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what format is the floppy? SusanLM wrote: > > Hi! Does anyone know of a way for me to read/manipulate files on a > DOS/Windows2000 PC which were created on a Unix machine? The problem is, > I know very little about Unix and I don't have access to the Unix > machine that creates the Unix files (someone else does that part). I > have no input into how the Unix files are created so I can't ask the > creator to set any switches for me which would allow me to read the > files on a DOS/Windows2000 ...

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    what format is the floppy?


    SusanLM wrote:
    >
    > Hi! Does anyone know of a way for me to read/manipulate files on a
    > DOS/Windows2000 PC which were created on a Unix machine? The problem is,
    > I know very little about Unix and I don't have access to the Unix
    > machine that creates the Unix files (someone else does that part). I
    > have no input into how the Unix files are created so I can't ask the
    > creator to set any switches for me which would allow me to read the
    > files on a DOS/Windows2000 PC. I simply get the Unix files on a floppy.
    >
    > Someone else in my company before me was able to create a program to
    > read the Unix file from the floppy, extract just the data he/I need and
    > print that out to a DOS .txt file. However, the program he used needs to
    > be upgraded and I don't have his source code!
    >
    > Please help! Thanks in advance.
    >
    > Susan
    >
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    SusanLM <member34252dbforums.com> wrote in message news:<3151594.1059172150dbforums.com>...
    > Hi! Does anyone know of a way for me to read/manipulate files on a
    > DOS/Windows2000 PC which were created on a Unix machine? The problem is,
    > I know very little about Unix and I don't have access to the Unix
    > machine that creates the Unix files (someone else does that part). I
    > have no input into how the Unix files are created so I can't ask the
    > creator to set any switches for me which would allow me to read the
    > files on a DOS/Windows2000 PC. I simply get the Unix files on a floppy.
    >
    > Someone else in my company before me was able to create a program to
    > read the Unix file from the floppy, extract just the data he/I need and
    > print that out to a DOS .txt file. However, the program he used needs to
    > be upgraded and I don't have his source code!
    >
    > Please help! Thanks in advance.
    >
    > Susan
    If you are trying to edit Unix text files, then your best utility is
    Word Pad (aka write.exe) on Windows. It will adjust for the lack of a
    carriage return (CR) in the Unix file, and when you save you can do so
    as a text file but it will be written back with a CR at the end of
    each line. All this means is that any Unix user will have to do a
    global search and replace to remove the CR.

    I hope this answers your question.

    Edward Hooper
    Princess Cruises
    IT Department
    Shipboard Systems Group
    "It's not just a cruise, it's a friggan' adventure!"
    Edward Hooper Guest

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