Date : Wed, 10 Feb 1988 14:19:26 EDT
From : <SAGE@LL.ARPA>
Subject: Warning About PPIP17
I saw the note from Keith about PPIP17 being available from
SIMTEL20 and would like to offer a warning. That version of PPIP is
seriously flawed. I used to have it on my Z Node, but many users
complained that it did not work. When I tried it, I experienced
serious problems as well. There would appear to be either a problem
with the stack, careless use of page 0, or overflow of data onto code.
The problems do not appear on all systems or at all times. They
appear to be data dependent.
These problems are unfortunate. The author of PPIP16 and PPIP17
added a desirable option, 'M' for 'move', to delete the source file
after a successful copy. Perhaps an enterprising programmer will
extract the code for this option and put it into PPIP15, which does
Another feature that I have wanted to have in PPIP is a default to
ignore SYS-type files and an option ('S') to include them. I use
DateStamper, and PPIP always wants to copy the R/O-SYS file
!!!TIME&.DAT file when I give a *.* file spec in user 0. It should be
fairly straightforward to add such a feature.
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