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