• Subject: Re: Perl scripts?
  • From: David Gibbs <david@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 00:21:30 -0600

At 02:58 AM 11/12/2000, you wrote:
>What is the ".gz" on the end of the name?  IE., how do I get this to the
>400.  Is this a *SAVF, which I can just FTP up?  The .gz is confusing
>me....don't take much.

gz is the suffix added by the unix GZIP compression program.  You might be 
able to use WinZIP to decompress it ... if you can't, try going over to 
http://www.gzip.org for an appropriate executable (hmmm... I just noticed 
they have an AS400 executable, might be worth a try).  The resultant SAVF 
can be uploaded to the 400 via FTP (as usual, use binary mode and create 
the target save file before uploading it).

The maintainers of the CPAN site are unix heads, so they did their standard 
compression on the file.

>And, David,  thanks for the newsgroup...if I'm going to have to mess with
>perl, (I never would've believed it)  I'll need all the help I can get.

No problem.

david

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