Manual Reference Pages - PAK (1)
pak - The QuakeForge Packfile Tool
pak <command> [options] ARCHIVE FILE...
pak is a utility for managing pack (*.pak) archives. The format used is
compatible with Quake and Quake II. Pak archives are a convenient way to store
groups of related files. Some engines allow pak archives to be compressed
pak accepts the following arguments as a command. Only one command may be
used at a time.
-c, --create |
Create an archive. Overwrites any contents the archive may have had.
-t, --test ||
Test an archive for valid formatting.
-x, --extract |
Extract an archive. Overwrites any files in the current directory with the same
names as those inside the archive.
-h, --help ||
Show summary of options.
-V, --version |
Show the version of pak.
pak takes the following arguments as options.
-f, --file ARCHIVE |
Use ARCHIVE as the archive filename, instead of the first non-option argument.
This option is provided for compatibility with older versions of pak.
-p, --pad ||
Can be useful when creating an archive. File space is padded to a 4-byte
boundary, assisting in the speed of loading files from the archive. The file
data itself is not changed.
-q, --quiet |
Inhibit some of paks normal output.
-v, --verbose |
Display more output than usual.
pak returns a zero exit status when it has completed a command
successfully (without error). Otherwise, it returns a non-zero exit status.
The program does not currently handle compression or decompression. This
is planned for a future version.
The program does not currently handle extraction of individual files inside an
archive. This is planned for a future version.
The program cannot modify an archive once it has been created.
Bill Currie (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote most of the program.
Jeff Teunissen (email@example.com) wrote the command-line interface and the
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