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Gnomes v1.02 -- Displays a randomly selected line of text from a file.

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GNOMES v1.02- Free DOS utility: random
tagline displayer. (c) 1993 [09/27/93] by
David Daniel Anderson - Reign Ware. GNOMES
displays a line of text, chosen randomly
from a file. Presents user with random
gnomes (taglines, jokes, quotes, etc).
Continuous or single gnome mode. W/ 4000+
gnomes. W/ Pascal source. cursor fix.


File GNOME102.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
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Gnomes v1.02 — Displays a randomly selected line of text from a file.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
FILE_ID.DIZ 331 240 deflated
GNOMES.DOC 2978 1317 deflated
GNOMES.EXE 8400 5426 deflated
GNOMES.PAS 5925 1954 deflated
GNOMES.TXT 200708 83259 deflated
REIGNWAR.TXT 9550 3728 deflated

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Contents of the GNOMES.DOC file







GNOMES
Free DOS utility: random tagline displayer
Version 1.02 - September 27, 1993
(c) 1993
by
David Daniel Anderson
Reign Ware





GNOMES displays a line of text on the computer screen, chosen randomly from
a file. Intended to present the user with random gnomes (taglines, jokes,
quotes, etc). Continuous or single gnome mode. Over 4000 gnomes included
in the file GNOMES.TXT. Lines in the file may be up to 255 characters, but
the display will be wrapped at 79. (Thus, the display may be up to FOUR
screen lines.)

Usage: GNOMES [/s (simple)] [file to randomly display]

GNOMES takes two parameters, both of which are optional. If both are given,
the first must be "/s", which limits the selection to a single line. If it
is not given, GNOMES will continue to choose a line at random and display it
until interrupted by a keypress.

The second parameter is the name of the text file, which need not be in the
same directory. "GNOMES.TXT" is the default file name.

The format should be as follows (see also the included GNOMES.TXT):

4
"Captain, why not just give the Borg Windows 3.1?" - Worf
Friends don't let friends use Windoze.
I can't use Windows. My cat ate my mouse.
Windows - how to turn a 486 into an Etch-A-Sketch!

The first line MUST be a number equal to ONE LESS than the total number of
lines in the file; it indicates how many taglines are available. This
sample has four taglines, so on the first line a 4 appears. The text lines
need not start in the first column.

The file can be of indefinite length, but the larger it is the slower
it will be. BLANK LINES SHOULD NOT APPEAR.

Finally, you will notice, if you have a color monitor (this program
may not work on monochrome), that the color changes with each new
tagline when it is in continuous mode. This isolates each tagline, and
makes them pretty. After every 6th tagline the system time is given in the
only unused non-black high intensity color (white).

{------------------------------------------------------------------------------

REVISION HISTORY

v1.00 : 1993/07/14. First public release. DDA
v1.00a : 1993/08/30. Fixed cursoron procedure, with thanks to David Cheung.
Increased allowable length of filename from 12 to 48
characters. DDA
v1.01 : 1993/09/10. New getcursor and setcursor procedures, via Randall
Woodman. Supercede cursoroff/ cursoron. DDA
v1.02 : 1993/09/27. Refined getcursor and setcursor procedures, with much
help from Mark Shadley. DDA

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