<VV> RE: Viewing the Archives in Windows by downloading the G'zip files

UltraMonzaWest at aol.com UltraMonzaWest at aol.com
Fri Oct 14 23:46:10 EDT 2005

While watching the Nascar Busch race and trying to cause trouble.......

I decided to D/ L  this months V V Archive  in the G'zip  file format.

Sorry I ever had the idle thought....ggggg

It turns out that our V V server is a UNIX based system [ unix is Latin for 
NERD]    LOL!!!

So...without a manual in hand.....I decided to BREAK the Beast!

So  if you are part of the 90%  of Web  users that have a Windows operating 

Here's what to do!

ANY  Win based   ZIP  utilitiy will work..PkZip / Winzip / 7-Zip  /  
PowerArchiver / Stuffit Expander, etc...

The file you will download will be named      "YEAR-MONTH.txt.gz  "

Windows programs do NOT  understand the 2  "." [ dots]...only ONE is allowed!

RENAME the file [ right click!]        " YEAR-MONTH.gz  "  [ forget the "txt" 

Then double click on it and your Zip  utility program will do it's thing!

You will see a file named   for October 2005        

Right click  and rename     2005-october.RTF   [  Rich Text Format ]

Double click and  WORD or WORDPAD  will open it and you can read / search  

Please SAVE this if you think you might use it!

As for me the Race....er..... crashfest is over!  I'm of to the Casino!

Matt Nall / Patiomatt / WCUH / Mr. DeckRug
69 Monza Cpe., 66 Monza vert, 65 Crown v8 Cpe.
Somewhere between Reno, NV and Coos Bay, Or.

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