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Dated May 27, 1995
Posted by [email protected]
CNFGINFO.EXE Version 4.0
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CFGINFO4.ZIP is the version 4 of CNFGINFO.EXE,
an outstanding utility for learning about and
optimizing OS/2s config.sys file.




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Dated May 27, 1995
Posted by [email protected]
CNFGINFO.EXE Version 4.0
-------------------------------------
CFGINFO4.ZIP is the version 4 of CNFGINFO.EXE,
an outstanding utility for learning about and
optimizing OS/2s config.sys file.


CNFGINFO.EXE VERSION 4 Copyright 1992-95 by Rick Meigs

-------------------------------------------------
Please review this file for important information
-------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------
<<=DISCLAIMER=>> I CAN'T BE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU DO WITH OR
TO YOUR SYSTEM OR YOUR CONFIG.SYS FILE BASED UPON WHAT YOU MAY
LEARN FROM THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS PROGRAM OR THE USE
OF THIS PROGRAM. YOU ARE FAIRLY WARNED, I'M NOT A PROFESSIONAL
PROGRAMMER. NO WARRANTY OR FITNESS IS IMPLIED. THE INFORMATION
AND PROGRAM ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. USE IT AT YOUR OWN
RISK. DOES THIS MEAN I THINK THERE ARE PROBLEMS? NO, TO THE BEST
OF MY KNOWLEDGE THING WORKS JUST FINE AND THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN
BETA TESTED TWICE BY MANY OS/2 USERS.
----------------------------------------------------------------

This whole process started in 1992 when I began researching what many of
the config.sys file commands in OS/2 were for. The data file used by
this program is the result of this still ongoing research. The data file
is now in version 11 (OS2CFG11.DAT), which is provided with this program.
OS2CFG11.DAT can be, and is used extensively by hundreds of OS/2 users,
without CNFGINFO.EXE. CNFGINFO.EXE is just an additional means of making
the information useful to a larger group of OS/2 users.

All current versions of this program are Freeware, and free is a very good
price. However, free doesn't mean bad. Users indicate that it is a high
quality and useful utility. I really hope you find it to be so also.

The program may be freely distributed under the following conditions. All
copyright notices must not be removed, all files contained in the File
Inventory below must be distributed together (you may not remove any
files), and you may not charge for the program, except for a nominal
distribution fee--generally less than US$5.00.

-------------------------- FILE INVENTORY

The following files are contained on the enclosed disk.

CNFGINFO.EXE06-04-95
OS2CFG11.DAT06-04-95
VROBJ.DLL10-31-94
README.1ST06-04-95
README.TXT06-04-95
FILE_ID.DIZ06-04-95
CSORT101.ZIP04-28-95

-------------------------- HISTORY

Version 1.0 released February, 1994.

Version 1.1 released August, 1994.

Fixed edit option bug.

Version 1.2 - 1.3b were experimental upgrades not released.

Version 1.3c (beta, control beta group only)

Fixed bug which kept program from locating config.sys on any drive
other than "C".

Added config.sys file information feature. This feature displays
the creation date, file size and number of lines in your config.sys.
Also, indicates the line number of any item selected in the
config.sys file window.

Modified print options. Print option screen automatically closes after
printing completed. To close without printing, use the OS/2 way with a
double click on upper left corner icon, or press Alt+F4.

When loading OS2CFGx.DAT data file, program now indicates which
version is being loaded.

Data items in your config.sys file which include a drive other than
"C" will be properly handled when searching the OS2CFGx.DAT file.

Improved internal data handling routines.

Version 1.3d (beta, control beta group only)

Fixed bug which would not allow program to load OS2CFGx.DAT data file
when program was booted from a floppy drive.

Added feature which allows the display of device driver information
(file date and size) in the Device option feature.

Allow you to resize the Device option screen.

Device option screen now sorted alphabetically.

Print option screen will now stay in the foreground until printing
completed or option is deselected.

Fixed Edit screen (OS/2 System Editor) so it opens in the foreground
instead of background.

Added feature which allows the selection of an alternate config.sys
file. Just click the right mouse button once on the Config.sys File
window. A "pop-up" menu will appear. Select "Load alternate
config.sys".

If an alternate config.sys file is loaded, edit, device, print and
backup options will utilize the alternate file.

