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Old 09-18-2005, 06:14 AM   #1
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using SunOS plot files (1b or 4b format) in linux

Hello Solaris forum -

Can I read SunOS plot(1b) / plot(4b) format files in linux?

I can display/manipulate the files using the "plot" command in either SunOS or on an AIX machine, but not in linux.

Is the 'plot' file format standard ? If AIX and Sun boxes can both read it surely some Linux program can deal with plot(1B) as well?

Linux GNU plotutils seems to support only files of the plot(5) format.
Gnu plotutils plot utility gives this error:
"plot: unrecognized command `0x90' encountered in input"

I have tried using the -h and -l (Options for Backward Compatibility) in plotutils but I get the same error.

Perhaps this is a big-endian vs. little-endian issue?

lpr -g is supposed to denote plot(1b) format for printing in linux, but that is about all the linux plot(1b) documentation I can find.

Anyone else worked with these type of files before?
any advice would be much appreciated



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