Where can I find examples of PKZIP / SecureZIP for i5 / OS?
The Product Manual and the Security Administrators Guide both have examples. There are various sample CL programs in the QCLSRC file that is distributed with the products. See Appendix B in the User Guide for a list of the samples.
What is the most current version of your i5 / OS products?
The current version of PKZIP and Smartcrypt is V16.1.0A and the current version of SecureZIP for IBM i is v14. For recent SecureZIP features, take a look at Smartcrypt.
On what OS versions does PKZIP / SecureZIP for i5 / OS run?
The latest version of Smartcrypt / PKZIP for i5 / OS runs on V7.1 and higher. (Note: Support for V7.4 remains pending full quality assurance testing, but at this time no known issues exist with running on this OS.) The latest version of SecureZIP can run on V6.1 and higher.
Is PKZIP / SecureZIP for i5 / OS cross-platform compatible?
A ZIP archive can be transferred from one platform to another, and can be decompressed or modified by a copy of PKZIP or PKUNZIP which is running on that platform. The internal format of a ZIP archive is identical, no matter which platform compressed the files that it contains. To ensure compatibility, ZIP archives must be created by PKZIP 2.50 running on MS-DOS or PKZIP version 5 or higher on other platforms. If you wish to transfer data across platforms using any other version of PKZIP or SecureZIP, you should check with your supplier first to confirm that your versions of PKZIP / SecureZIP are compatible. Please also note that the PKZIP DCL products are not compatible with the PKZIP 2.50 for MS-DOS or PKZIP / SecureZIP version 8 products.
How can I obtain a copy of your products for i5 / OS?
You can download a fully functional copy of our i5 / OS products from our website: Smartcrypt for i5 / OS, SecureZIP for i5 / OS, PKZIP for i5 / OS. If you require installation media, please contact PKWARE at 1.937.847.2374 or email a Sales Contact.
How much do your i5 / OS products cost?
Please contact PKWARE at 1.937.847.2374 or contact our sales department with any questions pertaining to a machines processor classification and / or if you would like to receive a price quotation.
Where can I find fixes for PKZIP / SecureZIP for i5 / OS?
The current i5 / OS products updates can be found here.
How can I tell which version of PKZIP / SecureZIP for i5 / OS I am running?
Add SecureZIP to your library list and then enter the following command: CALL WHATOSV
Does PKZIP / SecureZIP for i5 / OS support Independent Auxiliary Storage Pools (iASP) processing?
Yes. PKWARE first introduced the support of iASP into PKZIP 8.1.0 in April of 2005.
Does PKZIP / SecureZIP for i5 / OS support archives greater than 4GB?
With the incorporation of ZIP64 technology, PKZIP Enterprise Edition v10 or higher and SecureZIP for i5 / OS v10 or higher offer an increased ZIP archive size, raised from 4 gigabytes (32-bit binary counter) to a theoretical limit of over 17 billion gigabytes (64-bit binary counter).
What is the archive capacity with the latest versions of PKZIP / SecureZIP for i5 / OS?
PKZIP Enterprise Edition v9 and SecureZIP for i5 / OS v10.x offer an increased ZIP archive capacity, raised from 65,535 to a theoretical limit of over 4 billion files.
Can I rename my PKZIP / SecureZIP library?
Yes, you can rename your library. First, you will need to remove all PKZIP / SecureZIP libraries from the library list. After doing this, go ahead and rename the object or the library. Please make sure that theres only one PKZIP / SecureZIP library in the library list, which should be the library you want to rename. After adding the new library to the library list, enter the following command: CALL PKZSETLIB newlibrary By entering this command, you associate all PKZIP / SecureZIP objects with the new library name.
How do I create a zip archive on the iSeries and send it to the PC?
Since the archive is created according to the ZIP APPNOTE specifications, the archive is cross-platform compatible. The archive file is a stream file and when transporting the archive it MUST be move in binary mode without any translations. One common method is to utilize the FTP services of the platforms, but if the archive file is in a sharable IFS folder, then the file may directly accessible from a mapped drive on Windows. If the files being compressed on the i / OS are text files and the date is stored on the i / OS in EBCDIC format the data should be compressed using the FILETYPE(*TEXT) so the EBCDIC data will translate to an ASCII format.
What type of files does PKZIP / SecureZIP for i5 / OS support?
Smartcrypt /PKZIP / SecureZIP only reads and writes directly to objects of type FILE, with attributes PF-SRC, PF-DTA, SAVF, SPLF, IFS Streamfiles (*STMF), and IFS directories (*DIR). Other objects such as logical files, *PGM, *MODULE, or *CMD may be compressed via a save file or by utilizing PKZIPs iPSRA (PKZIP Save Restore Application).
Is there a way to compress non-supported files without first putting them in a save file?
The i5 / OS PKWARE Save / Restore Application (iPSRA) feature enables Smartcrypt / PKZIP / SecureZIP to compress / encrypt iSeries save files directly to a file in an archive. The process produces a result similar to creating a save file first and then compressing and / or encrypting it into an archive, but the iPSRA feature economizes on time and disk space by skipping the intermediate step. For additional information regarding iPSRA functionality, please contact PKWARE Technical Support at 1.937.847.2687.
