From: David J Dachtera


-V -w -D -8

I get the first two. Why only "8" instead of "9"? Why /NODIRNAMES
(-D)? Since version 6.0d, UnZip on VMS will try (with some success, I
believe[*]) to restore directory attributes, but it won't have much to
work with if the directories are not included in the archive.



Related to above, I'd add /RESTORE (-X) (or /RESTORE = OWNER_PROT,
depending on the version).
[*] One recently reported bug afflicts a case where only directories (no
plain files) are restored, but version 6.0e (and up) should be
completely bug-free.


Steven M. Schweda sms@antinode-info
382 South Warwick Street (+1) 651-699-9818
Saint Paul MN 55105-2547

The UN*X equivalent would be a GZIPped tarball.

Dunno if that can help you, but it may be something to consider.