How To Extract Files from an IDU File?
After you create the IDU file, you must move it to the new workstation and then extract the converted files from the IDU file.
To extract files:
- Using your communications software, transfer the IDU file to the workstation on which you want to extract the files.
- At an operating system prompt on the workstation on which you want to unpack the files, change directories to the directory containing the IDU file.
For example, to unpack the files in the desktop directory, you would change to the desktop directory.
- Type the IDU command using the -x option.
idu -[optionswitches]x[-f iduname] [inputname(s)]
The inputname(s) variable represents the names of files within the IDU file that you want to extract. (You do not need to supply input names to extract all the files in the IDU file.) Unless the input IDU file is named default.idu, you must use the -f option and supply the name of the input IDU file as its argument.
The brackets indicate optional parts of the command.
Do not type them.
For example, to extract all the files from an IDU file named sales.idu, type: idu -xf sales.idu. To extract all the files from an IDU file named default.idu, type: idu -x. You may see error messages.
When the prompt reappears, the procedure is complete.
The appropriate document or container icons appear in the directory listing and, after the next update, as icons on the QuickSilver desktop or within the appropriate desktop subdirectory.
- To see the icons on your QuickSilver desktop immediately, choose Update from the View menu.