-rw-r--r-- 1 lex lex 51712 2008-12-24 10:37 zip -rw-r--r-- 1 lex lex 38 2008-12-24 10:45 zip-md5.txtTo use this file on your VAX, first rename it to 'ZIP.EXE' and then transfer it over. I haven't given it an 'EXE' extension for the download in case some foolish web browser attempts to execute it.
I did the following:
$ DEFINE DCL$PATH SYS$SYSTEM,DUA1:[LEX.ZIP] $ SET DEFAULT [LEX.ZIP.DATA] $ ZIP LURKING.DATA;1In this example, my home directory is DUA1:[LEX] and the ZIP app is one subdir down, in [LEX.ZIP].
The DEFINE command resets the DCL search path so that it looks at DUA1:[LEX.ZIP] for commands.
'SET DEFAULT [LEX.ZIP.DATA]' goes to subdirectory 'DATA' of the 'ZIP' directory. This is where I keep my Infocom data files.
'ZIP LURKING.DATA;1' starts ZIP with 'LURKING.DATA;1' as a parameter. You probably could just do 'ZIP LURKING.DATA' - no need for the version specifier.
Important: please rename 'frotz' to 'frotz.exe'. I have renamed this so that certain silly browsers don't attempt to run it. GNOME Web Browser (Epiphany) is one browser that identifies an EXE file as an 'MSDOS binary', just based on the file extension.
lex@desree:Frotz$ ll -rw-r--r-- 1 lex lex 95232 2012-09-22 00:24 frotz VAX binary executable -rw-r--r-- 1 lex lex 7005 2012-09-22 00:27 makefile A slightly-edited makefile -rw-r--r-- 1 lex lex 6981 2012-09-22 00:26 makefile.orig The original makefile