Category : BBS Programs+Doors
Archive   : AUTODESC.ZIP
Filename : PUTDESC.DOC

Output of file : PUTDESC.DOC contained in archive : AUTODESC.ZIP
PUTDESC (c) 1992 Karl Schneider
S & H Engineering
8505 Woodwick Ct.
Tampa, FL 33615
813-884-9661 voice day/eve
bbs midnite-0600 EST

2-9-92 UPDATE: Now allows inserting description into .ARJ and .LZH
archives as well as .ZIPs.

12-5-91: Putdesc now keeps the ORIGINAL DATE of the .ZIP file.

vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv NOTICE! vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

11/24/91: MAJOR CHANGE. PUTDESC now adds a file called DESC.SDI to
the .ZIP file. WC3DESC is no longer supported by AUTODESC!


11/16/91. Minor revision: added code to display any EXISTING des-
cription file with option to leave as-is or change.


PUTDESC is a fast and easy way to create a DESC.SDI 'description'
file in a .ZIP, .ARJ or .LZH archive which can be used by WILDCAT
3.0+ BBS systems using AUTODESC. (Other BBS systems can utilize the
stored descriptions, Pcboard is one which I believe is set up for it).

embedded description files being used. Note that AUTODESC as of
11/24/91 now supports both DESC.SDI and FILE_ID.DIZ description files.

Usage is simply: putdesc d:\path\archive[.zip | .arj | .lzh]

The extension is optional. If it is not used, PUTDESC will search for
.ZIP first, .ARJ second, and .LZH third. If no match for any of these
3 is found in the target drive\directory, it will tell you.

If there is already a DESC.SDI file in the archive, it will be
displayed and you can press ESC to leave it as is, or to
continue and change it.

A 60-character bracket will be shown, and the description is typed
in. Backspace & left arrow keys can be used for editing. Once the
60th character is reached, further input is disallowed. The program
is intuitive and simple. It adds DESC.SDI to the archive file

PKZIP and PKUNZIP must be available for running in whatever directory that
PUTDESC is executed the current directory or in your DOS PATH.

If you want to use PUTDESC with .ARJ or .LZH archives, you ALSO MUST
HAVE LHARC.EXE and ARJ.EXE in your path. If you use a later LHARC
that is named LHA.EXE, you must either rename it to LHARC.EXE or copy
it to a file with that name, in your PATH.

PUTDESC.EXE also must be in the cwd or your path.

After you have added the description file, you can upload the Zipfile to
a Wildcat 3.0+ BBS that uses AUTODESC, in which case you can skip
typing in the description on-line after the upload. Unfortunately,
it is not at this time possible to support the 'Additional' file
description; that, if needed, will still have to be manually typed
(or done via ASCII upload from a separate text file).

The description in an archive file can be changed at any time using PUTDESC,
it will re-write DESC.SDI inside the archive with whatever you enter.

I've checked this program pretty carefully and have observed no
problems, however, I make no warranties, expressed or implied, con-
cerning its usability or use. Any comments, bug reports, or suggestions
are welcome. If you use PUTDESC, I request a nominal regis-
tration to be paid for its use. $5 would be adequate, if you wish
to, you can contribute $25 or more which will cover full registration
for ALL my Wildcat 3.x utilities (if you need them).



  3 Responses to “Category : BBS Programs+Doors
Archive   : AUTODESC.ZIP
Filename : PUTDESC.DOC

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: