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Transfer log processor for ROBOCOMM v4.x.

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RXFER 1.1 *FREEWARE* Robocomm 4.x add-on!
Processes TRANSFER.LOG into a database,
Fast, easy, lookups of to/from where you
have transferred files. Makes it easier to
find good upload candidates. Registered
copy of Robocomm required. 1.1 fixes
expiration bug.
Author Ron Eisner Version 1.1 04/03/92


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Transfer log processor for ROBOCOMM v4.x.
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Transfer Log Processor
For Robocomm 4.x (tm)

FREEWARE!!
For Registered
Robocomm Users






Version 1.10


RXfer
Copyright (c) 1992
Ron Eisner



Freeware RXfer
Copyright (c) 1992 Ronald J. Eisner
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
-----------------


DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii

LIMITS OF LIABILITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii

LICENSE AGREEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv

WHAT IS RXFER? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v

PROGRAM FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi

DISTRIBUTION FILE LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii

INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

PROGRAM CONFIGURATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

AUTOMATIC TRANSFER.LOG PROCESSING . . . . . . . . . 2

LOOKING UP FILE TRANSFERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

LOOKING UP FILE TRANSFERS BY FILENAME . . . . . . . 3

THE FILE ACTIVITY TABLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

THE LOCATOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

USING THE LOCATOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
FINDING FILES WITH THE LOCATOR . . . . . . . . 5

DELETING CHARACTERS FROM THE LOCATOR . . . . . . . 5

LOOKING UP FILE TRANSFERS BY BBS . . . . . . . . . 6

EXPORTING DATA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

QUITTING RXFER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

TECHNICAL SUPPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

NEW VERSION AVAILABILITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

SHAREWARE RXFER PLUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
----------------------


THIS SOFTWARE AND ANY ACCOMPANYING MATERIALS AND OR FILES (SUCH AS DOCUMEN-
TATION OR SAMPLE DATA) ARE DISTRIBUTED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES AS TO
PERFORMANCE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES WHETHER EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED. BECAUSE OF THE VARIOUS HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENTS INTO
WHICH THIS PROGRAM MAY BE PUT, NO WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE IS OFFERED.



LIMITS OF LIABILITY
-------------------


FREEWARE RXFER, IN ALL OF ITS RELEASES, IS COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND AS SUCH
MAY CONTAIN BUGS AND/OR FLAWS THAT CAUSE THE PROGRAM TO PERFORM OTHER THAN
INTENDED. INDEED, THE PROGRAM MAY CONTAIN FLAWS THAT CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR
SYSTEM AND/OR DATA STORED ON YOUR SYSTEM. WHILE A GOOD FAITH EFFORT HAS
BEEN EXPENDED TO ELIMINATE ANY AND ALL DAMAGING BUGS AND FLAWS, AND NONE
ARE KNOWN TO EXIST, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT SUCH BUGS AND FLAWS DO NOT
EXIST. THE USER MUST THEREFORE ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK OF USING THE
PROGRAM. NO LIABILITY IS ASSUMED BY THE AUTHOR OR ANY AUTHORIZED SELLER
AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR OF THIS SOFTWARE.

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LICENSE AGREEMENT
-----------------


1: Freeware RXfer is distributed as FREEWARE. FREEWARE is NOT
PUBLIC DOMAIN! Freeware is legally copyrighted and protect-
ed software distributed at no charge to the end user.

2: You are licensed to use Freeware RXfer on as many systems as
you desire. You may simultaneously use multiple copies of
Freeware RXfer on single or multiple systems.

3: You MUST be a REGISTERED user of Robocomm.

a: You CANNOT modify the RXfer executable to
bypass the check for a registered copy of
Robocomm.

4: You are allowed to distribute Freeware RXfer as described
below:

a: You may only distribute UNMODIFIED COPIES of Freeware
RXfer files.

b: You MUST distribute ALL of the files listed in the
DISTRIBUTION FILE LIST, page vii, below, and ONLY those
files. You may, however, add or replace the archive
description - but the author's description is pre-
ferred. (Note that you must include FILE_ID.DIZ and
DESC.SDI in your distribution as they are listed in the
DISTRIBUTION FILE LIST.)

c: You are allowed to distribute Freeware RXfer freely
among BBS systems.

d: You may add Freeware RXfer to a User Group library as
long as no fee is charged for the ability of the
Freeware RXfer archive to be "checked out" of said
library.

e: You are NOT allowed to charge any fee for the distribu-
tion of Freeware RXfer without the express written
consent of the legal copyright holder, Ron Eisner.
Normal BBS membership fees are not considered to be
distribution fees.

