Subject Re: PACK, ZAP and .dbt files
From Ken Mayer [dBVIPS] <>
Date Fri, 06 Aug 2010 14:19:51 -0700
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

maurice wrote:
> (en franšais plus bas)
> Two questions about PACK and ZAP (because I do not know how easily generate
> large memo file)
> 1) PACK
> On the Help of Visual dBase 5.7, I read for pack (in french :-) ):
> However, after using the command PACK space memo files (. DBT) associated
> with the deleted records is not diminished. To recover the space of a memo
> file, you should use COPY to copy the original table.
> OLH of dBase Plus 2.6.0 :
> Nothing about the  BLOB files .dbt and the command Pack
> The question:
> The operation PACK has been changed to "packed" associated memo files in
> dBase Plus?
> 2) ZAP
> How does ZAP with memo files ?

I believe it works the same in the 32-bit version of dBASE. (In other
words, copy the table, the deleted memo information will not be copied ...)


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