Subject: Re: serial port control
To: None <>
From: Paul Ripke <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/13/1998 11:31:54
> > Unfortunately I can't read the fine print of the document.  It came
> > across as a uunecoded file for what appears to be for some BillyGates
> > abomination.  Anyone care to have a crack at this?  The content-type
> > specs say:
> > 
> >     Content-Type: application/winword6; name="LINKAGRE.DOC"
> >     Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
> I've found that the "strings" command is your friend when it comes to
> this alien file format :)  Management types here (I guess there's others
> too) seem to like using the program that creates this sort of files...
> I don't suppose anyone knows of anything better than "strings" for
> reading these documents?

od -a

Personally, I find rm extracts far more meaning...

Paul Ripke
BHP Information Technology
OpenVMS & UNIX (AIX, DG/UX, SCO, IRIX, Digital, SunOS...) Sysadmin
Computer Centre, Five Islands Rd, Port Kembla, NSW 2505, AUSTRALIA
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