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Article #278 (419 is last):
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions
From: bb099@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Adam Trent Phillips)
Subject: a problem decoding...
Posted-By: xx004 (aa338 - Mark Leair)
Edited-By: xx004 (aa338 - Mark Leair)
Date: Mon Mar 30 01:44:42 1992



    Me again...

 When I got the "sx212a.arc" file from 
BART, I tried to UUDECODE it..every time
I did I got the same message when I tried
to boot it.."BAD LOAD FILE". I got the 
normal response from the program after
decoding (according to the UUDECODE docs.).
 But still it will not run...what is the problem ?



^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*Answered by Mark Leair aa338^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^
Unless I missed something here, what you have decoded was a file that has
been arced...  Arc is a file compression method.  Not only is it able to
compress or compact a file into a smaller form for easy file transfer
purposes, it allows one to compress more than one file into one file
for easier file transferring as well.  Anyways, after uudecoding your file,
you need to unarc your file.  There are several unarc programs out there.
Bob Puff wrote an excellent shareware unarcing program that runs under
SpartaDos.  The name escapes me I'm afraid.


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