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WHAT IS RXFER?
--------------


FREEWARE RXFER is a Robocomm (tm) TRANSFER.LOG processor. It will read
your TRANSFER.LOG and allow you to look up information about your file
transfers. It maintains two databases - "FILE TRANSFER" (filename
XFERFILE.DAT) and "BBS" (filename XFERBBS.DAT). The file transfer database
contains one record for each line in the Robocomm TRANSFER.LOG file. The
BBS database contains one record for each unique BBS found in the file
transfer records.

With these two databases, you can look up any file and see all of the
BBS's it has been transferred from or to. Or, you can look up a specific
BBS and see all of the file transfers that have taken place with that
system.

RXFER is primarily a tool to help you determine to what systems you
should upload particular files. If your memory is as short as the
author's, you frequently cannot remember to which BBS's a file has been
uploaded. Consequently, you may create upload agendas that duplicate past
efforts.

Robocomm performs a duplicate file check on a system prior to executing
an upload agenda item. Thus, it is not likely that your duplicate upload
agenda item will actually result in uploading a file to a single system
more than once (unless the BBS converts your archive format to a different
one - resulting in the failure of Robocomm's duplicate file check).
However, you will have wasted valuable time constructing the agenda.

In addition, if you have forgotten to which systems you have uploaded
particular files, you will likely also have forgotten some of the files
that have NOT been uploaded to certain BBS's. Thus, you will likely miss
good upload candidates.

Rather than blindly construct upload agendas that may contain files
already uploaded to a particular system or may not contain files that COULD
be uploaded to a system, you can use RXFER to see exactly what BBS's have
received an upload candidate. This information allows you to construct
upload agendas that reflect the best upload candidates that you have
available.

RXFER employs scrolling lookup tables similar to those by Robocomm in its
Available Files and Downloaded Files databases. In addition, RXFER has a
unique LOCATOR feature that allows you to position the lookup table
highlight bar on any file or BBS record stored in the database by typing
the first few characters of its name.

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PROGRAM FEATURES
----------------


Freeware RXfer has the following features:

* FREE! (Works with registered copies of Robocomm only.)
* Easy to use interface.
* Menu-driven.
* Automatic processing of Robocomm's TRANSFER.LOG.
* Context-sensitive on-line help.
* Lookup transfers by filename or by BBS.
* No practical limit on number of files in database (over two
billion).
* Scrolling lookup tables similar to those used by Robocomm in
its Files databases.
* Unique table Locator to quickly and interactively find ANY
file by typing just a few characters of the name.
* Data can be exported to ASCII.
* Uses extra RAM to cache its data files for faster perfor-
mance.
* Keeps details of each file transfer - such as date, time and
duration of transfer; number of errors; transfer protocol;
CPS; originating/destinating BBS.



PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
--------------------


Freeware RXfer has the following requirements:

* 400K bytes disk space (program files) + about 25,000 bytes
per 100 transfers on file.
* 410K free RAM (any extra RAM is used to increase
performance).
* DOS 3.3 or higher (DR DOS 5.0/6.0 works fine).
* REGISTERED copy of ROBOCOMM 4.0 or higher.
* Installation in ROBOCOMM subdirectory.
* FILES=20 or greater.

* Recommend a disk cache.
* Recommend an 80286 or better.
* RXfer works fine under QEMM (tm) & DESQview (tm).

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DISTRIBUTION FILE LIST
----------------------


Freeware RXfer includes or creates the following files:



FREEWARE RXFER DISTRIBUTION FILE LIST

RXFER.EXE Main program executable.

RXFER.HLP Context Sensitive Help file.

RXFER.DOC Program Documentation (this file).

RXFER.NEW New information.

RXFER.FRM Order form for Shareware RXfer Plus.

ANALYZE.FRX Sample ANALYZE.BAT file to allow RXFER
to be called from within Robocomm.

To use this, simply rename it to
ANALYZE.BAT - OR - incorporate it
into an existing ANALYZE.BAT

FILE_ID.DIZ Description In ZIP file.

DESC.SDI Another ZIP description file.


