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24 July 2001, 01:58
I downloaded a file with shr extension. Has it been compressed? If so, how could I uncompress this file? Appreciate your help. Thanks.
24 July 2001, 03:09
If would help if you could say where you got the file, and what it was supposed to be. Since youre posting on this board, I assume its something to do with Amiga apps. Have you tried looking at the first few bytes in a hex editor? Sometimes websitse give files different extensions deliberately, and they need renaming before they can be decompressed or whatever.
24 July 2001, 06:47
It's a game hdinstaller for kickoff. The site is here http://home.wanadoo.nl/robertoh/k.html
I'm a newbie and really need your help and anyone else. Thanking you in advance TikTok.
24 July 2001, 08:20
The best guess I have is that it is compressed using the XPK packer SHRI and/or the xpkSHRI.library. Why on earth someone would use this format is beyond me, but if you are intent on mucking with it (or if someone else is), you can find on Aminet two different files, xpkshid.lha and xpkSHRI_V2.2.lha and maybe the answer will lie there.
Best of luck.
24 July 2001, 13:01
24 July 2001, 13:06
if you post the first 100 bytes of an hex/ascii dump then the answer will be there.
If it's a disk image then it could be XPK compressed images file. Like DMS but better.
24 July 2001, 17:58
Hi Khephren & Twisting Ghosts,
Thanks for your advice. I will try as advised. As for ascii dump Khephren, could u explain how I could do a dump of that file? I hope I am not asking to much of you.
25 July 2001, 10:18
Type this at the shell prompt
TYPE <file> HEX >dh0:dump.txt
29 July 2001, 10:53
Just want to thank all who have posted on this thread.
I tried to do a hex dump but it didn't work. Neither will other unarchivers.
I like to once again, thank all who have assisted me. This is certainly an excellent site whom all newbies like me can depend on for assistance.
31 July 2001, 15:01
Does this mean that the problem still persists?
So I'm going to take a look to defeat that stubborn bastard ... :)
But you might have missed Riempie's post: (I think this is the solution)
TYPE <file> HEX >dh0:dump.txt
Are you sure it isn't actually
TYPE <file> to dh0:dump.txt OPT H
(I really haven't ever heard about this 'HEX' option of the TYPE command.)
31 July 2001, 19:08
Yeah I'm sure.
type <FILE> hex
type <FILE> opt h
type <FILE> opt hex
they all work
You can use the TO open to redirect, but it's habit for me to use the > as it works under the Amiga, Linux and MS-DOS.
I surprised that it didn't work for you. You do realise that nothing will be displayed on the screen, everything will dump to the text file name.
Yep, I'm used to write > to redirect, the common 'possix redirection symbol' :) alternatively >> appends to file. does this work under Linux as well?
01 August 2001, 12:11
@Akira yep it does
You might have misunderstood this. I didn't assert that it doesn't work for me, I've only ever tried the 'opt h' option so far because I didn't know of the 'hex' option at all. This was just new for me.
Don't hold me to this (g).
But it seems to me that .shr files were a predicessor to .uue files, a method of transfering 8-bit fikles in a 7-bit world. IF that is so, and IF these are THOSE .shr files, and if the parity erros in my memory aren't quite overwhelming, I seem to remember a de-shar utility on the very first Aminet disk, from, I think it was, walnut Grove. Had a couple of other Amiga Archives on it, as well as those very earliest Aminet files.
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