DOS to UNIX Conversion
Rich_Jones at wmg.com
Tue May 18 13:23:00 GMT 1999
Hey I like using WinVI32 for simple text, and best of all, binary
It has a built in Hex Editor at the click of one button. :) It
Unix or DOS based textfiles with ease, and restores them back as
them, not like the forceful MS editors.
WinVI32 is Free, Fast, and Furious.. :P I can load a 20MB file in
seconds, or in other words, way before the time it takes WordPad to show
its splash screen.
I added the shortcut to the SendTo folder in Windows, that way I
right click, send to WinVI and Im set. :) The Hex Editor is a great tool
also. The only gotchas - no word wrap or auto-horizontal elevator bar.
Other than that, its and awesome tool.
Olyphant, PA 18448
(570)383-3291 ext. 2381 Fax: (570)383-6837
From: Stephen L Arnold, on 05/17/99 4:02 PM:
On 17 May 99, Axel Neumann <amn at cromemco.com> had questions about
DOS to UNIX Conversion:
> It seems that a lot of people hate Windoze in such a way that they only
> accept solutions that are not coming from M$.
Maybe that's because the M$ "solutions" are crap, and much better
alternatives already exist.
> If you want to view UNIX text files correctly on a W9x or NT client you
> should use Wordpad or if you have you can also use Word. These two
> programs display the files correctly and you can save them correctly
> (maybe there is some problem with the extension).
WordPad is only slightly less useless than NotePad (and *much* more
annoying). Believe me, my kid's have been trying to write their
first few reports with it, and nobody should be forced to use that
thing. I'm gonna give them WordPerfect and start using StarOffice
myself (but not for text files).
And why on earth would you want to use Word for working with text
files? Not to mention the bloat (and other problems), there are
tools specifically designed for that (with much more appropriate
features). Everything from small and simple (PFE) to medium with
more features (gvim), included color-coded syntax highlighting, to
something that does more than I'll ever need, like emacs, or if you
must spend money, SlickEdit.
> Why buying or downloading additional software if it is not really
Getting the right tool for the job (whether downloading for free or
buying something) is a much better way to attack the problem.
Steve Arnold CLE (Certifiable Linux Evangelist)
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