Full Description of File
ProDIZ 1.9, ProDoor 3.44 utility to scan
ZIP, LZH, and ARJ files for FILE_ID.DIZ &
DESC.SDI and replace the caller-provided
description if either one is found. Has
options for adding the number of files,
oldest/newest file dates, uncompressed
filesize, and -AV information for ZIPs to
the description. WARNING! This only works
with ProDoor 3.44 dated 12/31/91 or later!
FREEWARE by Dave Navarro, Jr. and Max Bernard
Contents of the PRODIZ.DOC file
CopyRight 1991 by Dave Navarro, Jr.
FILE_ID.DIZ Specs CopyRight 1991 by Clark Development
What is ProDIZ?
ProDIZ is a command line utility for ProDoor sysops. It scans
uploaded archives using the ZIP, ARJ, and LZH format for a file named
"FILE_ID.DIZ" and extracts it if found, using the text to replace any
description typed by the user.
The format for FILE_ID.DIZ is very simple, it's a standard text file
with up to 10 lines of description with each line a maximum of 45
charactors in width.
ProDIZ also optionally ads the number of files found in the archive
and the file dates of the oldest and youngest members, the
uncompressed archive size, and the serial number for ZIP files that
have an AV.
Here is a sample description:
| ProDIZ 1.9, ProDoor 3.44 utility to scan ZIP,
| LZH, and ARJ files for FILE_ID.DIZ and insert
| the description if found. Includes options
| for adding the number of files, oldest/newest
| file dates, and uncompressed filesize.
| Warning! This only works with ProDoor 3.44
| dated 12/31/91 or later! FREEWARE by Dave
| Navarro, Jr.
| -AV: CVL512 Dave Navarro, Jr.
| 2 Files - New:01/22/92 Old:01/22/92
| Uncompressed Size: 7,442 bytes
How do I use ProDIZ?
It's pretty simple, just pass the filename of the current archive and
the name/location of the $DOOR.NAM file created by ProDoor:
PRODIZ %2 %PCBDRIVE%%PCBDIR%\$DOOR.NAM
If you want it to add the file date info, add a "/D" on the end of
the command line.
If you want it to add the uncompressed size info, add a "/U" on the
end of the command line.
If you want to add the AV serial number for ZIPs if found, then add
"/AV" on the command line.
If you want to add a text line of your own, you can use the "/A:"
option in the form of:
/A:Tested by ZipLAB 1.9b
** This must be the LAST option on the command line, as everything
** following the /A: will be added to the description.
When a user uploads a file in ProDoor, they are asked for the name of
the file being uploaded and a description. This is then written to a
file named $DOOR.NAM which is kept in the same directory as
PCBOARD.SYS for each node. So, if node 1 is located in C:\PCB, then
you would put "prodiz %2 c:\pcb\$door.nam" in your PROUT1.BAT file.
(See enclosed PROUT1.BAT file for more info on multiple nodes.)
How much is registration?
This is a FREEWARE utility, which means that no fee is required to
use it, but I retain all rights to the program (including the right
to change my mind later if I so choose). In the past, I have written
and released a number of freeware utilities for sysops. My only
request, that if you use it, you spend $1 on an interesting post card
from your home town, and 15 cents on a stamp to mail it. This isn't
required, but I really would like to know what you think of ProDIZ,
and I enjoy seeing postcards from all over the place. Please
What about support?
That's the catch-22 with FREEWARE, since I charge no fee, I am not
obligated to support it.. This doesn't mean that I don't support
ProDIZ, just that it's low on my totem pole of things to work on..
It all depends on the request that I get.. If it's intrigueing enough
to me, I'll do it.. If you send me a nice post card with your
request on it, I might feel obligated enough to make whatever change
your asking for (hint, hint..) However, I will always fix whatever
bugs people point out, so if you encounter one, let me know
immediately and I'll get to it.
So, how do I contact you?
By BBS at:
The Taste BBS in Brooklyn, NY
Through US Mail at:
64-38 Admiral Ave
Middle Village, NY 11379