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Manual Reference Pages  -  JZIP (1)

NAME

jzip - execute Infocom v1-5 and Inform v1-8 game files

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Requirements
Installation
Editing
Options
Environment
Credits
Bugs
Todo
Availability
Files
Related Usenet Newsgroups

SYNOPSIS

jzip [ options ] z-file-name

DESCRIPTION

jzip invokes the Z-code Interpreter.

See the Makefile contained in the source distribution to compile jzip. Machine specific options are listed at the beginning.

REQUIREMENTS

jzip will run under most (if not all) flavors of Unix, including AIX, Solaris, SunOS, HP/UX, Linux, Free/NetBSD, IRIX, NeXT Mach, DEC OSF/1, and others.

INSTALLATION

To install jzip, edit the Makefile with the options appropriate for your system, then issue the command make.

It is probably a good idea to install the jzip executable in /usr/local/bin, and the man page in /usr/local/man/man1.

EDITING

John Menichelli(menichel@pixi.com) has graced us with editing code. JZip now supports arrowkey editing in UNIX.
Up/Down
  selects the previous / next command in history
Left/Right
  moves the cursor over the line.
Backspace
  deletes
Typing inserts under the cursor

OPTIONS

-l n lines in display
-c n columns in display
-r n text right margin (default = 0)
-t n text top margin (default = 0)
-v display version information

ENVIRONMENT

jzip looks for the environment variable INFOCOM_PATH and will use the path found there to look for the story file specified on the command line if the story file cannot be found in the current directory. Set INFOCOM_PATH with setenv.

CREDITS

jzip is written and maintained by John Holder (jholder@nmsu.edu), based on the ZIP v2.0 sources by Mark Howell and Olaf ’Olsen’ Barthel.

Mark Phillips and Andrew S. Benham contributed portability and bug fixes of various sorts. This manpage was originally written by Michael S. Phillips.

BUGS

Control characters are still passed to the interpreter (for now).

TODO

Keystrokes to handle editing/reptition of previous commands

DJGPP compiles for DOS. (Note: There is a DOS version, just not a DJGPP DOS version.)

Handling of CTRL characters under Unix

AVAILABILITY

The most recent version of jzip can be ftp’ed from ftp.gmd.de, in the /if-archive/infocom/interpreters/zip/ directory.

FILES

/usr/games/jzip
  The Z-Code Interpreter Program
/usr/games/zfiles
  Recommended location for Zcode files

RELATED USENET NEWSGROUPS

Interactive Fiction (IF) authors should check out rec.arts.int-fiction, and IF players should check out rec.games.int-fiction.

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