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QTEXT - a program that allows you to convert Qmail messages to text format. Turbo Pascal source code only.
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QTEXT - a program that allows you to convert Qmail messages to text
format.

This little program is designed to extract the message text from the
qmail data files. You use it along with other utility programs to get
a copy of your reply messages in plain text form, or to get a copy of
the downloaded messages in plain text form. There are a few times when
it is nice to convert the messages into plain text. This program
addressed that need.

This program DOES NOT keep track of the conferences, message numbers,
private/public data or anything else. It just takes the message
data files and converts them to plain text so that you can read them
without the qmail reader. If you want all of the features contained in
the qmail reader then you should use it.

The Qmail messages are located in one of two files. The file you
download is XXXX.QWK where XXXX is the assigned name of the bbs that
you downloaded the messages from. The downloaded message text is in
archive format and is contained within that file as MESSAGES.DAT.

The uploaded reply messages are located in a file called XXXX.REP where
XXXX is the assigned name of the bbs where you would upload the replys.
The reply messages are in archive format and contained within that file
as XXXX.MSG.


Syntax:

QTEXT filename.ext [ p ]

Filename.ext is the name of an unarchived Qmail
message data file.

P = pause between messages.
The program will pause for a keystroke between messages.
Any key to continue - if you press 'N' it will go into
Non-stop mode.


DOWNLOADED MESSAGES TO TEXT:
--------------------------

From the downloaded messages from RBBS named XXXX

1) Find the downloaded file named: XXXX.QWK
2) Extract the messages file with Pkxarc
i.e. Pkxarc XXXX.QWK MESSAGES.DAT
3) Use Qtext to reformat the message data into text form

QTEXT Messages.dat ( goes on the screen )
QTEXT Messages.dat >save.txt ( to a file called save.txt )
QTEXT Messages.dat | list /s { piped into Bourn Bourgs list }

4) If you sent it to a file you can then review the file with
your favorite editor or file lister.



A batchfile could be set up to do all of this for you
semi-automatically.

echo off
Pkxarc %1.QWK Messages.dat
Qtext messages.dat > temp.dat
Del messages.dat
Qedit temp.dat



FROM YOUR REPLY MESSAGES:
-------------------------

From your reply file XXXX.REP

1) Find your reply file named XXXX.REP
2) Extract the reply messages with pkxarc.
Pkxarc XXXX.REP XXXX.MSG

3) Use Qtext to extract the reply messages in text format

Qtext XXXX.MSG { goes on the screen }
Qtext XXXX.MSG > temp.dat { goes into a temporary file )
Qtext XXXX.MSG | list /s { piped into LIST }

4) Use your favorite text editor to review the data in temp.dat
or pipe the output into Buergs LIST program as shown.

5) A batch file could be set up:

echo off
pkxarc %1.REP %1.MSG
Qtext %1.msg >%1.tmp
Del %1.msg
Qedit %1.tmp



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