Where'd They Go??? (jyu.fi archived hpil files)



#7

It has been pointed out to me that the archives I referenced in an article about HP-IL files may no longer be there. The url that worked at the time was...

ftp://ftp.math.jyu.fi/pub/hpil/

Does anybody know if these files are still available anywhere? I believe I kept a copy of everything for myself, but a couple of jobs and a cross-country move later, the prospect of looking for them is daunting. As my new boss pointed out to me one time "it's easier to ask somebody else to find them than it is to locate where I put them."

So, if anybody knows if these files are available online or not, there's a couple of people who would appreciate knowing. If they are gone, I'm sure there's a copy of them in one of these cardboard boxes that seem to be populating my new home...

Happy calculating,

Dan


#8

I've uploaded a backup copy I made to:

ftp://ftp.hpmuseum.org/lif/

I had trouble downloading them so there could be parts missing. Please take a look and see if you spot anything wrong.


#9

I have been looking for KEYWAIT$ for the 71. I noticed you have it in the archive. I downloaded it and then tried everything I can think of to transfer it to my 71.

I tried every combo I could think of with Tony Deull's UNIX lifutils AND hp41uc and nothing works.

What do I have to do to these files in order to transfer them to my 71? I have transfered other LEX files with no problems from my PC to the 71.

If any body can help me out here I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,
Chris


#10

<What do I have to do to these files in order to transfer them to my 71? I have transfered other LEX files with no problems from my PC to the 71.

If any body can help me out here I would greatly appreciate it.>

Never mind I figured it out.

If anybody else doesn't know what to do with the files. Get a hex editor and lop off the first 32 bytes and the last byte. If the file is padded with FF at the end, remove all of them and one extra byte before the FF's.

After that you can transfer the file with the 82164A per Tony's insructions.

FWIW. I compiled KhexEdit for my hex editor. Very nice program. It can be found at freshmeat.net

Chris

#11

Thanks for saving the day again Dave.

#12

<I had trouble downloading them so there could be parts missing. Please take a look and see if you spot anything wrong.>

When I try and transfer the files with out71 to my 71B my machine locks up. I have tried to strip the headers with hp41uc, no go.

I have tried every utility in the lifutils and all I get is not a LIF disk or LIF image.

I have transferred proper LEX files with no problems to my 71 with out71.

So unless somebody can tell me what I am doing wrong I would say the files that I have tried(about 10) are corrupt or incomplete.

I usually figure this stuff out on my own but I am at a loss on this bizare file format.

I can see why it didn't catch on and died.

Chris


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