FILES CREATED BY FREEWARE RXFER

RXFER.CFG Configuration file.

TRANSFER.001 TRANSFER.LOG ASCII "spill" file.

XFERBBS.DAT BBS database and key files.
XFERBBS.K01
XFERBBS.K02

XFERFILE.DAT Files database and key files.
XFERFILE.K01
XFERFILE.K02
XFERFILE.K03
XFERFILE.K04



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INSTALLATION
------------


Installation of Freeware RXfer is easy. Simply copy all of the files
included with Freeware RXfer into your Robocomm subdirectory. If you
received Freeware RXfer from a BBS in an archive format, simply un-archive
it into your Robocomm subdirectory.

NOTE: Freeware RXfer does not contain any files with names matching names
of Robocomm files - so there is no need to worry about overwriting
any Robocomm files. If you are still concerned, compare the
Freeware RXfer Distribution File List (above) against the files in
your Robocomm subdirectory first to be sure.



PROGRAM CONFIGURATION
---------------------


There isn't any program configuration possible with Freeware RXfer.
(Shareware RXfer Plus has tons of configuration options.)

The first time you run Freeware RXfer, a screen will be displayed that
explains how RXfer works. RXfer will automatically process any existing
TRANSFER.LOG file each time it is run - EXCEPT the first time (or any
subsequent time if it does NOT find the file RXFER.CFG in the same subdi-
rectory - which indicates to RXFER that it is a first time run - see below.
If the file RXFER.CFG is erased then this condition will apply).

The first time you run RXfer, the above is explained. Next you choose to
allow or not allow RXfer to create RXFER.CFG.

If you choose to NOT allow RXFER.CFG to be created, then the next time
you run RXFER it will again explain the above and again ask if you want to
create RXFER.CFG. In other words, until you allow RXFER.CFG to be created,
the program will not do anything more than the above.

Once you choose to allow RXFER.CFG to be created, RXFER will create the
file and then exit back to DOS. It is now "configured". Note that during
the initial run described above, where you choose to allow RXFER.CFG to be
created, RXFER will NOT process any existing TRANSFER.LOG file.

Once configured, each time RXFER is run, if it finds an existing
TRANSFER.LOG, RXFER will process it. Thus, the next time you run RXFER
after allowing RXFER.CFG to be created, your Robocomm TRANSFER.LOG file (if
any) will be processed.

The reason RXFER requires you to allow it to create RXFER.CFG prior to it
doing any processing is that this author does not want any surprises to
take place. In other words, until you explicitly allow RXFER to do its
work - it will not do anything.

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AUTOMATIC TRANSFER.LOG PROCESSING
---------------------------------


Freeware RXfer automatically processes any existing TRANSFER.LOG each
time it is run. What occurs during processing is described below.


1 For each record found in TRANSFER.LOG:

1.1 The record is written out to the file TRANSFER.001. This
record is identical in format to the one read from
TRANSFER.LOG. (It is simply a copy of the record from
TRANSFER.LOG.)

1.1.1 TRANSFER.001 exists as a "backup" of your Robocomm-
created TRANSFER.LOG. RXFER does not leave processed
records in TRANSFER.LOG because to do so would cause
RXfer to work through previously processed entries on
subsequent runs.

1.1.2 TRANSFER.001 will keep "growing" in size as new
TRANSFER.LOG files get processed. RXFER does not prune
this file for you. You should occasionally prune
TRANSFER.001 by archiving it and allowing a new one to
start; or deleting it; or renaming it. (RXFER PLUS has
several automatic pruning options.)

1.1.3 TRANSFER.001 can be used to rebuild the RXfer database.
If you rename TRANSFER.001 to TRANSFER.LOG and then
delete the XFERFILE and XFERBBS database files and keys
(see DISTRIBUTION FILE LIST, page vii), the next time
you run RXfer it will recreate the databases from the
TRANSFER.LOG file as if it were a normal TRANSFER.LOG
file created by Robocomm. You likely would have no
reason to do this, but if you find the need the capa-
bility is there.

1.2 The file contained in the record is added to the files data-
base file XFERFILE.DAT.

1.2.1 RXFER makes an attempt to recognize duplicate records
in order to reduce redundant records in the database.
If a record has the same filename, date & time of
transfer to a BBS of another record in the database, it
is considered a duplicate and is skipped. Duplicates
are spilled to TRANSFER.001. (RXFER PLUS allows dupli-
cates to be left out of TRANSFER.001.)

