Category : Communication (modem) tools and utilities
Archive   : PCPLUSRT.ZIP
Filename : READ.ME

 
Output of file : READ.ME contained in archive : PCPLUSRT.ZIP
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PCPLUSRT - PROCOMM+ Dialing Directory Sort Utility V1.0
(c) 1988 Software Associates
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Just a little program to sort your new PROCOMM+ dialing directories.
I've also included the QuickBASIC 4.0 source code for you.

Usage:
PCPLUSRT
where:
is the name of a valid PROCOMM PLUS directory
file (.DIR, 15050 bytes). This program DOES
NOT work on PROCOMM 2.4.2 directories.

PCPLUSRT will sort the directory NAMES in ascending order, placing all
blank entries at the end. The original directory file will be kept
with the extension .OLD.

If you modify the QuickBASIC source, please indicate as such before you
redistribute it. To rebuild the executable:

BC /O /E PCPLUSRT;

LINK /NOE /E PCPLUSRT+NOCOM,PCPLUSRT;
(NOCOM.OBJ is supplied by Microsoft)
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I found what seems to be a bug in PROCOMM+ version 1.0. If you have a large
number of environment variables set, PROCOMM cannot execute any external
programs (SETUP, SHELL, PCEDIT, etc.). It gives you a "EXTERNAL PROGRAM
ERROR: Not enough memory available." After many hours playing with the size
of my DOS (3.3) environment table, I have not yet found a way of correcting
the problem short of deleting most of my environment.

Until DataStorm gets this fixed, I am sandwiching two batch files around
the invocation of PROCOMM+:

C:>DELENV
C:>PCPLUS
C:>SETENV

DELENV and SETENV are batch files that erase and restore my environment
variables using the SET statement. For example:

DELENV might be:

SET TMP=
SET ARCTMP=
SET INCLUDE=
SET LIB=

then SETEVN is:

SET TMP=F:\
SET ARCTMP=F:\
SET INCLUDE=D:\MSC\INCLUDE
SET LIB=D:\MSC\LIB

Be sure that you DO NOT include your PCPLUS environment variable in these
batch files, as PROCOMM+ will need it. This will "fix" the problem.


Ed Galle
Software Associates
Houston, Texas
(713) 726-0706
02/11/88






  3 Responses to “Category : Communication (modem) tools and utilities
Archive   : PCPLUSRT.ZIP
Filename : READ.ME

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