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Opening .egp file in Unix - SAS

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Opening .egp file in Unix - SAS

I have a .egp file.Is it possible to open it in Unix SAS.
Note: I do not have access to SAS Enterprise Guide.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Opening .egp file in Unix - SAS

Not productively. I'm not sure that you can open them at all on *NIX. .egp files are really just WinZip files with a different extension. The task logs are easy enough to read on a PC (though the names are uninformative). RTF output can't be directly interpreted.
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Re: Opening .egp file in Unix - SAS

Because an EG project is just a .zip file, any program in your unix environment that can read or extract a zip file will be able to understand a .egp file. Although a lot of the contents won't be usable (e.g. RTF output), the actual SAS code that forms part of the project will be in the contents as a regular ascii file. You can easily pull the code out and drop it into your Display Manager session in unix.

I've done this a ton, because people send me projects developed under different releases of EG, and sometimes it's hard for me to get at the correct version, so I can at least look at the parts of the file.
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