AUTODL Telix v3.1x+ scripts for protocol initiated transfers RELEASE v3.30
AUTODL and the accompanying files are Copyrighted (c)1992-1993
Joseph M. Tyson
All rights reserved
To add the capability of auto-starting MPt, DSZ, TXZM, SZMODEM, GIFLINK,
HS/Link and Hydracomm transfers to Telix 3.1x without having to configure
the protocol yourself. You just tell AUTODL where your protocols are located,
and it handles the rest! Supports automatic uploads prompting when using
internal/external Zmodems, HS/Link and Hydracomm. Also allows for the marking
of files to upload with a NEW built-in file manager. Also display the BBS
name in the status area (REGISTERED VERSION).
The Telix settings for upload/download zmodem crash recovery, port
configuration, window and disk buffer sizes, locked baud rate and flow-
control is honored for all the protocols supported by AUTODL. You configure
the protocols using the "Configure Telix" (Alt-O) panel. Don't worry about
what settings are needed, its AUTOmatic!
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! I make no promises to the effectiveness of AUTODL. I
have every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of AUTODL and
don't anticipate any problems with AUTODL, however I WILL NOT be liable for
ANY DAMAGE -or- LOSS OF DATA caused by direct -or- indirect use of AUTODL and
the accompanying scripts. My guarentee is this, "it works for me it MAY work
I'm my own beta tester so
Registration is $10.00 (NC residents add 6% tax). You will receive a postcard
with your registeration "Key" which unlocks the registered features and
removes the long SHAREWARE credit screen for this version and all future
versions of AUTODL.
Send registrations to: Joseph M. Tyson
2601 Goshawk Lane
Raleigh, NC. 27603-5817
You can contact me at the following:
- The FIDONET & RimeNet TELIX echo (Joseph Tyson).
- FIDO: Joseph Tyson @ 1:3541/1
- Internet: [email protected]
Copy the *.slc files in the AUTODL.ZIP file in the directory where
you keep your other Telix scripts. Make sure the TELIX environment
variable is set. See the Telix documentation for more information.
Start Telix. Once Telix is running, press . Type "ADLCFG" and press
the enter key. Enter the directory where each protocol is kept. The DSZ/GSZ
option requires a fully-qualified path (Drive:\Path\Filename.Ext). This allows
you to use DSZ or GSZ. If any of the fields are left blank, the protocol will
be disabled. Once the fields have been filled in, choose to save the
configuration file. The file is stored in the directory pointed to by the
TELIX environment variable.
Use the arrow keys to adjust the foreground and background colors of the file
manager. The border and background colors of the configuration panel change
to indicate your color selection.
Once the configuration is completed, press "Z" to exit. You may use the
AUTODL.SLC script in the following ways:
- From the terminal session. To do this you first log on to a remote
system. Once you have done this, type from the terminal screen.
You will then be prompted for the script to execute. Type "AutoDL"
(without the " 's) and press . The script will execute until the
carrrier is lost, at which time it will terminate with an alarm.
- As a "Linked script". While editing the phone entry for your favorite
system type "AutoDL" in the Linked script field and save the entry.
The next time you log on this system the AutoDL script will auto-
matically be executed. The script will execute until the carrrier is
lost, at which time it will terminate with an alarm.
- From within a logon script. Add this line:
as the last line to you logon script and recompile your logon script.
the next time you logon the system your logon script will log you on and
then execute the AutoDL script for you. The script will execute until
the carrrier is lost, at which time it will terminate with an alarm.
SETUP OF THE UPLOAD MANAGERS:
While in Telix, press to invoke the Telix configuration menu. From
the menu press
for "Protocol options". Choose a free external protocol
slot from the menu. Press
. Type "MPT" for the "Protocol
name". Type "MPTUL" for the "Upload Filename". Type "ADLSTART"
for the "Download Filename". Press
for "BAT or Script". Press
for "DL Name". The upload manager for MPt is now installed.