Added feature which allows the reloading of your boot drive config.sys
file. This is useful when you have edited your boot drive config.sys
file and want to have the new version displayed for analysis. Just
click the right mouse button once on the Config.sys File window. A
"pop-up" menu will appear. Select "Reload boot drive config.sys".

Improved error handling.

Expanded user documentation (the document you are now reading).

Increased width of display screens to reduce the need to scroll right
to see information.

Version 1.3e (wide beta) November 25, 1994

Added an Analyze feature. Checks and gives you general suggestions
on items you may wish to modify in your config.sys. Will not actually
modify your config.sys file. Use the edit option to do so.

Version 1.3f (wide beta) January 15, 1995

Included an interim updated version of OS2CFG9.DAT.

Fixed some spelling errors :-(.

Fixed a few bugs that were reported from the 1.3e beta.

Device Driver feature now reports information on BASEDEV items.

Replaced the use of the System Editor with a new edit feature in
the main program.

Analyze feature is now started as a separate thread. This allows
you to freely move between the main program and Analyze. In the
past if you switch from the Analyze feature to the main program,
you found the main program still lock (not enabled). You can now
work on your config.sys file from the main program while keeping
the Analyze information available for reference.

When you edit your config.sys file using the programs internal editor,
the modified config.sys will be automatically loaded and displayed
when saved.

Version 2.x skipped to align version number with proper ZIP name.

Version 3.0a released March 3, 1995

Do to many requests, I've completely changed the way the system is
configured. A configuration menu now displays the first time you
start the program and sets up the programs INI file. To change the
programs configuration, go to the pop-up menu (right mouse button
in the config.sys file window) and select "Set Program Configuration".

Because of continuing problems, the Rxextra.dll has been removed
and those functions are now performed by the initial configuration
routine.

An updated VROBJ.DLL included. Dated 10-31-94.

You can now use any editor you like for displaying the data file
and editing your config.sys file. Specify editor in the
configuration menu the first time you start the program or
change the configuration at any time from the pop-up menu (right
mouse button in the config.sys file window). I've only tested it
with just a few different editors. Let me know if you have one
that does not work.

User interface has been redesigned and improved.

The README.TXT file will now display the first time you run
the program using OS/2s System Editor (E.EXE). After review,
just close E.EXE. It will not appear again.

Added an icon that allows you to display the entire programs
data file from the main menu. It uses your preferred editor unless
you have selected the programs internal editor. Then it will
default to OS/2s Enhanced Editor (EPM.EXE).

Continued to improve internal error checking and handling including
checking to insure that only local drives are specified as a valid
boot drive.

Analyze feature checks additional items including checking
SET HELP= for valid directories.

Version 10 of the data file has been included (OS2CFG10.ZIP).

Version 4.0 released June, 1995

Made the user interface look better (IMHO :->).

Analyze now checks for duplicate IOPL commands, checks the
BUFFERS statement when using only HPFS, watches for excess
FILES parameter, verifies that each driver noted in a DEVICE
statement actually exists along the path noted, and several
other items.

A config.sys search function has been added. This function will
allow you to quickly find items in the displayed config.sys file.
Just click on the search icon.

The Internal Editor has been modified to allow the use of lower
case letters.

A quick REM function has been added to the Internal Editor. Just
click the REM button and the displayed config.sys file line will
be automatically REM'd. If the statement is already REM'd, then
the REM will be removed.

When you modified your config.sys file using the internal editor, the
program used to reload the entire modified config.sys file. Although
this was done quickly, you lost your spot within the config.sys file and
had to scroll back to it. NOW, when you edit using the internal editor,
the modified text will be changed on-screen and you will maintain your
position within the file.

On-screen help was moved to the top so it is close to the icon bar.
This will make it much easier to read what each icon is for.

Copy and Paste has been added to the Information Window. This will
allow you to copy information to OS/2s clipboard for pasting into
other applications. Just highlight the area to copy and then
click on the copy icon. I may do the same with the config.sys
window at some point in the future.

You can now pop-up the internal editor by simply double clicking
on any config.sys line.

A freeware config.sys sort utility has been included. This is not
my utility, but for those who would like there config.sys file
sorted for readability, it works real nicely. It is a separate
file named CSORT101.ZIP and must be run independantly of CNFGINFO.

