<CT> Re: calmira_tips Digest V2 #137

  • From: "Pete Morris" <petemorris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 20:35:11 +0100

No 'bad ', Glenn.

We all know lots of folk on the net, and confusion is guaranteed - I know
more people in Bangalore, India than my own town of Worthing, England; yet
I've never been to India...

With respect to both the LFN situation and Perl, I intend to write a script
to convert a folderful of 8.3 filenames with attendant 4DOS descript.ion
file into LFNs at the Win9X end of my little world. It'll take the
description, and append the 8.3 name, giving a LFN with all the info and
extension in place. Perl 4 runs like a dream on Win3.X, but lacks a few of
the trendy features of Perl 5, such as extended error checking and
object-oriented guff. You need a full 32-bit OS for that, preferably UNIX,
but most of it works on Win32.

If/when I get the script running and hardened, I'll offer it as open source
on my BTInternet site, with links to the Perl stuff the uninitiated will
require to run it. It might make a usable stopgap until Erwin gets Calmira
II up to speed with LFNs.

Best regards, Pete.
Pete Morris   -    +44(0)7887 963788

----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 2:29 AM
Subject: <CT> Re: calmira_tips Digest V2 #137

> Hiya Pete!
> Hmm, I may have gotten you mixed up with another Pete that I'm familiar
> from Pennsylvania.  If so, then it's "my bad", but Welcome anyhow!  His
> online screen name is usually "Geminga", and he is on my Arachne mailing
> list, and posts quite often at the Arachne message board site at
> http://chat.arachne.cz...
> As for the LFN capable version of Calmira II, rumor has it that Erwin is
> working on it even as we type these messages!  And yes, it would be quite
> handy to those of us with both Win3X and Win9X systems.  I try to avoid
> when possible, but as anyone who has downloaded MIDI songs can attest to,
> most of the newer ones are LFN.  I've toyed with the idea of trying the
> Tools on a Win3X machine just to see what they would do.  But, I suspect
> wouldn't work properly because there isn't any API for LFNs in Win3X.  The
> LFN Tools work great in DOS 7.0 from Win95, as they utilize the APIs.
> is a download link for them on Rich Green's DOS Freeware site, address is
> http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Lakes/1401/softlib1.htm
> As for PERL, I haven't tried it under Win3X, so not sure if it would run
> not.  I've read that PERL scripts on web sites run well with 16 bit
> such as NetScape and MS IE, and have seen them run in Arachne for DOS.
> is some "scripting" capability in Calmira II, somewhere in the Help file
> README is a good explanation.
> Well, that's about all for now...I'll C U L8R!
> Glenn Gilbreath, Jr.
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