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Article #337 (419 is last): From: bd891@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Paul Allwood) Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions,freenet.sci.comp.atari.spec.8bit Subject: help Posted-By: xx004 (aa700 - Michael Current) Edited-By: xx004 (aa700 - Michael Current) Date: Sat Apr 17 12:48:37 1993 Hi Mike, First, I value your work on this Sig. Most of all I know about the Atari is from Freenet. Now, my question. I am trying to use Spartados as much as possible; but, it is causing me some greif. I am now using XD23E.DOS. The questions are two: 1. When UUdecoding a split file from BART the second part of the file over writes the first. I have had use a second disk for the second part of the split file. 2. How do I append the second part of the split file to the first when using XD23E.dos????????????? Thanxxxxx!!!!!!!! **** Answered by Michael Current, aa700: First of all, I really don't think your problem has to do with SpartaDOS. Which uudecoder are you using? I know of uudecode.bas, yau.com, and uue.com from the Archive. Anyway, as far as I know none of the uudecoders for the 8-bit Atari know how to put together multi-part uuencoded files as sent by BART. BUT, this is an interesting question that I don't know the answer to for sure. If one of the 8-bit Atari uudecoders can do this, it would make the process much easier than I've been making it out to be. Assuming the answer is no, in order to uudecode a multi-part uuencoded file as sent by BART you must: a) append the second file to the first file. b) remove the "include" line from the end of the first part, and all the junk text at the beginning of the second part. When this has been completed you have a single, large encoded file with nothing but encoded lines (start with "M") from begining to end, which can then be uudecoded. The instructions for doing the above while within the Free-Net are in the 8-Bit File Area, but if you follow what they're doing you should be able to do the same with your Atari. To append one file to another in SpartaDOS: copy first.ext second.ext/a This should append the second file to the end of the first.