I think the simplest solution would be to share the
directory with the files on the win95 machine, mount it
on the linux machine (using smbmount i think, part of the
handy samba package (as in linux package, not perl package)) and then use
the Net::Ftp (or whatever package it is) to get the file,
and to do your string parsing try doing a substitution on
the binary ppt files and hope that the checksumming that
is doubtless in the file format ignores the length of
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