Re: [S] unshar on windows

Prof Brian D Ripley (ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk)
Thu, 12 Nov 1998 06:54:04 +0000 (GMT)


On Wed, 11 Nov 1998, Pat Burns wrote:

> Does anyone know of a solution to this problem?

Supply a more universally usable form of the scripts (e.g. a tar or zip
file)! Usually (but not always) one can use the bash shell on Windows to
unshar; this is available in various Unix toolkits, for example
the cygwin (formerly gnuwin32) set at sourceware.cygnus.com (I think).

> Kjetil Halvorsen wrote:
>
> > Thanks for S-Poetry!
> >
> > I have downloaded the scripts for the book (poetry.shar), but
> > trying to unshar it (on a windows95 machine), with unshar95.exe,
> > unshar always stops at the same point, before finishing
> > with makefile. Finnishes with a dos (windows)
> > message "program has tried to do an illegal operation,
> > and is shut down." I have also downloaded anew, following
> > the hint about not destroying tabs. Exactly the same thing happens, and
> > in ixactly the same place.
> >
> > I've tried unshar95.exe with other .shar files from statlib,
> > without any problems.
> >
> > Thanks you very much,
> >
> > Kjetil Halvorsen
>
>
> Pat Burns

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