1.2.2 If the record is in a format not recognized by RXFER,
it is ignored. These records are spilled to
TRANSFER.001. (RXFER PLUS allows these record types to
be spilled to a different file.)

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1.3 If a new BBS (not found in the database) is indicated in the
record being processed, that BBS is added to the BBS database
file XFERBBS.DAT.

2 Once all records are processed, TRANSFER.LOG is deleted.



LOOKING UP FILE TRANSFERS
-------------------------


Making previous file transfer lookups easy is RXfer's raison d'etre.

RXFER allows you to look up by filename or by BBS.



LOOKING UP FILE TRANSFERS BY FILENAME
-------------------------------------


From the RXFER Main Menu select FILE ACTIVITY to examine the file
transfer database. The file activity table will appear.



THE FILE ACTIVITY TABLE
-----------------------


The file activity table is sorted in alphabetical order. Any files
transferred to more than one BBS will show a separate line for each BBS, in
BBS order.

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The following keys control movement and other actions within the file
activity table:



FILE ACTIVITY TABLE KEYS
(Same as BBS table keys)
^ = key.

Move highlight bar up/down one line.
Table will scroll at top/bottom.

View Log Detail for highlighted record.

Scroll up one page.

Scroll down one page.

^ Move bar to first entry in database.

^ Move bar to last entry in database.

Move bar to top of scroll area.

Move bar to bottom of scroll area.

Delete highlighted record (you are
prompted for confirmation).

LOCATOR KEYS

Alphanumeric Build locator entry, dynamically moving
Keys; Punctuation highlight bar to find matching entry.
Delete one Locator character, move bar in
reverse to record matching remaining por-
tion of Locator entry.

^ Clear entire Locator, don't move bar.

Exit table back to Main Menu.



THE LOCATOR
-----------


The RXfer Filename Locator allows you to quickly find any file in the
database simply by pressing the first few keys of the desired filename.



USING THE LOCATOR
-----------------

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To use the Locator, you do not have to "select" it. When in an RXfer
table, any alphabetic, numeric or punctuation key is considered to be a
Locator key and, when typed, is automatically displayed as part of the
Locator. In other words, all non-movement and non-function keys are
Locator keys.



FINDING FILES WITH THE LOCATOR
------------------------------


To find a filename, simply begin typing its name.

As you type each character into the Locator, the table's highlight bar
will move itself to the first database entry that matches what you have
typed in thus far.

For example, if you type as the first character into the Locator the
letter "R", the table highlight bar will move itself to the first filename
beginning with the letter "R". If you next type "O" (resulting in the
letters "RO" being within the Locator), the highlight bar will move to the
first filename beginning with the letters "RO". If you then type "B"
(resulting in "ROB" in the Locator), the first filename beginning with
"ROB" will become highlighted.

By the time you have typed in the example above, you are likely to have
found "ROBOCOMM" in the database - no matter how many filenames are in the
database!

The general idea is that to find a particular filename, you only need to
type enough characters to uniquely identify it.

If there is no entry matching what you have typed in, the highlight bar
will move to the closest filename FOLLOWING the place where the match would
be located.



DELETING CHARACTERS FROM THE LOCATOR
------------------------------------


At any time you can type the key to delete the left-most
character in the Locator. As soon as you do, the table highlight bar will
move in reverse to highlight the filename that matches what is left of the
Locator.

You can press ^ at anytime to clear all the characters from
the Locator. When you do this, the highlight bar will not move. It will
remain on the filename highlighted at the time you pressed ^.

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LOOKING UP FILE TRANSFERS BY BBS
--------------------------------


From the RXFER Main Menu select BBS ACTIVITY to examine the file transfer
database by specific BBS. The BBS List table will appear.

The BBS List is sorted in alphabetical order.

From the BBS List, you can select the BBS for which you want to examine
file transfers. The movement keys are the same as those for the File
Activity table (See THE FILE ACTIVITY TABLE, page 3), with two exceptions:
There is no Locator (because there will seldom be enough BBS entries to
warrant one); and pressing does not bring up a detail record.

To examine all file transfers for a specific BBS, highlight the desired
BBS on the BBS List table and press . A File Activity table showing
just the file transfers for the selected BBS will appear.

