Category : Communication (modem) tools and utilities
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Listread Version 1.05á
(C)opyright 1990 by Doug Laine
November 9, 1990



Here is the legal part of the document so that it is out of the way!


LIMITED WARRANTY

DOUG LAINE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE PROGRAM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR
THAT THE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED AND ERROR FREE. YOU
ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SELECTION OF THE PROGRAM TO ACHIEVE YOUR
INTENDED RESULTS AND FOR THE RESULTS ACTUALLY OBTAINED.

DISCLAIMER

The author has taken due care in the preparation of this document and the
associated program. Insofar as specific mention of program features, the
author believes the information to be true. No warranty is made regarding
the suitability of the program to be compatible with your computer.
Incidental and consequential damages caused by malfunction, defect, or
otherwise are not the responsibility of Doug Laine, and to the extent
permitted by law, and hereby excluded both for the property and, to the
extent not unconscionable, for personal injury damage. (Some states or
jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply
to you.)

Doug Laine also reserves the right to make amendments to the contents of
this document from time to time, to reflect changes made to the
specification of the Listread system or for any other reason.



Listread Version 1.05á

This system was simply written to make the search for local bbs's an easier
task. There are two ways to use this program. The first is the most
complex, but requires no configuration file.

From the command line use the following syntax:

LISTREAD {AREACODE} {LOCAL LIST} {SOURCEFILES} {OUTPUTFILE} {SMARTMODE} {TELIX}

Areacode ---- is simply your local area code.

Local list --- This is a text file with all of the local prefixes
in your area. (The first three digits of a local
number).

Source files - This is the list that you want to search. You can
use wildcards. For example, say you want to search
all the files that end with .SYS you can enter
*.SYS and it will search all of them.

Output file -- Pretty self explanitory.

SmartMode ---- By putting the word SmartMode for this, the program
will try to format the output in a neat format. For
more detailed information about the SmartModes
works, see the README.DOC file.

TELIX -------- Optional parameter. Placing TELIX on this line will
produce a LISTREAD.FON file that is a Telix phone
file format.

From a config file. You must call the configuration file LISTREAD.CFG.

You must include the following lines:

Line one : Area Code
Line two : Local list
Line Three : Source file(s)
Line Four : Output file
Line Five : SmartMode
Line Six : TELIX (Optional parameter)


If you want to be prompted by the program for any of the information,
create your configuration file, and in place of a default filename, put
[INPUT] and the system will prompt you.

Thats it!

I have included sample files, so that you can get a look at my setup, for
something to base your setup on. As you will see, you CAN include paths in
all the configurations.

Have a ball with this, and any feedback about it would be greatly
appritiated.

If you want to give me something for this, don't! Donate something to one
of your favorite charities.

I can be reached on The Philly Exchange (215)-563-8109/HST or through
PCRelay, just route the message to PHLX.


  3 Responses to “Category : Communication (modem) tools and utilities
Archive   : LISTRD05.ZIP
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  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

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