These help in producing .txt files that follow IETF rules
for ASCII files, with no special characters, and no lines longer than
Here is the readme.txt file:
<bigger>Hi folks, Thursday (29 January
The following files are in '/pub/pwg/tools/ (DOS executables):
cscan.exe - Character Scan Utility
maxln.exe - Maximum Line Length Scan Utility
overx.exe - Overstrike Merge Utility
strip.exe - Control Character Strip Utility
Each of the programs has a -h option which explains the command line.
Sometimes, MIBs produced with MS-WORD cannot be successfully
stripped of headers and footers. The fix is to run my text utility
folds line fragemnts from overstrike lines (fragments end in single
carriage returns, without a following linefeed/newline) to combine them
into a single canonical line - the 'generic text driver' with some or
all versions of MS Word yields such overstrike lines when used with
Tom's styles - I wrote 'overx' last year, to help Tom out - these
Job Mon files caused me to find and fix a small bug in 'overx'.
Ira McDonald, outside consultant to Xerox Corp.