The BBS List File Activity table works identically as the File Activity
table described above (See THE FILE ACTIVITY TABLE, page 3); except that
only files for the selected BBS are displayed.



EXPORTING DATA
--------------


Freeware RXfer has an export data feature to allow you to extract the
information contained in its databases. You can use this feature to create
a TRANSFER.LOG file that you want to provide to another copy of RXfer for
processing into its database (such as a home or work copy).

If the RXfer (or RXfer Plus) file layout ever changes in a future
release, you may be requested to export the data from the old version prior
to beginning to use the new release. This can serve as a method to convert
the old version data format into the new version's.

Data is exported to an ASCII file named TRANSFER.LOG in the same subdi-
rectory as the RXfer program. The export format is similar to the format
created by Robocomm when it writes to TRANSFER.LOG (the minor differences
are seen as identical by RXfer).

Any existing TRANSFER.LOG is deleted by RXfer prior to beginning the
export of data. However, it is not likely that will happen because RXfer
will have already processed and deleted any existing TRANSFER.LOG upon
startup.

The TRANSFER.LOG file created by the export process can be used to
rebuild the RXfer database. If you export the RXfer databases and then
delete the XFERFILE and XFERBBS database files and keys (see DISTRIBUTION
FILE LIST, page vii); the next time you run RXfer, it will recreate the

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databases from the export TRANSFER.LOG file as if it were a normal
TRANSFER.LOG file created by Robocomm. You likely would have no reason to
do this, but if you find the need the capability is there.

To export the RXfer databases, choose EXPORT TO TRANSFER.LOG from the
Main Menu.

A window will appear that explain that any existing TRANSFER.LOG will be
overwritten. You are given an opportunity to change your mind by selected
NO or proceeding by selecting YES from a menu. The default response is
always NO so pressing without paying attention will simply exit you
back to the Main Menu.

Select YES to begin the export process.

A window will appear which displays the total number of records in the
database (this is the number to be exported) and an incrementing count of
the current number of records exported thus far.

The export process is fast. (On a 20Mhz 386 running under DESQview with
one other multi-tasking process running, exporting 200 records takes just
seven seconds.)

Once the export process is complete, RXfer will prompt you to press any
key to return to the Main Menu. Once you do press any key, the Main Menu
will indeed reappear.



QUITTING RXFER
--------------


To quit RXfer and exit back to DOS (or whatever program called RXfer for
you), simply select QUIT PROGRAM from the Main Menu and press .
There is no confirmation for the Quit selection, so if you accidentally
quit, you'll just need to restart RXfer.


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TECHNICAL SUPPORT
-----------------


Even though Freeware RXfer is free, you can obtain technical support for
problems. However, do not expect live operators, automated attendants, or
800-number service!

Technical support is available these ways:


1 - Via the official support BBS:

Planet X BBS
Sysop Tim Kilgore
Columbia MO
Node 1: 314-443-0319 USR HST/v.32 (public node)
Node 2: 314-442-0187 DIS v.32bis (subscriber and new user node)
Node 3: 314-874-5887 (subscriber and new user node)
Wildcat! 3.02 BBS System (at this writing)
ASP Approved BBS

After going through the New User requirements, you can oin the
PCCS Support Conference and leave E-Mail to Ron Eisner (the au-
thor). This was conference #6 at this writing - but that is
subject to change. Check the conference list (by pressing
AFTER selecting oin from the main menu. Ron checks in every
other day or so.

You can also download free the latest version of Freeware RXfer
and Shareware RXfer Plus by accessing the PCCS Distribution &
Support file area (area 46 at this writing). The filenames to
watch for are FRX???.ZIP (Freeware RXfer) and SRX???.ZIP
(Shareware RXfer Plus), where "???" represents the version
number.

You may want to read the following Planet X bulletins after logging
on:


System & General Information

1. About Planet ><
2. Subscriber Information
3. Security Levels used
5. Free Files listing



2 - Via Compuserve:

Leave E-Mail to Ron Eisner at C.I.S. I.D. 74010,3011. Ron checks
in to C.I.S. about once every other day.

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3 - In writing:

Please submit written requests for support, suggestions, and bug
reports to:

PC CONSULTING SERVICES
PO BOX 30137
COLUMBIA MO 65205-3137

Please include your mailing address; and your telephone number in
case the author would like to reach you via voice.


The author also regularly monitors both the RIME and ILINK ROBOCOMM
conferences - but a response is NOT guaranteed. However, it may be worth a
try.



