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Microsoft KB Archive/101157

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Proper Syntax for FOXUNPAK with FoxPro 2.5/2.5a for MS-DOS

ID: Q101157

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for MS-DOS, versions 2.5 and 2.50a


When you are distributing a FoxPro 2.5 or 2.5a for MS-DOS compact executable, you must send support libraries. These files are too large to fit on double-sided double-density disks. To address this limitation, FoxPro is shipped with FOXUNPAK.EXE to unpack the packed .ESL and .ESO files.

You can create a batch file to unpack these files automatically on to the destination drive. Care must be taken when issuing the FOXUNPACK command.

To unpack the FoxPro overlay file, use the following command syntax:

   a: FOXUNPAK -D<disk#> <any other switch><parameter> <filename to
   unpack> <destination drive:\directory>


Leaving any spaces between a switch and the parameter of the switch can cause FOXUNPAK to prompt the user for the appropriate disk. No matter what disk is placed in the drive, the user will continually be prompted for the appropriate disk.

The following command will reproduce the above problem because there is a space between "-P" and "Unpacking ESL":

   FOXUNPAK -D1 -P "Unpacking ESL" a:esl.pak C:\TEMP

Additional reference words: FoxDos 2.50 2.50a KBCategory: kbprg KBSubcategory:

Last Reviewed: April 17, 1995
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