From: Dwight K. Elvey <>
Date: Mon Jan 3 12:41:23 2005

 It seems like I remember doing something
like "copy COM1: FileName" or something.
 It seems like I remember there being an issue
with the file name extention. I recall using
something other than .EXE and then changing
it to .EXE with RENAME. It has been some time
but it was something like that.

>From: "Joe R." <>
>At 01:08 PM 1/3/05 -0500, you wrote:
>> Anybody have a stupid DOS trick for importing binary files
>> over a com: port?
> Import from what kind of system? If it's another MS-DOS/Windows system
>then LapLink or FastLynx is the easiest. FastLynx has a way to install
>itself to disk-less machines over the cable. LL probably does too. If one
>is a non-MS-DOS system then Kermit is probably best. it's available for a
>LOT of didfferent systems. I haven't used if but Dave Mabry uses it
>successfully to transfer files to and from a PC and the Intel MDSs and
>they're very different machines.
> Joe
> I have a floppy-less laptop that I want to
>> get Kermit.exe into. If it isn't simple then I'll just write a Hex/Bin
>> program for each side and send the file ASCII. It would have
>> to be .BAS on the laptop side.
>> I realize that taking the drive out and mounting it in the host
>> machine is a good solution, but I wanted to try this first while
>> keeping the machine together.
>>John A.
Received on Mon Jan 03 2005 - 12:41:23 GMT

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