UCSD CP/M Adaptable system
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Fri Apr 1 14:58:57 CST 2005
From: "John Foust" <jfoust at threedee.com>
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 1:52 PM
> At 01:06 PM 4/1/2005, Randy McLaughlin wrote:
>>I have yet to find one archival format that everyone can use,
>>self-extracting archives at least supports 99%.
> Only if you count all the other people as 1%. :-) I'm sure
> that many of us appreciate your efforts. I've never had trouble
> with Zip. At the command line, I use Infozip's free version.
> Even if you're using the Windows version for creating archives,
> if you're not using their proprietary compression techniques,
> I can't think of a time when 'infozip' wasn't able to handle them.
>>I do an anti-virus scan of every file I post on my site and I hope
>>everyone scans everything they download from me or anyone else (exe or
> Viruses are one thing, spyware is another. These days with spyware
> everywhere, any executable gives me the willies. There are plenty
> of evil people stuffing spyware into downloadable executables
> you find on the web.
> - John
I use lavasoft's adware to try and keep my system clear of spyware, Norton
Internet Security for everything else.
As I said the exe file can be used as a zip file, it can even be renamed to
a .zip and it will work normally. I guess I should post a reminder of this
on my download pages.
I'd rather use Linux tools to archive my files but that would keep them out
of reach of so many :-(, my goal is to give access to everyone.
I have no disillusions, sooner or later my website will disappear like so
many in the past. Anyone interested in what I am archiving should make
copies and hopefully post it themselves,. That is the only way I know of to
truly archive the info. This is why most of my webspace is dedicated to
mirroring the work of others.
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