A new quick information group has been added to the main program.
This area displays for quick reference four selected parameters
which impact overall system performance. The values for these
four items, HPFS cache, FAT cache as set in DISKCACHE, THREADS
and Swap file size, are those set in your config.sys file.

A new quick information group has been added to the Analyze
feature which will displays the primary program configuration
settings in use by CNFGINFO.EXE. Remember, these can be changed
at anytime using the pop-up menu.

If during the runnings of CNFGINFO.EXE, your swap file grows
2mbs beyond its initial setting, the program will alter you
and suggest you increase the initial size.

Version 11 of OS2CFG11.DAT (the data file) is included.

-------------------------- INSTALLATION

REXX MUST BE INSTALLED ON YOUR SYSTEM TO RUN THIS PROGRAM.

For best results, install this program on your hard drive. The partition
should not matter, as long as its local. To install:

Simply copy all files to a folder of choice and then set up your own
program icon on your desktop (or other folder of choice). If you have
another version of this program, don't place this version in the same
folder. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. The programs INI and DLL may be different.

The program will run from a floppy, but the performance is a real dog and
I don't recommend it. If you do choose to run from a floppy, DO NOT
remove the program floppy from your drive during operation.

IMPORTANT NOTE: An upgraded to VROBJ.DLL (dated 10-31-94) must be
used. This DLL is provided and may either reside in the same folder as
CNFGINFO.EXE or in another folder which is included in your LIBPATH
config.sys path statement. If the DLL is included in the same folder as the
program, be sure that a period "." is included in your LIBPATH statement
right after the equal "=" symbol. This causes OS/2 to look in the current
logged folder first for all DLLs. Example: LIBPATH=.;C:\OS2\DLL;.

-------------------------- TO LAUNCH

If you created a program icon, double click on this icon to launch the
program. You can also launch the program from within it's folder by
double clicking on the CNFGINFO.EXE icon.


-------------------------- Q & A

Q. Is this program Shareware?

A. No, its Freeware, so feel free to pass any version on to friends
and other OS/2 users on a not-for-profit basis.

Q. Can I use this program at my place of employment?

A. Sure. The author does not restrict the program to personal or home use.

Q. How do I contact the author?

A. Internet: [email protected]; or mail: Rick Meigs, 7032 SW 26th,
Portland, OR, USA, 97219.

Q. How well has this program been tested?

A. The program has been through both a small controlled beta and two mass
release betas in the OS/2 community at large. No major problems were
reported. Several minor bugs have been fixed and many good suggestions
have been implemented in this release. This is version 4, which is the
second major release.

Q. The program indicates that it can't locate OS2CFGx.DAT. Where is this
file?

A. OS2CFGx.DAT (where "x" is the version number, e.g. OS2CFG9.DAT) may not
have been included with the distribution disk. If you don't have the file,
you can download it from most BBSs that have an OS/2 area. You must have
version 8 or later. The file name will be OS2CFGx.ZIP were "x" is the
version number.

Q. The program indicates that it can not locate OS2CFGx.DAT, but I have the
file.

A. The data file (OS2CFGx.DAT) must be in the same folder as the program
(CNFGINFO.EXE). Be sure that you have not changed the name of the data
file. It must be OS2CFGx.DAT where "x" is the version number. You must
also have version 8 or later. Any version before 8 will not work.

Q. Is the data file ever updated?

A. Yes. At the time of the release of this version (4) of CNFGINFO,
the current data file is version 11. Version 11 was release
on or about May 26, 1995. As new releases of OS/2 come out and/or
as I learn new and interesting "stuff", I release new versions of the
data file. The data file is formatted and constructed so it can be used
with or without CNFGINFO.EXE. Look for the latest version on most OS/2
BBSs or at ftp.cdrom.com on the Internet. The file name will be
OS2CFGx.ZIP were "x" is the version number.

Q. Can I print information displayed in the Information Window?

A. Yes. Click on the print option and then select the desired action.

Q. How do I quit the program? I don't see a "quit" or "Exit" option.

A. The standard way to close any OS/2 program is to double click on the
System Icon. It is located in the upper left hand corner of the window.
OS/2 also provides a shortcut-- Alt+F4 --to close any program. Only
Windows users need an Exit option (:->).

Q. How do I close the Print Option window?

A. The standard way to close any OS/2 window is to double click on the
System Icon. It is located in the upper left hand corner of the window.
You can also press Alt+F4.

