Dec 262017
 
WILDCAT! 2.0x utility that produces an ASCII text file listing all files that have been downloaded more than once.
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WILDCAT! 2.0x utility that produces an ASCII text file listing all files that have been downloaded more than once.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
HOTFILES.DOC 3570 1458 deflated
HOTFILES.EXE 15776 9062 deflated
HOTFILEV.EXE 16016 9071 deflated

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Contents of the HOTFILES.DOC file


HOTFILES 2.1 (c) 1989, GMUtant Software


What's new in 2.1?

- verbose listing program (HOTFILEV.EXE) added to the ZIP
- temporary files now DELETED when HOTFILES/HOTFILEV finishes!
(very sorry about that basic oversight!)
- final report changed around a bit.

How does it work?

HOTFILES reads your FILESPEC.DAT file (WILDCAT! 2.0x) and produces an
ASCII text file listing all files that have been downloaded more than
once. Here's a sample of the file created (HOTFILES.BBS):

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOTFILES! (c) 1989, GMUtant Files with 7 or more downloads
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Filename [Size] [dls] [Area] Filename [Size] [dls] [Area]

SYSID43.ZIP [53421] 17 A PKZ101.EXE [132096] 16 G
ASKIT.ZIP [237258] 15 E MIPS.COM [13312] 15 A
BSDS10D.ZIP [97833] 11 L MAKEWILL.ZIP [22028] 10 H
FATAL10.ZIP [8325] 10 A SORT-OUT.ZIP [60717] 9 F
CC310.ZIP [29529] 9 A PKZ101A.EXE [145408] 9 G
BBRAMTST.ZIP [35604] 8 A BSDS001.ZIP [15274] 7 L
ZIPTUT.ZIP [32768] 7 I BOOT13.ZIP [11621] 7 A

/* end of report */

As you can see the name, size, number of downloads and the WILDCAT! file
area are given for each file.

To run HOTFILES as an event (in a batch file), use the following syntax:
HOTFILES # where # is the mininum number of downloads you want
reported. HOTFILES 0 will report the download activity for every file in
your FILESPEC.DAT database.

HOTFILEV.EXE is a verbose version of HOTFILES, giving file desciptions
as well. Here's a sample of the HOTFILEV output:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOTFILES! (c) 1989, GMUtant Files with 9 or more downloads
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

[Name] [Size] [dls] [Area] [Two Line Description]

SYSID43.ZIP [53421] 17 A *Everything* (12 pages!) you wanted to
know about your system. TPAS 5.0 source.
PKZ101.EXE [132096] 16 G OFFICIAL RELEASE OF PKZIP.
Use this with *.ZIP files
FATAL10.ZIP [8325] 10 A Gives more information when you get an
"Abort, Ignore, Retry?" message.
SORT-OUT.ZIP [60717] 9 F A visual demonstration of various sort
algorithms. EGA/VGA required.

/* end of report */



Registration?

I decided to create a WILDCAT! utility that didn't cost anything and would
work without complicated command line arguments. Since I needed something
to create a popular files bulletin for my board (GMUtant OnLine BBS), I
knocked out HOTFILES! this afternoon. If you find it useful, great. My
only request is that you leave the 'HOTFILES! (c) 1989, GMUtant' line in
the output file HOTFILES creates.

Author: C.W.Grotophorst, Library Systems Office
Fenwick Library, George Mason University
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 323-2317

Call GMUtant OnLine BBS 300/1200/2400 baud 24 hours (703) 323-3100








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