devries.bob at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 02:34:07 EST 2009
Thanks for the heads-up, Curtis
I was looking for 'arc' and had forgotten about 'dearc'.
Running dearc on my file shows a whole bunch of '.ar' files, including
However, running 'ar' on that file only reveales packed runtime Basic09
Regards, Bob Devries
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native tongue is the most vital asset of a competent programmer.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "L. Curtis Boyle" <curtisboyle at sasktel.net>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] RiBB2.02s.arc
> If it's the old SEA ARC format, then DEARC under OS-9 will do it. Which
> it probably is, since that was the main archiving format used by Fidonet
> before ZIP came along.
> Sent from my iPhone
> L. Curtis Boyle
> On Dec 23, 2009, at 12:56 AM, Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at verizon.net>
>> That is the name of a disk I came across today, and it went ding that
>> in the last month or so had asked about it, and had not to my knowledge
>> received an affirmative reply.
>> Next, since its on what appears to be a 720k 5.25" disk, and I seem to
>> having dmode CRS, or possibly I need to clean & lube the drive, but I
>> read it past about $F00 even with ded. I suspect the head slider rails
>> goobered up with 15 year old wd-40 or ??
>> I may play with it some more tomorrow and see if I can read it out to an
>> image of some sort, or just copy the whole file, which appears to be a
>> over 200k. If I can do that, I'll move it to someplace where it can be
>> grabbed from my web page. In the meantime, whoever was asking, wave a
>> In the meantime, how do I unpack an .arc file?, that's a new one to me.
>> Cheers, Gene
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