X2X V2.1

History:

Surfing through the WWW I got files here and there. Most of them were packed archives and I had to expand them. Mysteriously some of them can't be uncompressed! Examining this point I found that sometimes files were "translated " as text files between different systems. For the purpose to get back to the original state I wrote this little tool - and it works well for me.

Download:

x2x.zip Archive with source and executables for DOS and TOS, 18KB.

Usage:

There are three calling methods and behaviours, see below for the description. The conversion key defines the translation to be done: one character of D, U, or M for the source format, one character of "2" (just for fun), and another character of D, U, or M for the destination format. The meaning of the characters are obvious: "D" stands for DOS (and TOS), "U" stands for Unix, and "M" stands for Macintosh.

x2x filename

Now X2X checks the file named "filename" for end-of-line characters. It counts any occurences of each format and displays the values at the end. You use this form to check the format of a file. If only one counter is not zero, you have probably a text file otherwise a binary file. If only one counter is zero, you probably have a wrongly converted binary file.

x2x d2u filename

X2X translates the file named "filename" from DOS style end-of-lines to Unix style. The converted file will be created in a temporary file and after doing all conversion the original will be erased and the new file renamed.

x2x u2m infile outfile

This command converts "infile" from Unix style into a file named "outfile" in Macintosh style.

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Comments and such stuff go to: bodowenzel@web.de