(FON file Lookup for TELIX)
Version 1.00, September 30, 1992
By K. Scott Johnson
WHAT THE HELL IS IT?
One of the problems with autodialing modems and sophisticated
communications software is that they distance us from the actual
dialing. I don't know about you, but I'm lost without my dialing
directory. I rarely have BBS telephone numbers written down anywhere
else, let alone memorized.
Every now and then, though, I'll NEED one particular number. When I do,
there's only one way to get it: call up Qmodem and page through the
dialing directory until I find it. I got sick of this, and FLQ was
born. From it grew FLT, which is the identical program for TELIX.
With FLT, all you have to do is enter a search string...any part of the
name you're looking for, in any case. FLT quickly locates TELIX's
dialing directory, searches the file and spits out the name and number
of any matches.
HOW DO I USE IT?
To use FLT, you'll need to have an environment variable set up that
points to the directory where you keep TELIX. If you followed the
TELIX installation instructions, then you've already done this. If
not, it's easy. If your copy of TELIX is in C:\COMM, you would add
a line to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file that reads:
(the trailing backslash is optional)
After adding this line to AUTOEXEC.BAT, simply reboot (it won't take
effect until you do so), and you're ready to use FLT.
To search for a name, just type FLT followed by any part of that name.
If I wanted to search for "Mystery Rey's From Space", I could just
say, "FLT rey". FLT would then search my dialing directory and find
the entry, displaying it like this:
[FLT Version 1.00, compiled 09/30/1992]
Copyright (C) 1992 by K. Scott Johnson.
Entry # 13: Mystery Rey's From Space...........1-804-293-4710
FLT: Done. 1 match found.
If you have a lot of entries in your directory, you'll want to keep your
search string as specific as possible. If FLT finds more than 22
entries, some will scroll off the top of the screen, never to be seen
Version Date Description
------- -------- --------------------------------------------------
1.00 09/30/92 First beta release. Functions identically to
WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS OUTRAGE?
FLT was written by K. Scott Johnson, and is copyrighted material. It is
released as freeware. This means that you owe the author nothing in
exchange for the use of the program. You may distribute it freely by
any means so long as the author's name and copyright notice remain
intact, and so long as this documentation is distributed with each copy.
If you have any comments or suggestions on how to improve this program,
I'd love to hear from you. I can be contacted at any of these addresses:
4205 Long Key Lane #1526
Winter Park, FL 32792
e-mail: [email protected] [email protected]
BBS: The Freeware Hall Of Fame (Rey Barry, SYSOP)
(804) 293-4710 (USR DS, 2400-14.4K bps)