be
        aware that if you are in the process of downloading a file
        into that directory then the incomplete file will give you
        an error message. 

        If you have a damaged zip file, try the procedures below.
        If that doesn't work, you must obviously get another
        copy. First try to download another copy to see if you
        simply had a transmission error during the last
        download. If the new copy is still corrupted, wait at
        least 5 days before requesting a repost.
        Damaged Archives and CRC Errors: 

        The reason it's a good idea to zip an ARJ file is because
        Pkzip comes with a utility called Pkzipfix, which will help
        to reconstruct a damaged zip file under SOME
        ARJ has no such utility. If you test an ARJ file with the
        command [arj t filename.arj] and it comes back with a
        CRC error, it cannot be repaired. 

        On the other hand, if you test a zip file with the
        command [pkunzip -t] and it reports errors,
        you have a 50-50 chance that you can fix it with the
        command [Pkzipfix]. This procedure will
        create a new file called 

        Now you test this file with the command [pkunzip -t
        pkfixed]. If it comes back with no errors, you give the
        command [copy /y] to rename it
        back to the original filename. You may now erase 
        This is considerable effort to salvage just one file, but if
        you've been searching for months for that last disk in a
        50 disk set and you've finally found it and its got CRC
        errors, the effort is well worth it. 

        Alternate Procedure for Damaged Archives: 

        Some CRC errors are the result of the way Agent
        decodes the file. If the original arj file isn't damaged,
        some CRC errors can be resolved by doing the

        In Agent, split the message into separate sections.
        Retrieve the first part of the message, and save it as a
        Unix text file with an extension of *.001. Next, retrieve
        the remaining sections (in order), and when saving,
        check the "Append to existing file" box, and save it to
        the .001 file. 

        Now run the *.001 file through Wincode 2.6 or higher
        (freeware), and it should yield a workable file. Test it to
        be sure. For more information on using UUDECODE to
        save binary file attachments also see UUDECODE
        Creating a Postable Archive from One Big Zip (or any

        ARJ is used to split large files into manageable pieces.
        ARJ can archive an entire directory into floppy-sized
        archive files called volumes. When the user on the other
        end unarj뭩 your volumes the original files are recreated
        with the directory structure intact. 
        If you issue the command [arj a -r -v1440 -y
        c:\temp\filename d:\dirofprogram\*.*], ARJ will compress
        all the files and sub directories into floppy sized pieces
        and name them filename.arj, filename.a01,
        filename.a02, etc. until the whole thing is compressed
        into volumes. 

        To unarj it all you need to do is issue the command [arj
        x -v -y filename c:\]. ARJ will decompress all files and
        sub directories in the original order on your hard drive.
        You may now run the setup program. 

        If you ever need a quick refresher of the commands just
        type [arj] to view a list of frequently used commands
        and switches or [arj -?] to view an exhaustive list of
        every command and switches. A good reference site for
        ARJ operations is John Poz's Unofficial ARJ Help File.
                  This FAQ has been compiled by readers of and its companion discussion
                        Revision 2.1.1  11/22/97 

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