Category : Tutorials + Patches
Archive   : INTER43D.ZIP
Filename : README.4

Output of file : README.4 contained in archive : INTER43D.ZIP
This is the fourth of four archives containing the MSDOS Interrupt List,
release 43.

This archive contains programs to convert the MSDOS interrupt list into
hypertext databases for a number of popular hypertext help systems.
These programs have been contributed by others; I have not tested them
because I do not own any of the help systems for which they produce
databases. If you have problems, please contact the author of the
program with which you experienced difficulties. Some of these programs
predate, and will thus not take advantage of, recent enhancements to the
list's format.

INTERVUE.EXE, INTLIST.ICO, and IV.BAT are the files for the
public-domain interrupt list viewer from Hackensack. IV.BAT is a
wrapper which ensures that the necessary index file exists before
invoking INTERVUE. The interrupt list is very near the limits of
INTERVUE v1.5's capabilities, and a new version is planned (hopefully it
will be included in INTER44). INTPRINT has already been enhanced to
support the upcoming version of INTERVUE.

In addition, the source code for INTPRINT, INT.COM, and the Epsilon
extension code I use while editing the list are included in this

Not included here because it is rather large and is distributed
separately by the author, is IL2HDK by Ron Loewy, a conversion program
to put the interrupt list into Help Development Kit format, from which
it can be converted into about a dozen different formats, including
WinHelp, QuickHelp, Borland THELP, OS/2 IPF, POPHELP, and DESQview/X
help. At the time of this writing, the current version was 3.5

I have removed INT2HLP.BAT, L2WH.ZIP, and WINHELP.ZIP from the
distribution, since the first is a slow (and old) Perl script to
generate a Windows Help file, the second is a slow AWK script to
generate a Windows Help file, and the third is a slow AWK script
processing the output of INT2HLP.BAT. Since there is another WinHelp
generator in the archive and IL2HDK is also available, I decided to
remove those three in order to reduce the size of the archive.

Similarly, I have removed NGCONVER.ZIP because it duplicates RB2NG
but appears to have less functionality.

Ralf Brown

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  3 Responses to “Category : Tutorials + Patches
Archive   : INTER43D.ZIP
Filename : README.4

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: