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NAME
       stuff - create archives and encode files


SYNOPSIS
       stuff [ POSIX or GNU style options ] [ file(1,n)/directory ...  ]


       where  file(1,n)/directory  ...   is one or more parameters listing files or
       directories to compress or encode.


DESCRIPTION
       stuff is an application that creates archives and encoded files in(1,8) mul-
       tiple compressed and encoded formats. It is a command-line utility that
       uses the StuffIt Engine shared library.


       stuff takes a list of files and directories on  its  command  line  and
       compresses them into an archive or encodes them.


       stuff  can  currently  compress files into StuffIt, zip, UNIX compress,
       PrivateFile archive formats and encode files into uuencode(1,5), BinHex  and
       MacBinary formats.


OPTIONS
       Command-line  options are distinguished from arguments (file(1,n) and direc-
       tory names) by one or two dashes.  Short  (one-character)  options  are
       preceded  by  one  dash, long (multi-character) options are preceded by
       two dashes. Some options have only short or  a  long  form;  some  have
       both. Options are listed in(1,8) alphabetical order.


       -e=[option] --eol=[option]
              Selects  one  of the following text type options, represented by
              [option]: native, win, windows, crlf, unix, lf, mac,  macintosh,
              cr.  Default: native.


       -f=[format] --format=[format]
              Determines which archive format is created: format is the format
              of the new archive: one of StuffIt, StuffIt5, Zip, UnixCompress,
              Uuencode, BinHex, MacBinary, StuffItSegment, PrivateFile.

              Determines  what archive format is created: format is the format
              of the new archive: one of sit, sit5, cpt, zip, arc,  arj,  lha(1,n),
              ha,  rar,  gz,  compress,  sco,  pack(3,n,n pack-old), compact, freeze, uu, hqx,
              btoa, mime, tar, bin, sitseg, or pf. Not all listed formats  are
              supported; to determine which ones are, use --formats.  Default:
              sit5.


       --formats
              Shows archive formats supported by stuff and the StuffIt Engine.


       -l=[level] --level=[level]
              Assigns  the archive compression level. Valid compression levels
              are 0, 13, and 15 for sit5 archives, and 0 through 9 for zip ar-
              chives. Default: [automatic].


       -n=[file(1,n)] --name=[file(1,n)]
              Sets  the  name  of  the archive to be created.  Default: [auto-
              matic].


       -p=[password] --password=[password]
              Sets the password to be used in(1,8) the operation.  Default: none.


       -q --quiet
              Suppresses  all  messages  normally  printed  during  operation.
              Default: [no].


       -v --version
              Shows  stuff  and  StuffIt  Engine version(1,3,5) information. Default:
              [no].


EXAMPLES
       stuff file(1,n)
              Creates a StuffIt5 archive from a file(1,n) named(5,8) file.


       stuff -f=Zip file(1,n)
              Creates a Zip archive from a file(1,n) named(5,8) file.


       stuff --format=Zip --comp-level=9 file(1,n)
              Creates a Zip archive from a file(1,n) named(5,8) file(1,n), using the  maximum
              compression level (which is also the slowest to compress).


       stuff --name=newarchive.sit dir
              Creates a StuffIt5 archive named(5,8) newarchive.sit from a directory
              named(5,8) dir and everything it contains (files and  subdirectories,
              recursively).


       stuff --password=abcdef file1 file2
              Creates  an encrypted StuffIt5 archive from two files: file1 and
              file2.


       stuff --format=BinHex --eol=mac file1 file2
              Creates a BinHex encoded file(1,n) containing two  files:  file1  and
              file2,  concatenated.  The  BinHex file(1,n) is a Macintosh text file(1,n)
              (with CR-only end-of-lines).


SEE ALSO
       compress(1), gzip(1), zip(1)


DIAGNOSTICS
       Exit status is normally 0; if(3,n) an error(8,n) occurs, exit(3,n,1 builtins) status is 1 or 2.




Linux                    $Date: 2001/03/24 00:51:56 $                 STUFF(1)

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