NEW VERSION AVAILABILITY
------------------------


You can obtain free new releases of Freeware RXfer and Shareware RXfer
Plus from at least the two following BBS's:

1 - Planet X BBS

For access information, see TECHNICAL SUPPORT, page 8.

2 - Group One BBS (Home of Robocomm)

For access information, see your Robocomm BBS Directory or your
Robocomm documentation.

The filenames to watch for are FRX???.ZIP (Freeware RXfer) and SRX???.ZIP
(Shareware RXfer Plus), where "???" represents the version number.

Shareware RXfer Plus may also be ordered directly from PC Consulting
Services.

Simply select PRINT ORDER FORM from the Main Menu (be sure your printer
is on line) to print a hardcopy order form with all the information
necessary for you to fill in. Or, you can print out the file RXFER.FRM (an
ASCII file version of the order form).

Send your order form, along with your check or money order, to PC
Consulting Services at the address on the order form (also listed above, on
page 9)

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SHAREWARE RXFER PLUS
--------------------


Shareware RXfer Plus is an enhanced version of RXfer that offers more
features and control. It is available from the same sources as Freeware
RXfer (see New Version Availability, page 9). The price is $16; which gets
you a registered copy of the current version on disk. (Registered copies
display your registration number on screen and do not have any Shareware
"Nag" screens.)

Shareware RXfer Plus is expected to be released in June, 1992.
Beta testing is currently underway. If you pay for registra-
tion prior to its release, your payment will gain you access to
the beta testing process. Beta versions are available on the
Planet X BBS in the PCCS Beta conference. You will be sent the
current beta version on disk, along with a card with Planet X
access information, which will include a pre-registered beta-
only account in your name on the Planet X BBS and a password
(which you can change). Your beta access will continue until
the beta testing is complete and during the beta period you may
call Planet X at any time to download the latest beta version.
Your feedback on any problems you encounter, or on any sugges-
tions you have, is welcomed and encouraged. However, your
feedback will not be mandated. Thus, if you do not want to
wait for RXfer Plus to be released, this can be an opportunity
to have early access to its features as they develop!

Shareware RXfer Plus offers the following enhancements over Freeware
RXfer:

* Full statistics of your file transfer activities are maintained.
You can instantly see the total files and bytes uploaded and
downloaded from each BBS in the database. Total time spent
transferring is also kept; along with your upload/download ratio,
among other stats.

* Command line operation allows you to look up file or BBS activity
from within Robocomm. For example, you highlight a filename in
the Robocomm Downloaded Files database, press [F5] (the Robocomm
hot key that calls RXfer Plus) and have RXfer Plus show you to
where you have transferred that specific file. This makes
lookups very easy and convenient! Usable sample batch files
included.

* Automatic aging of the database according to your preferences.

* Printed reports of upload candidates; BBS statistics; more.

* Batch processing of Robocomm's TRANSFER.LOG allows you add files
to the RXfer Plus database automatically after every agenda.
Usable sample batch files included.

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* Multiple "spill" files! Automatic aging of spill files. Can be
auto-named TRANSFER.001 up to TRANSFER.099, with selectable
maximum size. Unrecognized log entries can be spilled to a
different file (user nameable - default TRANSFER.U01).

* Program can be located in ANY subdirectory. You tell it where to
look for TRANSFER.LOG and ROBOCOMM.

* User-nameable data export filename.

* Plenty of configuration and customization options.

* A registered copy of Robocomm is not required to run RXfer Plus.

Freeware RXfer
Copyright (c) 1992 Ronald J. Eisner
___________________________________________________________________________


