[Coladam] Fw: More fun adventures in CP/M

Joe Blenkle jblenkle at sacnews.net
Sat Feb 20 01:20:34 CET 2010


I am guessing BYS is BAS...whether it's ADAM Basic or the CP/M Microsoft 
Basic, I don't know...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ronald Mitchell" <bytehacker at tallcedarskennels.com>
To: "Joe Blenkle" <jblenkle at sacnews.net>
Cc: "Daniel Bienvenu" <newcoleco at yahoo.fr>; <coladam at adamcon.org>
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2010 3:58 PM
Subject: Re: [Coladam] More fun adventures in CP/M


> <evil grin>   Ya got that right pilgrim! And if you get through to the 
> other side without tearing your hair out, then you deserve a reward of 
> some sort.  An official ADAM "ATTABOY!"  or something like that.
>
> Only one that means nothing to me is the .BYS file.  Have no idea what 
> that might be.
>
> Ron
>
> On 19-Feb-10, at 2:25 PM, Joe Blenkle wrote:
>
>> Ah, tricky...eh...so I use UNCRLZH on a .IYG file to get an IMG file 
>> which I then turn into a disk image only to find there are LBR files  on 
>> the disk image so I use DELBR to extract the files only to find  they are 
>> CYM, DYC and BYS which I then have to turn around and use  UNCRLZH on 
>> again...
>>
>> Makes perfect sense to me...
>>
>> Joe B.
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ronald Mitchell" 
>> <bytehacker at tallcedarskennels.com
>> >
>> To: "Daniel Bienvenu" <newcoleco at yahoo.fr>; "Joe Blenkle" 
>> <jblenkle at sacnews.net
>> >
>> Cc: <coladam at adamcon.org>
>> Sent: Friday, February 19, 2010 1:58 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Coladam] More fun adventures in CP/M
>>
>>
>>> A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away........
>>>
>>> .CYM  meant  that the file was  compressed with the program CRLZH.COM
>>>
>>> you can uncompress it with UNCRLZH.COM
>>>
>>> Joe was quite right. There were all sorts of compression algorithms  at 
>>> the time, squeezed,  arked,  arced, self-extracting arc, and  yada 
>>> yada. The authors of each claimed various advantages, such as  more 
>>> efficient compression, or smaller size, and the like.
>>>
>>> If was all for use back in the time when sending files online with 
>>> dialup equipment at 300 baud  was expensive, so the fewer  kilobytes 
>>> you had to send, the cheaper it was. Everything got  compressed prior 
>>> to sending, which meant that it had to be  uncompressed at the other 
>>> end. When it came to compression/ decompression software there were 
>>> quite a few "flavours of the  month". These days we've abandoned all of 
>>> that in favour of ZIPS  or GUNZIPS or BZ's,TARs,TARBALLS and 
>>> BZEDDEDTARBALLS - or is  it .TAR.BZ  ---  something like that.
>>>
>>> Some things never change.
>>>
>>> Ron
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 19-Feb-10, at 1:17 PM, Daniel Bienvenu wrote:
>>>
>>>> I'm sorry Joe... that's all the page said realy, no mention of  DYC  or 
>>>> things like that. Y is close to Z so maybe it's related, I  don't 
>>>> know.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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