Re: [NTLK] Newton Format

From: Victor Rehorst (
Date: Tue Jun 07 2005 - 12:27:03 PDT

Goodwin, Greg P. wrote:
> Thanks Victor. Now, how EXACTLY is the Newton backup procedure
> done? Say with the Newton Backup Utility? It will take an 8 meg card
> and make a sizeable backup file on a desktop. What exactly is that blob
> of a file?

I don't know exactly, but it *might* be a container of NSOF (Newton Streamed
Object Format) objects. NSOF is documented in Chapter 4 of Newton Formats:

This is also the format of those .nwt attachments that you can e-mail.

The Mac and Windows versions of NCU/NBU create differently formatted backup
files though, so maybe they don't use NSOF.

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