Get a Local Copy of the Alt-Photo-Archives
Here are a few tips for creating your own copy of the archives from
the zip files:
- Create a directory to hold all the archives. Call it "altphoto"
to match the name of the main archive.
- Download the zip files into your "altphoto" directory.
- Unzip the archives, using the appropriate command line options to "preserve
directory structure" and "convert ascii files."
For UNIX, Win95, and WinNT:
Use the freeware Info-Zip program. The command would be: unzip -a
The newer versions of Stuffit will unzip files. See the instructions
with the program.
For Windows 3.1:
You can use the command: pkunzip alt94.zip Unfortunately the
original archive files have an ".html" file extension, which
will be truncated to ".htm". Contact Gordon Holtslander
, firstname.lastname@example.org, for information on adjusting the links
in the HTML files that index the archive.
- You will now have a subdirectory named "alt94" that contains
all the HTML files for that year.
- For the years that are split into two zip files, doing the unzip on
each of them will automatically fill the subdirectory for that year or
half-year. Note that the four index files are in the second of the two
zip files, so you will need it to access the entire directory contents.
- In your web browser display the Alt-Photo-Process archive home page
(see location in signature below). Now do a "save as" command
and save it in the file "index.html" in your toplevel directory,
which is "altphoto" in this case.
- Voila! You have created the structure of the online archives and in
your web browser, always open the file "altphoto/index.html"
to start reading. There will be no problem of the top-level directory containing
too many files.
Archive maintained by: Gordon J. Holtslander,
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