|★ APPLICATIONS ★ DIVERS ★ Text File Compacter ★|
|Text File Compacter (Computing With the Amstrad)||Screen Compact|
This utility is for disc drive owners who tend to fill up discs with old files that they may never need, but don't want to erase. It will compress most text files to between 60%-70% of their original size.
When run, the program loads the machine code and sets up two new commands:
ùCOMPACT,àf1$,àf2$ and ùEXPAND,àf1$,àf2$.
With both commands, f1$ is the source file and f2$ the target.
ùEXPAND is the opposite of ùCOMPACT and will reverse the process.
The only limitation is that your source file should not contain characters above 128 which means special control codes and the pound sign.
In the case of the pound sign this is converted to a hash which can easily be rectified with a selective search and replace.