NeXTStep/OpenStep Utilities

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Purple Dot OpenStep on Microsoft Windows PC Emulators
Purple Dot BaKoMa Fonts for NeXTStep/OpenStep
Purple Dot BaKoMa Fonts for NeXTStep/OpenStep
Purple Dot Split (Binary) Files
Purple Dot Open Files with Application
Purple Dot Access Recycler from Command Line

The list that follows gives a few NeXTStep/OpenStep utility programs I wrote for my own purposes. They are available in source form. To build or use them will need a Unix shell. The programs were tested to run on NeXTStep 3.2/3.3 and OpenStep 4.2.

OpenStep on Microsoft Windows PC Emulators

Summary:

This page describes my experiments in getting OpenStep to run on various Microsoft Windows PC emulators.

Needs: OpenStep and VirtualBox (5.0.2), Virtual PC (4.3.1) or VMware (3.X).

Usage: See README file

BaKoMa Fonts for NeXTStep/OpenStep

Summary:

This is one set of the public-domain BaKoMa fonts packaged for NeXTStep/OpenStep. My only contribution was to name the fonts so that they appear under the ComputerModern and LaTeX font families. Other versions of these for NeXTStep/OpenStep present the fonts individually, which greatly clutters the font list. The advantage of PostScript fonts is that they are arbitrarily scalable, and should be used when generating PDF from PostScript.

Needs: PostScript

Usage: See README file

Source: Obtain bakoma-1.0.zip by ftp

Split (Binary) Files

Summary:

This program uses a feature of Installer.app to split (binary) files into pieces of a given maximum size. This is particularly intended for transferring large files to floppy disc.

Needs: Bourne/Korn/Bash shell, Installer.app

Usage: See README file

Source: Obtain chunk.zip by ftp

Open Files with Application

Summary:

This program simplifies use of the standard open command by allowing the file extension to be omitted. For example, open myfile would open myfile.frame if that is present. If there are several files with the same name but different extensions, the user is prompted as to the right one. Backup files and lock files are ignored when deciding which file to open.

Needs: Bourne/Korn/Bash shell

Usage: See README file

Source: Obtain open.zip by ftp

Access Recycler from Command Line

Summary:

rc (recycle) moves the files and directories given as arguments to the NeXT trash folder, while rt (retrieve) brings them back to the current directory.

Needs: Bourne/Korn/Bash shell

Usage: See README file

Source: Obtain recycler.zip by ftp


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