CP/M conversion

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Wed Feb 4 14:08:50 1998

On Wed, 4 Feb 1998, John Foust wrote:

> >Does anyone know of a conversion utiliy which will convert files from a
> >CP/M machine to Mac format? There is someone here willing to part with his
> >Kaypro 4 but needs to convert his old files first.
> No one's mentioned the problem that you'll also need to convert
> the *data* once you've moved the *files*. Which word processor
> created the files, and which contemporary word processor do you
> hope to use them in? You may need to revive the original machine
> or something similar in order to re-save the documents in ASCII.

If the data to be transferred is text from a wordprocessor program used
on a Kaypro, it about 99:1 that the program was Wordstar, and conversion
of WS document files should be quite easy.
                                                 - don

> Conversion programs might be available, but that might cost $$$.
> Of course, you'll need to run 22Disk on a PC equipped with both
> 5 1/4 and 3 1/2 floppies, then move the files to a 3 1/2 PC disk, and
> the Mac can read them as-is.
> - John
> Jefferson Computer Museum <http://www.threedee.com/jcm>

    Don Maslin - Keeper of the Dina-SIG CP/M System Disk Archives
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Received on Wed Feb 04 1998 - 14:08:50 GMT

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