expack - manipulate Flex files
expack -a FLEXFILE FILE
expack -c FLEXFILE FILE
expack -x FLEXFILE
expack -i MANIFEST
expack -l FLEXFILE
is a command-line utility that lets you extract and create Flex
files. Flex files are archives (which means that they act as containers for
other files, somewhat like directories) used by Ultima 7
to store most
of its data. Note that the names of the original files are not stored in the
Flex — files are only retrievable by their index.
- -a Add
- --NOT IMPLEMENTED YET. FUTURE ENHANCEMENT-- This command adds one or more
FILEs to the end of FLEXFILE.
- -c Create
- This command takes one or more FILEs and bundles them into
FLEXFILE, overwriting it in the process.
- -x Extract
- Lets you extract the files contained within FLEXFILE. If
INDEX is given only the file at this position will be unpacked,
otherwise all files are extracted. The created files will be named
- -i Input
- Similar to "Create", this command creates FLEXFILE from a
number of input files. However, "Input" takes the names of the
input files from MANIFEST instead of the command line.
MANIFEST must be a list of file names, one per line. The first name
is that of the Flex file that is to be created, the rest are the input
files used in building it.
- -l List
- This command lists the contents of a FLEXFILE. It gives you the
number of files contained within the Flex file, as well as the length of
- expack -a animals.flx bee.wav
- Adds bee.wav to the Flex file animals.flx.
- expack -a animals.flx hamster.wav snake.wav donkey.wav
- Adds hamster.wav, snake.wav, and donkey.wav to the
Flex file animals.flx.
- expack -c animals.flx duck.wav cat.wav cow.wav dog.wav
- Creates a new Flex file animals.flx containing duck.wav,
cat.wav, cow.wav, and dog.wav.
- expack -x text.flx 17
- Extracts the file at position
- expack -x text.flx
- Extracts all files from text.flx into files named 0.u7o,
1.u7o, 2.u7o, etc.
- expack -i wavlist
- With wavlist reading:
will create a new Flex file jmsfx.flx consisting of ant.wav,
- expack -l text.flx
- Lists the number and lenghts of files contained in text.flx.
The "Add" command (-a
) does not work yet.
This manpage was written by Robert Bihlmeyer based on a text by Marc Winterrowd.
It may be freely redistributed and modified under the terms of the GNU General
Public License version 2 or higher.