[ntp:questions] Fwd: Using ntpdate -b SERVER shortly after SERVER boots

Uwe Klein uwe_klein_habertwedt at t-online.de
Thu Feb 15 22:17:42 UTC 2007

Richard B. gilbert wrote:

> Jonathan Postel was one of the Internet pioneers and was responsible for 
> editing RFCs for publication (or something like that).  This was back in 
> the 1980's and maybe early 1990's.  He insisted that RFCs be plain ASCII 
> text; no PostScript, no WordPerfect/Word/Wordstar etc.  Plain ASCII text 
> could be read and written by anyone.  None of the other potential 
> formats was easily accessible to everyone regardless of what O/S he was 
> running or the hardware platform he was running it on.
So its just plain ASCII then.

pdftotext *.pdf

works like a charm, one would have to massage the indices and some title
> This was probably the proper call for that day and age.  The world has 
> moved on.
> PDF is accessible to most people and most O/Ss but there are exceptions. 
>  Adobe refuses to support the Solaris X86 platform.  I don't think there 
> was ever a PDF reader for VMS.
what about xpdf?
it does not support embedded ECMA Script ( a boon ithink)


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