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Re: lynx-dev Unzipping Lynx 2.8.2

From: Doug Kaufman
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Unzipping Lynx 2.8.2
Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 19:16:49 -0800 (PST)

On Sat, 25 Dec 1999, R. Alan Squire wrote:

> I'm using MS-DOS 6.22.  My problem is with the unzipping of the ZIP file I
> downloaded, which I renamed LYNX282.ZIP.  I use the command...
>   C:\> pkunzip -d
> ... but I inadvertently get many of these...
>   File already exists. Overwrite (y,n,a,r)? 
> Even with the -d switch, I can't get around this one, most likely due to long
> filenames.  I'm unwilling to try renaming since that may give me problems with
> compilation.  Has anyone else encountered this?

The first question is "are you sure that you downloaded the correct
file?" The file with the long filenames that pkzip may not handle well
in DOS is probably the source file, which needs to be compiled before
it can be used. Are you looking for a lynx executable that you can
use? If so, with Win9x, WinNT, Win3.x, or plain DOS? For pointers to
these files, see "";.

If you want to unzip the source code, use either "pkunzip -d" or
"unzip". There should only be two files which duplicate with the
8+3 filename convention in DOS. These are both specific for VMS and
shouldn't affect usage in DOS, Windows, or unix. It doesn't matter
whether you overwrite them or not.

Write back if this doesn't answer your question.
Doug Kaufman
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