Re: [NTLK] ftp server on Newton

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Mon Mar 18 2002 - 13:51:17 EST

On 18/03/02 13:37, "Michael Moss" <> wrote:

> Sorry about the subject, just forgot to erase it.
> OK, here's my situation. I'm running OSX and have an ethernet LAN at home.
> I'd like an easy way to share files (notes that I write on my eMate for
> academic papers and stuff) with my Mac.
> Any suggestions?

The problem with that is that you can't just exchange files between your
eMate and your desktop. It doesn't work like that, due to the innovative
nature of the Newton file system.

For instance, if you want to exchange RTF documents from NewtonWorks to
Microsoft Word, you will have to go through Newton Connection Utilities and
use the RTF Import/Export functions to do that.


Laurent Daudelin              Developer, Multifamily, ESO, Fannie Mae             Washington, DC, USA
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