Dec 262017
 
An ugly set of utilities to convert the CARS Night Owl CD-Rom directories into an RBBS FMS Directory.

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An ugly set of utilities to convert the
CARS Night Owl CD-Rom directories into an
RBBS FMS style Directory. Bug fix update!
Dec 21, 1993. Freeware.


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An ugly set of utilities to convert the CARS Night Owl CD-Rom directories into an RBBS FMS Directory.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
ADDALL.BAT 1371 228 deflated
ADDCATS.EXE 38704 28776 deflated
CARSCONV.ZIP 32682 32349 deflated
CARSRBBS.DOC 2619 1237 deflated
COMBINE.EXE 38562 28741 deflated
CONTOFMS.EXE 37004 27555 deflated
FILE_ID.DIZ 152 130 deflated
REVERSE.EXE 33558 24918 deflated
SOURCE.ZIP 2210 1812 deflated

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Contents of the CARSRBBS.DOC file





Simple FREEWARE Utilities To Convert
The Output From CARSCONV (by Stan Brown)
To An RBBS Multiline FMS Directory.

By: Tom Craver


These utilities aren't pretty, they're really rather annoying to use,
and they might not work at all for you. But, they worked for me so here
they are.

First ... Read the docs for CARSCONV ... Then ...

Simply copy all your directory files ( the DIRXX. files) into a directory of
their own, put all enclosed executables in that same directory, go to that
directory, and enter:

CARSCONV

At the dos prompt.. it reads and converts each DIRXX file it finds into a
corresponding DIRXX.TXT file, Also saving the headings. Now delete all the
DIRXX. files and add the category codes.

For each DIRxx.TXT file type:

ADDCATS
Ex: ADDCATS 001 DIR1.TXT
| |
| +-Filename
+-------Cat Code

To combine them all into FMS.001 type:

COMBINE

To sort the file list type:

QSORT FMS.002 /4

To convert to RBBS Multiline listing type:

CONTOFMS FMS.002 FMS.003

To reverse FMS.003 into the backward style RBBS Listing type:

REVERSE

The finished NEWFMS.DIR file is ready for use by RBBS. You should add
\FMS NOSORT as the first line in NEWFMS.DIR though.


DISCLAIMER
----------
THIS PROGRAM IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THE AUTHOR WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO USERS OF THIS PROGRAM FOR ANY
DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS OR OTHER INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF USE OF THIS PROGRAM.


Source code is included (partially scarfed from an unknown source) so if it
doesn't work for you, feel free to fix it!


Enjoy.......


Tom Craver
The Rainbow Zen
Fallston, Md USA
(410) 893-8255
16.8k Dual Standard
Fidonet 1:2617/108
Rbbsnet 8:936/110


History
-------

12/21/93 Update ADDCATS.EXE to strip all high ascii and erroneous
characters that were causing CONTOFMS.EXE to crash.
Sorry for the delay.

03/05/93 Initial release.






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