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LanQwik - TSR to send messages to other users on a network.
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LanQwik – TSR to send messages to other users on a network.
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LanQwik, Version 1.0
Copyright 1990, D. M. Hurst
8912 Spur Road
Springfield, VA 22153
1-703-569-7715 (anytime)

Program type: Novell Network Utility

Purpose: To allow the sending of broadcast messages from one LAN
user to another LAN user or users.

Description: LanQwik (LQ.EXE) is a TSR program which allows the
sending of messages to persons logged to the same server as the
sender. If loaded before the environment hungry commands like PATH
and PROMPT, LQ only takes up about 10.5K.

Operation:

LQ is loaded by typing in

LQ

where means press the Enter key.

LQ will respond by saying it has loaded and tell you to press Alt -
to activate. If LQ is already loaded, you will be so informed.
Provided LQ was the last TSR loaded, you can unload it from memory
by Pressing Alt - followed by Alt X.

When you press Alt -, you will see a screen similar to the following:


-LanQwik- (1.0)
LYNDA
LYNN
LAWRENCE
CHRIS
BILL
ARNIE
ED
DOTTIE
VAN
DOUG
-sel Enter-accept Esc-quit F10-toggle F9-clear


up to 10 users will be immediately visible in the window. A
highlight bar will cover the top-most user. If there are more
than 10 users logged in, you will see a in the lower left
margin of the window indicating that there are additional users
accessible by using the down-arrow key. If the user scrolls
down to see users not currently visible and this pushes currently
visible users "out the top", a will appear in the upper left
margin of the window to indicate additional users can be accessed
by using the up-arrow key.


-LanQwik- (1.0)
LYNDA
LYNN
LAWRENCE
CHRIS
BILL
ARNIE
ED
DOTTIE
VAN
DOUG
-sel Enter-accept Esc-quit F10-toggle F9-clear


Pressing the F10 key will toggle-on the currently highlighted user
as an addressee of the message to be sent. Pressing F10 again
will toggle-off the currently highlighted user. Pressing the
F9 key will clear all addressees.

Pressing the Esc key at any time will remove the LQ window
and return you to your application or to DOS.


-LanQwik- (1.0)
LYNDA
LYNN
LAWRENCE
CHRIS
BILL
ARNIE
ED
DOTTIE
VAN
DOUG
MSG:Hey! Arnie, how's things on the LAN
Type in msg or -sel Enter-accept Esc-quit

After you toggled all the addressees (in this case only user ARNIE)
pressing the Enter key will cause you to be prompted for a
message. From the message prompt you can press the up-arrow
key to return to addressing, press the Esc key to return to your
application or to DOS, or you can type in a message (up to 55
characters). Pressing the Enter key will cause LQ to attempt
to send the message to all users. The first five letters of
the sender's name will be appended to the message.

-LanQwik- (1.0)
LYNDA
LYNN
LAWRENCE
CHRIS
BILL
Y ARNIE
ED
DOTTIE
VAN
DOUG
MSG:_
Type in msg or -sel Enter-accept Esc-quit

LQ will give an indication beside the addressees name as to
whether the message was successfully sent, and you will
be prompted for another message. If your addressee receives
the message, you can carry on a convenient dialog for as long as
you desire. There are only a few of reasons a message the
message would not be sent...

1) The addressee already has his or her message buffer
full (2 messages).

2) The addressee has run the Novell CASTOFF command.

3) The addressee has shutdown his or her computer without
logging out. In this case, you may get a message indicating
that the message was successfully sent but, obviously, the
addressee will never receive it.

Miscellaneous: LanQwik should be a very safe TSR. It has been
in practical use on my company's LAN for several weeks. It uses
a C core with some assembly language subroutines. It was compiled
using Microsoft(tm) C 5.1 and linked with Essential Software's
/* resident_C */(tm) and Novell's (tm) Netware C Interface
libraries.

Acknowledgements:

Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation
/* resident_C */ is a registered trademark of Essential Software
Novell is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc.





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