From Just Solve the File Format Problem
Ship is a Unix-centric binary-to-text encoding utility and format, intended for use with email. It was developed by Mark Adler. It had some brief popularity in the HP 48 calculator community.
In multi-part mode, it uses the file naming pattern "part0001", "part0002", etc.
The first line of an encoded file is either "
$" (default) or "
$ f" ("fast" encoding method). The second line starts with either "
ship " (for the first part), or "
cont " (other parts).
- UNSHIP.ZIP - Ship 1.0 source code + DOS binary. (Despite this package's filename, it supports both encoding and decoding.)
- ESS-Code v7.5 for DOS
- ESS-Code v7.8 for 32-bit Windows
- comp.sources.hp48 Usenet post, 1993-04-22, with info and source code
- v09INF1.z - Another copy
- Item in the HP48 FAQ