The file manager is available for HS/Link upload requests (Registered
version supports GSZ and MPt). The files listed are the ones contained in
the upload directory specified in the paths configuration. The file manager
can list a maximum of 115 filenames.
FILE MANAGER KEYS:
A - Mark all files listed.
C - Clear all marked files.
E - Manual entry of filenames.
L - Log (change to) a new directory.
ESC - Cancel File manager.
SPACE - Toggle marked file.
ENTER - Accept marked files.
HOME - Goto first filename listed.
END - Goto last filename listed.
PGUP - Top of column.
PGDN - Bottom of column.
ENTERING AUTODL KEY:
Start Telix. Once Telix is running, press . Type "ADLCFG" and press
the enter key. At the AUTODL configuration panel press "". Enter the
information from the postcard EXACTLY as it appears and the prompts.
If you followed the above procedures the AUTODL script system is now
installed. If you instruct a remote system you are going to do a Zmodem or
HS/Link upload, you will be prompted to enter the files to send
When you are ready to download and the remote host has Puma and you have MPt,
go ahead and use Puma. AutoDL knows how to handle it. That's all there is
to it. This script is sure to enhance your usage of both Telix, DSZ, TXZM,
SZMODEM, GIFLINK, MPt (Puma), HS/Link, Hydracom. By the way, be sure to
register these fine products with their respective authors.
If you experience problems with your protocols being executed and your using
Telix v3.2+, turn "Swap out of memory..." (ALT-O G P) OFF. I cannot use
If you make ANY changes to you Telix configuration while AUTODL is in use,
WRITE the changes to disk so AUTODL can pick them up.
SUGGESTIONS & HELP:
Please excuse the documentation; I'm a OS/2, Windows programmer by profession
and well, "I don't do docs!". If anyone would like to help me...
I'm my own beta tester so I'm sure I may have missed something. And as always
suggestions are appreciated.
I'm interested in ANSI music (not much use for it myself, but a few friends
asked me to write a script; No promises however, OS/2 v2.1 is gonna keep me
busy). EMSI script. ???
TRADEMARKS AND PRODUCTS
Telix - Exis Inc.
P.O. Box 130
On CANADA M1E 4R4
DSZ/GSZ - Omen Technology Incorporated
17505-V Northwest Sauvie Island Road
Portland Oregon 97231
MPt & Puma - MPt Software Company
PO Box 4694
Racine, WI 53404
HS/Link - SAMUEL H. SMITH
P. O. BOX 4808
PANORAMA CITY, CA 91412-4808
The Tool Shop BBS (818) 891-6780 (USRobotics 2400)
APPENDIX A - Revisions
1.0 - Initial release.
1.1 - Added DSZ/GSZ support.
2.0 - Added HS/Link and revamped the configuration setup and AUTODL code.
2.2 - Prompts for files upon a Zmodem upload request.
2.3 - Fixed a few minor bugs.
3.0 - Added a file manager for marking files for upload! This facility is
supported for HS/Link upload requests. When AUTODL receives an upload
request from HS/Link, AUTODL will present the file manager for marking
the files to upload. Telix finally has a facility for
"point-and-click" file marking. Registered version comes with a file
manager for GSZ/DSZ and MPt.
3.1 - Shorten the delay at start-up and removed the handshaking setting from
the GSZ/DSZ configuration. Now, only the minimum switches are set for
3.2 - Added change directory logic for DSZ/GSZ so downloads are directed to
the download directory.
3.21- Fixed missing space between -m and dl directory bug. Reported by Philip
Choy. Removed some of the default settings for HS/Link. Now minimun set
supported for correct operation.
3.22- Added 'E' option to the file manager for manual entry of filenames.
3.30- MAJOR improvements and added features:
- Support for TXZM (Texas Zmodem;Good!), SZMODEM, GIFLINK and Hydracomm.
- Display BBS in status area (REGISTERED VERSION)
- Support for custom COM port configurations.
- Auto configuration for disk buffer and transfer buffer sizes and