Contents of the HARVEY.DOC file
Harvey's Robot v4.10 Use freely and enjoy Harvey Parisien 1:249/114
USE: HARVEY datafile
HARVEY ! will produce SAMPLE.$$$ which is a data file template.
Just use an editor, modify it, and save it as your datafile
with any legal filename.
HARVEY the Robot allows you to produce incoming or outgoing packets. Any
database format message systems (IE: Maximus 2.?? or QuickBBS) can avoid
having to deal with the old clunky *.msg type message styles. This means
maximum compatibility, and flexibility. It also means increased processing
You only require HARVEY.EXE, your DATAFILE (Configuration / Mail List File),
and an EDITOR.
Enter HARVEY ! now, and create a sample.$$$ file. It contains further
documentation on the use of your new Robot.
For your convenience, we have included a shell to make your robot menu
driven. Although the robot is most powerful/flexible when used unattended
in your BBS event systems, the shell can make manual robot operations very
simple. HRSHELL will ask you for setup information which it will use later
for automatically creating robot datafiles. HRSHELL will let you build a
library of messages and datafiles/mailing lists and selectively send any
message to any mail list. To do this, all datafiles/mailing lists should
point to a message called MSGTMP. When a stock message is to be sent out
the shell automatically copies it to a MSGTMP file and then applies it to
your mail list selection. Just run HRSHELL and press F13 for Help :).
NOTE: HARVEY v2.?? series and older, are for creating *.msg files.
HARVEY v3.00 and newer, write directly into *.OUT (*.pkt) format
files for speed, and maximum compatibility.