unarchiving pc files

Peter Stockwell peter at sanger.otago.ac.nz
Sun Oct 31 15:42:07 EST 1993

Sarah Tilley (sjt at newt.phys.unsw.edu.au) wrote:

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> Hi,

> I have just obtained some public domain files for my pc by ftp. They are of the format *.exe, and they are meant to automatically unarchive themselves to give me the programs I have downloaded. However whenever I type the filename all I get is a screen and keyboard freeze-up. Should I be unarchiving them on my unix machine? How do I get at these files? I am even having problems unarchiving pkunzip! Help! I have a directory full of software I want to use but can't get at.
> Thanks in advance,

> **
> Sarah Tilley
> sjt at newt.phys.unsw.edu.au

Did you make sure that you set the binary mode for ftp transfer.  If not
the contents will be garbaged beyond any possible recovery.

Peter A. Stockwell

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