Q. How do I close the Device Driver display window?

A. The standard way to close any OS/2 window is to double click on the
System Icon. It is located in the upper left hand corner of the window.
You can also press Alt+F4.

Q. Can I load and display an alternate config.sys file?

A. Yes. Click the right mouse button in the Config.sys File window. From
the pop-up menu, select "Load alternate config.sys file". Select the
desired file from the dialog screen and then select "OK".

Q. I just edited my boot drive config.sys file using my editor of choice.
I want to load and display this revised config.sys. How do I do this?

A. When using the programs internal editor, the revised config.sys file will
automatically load and display. When using other editors, you can reload
by clicking the right mouse button in the Config.sys file window. From
the pop-up menu, select "Reload boot drive config.sys file".

Q. I just edited an alternate config.sys file (not my boot drive config.sys).
I want to load and display this revised config.sys. How do I do this?

A. When using the programs internal editor, the revised config.sys file will
automatically load and display. When using other editors, you can reload
by clicking the right mouse button in the Config.sys File window. From
the pop-up menu, select "Load alternate config.sys file". Select the
desired file from the dialog screen and then select "OK".

Q. How do I edit an alternative config.sys file?

A. Load an alternate config.sys file in the Config.sys File window and then
invoke the editor just like you do when editing your boot drive file.

Q. When I click on a config.sys statement, the system doesn't always have
information on that statement. How come?

A. The data file for this program contains a vast amount of information on
all the standard OS/2 config.sys commands and statements. This
information has been compiled over many years from many sources, but it
can't and will never be comprehensive. There are just to many programs
which add commands and device driver statements to OS/2s config.sys file.
These commands and statements are unique to those programs and often
change over time. If you have such items and want to help the OS/2
community by adding it to the data file, INTERNET me and I'll be glad
to add it with credit to you.

As new releases of OS/2 come out and/or as I learn new and interesting
"stuff", I release new versions of the data file. The data file is
formatted and constructed so it can be used with or without CNFGINFO.EXE.
Look for the latest version on most OS/2 BBSs or ftp.cdrom.com and
juge.com on the Internet.

Q. Has this version of your program been tested with Warp?

A. It was been used with Warp Beta II, Warp "without Windows" and Warp
"with Windows". No problems have been found.

Q. I've found a bug. How do I pass the details on to you?

A. Oh no! Can it be? (:->) See BUG REPORTING above.

Q. I've changed my hardware configuration. How do I change the configuration
parameters so the Analyze feature knows about the change.

A. You can change the configuration by clicking the right mouse button in the
Config.sys file window. From the pop-up menu, select "System
Configuration".

Q. Why doesn't the program "snoop" out how much RAM I have as well as
the other parameters needed?

A. It could, but some use this program in a multi-system environment where
they tune config.sys files on a single machine from many machines. They
need to have a very flexible and easy way to adjust parameters which may
not be the same as there work computer.

Q. Does the Analyze feature actually change my config.sys file?

A. No. You must make the individual changes. The Analyze feature only makes
suggestions which may or may not be appropriate to your situation.

Q. Does REXX have to be installed to run the program?

A. Yes! CNFGINFO.EXE will not run if you did not install REXX on your system.

Q. Will the program work across a network?

A. The program is designed to work with "local" drives and partitions, but
I've heard from some who have the program on a server and allow access
to it from all systems on the network. This appears to work, but if you
attempt to load a config.sys file from a drive other than a "local" drive
or partition, the program will crash. Been their. Done that.

Q. I just got this new version and "installed it". When I started the program, it
indicates that it can't find my config.sys file. How come?

A. You may have "installed" it in the same folder as a previous version. You
should not have done this, but if you will delete the INI file and then
restart the program, it will work.

Q. Can I "copy and paste" information from the data window to another application?

A. Yes. Highlight the text you wish to copy using your mouse. When you highlight
the text, a copy icon will appear on the icon bar. Press this icon and the
highlighted text will be copied to OS/2s clipboard. You can then paste if from
the clipboard to any other application.

Q. When I want to locate a config.sys statement in my config.sys file, do I
have to scroll now until I find it, or is there a better way.

A. There is a better way. Use the Search function. Just click on the
Search icon (flashlight) and input the item you are looking for. Press
the Find button. The first instance of the string. If this is not the
one you are looking for, press the Search icon again and press the
Find Next button.

