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Old 07-15-2005, 03:09 AM   #1
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Question Textfile from linuxbox to winxpbox


Hello Guys,
I have linux on a box without internet connection. I need to copy shell konsole (mdk 10.1) command/text to a thumb drive, move the thumb drive to the xpbox and ad the content to mail and userforums.

I have tried 3 formats: txt, rtf and abw (abiword) and I have tried the following editord: kate, Kwrite and abiword.
a few times it works but most of the times it fails.

Whats is the best way without fails?
 
Old 07-15-2005, 03:15 AM   #2
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Can you explain what you mean by fails. Do you mean the file is transfered to the thumb drive but xp cannot read it or the file is not written to the drive?
 
Old 07-15-2005, 03:25 AM   #3
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When I open the the thumb drive in xp it copies the file name but the content is empty. When I move the tumb drive back to linux box it shows sometime empty content, sometimes it show the right content.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 03:27 AM   #4
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yes it is copied correctly to the thumb drive.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 03:38 AM   #5
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Originally posted by arnekasper
yes it is copied correctly to the thumb drive.
OpenOffice.org will allow you to save a document as a .doc file, which is what Microsoft Word uses... I transfer files back and forth on a shared partition using it and it works fine, even keeps the formatting.

Maybe this helps?
 
Old 07-15-2005, 03:54 AM   #6
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Not trying to put you down but common sense should tell you to do 2 things;

1. when you write the file to the device check the contents after doing so on the system that you have just written it from. Sometimes media doesn't behave as expected.
2.Use file types that are readable by the file system that you are sending it to. Generally using simple ansi type files is the best course i.e. simple .txt files unless formating of such text is important.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 06:58 AM   #7
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Thank you. No, you are not able to put me down. When I open this tread I showed you the three file formats I have used, txt, rtf and abw. 2 which are simple file formats. Yes I always check that the correct file is copied correctly, before I leave the linux box
thoffland
Thank you, good tip. I will try with abiword format since I have this program on my xpbox as well. I try to avoid OO, since it makes my old linuxbox Pentium II 266 Mhz to slow. When I move linux to my faster PC I will use OO more.
Thanks guys.
 
  


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