Draft of text for Sources instructions.

Dan Davison Davison at UH.EDU
Thu Jan 2 22:59:40 EST 1992

Foteos Macrides said:
> >SHAR/UNSHAR causes many noses to sniff the air and exclaim what is this??)
>         Note that Gene-Server at bchs.uh.edu now does a Unix SHARing if you
> request more than one program file in a message to that server.

Actually, it's just plain more-than-one-file, program, data, or index.
It was supposed to do it all along but I had requested (about a year
ago) that people ask for one file per message so that code was never

>         An UNSHAR for VMS is available on the server (I don't see any for the
> other operating systems). 

Argggh.  I do have an ushar for DOS but have never posted it. I see
Foteos just sent one out so it will go on the server immediately.  I
still need one for Macintoshes.

> It will successfully break out the SHAR set, but
> gives error messages for some of the lines in Dan's headers.

The error messages shouldn't interfere with the extraction of the
files, though. If they do, please let me know.

>         The SHAR.LZH in pub/msdos/utilities/filutl on nic.funet.fi
> is portable across MSDOS, VMS, ULTRIX, CPM and AMIGA [...] and with the -u
> qualifier will break our Dan's SHAR sets without error messages from his
> headers.  

Thanks for letting me know about this.

> Nic.funet.fi also has an UNSHAR for MACs, but I haven't tried it.

Ah, then I will go get it.

>         Perhaps it would be a good idea to put a version that works perfectly
> with Dan's SHAR sets in each operating system's directory on the Gene-Server,
> and/or in the Starter Kit for bionet.software.sources.  I'll submit ZOOed &
> EMBL-UUEncoded sets for VMS and DOS to software-sources at genbank.bio.net.

Good idea. I will do so, now that there is an UNSHAR for everything.

>         I want to extend KUDOS to Dan, Dave, Don, Rainer and Rob.


dr. dan davison/dept. of biochemical and biophysical sciences/univ. of
Houston/4800 Calhoun/Houston,TX 77204-5934/davison at uh.edu/DAVISON at UHOU

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