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W. Rowe

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Sep 19, 1993, 6:30:41 PM9/19/93
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I'm trying to extract a .pit file (which I have never done before) but I can't
seem to find any unpacking programs that will successfully load on my Mac
IIvx under system 7.1. I have tried Unpit, Packit III, and Packit III (v1.3)
but none will run. I usually get #25 out of memory errors even though there
is obviously enough memory.

Does anyone know of a program that will extract .pit files that has run on
a MacII under Sys 7? Is this problem unique to my setup, or is there another
more recent program that will do the trick?

...who the heck makes .pit files anyway...<grumble grumble>

Thanks.

-=WSR=-

Wilson Cheung

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Sep 21, 1993, 4:57:07 AM9/21/93
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In article <27imih$4...@scratchy.reed.edu>, wr...@reed.edu (W. Rowe) wrote:

> I'm trying to extract a .pit file (which I have never done before) but I can't
> seem to find any unpacking programs that will successfully load on my Mac
> IIvx under system 7.1. I have tried Unpit, Packit III, and Packit III (v1.3)
> but none will run. I usually get #25 out of memory errors even though there
> is obviously enough memory.
>
> Does anyone know of a program that will extract .pit files that has run on
> a MacII under Sys 7? Is this problem unique to my setup, or is there another
> more recent program that will do the trick?

Yes, StuffIt Lite 3.0.6 comes with a decompression translator called
"UnPack" which should be under the Translate menu if you installed the full
package that you can try.

It should be able to handle that PackIt .pit file and I'll assume that
Aladdin did make the translator System 7.1 compatible.

If it doesn't work, then I guess the .pit archive is corrupted or
something?

> ...who the heck makes .pit files anyway...<grumble grumble>

Must be an ancient old file before the days of StuffIt. :-)

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Wilson Cheung
wch...@sdcc13.ucsd.edu

Brian D Diehm

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Sep 22, 1993, 1:30:54 PM9/22/93
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>> ...who the heck makes .pit files anyway...<grumble grumble>
>
>Must be an ancient old file before the days of StuffIt. :-)

Yes, PackIt was the predecessor of StuffIt. As I recall, PackIt was free for
all, and StuffIt was the first to try to make a compression standard that you
had to pay to use (at least to compress). If StuffIt compression hadn't been
a lot more space-saving, it wouldn't have had a chance. I think StuffIt came
on the scene around 1987 or so, making PackIt, yes, ancient.

Of course, full StuffIt has gone on to become more than a lifestyle . . .

-Brian
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Brian Diehm
Tektronix, Inc. (503) 627-3437 bri...@tekig5.PEN.TEK.COM
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