[R] Linux -> Win2K file transfer

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Oct 21 09:52:21 CEST 2000

On Fri, 20 Oct 2000 ben at zoo.ufl.edu wrote:

>   That kind of mangling is one of the things I thought about, but the
> transfer was copying across from my Linux machine to my WWW directory on
> the departmental NT machine (Samba mount) and then via Netscape download.  
> I don't *think* this would mangle things ... And yes, ascii=TRUE didn't
> work either.  I'm going to try dump/dput next ... if this problem persists
> I may try to figure it out, but if I can work around it I'll just do that.

Both binary and ascii saves on R-1.1.1 on Linux load into rw1011 under NT4
on my laptop, either if I copy the Linux ext2 file to NTFS under NT
or if I use a common FAT16 file system.  And, if I do the latter, the
reverse works.

(Indeed, loads of ASCII saves must work, as lots of packages contain .rda
files saved on Unix/Linux, and they all do load into rw1011.)

I do think a Windows Netscape download is likely to mangle things.
Try putting the files in a zip file for the duration of the transfer.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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