Thank you for trying this version of Door Conversion Utility! This
handy little utility will accept command line parameters to convert from
one style of BBS Software to another. In fact, if you want to do
anything more then just copy yer files, you must include the /F: and the
/T: switch. The other two switches are optional.
But before we get into the how it works, lets get the legal rigamarole
out of the way. There are no guarantees either implied or expressed in
the use of this program. I used it to convert my door configuration
files from PCBoard to Wildcat. I run a 386dx33 system, and had no
problems with it. It is being distributed as freeware. If you really
like it and would like to send anything in the way of a donation, you
are more than welcome to send the price of a Steak Dinner so that I can
take my better half out and attempt to repay her for her patience and
I may in the future rewrite this program to allow the use of a
configuration file, but in this present version, all the necessary
parameters can be passed on the command line. They are as follows:
/F:(From) /T:(To) /B:(Bulletin #)
/F: The Original BBS Package is, The Acceptable values are:
"PCB" for any version of PCBoard
"WC30" for Wildcat 3. and above
The default directories for both packages are what will be created
in the new configuration file!
/T: The new BBS Package is, the acceptable values are the same
as for the /F: Switch.
/B: is the number of the Bulletin you wish to create
After running this utility, a *.new will be created which will have the
same name as the *.cfg file that you are trying to convert. You can
then go in and make the finer changes with any text editor and rename
the file as anything you wish. I decided to go this route because I run
a multinode BBS, of which, I have 3 nodes (including the local node).
I also have 30 to 40 doors online, and that means that there are
something like 90 to 120 configuration files that must be processed.
If you copy all of the cfg files to a temporary directory, doorcvrt will
create a file called doorcvrt.tmp which is a temporary listing of all of
the .cfg files, it will then read that file, and process every file in
it according to the command lines. After it has processed the last
file, it will delete doorcvrt.tmp from the disk, then you can use
something like qedit to move amongst the files making the changes that
you need to fine tune them. I generally do it a door at a time, so that
the bulletin redirection will also be taken care of.
That about covers it, but if you have any problems, you can call the
Twilight Zone at 316-241-0459 (Node 1) or 316-241-0499 (Node 2) and
leave me a message and I will be happy to answer any questions you may
have about it!
Thanx for trying my little utility!