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Re: DEC Rainbow questions [message #281233] Mon, 10 November 1986 17:06
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Posted: Mon Nov 10 17:06:34 1986
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In article <5276@brl-smoke.ARPA> HAAR%RCSMPA%gmr.com@RELAY.CS.NET (RLH) writes:
 > 
 > I have a newly acquired DEC Rainbow 100+ running MS-DOS 2.11.
 > 
 > What is a good source of public domain software for this? I have
 > Kermit, but would like to find utilities analogous to the good
 > PD software that I am used to in the 8-bit CP/M world. I am
 > particularly looking for UUDECODE, UUENCODE, ARC, and disk utility
 > programs. If these don't exist in PD form, are there good
 > commerical versions?
 > 

	Try calling either of the 2 Fido nodes listed in the .signature
	at the end of this response.  Both are DEC Rainbow oriented
	FidoNet Nodes.

 > 
 > Alan Vymetalik recently posted a UUENCODED ARC file of a desk-top utility
 > for Rainbow's, but I am having trouble with it. I cannot reach him
 > directly since he gave only a UUCP address. I can UUDECODE it on our
 > VAX/VMS host with no apparent problems (using the UUDECODE.PAS 10/15/86
 > version by Erik Olson). When I try to access the ARC file result, I get
 > errors messages saying the file is not in ARC format. This happens both
 > with a VMS utility called VMSSWEEP that handles both ARC and LBR files,
 > and with a CP/M ARC program. I have used both of these to un-arc a number
 > of ARC files from the CP/M world, so I believe they work. Alan, if
 > you are listening, where are you? Anyone else, can you suggest anything
 > else I might try?  I'd really like to get this running.
 > 
	The ARChive of DESK that alan posted was trashed.  I have a good
	copy available on 109/483 (Wash-A-RUG).  The DESK program is
	IMPRESSIVE.


 >         Thanks for any help you can give,
 > 
 >         Bob Haar
 >         CSNET: HAAR@GMR
 >         ARPA:  HAAR%GMR@CSNET.RELAY
 >         PHONE: (313) 986-1467


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