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Re: lynx-dev Unzip Programs for VMS

From: pg
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Unzip Programs for VMS
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 15:27:51 -0700 (MST)

In a recent note, Thomas Dickey said:

> Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 17:08:28 -0500
> yes.  The problem is that when you download a binary from the net (using a 
> Unix
> ftp client), it usually doesn't conform to VMS's file format, which is
> fixed-length, 512 bytes/record.  There's a program (named MFTU) which can be

What's the "TU" stand for?  :-)

> used to convert it, but I've found it simpler to just compile the sources for
> unzip (there are after all only two directories to get).
> Your ftp client may have, in addition to ascii and binary modes, an "image"
> mode - if so, you should download VMS files using that from,
> and bypass the whole issue.
I've long suspected that VMS does its best to emulate the
intractability of MVS.  Hence the similarity of initials.  :-)

-- gil

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