Looking for VAXSET Software Engineering Tools for VMS 4.x

Peter Coghlan cctalk at beyondthepale.ie
Tue May 18 04:17:42 CDT 2021

Zane Healy wrote:
> On May 17, 2021, at 2:43 PM, Peter Coghlan via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> Zane,
>> How about redirecting DECW$BOOKREADER to display on an X server elsewhere?
>> Regards,
>> Peter Coghlan
> I’m trying to make the files readable via HECnet, so I need VTBOOK, MGBOOK,
> or similar.  I see that at least an early Freeware CD had VTB, but the
> copy I downloaded appears to be corrupt.


The content of your posting which I was replying to and the error message you
quoted suggested to me that your concern was that the bookreader files you are
attempting to read are "corrupt".

My suggestion was intended to help you discover whether the bookreader files are
"corrupt" or the tools you are using to read them are mishandling them.

(In my experience "corrupt" files on VMS are usually due to file attributes
being lost when the files were transferred via some other system.  On early
version of VMS, this can usually be fixed using Joe Meadows' "FILE" utility.)

Peter Coghlan.

> Zane

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