Full Description of File
TIMEBOOT.COM is a TSR utility which will re-
boot your computer after a specified delay
TIMETIL.EXE is a utility which will calculate
the time between the system clock and the
Together, these utilities may be used in a
batch file to reboot at a specified time.
Batch Time Clock Roboot
Charles B. Miller
Contents of the TIMEBOOT.DOC file
TIMETIL.EXE V1.0 Charles B. Miller
Batch File Utility Post Office Box K
(C) Copyright 1993 Charles B. Miller Marshall, Texas 75671
This program may be used free of charge subject to the
Restricted License Agreement as stated below.
This archive contains two utilities, TIMEBOOT.COM and TIMETIL.EXE. These utilities were written by two different authors.
The utility TIMEBOOT.COM came to be on a local BBS without documentation. The display screen in the program indicates it was written in 1986 by Skip Gilbrech, and was apparently put into the public domain since there is no address for a shareware registration. It is included in this archive without the express permission of the author, but hopefully would be with his approval. Anyone having knowledge of the whereabouts of Skip Gilbrech is urged to contact me at the address.
The utility TIMETIL.EXE was written by Charles B. Miller in 1993 in order to be able to use TIMEBOOT to reboot my computer at a specific time of day. Used in conjunction with Skip Gilbrech's TIMEBOOT.COM, TIMETIL.EXE will do this.
The purpose of TIMEBOOT.COM is to reboot your computer after a specified time interval. This time must be entered as the number of hours and minutes until the computer will be rebooted.
The purpose of TIMETIL.EXE is to calculate the number of hours and minutes between the system time and the specified time of day. TIMETIL.EXE will report the results to the screen, or can put the results into an environment variable which can then be used to specify a time for TIMEBOOT.
TIMEBOOT V1.0 (Copyright (C) 1986 Skip Gilbrech) [Option update] Usage: Timeboot HH:MM /D /R HH:MM = Time to wait before rebooting /D = Deactivate countdown /R = Remove program from memory Maximum time: 59 hours, 59 minutes (if the ':' is missing, Minutes are assumed). All parameters are optional (entering more than one at a time makes no sense). Entering no parameter is the same as entering '/D'.
TIMETIL V1.0 (Copyright (C) 1993 Charles B. Miller) Usage: TIMETIL HH:MM /B /E:name HH:MM = Time of day in 24 hour time to which to calculate the difference from the system clock /B = Blank the screen, no output /E: = Place the resulting time difference into an environment variable (name) The time of day entered must be in 24 hour format (HH:MM) separated by a colon, period or space. Maximum time difference which can be calculated from the system clock is 24 hours, 00 minutes.
If you want to automatically reboot your computer at 1AM each morning, for whatever reason, the following lines can be inserted in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file:
TIMETIL 01:00 /E:WAITFORTIMEBOOT %WAITFOR%SET WAITFOR=
Your computer will now automatically reboot at 1AM each day. To disable this, you can type:
at the command line, or you can include this line in any batch file.
EXIT CODES (ERRORLEVEL)
TIMETIL reports the following exit code:
80 = The system clock is set to the year 1980. This may be used in batch files to detect a possible battery or CMOS problem resulting in the clock being set to the year 1980.
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September 30, 1993