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  1. Guest

    Sorry for the attachment. (Not really, but I picked a small one.)

    The attached dll.z file was ftp'd in binary format. I had hoped that
    WinZip could extract the contents. WinZip complains and says it's not a valid
    archive and to download it again. Looking at it with notepad, it looks like it
    ought to be an archive (Unix zip?) but I can't be certain just from looking at
    it.

    If somebody could try real Unix on it and let me know what it is and
    which Winders application I might use on it, and a bunch of others like it, I'd
    be forever grateful*.

    Jim

    *grateful... indebted to the point that I might not point out your next foxpass.
     
  2. jmeyer wrote ...
    Many NNTP servers reject attachments of ANY SIZE in non-
    binaries newsgroups like this one. For example, I use Supernews,
    one of the larger Usenet providers in the US. Your attachment
    never even made it into the list.

    Please post your binary in an appropriate newsgroup and point
    to it from here. You put the propogation of this newsgroup at
    risk when you abuse the rules.
     
  3. PeteS

    PeteS Guest

    Beyond the issue of attempting to upload an attachment here, you should
    try extracting / viewing the archive using BZIP2.

    You can get it at :

    http://www.digistar.com/bzip2/

    Cheers

    PeteS
     
  4. Guy Macon

    Guy Macon Guest

    In addition, there are several 'bots that scan Usenet looking for
    binaries posted to non-binary newsgroups and issue cncels for them,
    so the newsservers that accept cancels (usually the smallest ones,
    but there are a lot of them) will also not carry such posts.

    BTW, Considering text text traffic only (there are individuals who
    post images of DVDs that use up more bandwidth than all of us text
    posters put together), and if (and only if) you include the microsoft.*
    groups in the count, then the public msnews server is the largest,
    followed by Google, then Supernews. News.individual.net used to be
    on top, but they lost most of their users when they stopped being free.
     
  5. Guest

    That message was supposed to go to an e-mail list server that I belong
    to instead of here, http://clydelist.opsyhopsy.com. I must'a mashed the wrong
    button.

    Even so, earthlink.net delivered the attachment to the s.e.d news group.
    I'll put a copy over on our binary group just in case anybody wants to look at
    it.

    Newbies are always welcome at Clydelist.

    Jim
     
  6. Geoff

    Geoff Guest

    If you mean the bzip2-1.0.1.tar.tar file, it opens just fine with
    WinRAR 3.20. You can get WinRAR at http://www.rarlab.com/
     
  7. Hello Jim,

    Three is a "compress" and "uncompress" command in UNIX. This "compress"
    adds .Z at the end of the file. The other chance is the "gunzip" command.
    Both commands should be also available under cygwin for Windows.

    Here is a "gunzip" version for MSDOS in a DOS-box.
    http://www.gzip.org/
    ftp://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/tools/zip/info-zip/MSDOS/gzip124.exe

    Best regards,
    Helmut
     
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