INDEX
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^ 4, 5
^ 4
^ 4
4
4, 5
4
4
4, 6, 7
4
4
4
4
ALPHANUMERIC KEYS 4
ANALYZE.FRX vii
ARCHIVE FORMAT v, 1
AUTHOR
(see also Eisner, Ron) iii, iv, v, 1, 8, 9
AUTOMATIC TRANSFER.LOG PROCESSING 2
BBS iv, v, vi, vii, 1-4, 6, 8-10
BBS ACTIVITY 6, 10
BBS LIST 6
Beta testing
Shareware RXfer Plus 10
CLEAR ENTIRE LOCATOR 4
COMPUSERVE
(Technical Support) 8
CONFIGURATION vii, 1, 11
DELETE HIGHLIGHTED RECORD 4
DELETE ONE LOCATOR CHARACTER 4
DELETING CHARACTERS FROM THE LOCATOR 5
DESC.SDI iv, vii
DESQVIEW vi, 7
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY iii
DISTRIBUTION FILE LIST
(see also FILES) iv, vii, 1, 2, 6
DOS vi, 1, 7
DR DOS vi
DUPLICATE RECORDS 2
EISNER, RON
(author) i, iv, 8
EXIT BACK TO DOS 1, 7
EXIT TABLE 4
EXPORT TO TRANSFER.LOG 7
EXPORTING DATA 6
FEATURES vi, 10
FILE TRANSFERS v, 3, 6
FILE_ID.DIZ iv, vii
FILENAME LOCATOR 4
FILES

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Copyright (c) 1992 Ronald J. Eisner
___________________________________________________________________________


ANALYZE.FRX vii
DESC.SDI iv, vii
DISTRIBUTION FILE LIST iv, vii, 1, 2, 6
FILE_ID.DIZ iv, vii
RXFER.CFG vii, 1
RXFER.DOC vii
RXFER.EXE vii
RXFER.FRM vii, 9
RXFER.HLP vii
RXFER.NEW vii
TRANSFER.001 vii, 2, 11
TRANSFER.LOG v, vi, vii, 1-3, 6, 7, 10, 11
XFERBBS v, vii, 2, 3, 6
XFERFILE v, vii, 2, 6
FILES CREATED BY FREEWARE RXFER vii
FILES=20 vi
FINDING FILES WITH THE LOCATOR 5
FREE RAM vi
FREEWARE i, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, 1, 2, 6, 8-10
GROUP ONE BBS (HOME OF ROBOCOMM) 9
HIGHLIGHT BAR v, 4, 5
INSTALLATION vi, 1
KEYS 2, 4-6
LICENSE AGREEMENT iv
LIMITS OF LIABILITY iii
LOCATOR v, vi, 4-6
LOG DETAIL 4
LOOKING UP FILE TRANSFERS 3, 6
LOOKING UP FILE TRANSFERS BY BBS 6
LOOKING UP FILE TRANSFERS BY FILENAME 3
NEW VERSION AVAILABILITY 9, 10
Group One BBS (Home of Robocomm) 9
PC CONSULTING SERVICES 9
OPTIONS 1, 2, 11
ORDER FORM vii, 9
PC CONSULTING SERVICES
(Technical Support, Ordering) 9
PLANET X BBS
(Technical Support) 8-10
PRINT ORDER FORM 9
PROGRAM
CONFIGURATION 1
FEATURES vi
REQUIREMENTS vi
PUNCTUATION 4, 5
QEMM vi
QUIT PROGRAM 7
QUITTING RXFER 7
REGISTERED COPY OF ROBOCOMM iv, vi, 11
REQUIREMENTS vi, 8
ROBOCOMM i, iv, v, vi, vii, 1, 2, 5-7, 9-11
RXFER PLUS vii, 1, 2, 6, 8-11
RXFER.CFG vii, 1

Freeware RXfer
Copyright (c) 1992 Ronald J. Eisner
___________________________________________________________________________


RXFER.DOC vii
RXFER.EXE vii
RXFER.FRM vii, 9
RXFER.HLP vii
RXFER.NEW vii
SCROLL DOWN ONE PAGE 4
SCROLL UP ONE PAGE 4
SHAREWARE vii, 1, 8-10
SHAREWARE RXFER PLUS vii, 1, 8-10
AVAILABILITY 10
Beta testing 10
FEATURES 10
ORDERING 9
SUBDIRECTORY vi, 1, 6, 11
TABLE KEYS 4
TABLE OF CONTENTS ii
TECHNICAL SUPPORT 8, 9
Compuserve 8
ILINK 9
In writing 9
PC CONSULTING SERVICES 9
Planet X BBS 8-10
RIME 9
THE FILE ACTIVITY TABLE 3, 4, 6
THE LOCATOR 4, 5
TRANSFER.001 vii, 2, 11
prune 2
TRANSFER.LOG v, vi, vii, 1-3, 6, 7, 10, 11
USING THE LOCATOR 4
WARRENTY
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY iii
WHAT IS RXFER? v
XFERBBS v, vii, 2, 3, 6
XFERFILE v, vii, 2, 6



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