tar-Z archive decompression under VMS?

Dan Davison davison at UHNIX2.UH.EDU
Wed Feb 21 21:43:06 EST 1990

> When scanning the ftp-directories of the genbank-ftp-server i encountered
> again these unix-tar.Z archives. 
> Is there anywhere a utility available to decode these files under VMS?

There are a number of public domain sources of Un*x-style compress(1)
for VMS.  The local Dec User's group should have it on one of the
DECUS software tapes.  Gatekeeper.dec.com may have it; uunet.uu.net
might, altho I've never seen it there. 

If you have trouble contact me and I can send you the VMS source.

dr. dan davison/dept. of biochemical and biophysical sciences/univ. of
Houston/4800 Calhoun/Houston,TX 77054-5500/davison at uh.edu/DAVISON at UHOU

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[Houston Post, Sun. Nov. 19, pg. C-1].

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