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I N F O R M 1.0



Non-Novell Network Bulletin Software

(c) 1992, Avian Enterprises

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For years I was envious of NOTICE, the excellent bulletin reader for
Novell networks. As many of the nets I manage are *not* Novell, I
decided to write my own.

HOW IT WORKS:

Devote a directory to INFORMs workings; I use a dynamically
accessed directory that is accessed and dropped during login.
Put INFORM and any bulletins in that directory, and set
INFORM.EXE's attributes to read only. All bulletins must have
the .ANN extension. Add a line to each user's login script that
reads

INFORM

I have the username assigned to an environment variable, so it may be
called as INFORM %NAME%. All notes that have not been read will be
called up, inexorably, and read. Each user will have a file created,
namely, user.USE that contains the last login date of the account. All
bulletins equal to or newer than this date will be viewed.

FUTURE ENHANCEMENTS:

ANSI support.
Anything else?

BUG REPORTS, SUGGESTIONS:

Send email to [email protected]

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