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John Otken is currently offline  John Otken
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Since the current policy is going in the direction of LBRs might I suggest that
you LBR the ZCPR3 files...  Right now there are so many that it would take
massive typing to down load.  Or people are going to do what I am about to do
which is to whip out an old SNOBOL program to turn directory listings into
submit files and down load them one at a time..

Another interesting idea I had not too long ago dealt with the problem of HEX
files.  You could create a special mail box where people could send requests
for converting COM files to HEX files.  A program could read the mail and auto-
matically do the conversions.  Of course the problem with this idea is that
like all ideas it would take somebody to do it.  I would volunteer but I
am not going to be working at UT much longer (Friday is my last "real" day)
so I guess this one can go in the bit bucket.

I not sure of my near future status but I would like to let you guys know
I appreciate all the work you have put into the maintenance of info-cpm &
MICRO:.  BTW, don't kill my subscription yet, I will let you know when
my UT account is going to die.

John Otken
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David Towson (SECAD) is currently offline  David Towson (SECAD)
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John - I think the idea of librarying the ZCPR3 files makes a lot of sense.
How about it, Rick?

     I just updated my local copy of these files using an automatic FTP script.
There are now 231 files!  Next, I plan to write a UNIX shell script to combine
them into several libraries, each of which will fit on one microcomputer disk,
before I tackle the long download.


Dave
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As for converting .COM files to .HEX files, why bother?  I have
written an easy program which takes any file as input, and types
the .HEX output at you from the BBS.  True, there is no instant
CRC checking as with XMODEM, but .HEX files do contain checksums on
each line, so any errors will be detected eventually.
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