Full Description of File
Valence 1.4l - requires 1.42 to install
Twirling indicator during archiving,
enchanced treatment of private QWK net
messages, enhanced Netmail and Internet
support, more resistant to corrupted
subboards, support for new features of SL
4.0, more. Includes ALIAS.SL2 compiler,
Member List, and Junk Member Purge.
Contents of the ALIASBLD.DOC file
ALIAS.SL2 Builder for Searchlight
by William McBrine
Copyright (c) 1994 Iconoclast Software
Written using the Searchlight Programmer's Library
Portions Copyright (c) 1994 Searchlight Software
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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.