Re: Download from Mathsource
- To: mathgroup at christensen.cybernetics.net
- Subject: [mg1549] Re: [mg1512] Download from Mathsource
- From: dilatush at raptor.sccs.swarthmore.edu (Jeremy Todd Dilatush)
- Date: Sat, 24 Jun 1995 03:57:50 -0400
- Organization: Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, USA
Richard Mercer (richard at seuss.math.wright.edu) wrote: : This can indeed be a problem. The supposedly "platform-independent" packages : (.m files), because of the linefeed problem you mention, are in fact not fully : platform-independent. If the linefeed problem is not corrected, you may observe Actually, that's just a fact about text files; Unix, DOS and Mac each use slightly different CR/LF conventions for text files. See my second comment in this post for more... : Unfortunately this doesn't help you much unless you can get people to post : packages in notebook format, or at least binhex format (.hqx) for Mac users. : Your best bet would be to find a DOS-MAC text tranfer utility that handles line : feeds correctly. Recent Macintosh system software I believe will do this : automatically IF you feed it the file on a DOS disk! (Not convenient if you Many (most?) Mac file downloading programs support the CR/LF conversions. There may be preferences settings in netscape to do this. Or you can use fetch -- I'm pretty sure it can do so. Make sure you download stuff as 'text'