Contents of the WILDINFO.DOC file
A UTILITY FOR WILDCAT! BBS SYSOP'S
(C) COPYRIGHT 1987 - All Rights Reserved
***** The OLD WORLD BBS - Ringwood, England *****
WILDCAT! BBS Registration No. 87-085
300/1200/2400 baud 24hrs/day 7days/wk
No Charge for use or access - over 800 PD & SW files available
Within U.K. : (0425) 471 370
Outside U.K.: 01 (44) 425 471 370
WILDCAT! is copyrighted by MUSTANG SOFTWARE, Bakersfield, CA 93301-3118
You can distribute this program any way you wish, except you cannot sell it.
If you find the program useful, you are encouraged to call The OLD WORLD and
say thanks. I would be glad to entertain any suggestions (in reasonable taste)
for enhancements and additional utilities for WILDCAT! The latest version of
WILDINFO and anything else I've written will always be available on The OLD
If you are running WILDCAT!, your system configuration should be just right!
If you are NOT running WILDCAT!, why are you wasting your time reading this
stupid documentation file?
THIS PROGRAM IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO
DEFECTS IN THE PROGRAM OR DOCUMENTATION. THE AUTHOR, JOE BROUILLARD,
ASSUMES NO RISK AS TO QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM. SHOULD IT
PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ANY LOSS OF PROFIT OR ANY
OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGE. SOME AREAS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED
WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
My thanks to all those programmers out there who have written this basic
format and text for documentation headers.
I wanted a bulletin that users could pull up to show the various file areas,
how many file were in each and how much disk space was utilized in which
areas. I did it manually at first, but with over 800 files and 17 file areas,
I was getting bored. This little program was the result. Using the
information kindly provided by the creators of our fine BBS software, I went
for it! Now my head is busting with all sorts of utilities to develop, some
of which I will do immediately including a "High Roller File List" generator
(Lists the top 10 requested files on the system), a "High Roller User List"
(Similar concept), etc.
The following example is an actual file list generated by WILDINFO on my BBS:
The OLD WORLD BBS
Your Sysop is Joe Brouillard - WILDCAT! Reg#:87085
Area File Area Description Files Bytes
A GAMES for DOS 72 2077700
B GRAPHICS for DOS 75 1755319
C MISC programs for DOS 25 792741
D Communications 40 1545038
E DOS Utilities 115 1932030
F Programming Languages & Tools 15 524463
G Word Processing & Data Base 19 522965
H Amstrad 5 13078
I BBC Micro 89 442273
J BBC Micro Music 135 686080
K Tandy 12 30392
L Atari 36 710424
M CP/M 80 86 728194
N Amateur Radio 48 470177
O WILDCAT! Distribution Software 7 549770
P Other BBS Software Packages 34 3113838
Q New UPLOADS (Not Released Yet) 0 0
Total Files in Download Area 813 15894482
Nice Huh? Well it will do in a pinch! The users tell me they love it. Of
course I let them download everything they want so they will tell me ANYTHING
to keep me happy!
SOME TECHNICAL STUFF:
The program READS CONFIGWC.BBS and FILEINFO.DAT for it's information.
It will adjust the display and printout to match your system configuration
and file area descriptions. One problem I have yet to address is pagination
if you have more than 17 areas. 17 areas will display nicely on a 23 line
screen. You can edit out the top two lines if you want after generation as
well as any ZERO length areas. (i.e. My Area 'Q').
The normal syntax for the program is "WILDINFO filename" where
filename is the name of your output file or bulletin name. If the file
exists, WILDINFO will ask you if you want to overwrite it, if not, the
default filename "DEFAULT.BBS" (Original Huh?) will be used. If you omit the
filename when calling WILDINFO, "DEFAULT.BBS" will be used and overwritten if
Enjoy BBSing - Bye for now!