DOS to UNIX Conversion

JONES, RICH Rich_Jones at
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 
also reads
Unix or DOS based textfiles with ease, and restores them back as 
it found
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.


Richard Jones
NOS Administrator
WEA Mfg.
Olyphant, PA 18448
(570)383-3291 ext. 2381	Fax: (570)383-6837
Original Text
From: Stephen L Arnold, on 05/17/99 4:02 PM:
On 17 May 99, Axel Neumann <amn at> 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
> necessary.

Getting the right tool for the job (whether downloading for free or
buying something) is a much better way to attack the problem.

Ranting Steve

Steve Arnold  CLE (Certifiable Linux Evangelist)

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