• msg to jam

    From Rick Smith@1:105/10 to All on Thursday, January 19, 2023 22:31:38
    Greetings All!

    I received a zip file of a msg format echo from my uplink (he doesnt support rescan) is there a way I can convert this to jam? I have tried making a second echo with the msg base and designated it as such in hpt config and while the correct number of messages shows up in golded, there is no content.. any suggestions on how I can do this?



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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757 to Rick Smith on Thursday, January 19, 2023 23:26:52
    I received a zip file of a msg format echo from my uplink (he doesnt support rescan) is there a way I can convert this to jam? I have tried making a second echo with the msg base and designated it as such in hpt config and while the correct number of messages shows up in golded, there is no content.. any suggestions on how I can do this?

    If your hub supports *.msg (hpt does) you can setup a *.msg area and put those *.msg files in there, then you can do a rescan from your hub.

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  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Rick Smith on Friday, January 20, 2023 10:53:26
    I received a zip file of a msg format echo from my uplink (he doesnt support rescan) is there a way I can convert this to jam?

    Sure ... clean it from anything that is not needed, then rinse it thoroughly.

    Slowly boil it covered in water for 1hr 40 min. Then pour it through a fine cotton sieve and add enough sugars during the cooling process to thicken it.

    Pour it into jars and close. Place in a cool place until it stiffens enough ... et voil .. Jam

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  • From Stas Mishchenkov@2:460/5858 to Rick Smith on Friday, January 20, 2023 13:46:32
    Hi Rick!

    19 ﭢ 23 23:26, Alan Ianson -> Rick Smith:

    I received a zip file of a msg format echo from my uplink (he doesnt
    support rescan) is there a way I can convert this to jam? I have tried
    making a second echo with the msg base and designated it as such in hpt
    config and while the correct number of messages shows up in golded, there
    is no content.. any suggestions on how I can do this?

    If your hub supports *.msg (hpt does) you can setup a *.msg area and put those *.msg files in there, then you can do a rescan from your hub.

    The easiest way is:

    1. set up ypur golded like
    AREADEF FIRST.ECHO "FIRST.ECHO" 0 Echo Opus d:\fido\mail\FIRST.ECHO AREADEF SECOND.ECHO "SECOND.ECHO" 0 Echo JAM d:\fido\mail\SECOND.ECHO

    2. put msg files in to d:\fido\mail\FIRST.ECHO

    3. start golded, go to the FIRST.ECHO, mark all messages then move them to the SECOND.ECHO.

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    Stas Mishchenkov.

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  • From Rick Smith@1:105/81 to Stas Mishchenkov on Friday, January 20, 2023 06:55:08
    Hello Stas!

    Friday January 20 2023 13:46, you wrote to me:

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    Hi Rick!

    19 ﭢ 23 23:26, Alan Ianson -> Rick Smith:

    I received a zip file of a msg format echo from my uplink (he
    doesnt support rescan) is there a way I can convert this to jam?
    I have tried making a second echo with the msg base and designated
    it as such in hpt config and while the correct number of messages
    shows up in golded, there is no content.. any suggestions on how I
    can do this?

    If your hub supports *.msg (hpt does) you can setup a *.msg area
    and put those *.msg files in there, then you can do a rescan from
    your hub.

    The easiest way is:

    1. set up ypur golded like
    AREADEF FIRST.ECHO "FIRST.ECHO" 0 Echo Opus d:\fido\mail\FIRST.ECHO AREADEF SECOND.ECHO "SECOND.ECHO" 0 Echo JAM d:\fido\mail\SECOND.ECHO

    2. put msg files in to d:\fido\mail\FIRST.ECHO

    3. start golded, go to the FIRST.ECHO, mark all messages then move
    them to the SECOND.ECHO.

    This seemed as it should have worked. I unzipped the archive and it is a total of 285 msgs, however when I use golded to look at that echo all the msgs have no data ie message to or from etc. If I "nano" one of them there is data in the msgs so I am not sure why golded will not view them, therefor after marking them with spacebar an alt-m to move it does not move them. They could be corrupt in some fashion?


    Regards,

    Rick

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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757 to Rick Smith on Friday, January 20, 2023 14:41:20
    This seemed as it should have worked. I unzipped the archive and it is a total of 285 msgs, however when I use golded to look at that echo all the msgs have no data ie message to or from etc.

    If golded is unable to read those messages then this method won't work.

    If I "nano" one of them there is data in the msgs so I am not sure why golded will not view them, therefor after marking them with spacebar an alt-m to move it does not move them. They could be corrupt in some fashion?

    They could be corrupt or they may be in a format golded doesn't support. There were two slightly different *.msg formats in use, for reasons I don't know.

    I wonder if hpt will be able to read those messages?

    You could try to rescan those messages from your hub to another node. I don't know if that would be successful or not but it might work.. or not.. ;)

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  • From Rick Smith@1:105/81 to Alan Ianson on Friday, January 20, 2023 21:35:12
    Hello Alan!

    Friday January 20 2023 14:41, you wrote to me:

    * Forwarded from area 'FIDO_SYSOP'
    This seemed as it should have worked. I unzipped the archive and it
    is a total of 285 msgs, however when I use golded to look at that
    echo all the msgs have no data ie message to or from etc.

    If golded is unable to read those messages then this method won't
    work.

    If I "nano" one of them there is data in the msgs so I am not sure
    why golded will not view them, therefor after marking them with
    spacebar an alt-m to move it does not move them. They could be
    corrupt in some fashion?

    They could be corrupt or they may be in a format golded doesn't
    support. There were two slightly different *.msg formats in use, for reasons I don't know.

    I wonder if hpt will be able to read those messages?

    You could try to rescan those messages from your hub to another node.
    I don't know if that would be successful or not but it might work.. or not.. ;)

    so actually what I did was import them on my os2 machine as .msg in golded and they showed up then I copied them into a jam msg base and they are readable... problem is now that they all show as unsent and I do not want to flood my uplink with 400 dupes so I need to ask around if there is a way to toggle everything to snt in golded...?

    Regards,

    Rick

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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757.2 to Rick Smith on Saturday, January 21, 2023 01:01:00
    Hello Rick,

    so actually what I did was import them on my os2 machine as .msg in
    golded and they showed up then I copied them into a jam msg base and
    they are readable... problem is now that they all show as unsent and I
    do not want to flood my uplink with 400 dupes so I need to ask around
    if there is a way to toggle everything to snt in golded...?

    Is that a bunch of old stuff in the spitfire area? They have arrived here.

    You can use ALT Z when editing the header of message to zap all attributes although I have never tried that option.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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