From: Dwight K. Elvey <>
Date: Mon Jan 3 16:21:39 2005

 I'm almost sure I'd done this in the past to
get something like laplink running on a remote machine.
I suspect that the code specifically had no ^Z
until the end of the file and it was just a minimum
bootstrap program to load the rest.
 One could always edit the file by changing any ^Z to
something else. Once on the new machine, just change them
 I do remember that the name of the file couldn't be
.COM or .EXE. I think the copy from COM1: didn't
work for those files names.

>From: "Pete Turnbull" <>
>On Jan 3 2005, 13:01, John Foust wrote:
>> At 12:41 PM 1/3/2005, you wrote:
>> > 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.
>> And perhaps something else about setting the mode of the COM1:
>> port for bits and binary?
>You can't, in MS-DOS. COPY uses ASCII transfers for COM ports and
>complains if you try to force binary, because it needs to see a ctrl-Z
>to know where the end-of-file is.
>Pete Peter Turnbull
> Network Manager
> University of York
Received on Mon Jan 03 2005 - 16:21:39 GMT

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