Expand: Expands Compressed Files

The MS-DOS-based Expand utility runs from the command line. Type the expand command with the appropriate options as shown in Table 3.18. The syntax of the command is:

expand [– r ] source [ destination ]

Table   3.18 Expand Options

Option

Description

r

Renames expanded files.

source

Specifies the source file. The asterisk ( * ) and question mark ( ? ) wildcard characters can be used.

destination

Specifies the destination file or path. The destination can be a folder. If source specifies multiple files and the – r option is not specified, then destination must be a folder.

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