The default terminal mode for interactive PKZIP / SecureZIP processing doesnt terminate automatically it waits for me to hit ENTER. How can I change this?
The default for PKZIP MSGTYPE is *BOTH. This means that you will have to hit ENTER to end the terminal session. To change this, insert the parameter MSGTYPE(*SEND), and this will omit the terminal session prompting.
When I try to decompress a ZIP file created by PKZIP / SecureZIP using a JAVA Class ZIP utility, I get a Stack-Trace, and the program ends. Why?
This is not a failure of Smartcrypt / PKZIP / SecureZIP. In this scenario, all of PKWARE products on Windows, z / OS, i5 / OS, and UNIX / Linux (just as an example) will decompress this same file without a problem. There are only two possible resolutions to this issue: Create the archive in the IFS where it is a real stream file. When an archive is built in a QSYS file it may contain unused bytes at the end since it is a file with fixed record length. Ask the makers of the Java ZIP utility to add some tolerance to their ZIP utility like other ZIP developers have done. With both resolutions, the resulting output ZIP file will not have trailing characters. We are at the mercy of other file types within the DB File System if you opt to create the archive within QSYS.
Are the old PF38 file types supported in PKZIP / SecureZIP for i5 / OS?
Yes, the PF38 file type is supported in v5.6 and higher.
Does PKZIP have the ability to create self-extracting EXE / SFX archives on the iSeries?
PKZIP v10 or higher Enterprise Edition and SecureZIP v10 or higher have the ability to create self-extracting archives.Additionally, SecureZIP v10 or higher offers: large archive support on specified releases of AIX, HP / UX, LINUX, Sun Solaris or Windows; a GUI option for Windows desktop; and, self-extraction support for strongly encrypted archives. For licensing and distribution requirements, please contact your PKWARE account representative at 1.937.847.2374 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am not able to zip a file that resides on the IFS. I am getting a COULD NOT FIND A MATCH IN SEARCH PATH message...what am I doing wrong?
Either the IFS directory and file may be case sensitive or you might want to specify a forward slash before the QDLS (see the following): Archive Zip File name . . . . . / qdls / pkzfiles / test.zip List Include file or pattern . . / qdls / pkzfiles / testgl The forward slash indicates this is a folder in the IFS, so PKZIP knows it is not in the library.
Is the QDLS case sensitive?
How can I get the extraction to put the unzipped file to a specified library / object rather than the UNZIPPED object and drop the .TXT extension?
The command below includes the EXDIR and CVTTYPE parameters that you will need to specify to achieve your desired results: PKUNZIP ARCHIVE(PKZ / SSGLTB) TYPE(*EXTRACT) EXDIR(PKZ / TEMP1) CVTTYPE(*DROP) The SSGLTB.TXT file that was within the archive was extracted without the .TXT extension (CVTTYPE parm) and was placed in the library / object that was specified (EXDIR parm).
How do I unzip only one file from an archive with multiple files?
Use the FILES parameter in the UNZIP command and specify the exact file name that is stored in the archive. Use the TYPE(*VIEW) to display the file names that are stored in the archive.
How do I unzip from IFS into the iSeries and change the library and file name that is being created?
Use Drop Stored Path *NONE along with the EXDIR library / filename (member too if it applies). This will specify where you want to extract the data to. If you use Drop Stored Path *ALL it says to drop all but the member in EXDIR. PKZIP automatically creates the library and the file and the member. If the library / file / member is specified, the PC cannot use this. If the library / and the member are taken out and just the file name is left, PKZIP automatically creates the library and the file and the member. You can resolve this issue by adding STOREPATH(*NO).
Can PKZIP create a directory or path / folder when storing the archive in the IFS?
No, the directory and path / folder for the archive must already exist.
Can PKZIP / SecureZIP work with a .z file?
We currently do not support the compression and / or decompression of .z and TAR files on the iSeries platform.
Does PKZIP / SecureZIP support packed data or signed decimals in text mode?
If a data base file is being compressed in text mode and has packed data fields, the results are unpredictable for the fields that are packed. Some of the data may also represent internal control characters such as Line Feed, etc. PKZIP / SecureZIP does record processing and does not work in field mode. Also, if the database has signed decimal fields the result may also be unpredictable since the decimal sign byte is not represented correctly when translated to ASCII. But in this case if the data in these fields are not important, at least the bytes can be predictable for use in some application.
Are double-byte characters (DBC) and / or APW spool files supported?
Double-byte characters are not currently supported. APW spool files are also not supported because they are double-byte characters that is what makes it an APW spool file and not a regular spool file.
Whats your FTP site information so that I can FTP Job Logs to your site?
SITE: bigiron.pkware.com USER ID: ftp_support PASSWORD: PKW!PKW (Case Sensitive) After logging on to our FTP site, you will need to change your current directory to USUPPORT (CD USUPPORT). If you are transferring an archive to us, make sure to specify BINARY before performing your Put statement. After you have FTPd all relevant information, please contact PKWARE Technical Support at 1.937.847.2687 or through our support form.