Category : BBS Programs+Doors
Archive   : VALEN14L.ZIP

Output of file : ALIASBLD.DOC contained in archive : VALEN14L.ZIP
ALIAS.SL2 Builder for Searchlight
version 1.0

by William McBrine
Copyright (c) 1994 Iconoclast Software

Written using the Searchlight Programmer's Library
Portions Copyright (c) 1994 Searchlight Software

:::: ALIASBLD.EXE ::::

This program is only useful if you have Searchlight version 3.5A or higher.
It reads the alias names defined in the user file (USER.SL2), and creates a
new alias index (ALIAS.SL2) from them. You should only need to run it once,
but you can safely run it as often as you like. Its main purpose is to index
alias names which have been entered into user records, but not into the
alias file, by previous versions of Valence (or other programs). But it
should help with other reported problems with ALIAS.SL2; it builds a clean
file, from scratch, and avoids duplicates.

With the "-P" option, ALIASBLD will also remove any alias names from the
user records which are duplicates, or which duplicate a "real" name. This is
an option, rather than the default behavior, because it operates "first
come, first serve"; if two users have chosen the same alias, the one that
happens to come first in the user file gets to keep it. If an alias name
duplicates a real name, the real name always takes precedence.

  3 Responses to “Category : BBS Programs+Doors
Archive   : VALEN14L.ZIP

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: