ABI 377 vs. 3.0 trace file display problems on trev

James Bonfield jkb at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Fri Apr 11 04:29:37 EST 1997


Andy Law wrote:

>One thing that I think is causing a problem and that we are working on
>testing -  does anyone else tar their files before transferring up to the
>UNIX system? We used to (using a program called tarmac), but I think it
>trashes ABI files in some subtle way. (That's why I haven't sent you those
>files I mentioned previously, James).

Isn't there an implementation of the Unix sum command (either BSD or SysV
varient) on a Mac? Alternatively, but a lot more work, use a standard program
(pgp or whatever) that provides a message hashing function. "Sum" is easiest.
Then it'd be trivial to know whether the files really have transferred
correctly. The vast majority of trace file problem reports we receive are due
to bad transfers.

	James



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