Contents of the GOREG.DOC file
By Scott Hamilton
This copy of GOREG.EXE is being made public for two reasons:
1. When I originally uploaded GO1_4.ZIP to various boards, I inadvertently
uploaded my personal version of GO.COM which was already registered.
This copy of GO.COM apparently had the -D and the -A switches set ON
by default, and this may have caused some confusion amongst those who
2. I am currently working on GO v2.0 which will by far outshine any GO
utility on the market that I've ever seen in terms of speed and
versatility, and plan on releasing that in a couple of months. Once
this comes out, the GO1_4 will be quite outdated, and so if people
want a free registered copy, they can use this original REGISTRATION
program written by the author to do the job.
GOREG is very simple to understand and use. The only rule that really
matters is that you must have the GO.EXE or GO.COM in the same directory as
GOREG.EXE (and this may change in later versions). From the directory that
contains both, type GOREG at the DOS prompt and a window will appear on your
screen. GOREG will search for the GO.COM and/or GO.EXE in that directory
and tell you what it finds. You must select what file to register if GOREG
finds both the .COM and the .EXE file. This feature was implemented to
account for later versions of GO that might become an EXE file. Once the
correct file is selected, confirm to GOREG that this is indeed the file that
you want registered, and GOREG will search the file for the registration
If the information is found, and it will find it if my GO v1.4 program has
not been altered in that place, GOREG will register the file and then read
from the file what option switches have been set to ON or OFF as defaults.
GOREG will list these options in a menu-type of format with a black bar
as a selector. Use the cursor keys to highlight the option that you want to
turn ON or OFF and press ENTER to toggle between the two. Once you have
set all of the options the way you like them, highlight the SAVE AND EXIT
option and press ENTER. This will write the default information to GO and
then exit. To see what options you have set as defaults, type GO from the
DOS command prompt and the help screen will tell you at the bottom what
switches are set as defaults. What this means is that when you now use GO,
you no longer must specify the defaulted options on the command line, since
you used the GOREG program to make them part of GO, they are assumed on
unless you do specify them, in which case GO turns them off.
Note that you may press the ESC key at any time during the GOREG program's
registration process to exit back to the DOS prompt without altering the GO
If you have any questions or comments, you may write me at
1722 Wilson Ave
Baltimore, MD 21227
or e-mail me on Programmer's Corner (301-995-3744) (make the mail URGENT).
As a final note, the (C) Copyright on GO v1.4 is now lifted due to my error
in distribution, and because with the GOREG program in public domain, there
is no use in keeping the copyright. In other words, go on copying GO like
you probably were doing, only know that I'll no longer be uptight about it
with version 1.4.
Finally, if after reading this you have absolutely NO CLUE as to what in
world I am talking about, perhaps you should download GO1_4.ZIP from your
local BBS and read the DOC file that came with it.