ipbin IPBIN opens a file and searches for non-printable chrs - ie not 7 bit ascii. It creates a file called 'ipbin.filename' in tables/xchg (the filename is lowercase so it does not overwrite an existing xchg). If this file exists, it is overwritten. The file is scrolled on the screen and stops each time a weirdo chr is found. The program prompts for some text which is entered into the xchg file as a comment line above the 'x:\377:' line. The idea being that the next step would be to edit the xchg file filling in the 'x:' lines with the required good chr/string. it To run : ipbin filename ipbin -c filename do NOT stop and prompt on each binary chr found or ipbin -7 filename or ipbin filename xchgfilename where xchgfilename is the name of the file in tables/xchg or ipbin -u filename file is UTF8 or ipbin -U filename file is UTF8 - and check for bad characters or ipbin -6 filename file is UTF16 or ipbin -O (chr) filename stop on each chr greater or equal to the chr normally you need to dbl the backers : ipbin -O \\177 WW1.ds or ipbin -v to get the version number IPBIN opens a file and allows you to search for Chrs or strings. You can also replace these chrs and/or create another file with the correct syntax for IPXCHG. You can also run through finding all the occurences of the chr/string either as is or case-insensitive. Version Control ;04g 16nov08 added -u -U for UTF8/16 ;b1 added -X ;d buglette fixed ;e added -c continue ;f bugette with nbsp 0200 (copyright) 2021 and previous years FingerPost Ltd.