freeware NetRun, NetSend & NetPic utilities

2007-05-14

MyWorkAccount writes:

Hi all! I'm found these utilities:

Description on this (http://www.pa-spaug.org/News97/1997archive.htm) by Jim Tucker: jtucker@byron.apana.org.au has written three DOS programs which enable binary files to be emailed in ASCII format without requiring decoding. The target files are similar to UUE, however, they are executable text (.COM files) and therefore no decoding software is required. The source files are limited to ~52K, however the programs include a built-in UUEncoder and an ASCII format decoder for larger files.

NETSEND
(http://www.free-pc.hu/pub/web_emil/netsend1.zip) The source file is converted to a self-extracting ASCII file. Executing the ASCII file extracts the original binary file (data or program).
NETRUN
(http://www.free-pc.hu/pub/web_emil/netrun31.zip) The source program (.COM or .EXE) is converted to a program in ASCII text format. Executing the text file will run the program! Command line parameters for the original program can be used. Error level exits are preserved.
NETPIC
(ftp://archives.thebbs.org/ansi_utilities/netpic10.zip) (ftp://ftp.nsk.su/pub/msdos/graphics/netpic32.zip) Converts a .GIF file into an viewable ASCII program. When the ASCII text is executed the programdisplays the original GIF picture as 320x200x256 colors. The recipient does NOT need decoding OR VIEWING software. Includes automatic resizing of larger pictures.
MUUD.COM
This is a plain (not very smart but small) DOS UUdecoder written by Jim Tucker jtucker@byron.apana.org.au which can be emailed as plain ASCII text. This solves the chicken and egg problem -- how to mail a UUdecoder to somebody who does not have a UUdecoder. The program which created this, NETRUN, is available on SimTel and mirror sites.