[Coco] RiBB2.02s.arc

Bob Devries 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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----- 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> 
> wrote:
>> That is the name of a disk I came across today, and it went ding  that 
>> someone
>> 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 
>> be
>> having dmode CRS, or possibly I need to clean & lube the drive, but  I 
>> can't
>> read it past about $F00 even with ded.  I suspect the head slider  rails 
>> are
>> 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 
>> bit
>> 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 
>> hand.
>> In the meantime, how do I unpack an .arc file?, that's a new one to  me.
>> -- 
>> Cheers, Gene
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