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Manual Reference Pages  -  WAD (1)

NAME

wad - The QuakeForge Packfile Tool

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Commands
Options
Bugs
Authors

SYNOPSIS

wad <command> [options] ARCHIVE FILE...

DESCRIPTION

wad is a utility for managing pack (*.wad) archives. The format used is compatible with Quake and Quake II. wad archives are a convenient way to store groups of related files. Some engines allow wad archives to be compressed internally.

COMMANDS

wad 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 wad.

OPTIONS

wad 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 wad.
-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 wad’s normal output.
-v, --verbose
  Display more output than usual.

EXIT STATUS

wad returns a zero exit status when it has completed a command successfully (without error). Otherwise, it returns a non-zero exit status.

BUGS

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.

AUTHORS

Bill Currie (taniwha@quakeforge.net) wrote most of the program.

Jeff Teunissen (deek@quakeforge.net) wrote the command-line interface and the documentation.

SEE ALSO

quakeforge(1), qfcc(1)
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QuakeForge WAD (1) 9 Jan, 2004

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