Contents of the READ.ME file
Tom Rettig's Library: Clipper Edition
Advanced Extended Library, Version 1.20, October 22, 1990
For both Clipper 5.0 and Clipper Summer '87
PUBLIC DOMAIN SOFTWARE
This is the same software (including source code) that sold
thousands of copies at $99.95 since its release in October, 1986.
All rights to all programs, except Tom Rettig's HELP software, were
released into the Public Domain by Tom Rettig Associates on October
22, 1990. You may use this code in any way you like. You may make
unlimited copies for any purpose, distribute them, and post them on
Bulletin Board Systems.
This software was the first third-party library developed for
Clipper, FoxBASE+, and dBASE III PLUS. In 1988, it won Data
Based Advisor magazine's award for "Best Dbase Add-on Library."
In 1990, it won DBMS magazine's "Readers' Choice Award" in the
======================== DOCUMENTATION =========================
Tom Rettig's Library comes with electronic documentation in a
special edition of Tom Rettig's HELP, pop-up quick reference
software designed specifically to document high-level languages
like Dbase and language extensions like this Library.
Information in the TRLCLIP.TRH Data File is in the public
domain. The .TRH format and all parts of the TRLHELP.EXE Reader
are copyrighted and licensed to permit unlimited distribution.
========================= INSTALLATION =========================
Both the Library and its electronic documentation come on a single
diskette or downloadable TRL4CL.ZIP file containing these files:
Filename -- Contents when decompressed
READ.ME -- Same as this you are reading
TREXEC.EXE -- Documentation and utilities
TRLIBS.EXE -- Libraries for Clipper 5.0 and Summer '87
TRSOURCE.EXE -- Assembly, C, and Clipper language source code
The three .EXE files are self-decompressing ZIP files that contain
File Programs Size Recommended Installation
------------ ------------ ------- ----------------------------
TREXEC.EXE TRLHELP.EXE 46,190 Electronic documentation and
TRLCLIP.TRH 187,310 stand-alone utilities belong
BITSTRIP.COM 20,748 with your other executable
FATTRIB.EXE 18,519 programs in a directory that
INDEXKEY.EXE 13,177 is already in your DOS path.
MEMHOG.COM 239 This way, you can call them
MEMORY.COM 252 from anywhere.
TRLIBS.EXE TR.LIB 113,897 Linkable libraries belong
TR87.LIB 28,343 with your Clipper libraries.
TRSOURCE.EXE 184 files 354,687 Source belongs in a separate
directory called \trlib.
To install these files, make your active default directory the one
in which you want the TRLIB files. Then type the .EXE file name at
the DOS prompt, specifying the drive in which the .EXE file resides.
For example, if the .EXE files are on a diskette in drive A: and you
want to install the libraries on drive C in the \CLIPPER5\INCLUDE
C:\ cd clipper5\include
======================== GETTING STARTED ========================
Type TRLHELP at the DOS prompt to load the pop-up TRHELP software.
Press Alt-F1 to read the TRHELP and TRLIB documentation.
Select Using TRLIB from the Info menu and read this very important
information before using TRLIB.
========================= REGISTRATION =========================
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