Solved

convert quickbasic for dos files to something that will run in linux

Posted on 2003-11-05
1
497 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
I have several programs created in Quickbasic 4.5 for Dos. I have the basic code and the executables. Some of these programs are quite large and required years to write. Is there a way to run or convert them for use in Linux?
0
Comment
Question by:bobla
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
g0rath earned 125 total points
ID: 9689075
Quickbasic is Microsoft and not open standards so it may be difficult to have perfect translation.

But a tool does exist, it's called XBasic, and there are QBasic -> XBasic conversions available.

Here is a good site for finding out more Info on that

http://www.maxreason.com/software/xbasic/linux.html

and of course where to get XBasic

http://xbasic.sourceforge.net/
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
SSH setup on ASA 5505 17 126
Understanding ping command in Ubuntu 5 68
CentOs root password/fsck issue 7 62
Checking what device is using certificate to access internal site? 4 57
SSH (Secure Shell) - Tips and Tricks As you all know SSH(Secure Shell) is a network protocol, which we use to access/transfer files securely between two networked devices. SSH was actually designed as a replacement for insecure protocols that sen…
In my business, I use the LTS (Long Term Support) versions of Linux. My workstations do real work, and so I rarely have the patience to deal with silly problems caused by an upgraded kernel that had experimental software on it to begin with from a r…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…

710 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question