Contents of the TOPFILES.DOC file
-= Topfiles v1.1 =-
Ultra BBS Top Download Bulletin Generator
Written for Ultra BBS v2.0x
By Brian W. Godette
Topfiles will read your file database file and create two bulletins, one
ANSI one not, of the top 10, default, most downloaded files on your system.
The number of files listed is your choice and can be anywhere from 1 to 200.
Topfiles opens ALL files, including output, in shared mode, so it can be
safely run on a multi-node system, even when there is someone READING the
Everything is command line driven, and there is no need for a config file
except for EXCLUDED directory IDs.
Th options are as follows.
-n # (where # is 1 to 200)
Note: -n and -x are both optional and are not required for Topfiles to run.
Command line examples:
topfiles -d ubbs.dat -b files\blt10 -n 50 -x exclude.fil
topfiles -d c:\ubbs\ubbs.dat -b c:\ubbs\files\blt10 -x exclude.fil
topfiles -d ..\ubbs.dat -b blt10 -n 200
The file that contains the list of IDs to exclude can be called anything
and is a simple text file with one ID per line, case doesn't matter.
Example exclude file:
Pinecliffe BBS Multi-Line
Total number of files in all directories: 7926
UBBS Top Download Bulletin - Last update: Fri Jun 21 00:01:57 1991
# Filename D/L Last DL Description
1. ALLFILES.ZIP 331 06/20/91 Pinecliffe Master file list! Updated constant
2. !ARCTIC.ZIP 202 06/20/91 Arctic Adventure. Great Nintendo style
game. 20 levels of silky smooth-flicker free
animation and cunning puzzle solving. If you
like Indiana Jones type action, get it!!!
3. PKZ110.EXE 147 06/20/91 The new (and great) PK(UN)Zip 1.10
4. CITYLUV.ZIP 135 06/20/91 PG RATED WINDOWS 3.0 WALLPAPER
5. CAVES#1.ZIP 97 06/19/91 SUPER* ARCADE GRAPHICS GAME W/BEST MUSIC!!!
Explore 7 huge levels in this epic quest of
adventure. Features include four-way scroll-
ing playfield, best music ever in a shareware
6. 1-BIKINI.GIF 93 06/19/91 E-VGA: -BEAUTIFUL- WOMAN IN A BIKINI!
7. ADVENTUR.GIF 78 06/20/91 .....bathing beauty..
8. NLCRAW-9.GIF 70 06/20/91 PG CINDY CRAWFORD IN A WET BIKINI
9. 3DICON.ZIP 69 06/20/91 DIMENSIONAL ICONS FOR WINDOWS 3.0
10. NLCRAW-2.GIF 69 06/20/91 PRETTY CINDY CRAWFORD IN A SKIMPY
Topfiles v1.1 Copyright 1991 B-Ware
Topfiles could either be used in your nightly event or even between
calls. In testing Topfiles on a 7926 file filebase, Topfiles was able to
read, sort, and write a 10 file bulletin in less than 32 seconds on a 10
Mhz 286 connected to a Novell fileserver.
Topfiles is released as shareware and you are free to use Topfiles
regardless if you register the program or not. Topfiles is completely
UNCRIPPLED, and your registration will permit you to have piece of mind and
feel good about supporting shareware, and will probably encourage me to
write more utilities for UBBS.
To register, send $10.00 to: Brian Godette
433 Newman Cir.
Longmont, Co 80501
Feel free to give my BBS a call at (303) 651-7745, operating at 9600
v.32, 2400, 1200, and 300 baud, 23 hours a day, with your comments and
suggestions. Or leave mail in Ultra BBS support on PC-Tech, or send Netmail
to 1:104/118 (fidonet).