Q. Can I Analyze more than one config.sys file at a time?

A. Well, yes and no. Analyze will only deal with one config.sys file at
a time, but the Analyze feature is a separate thread. Therefore, you
do not have to close the Analyze window to go back to the main program.
Back at the main program, you can load another config.sys file or
change your program settings and run Analyze again. You will have two
Analyze windows open, each with information on a different config.sys
file or the same config.sys file analyzed with different program settings.
You may do this as many time as you like.

-------------------------- BUG REPORTING

Bug reports/comments should be reported to [email protected]
Please include the following information when reporting:

Your name and Internet address (or mailing address).

Which version were you using. Which version of OS2CFGx.DAT were
you using.

Describe your hardware configuration in detail.

Describe the problem including what you were attempting to do when the
problem appeared.

Did any error messages appear? If so, what exactly did they say.

// END //


Contents of the README.1ST file


Dated May 27, 1995
Posted by [email protected]
CNFGINFO.EXE Version 4.0
-------------------------------------
CFGINFO4.ZIP is the version 4 of CNFGINFO.EXE,
an outstanding utility for learning about and
optimizing OS/2s config.sys file.


CNFGINFO.EXE VERSION 4 Copyright 1992-95 by Rick Meigs

-------------------------------------------------
Please review this file for important information
-------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------
<<=DISCLAIMER=>> I CAN'T BE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU DO WITH OR
TO YOUR SYSTEM OR YOUR CONFIG.SYS FILE BASED UPON WHAT YOU MAY
LEARN FROM THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS PROGRAM OR THE USE
OF THIS PROGRAM. YOU ARE FAIRLY WARNED, I'M NOT A PROFESSIONAL
PROGRAMMER. NO WARRANTY OR FITNESS IS IMPLIED. THE INFORMATION
AND PROGRAM ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. USE IT AT YOUR OWN
RISK. DOES THIS MEAN I THINK THERE ARE PROBLEMS? NO, TO THE BEST
OF MY KNOWLEDGE THING WORKS JUST FINE AND THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN
BETA TESTED TWICE BY MANY OS/2 USERS.
----------------------------------------------------------------

This whole process started in 1992 when I began researching what many of
the config.sys file commands in OS/2 were for. The data file used by
this program is the result of this still ongoing research. The data file
is now in version 11 (OS2CFG11.DAT), which is provided with this program.
OS2CFG11.DAT can be, and is used extensively by hundreds of OS/2 users,
without CNFGINFO.EXE. CNFGINFO.EXE is just an additional means of making
the information useful to a larger group of OS/2 users.

All current versions of this program are Freeware, and free is a very good
price. However, free doesn't mean bad. Users indicate that it is a high
quality and useful utility. I really hope you find it to be so also.

The program may be freely distributed under the following conditions. All
copyright notices must not be removed, all files contained in the File
Inventory below must be distributed together (you may not remove any
files), and you may not charge for the program, except for a nominal
distribution fee--generally less than US$5.00.

-------------------------- FILE INVENTORY

The following files are contained on the enclosed disk.

CNFGINFO.EXE06-04-95
OS2CFG11.DAT06-04-95
VROBJ.DLL10-31-94
README.1ST06-04-95
README.TXT06-04-95
FILE_ID.DIZ06-04-95
CSORT101.ZIP04-28-95

-------------------------- HISTORY

Version 1.0 released February, 1994.

Version 1.1 released August, 1994.

Fixed edit option bug.

Version 1.2 - 1.3b were experimental upgrades not released.

Version 1.3c (beta, control beta group only)

Fixed bug which kept program from locating config.sys on any drive
other than "C".

Added config.sys file information feature. This feature displays
the creation date, file size and number of lines in your config.sys.
Also, indicates the line number of any item selected in the
config.sys file window.

Modified print options. Print option screen automatically closes after
printing completed. To close without printing, use the OS/2 way with a
double click on upper left corner icon, or press Alt+F4.

When loading OS2CFGx.DAT data file, program now indicates which
version is being loaded.

Data items in your config.sys file which include a drive other than
"C" will be properly handled when searching the OS2CFGx.DAT file.

Improved internal data handling routines.

Version 1.3d (beta, control beta group only)

Fixed bug which would not allow program to load OS2CFGx.DAT data file
when program was booted from a floppy drive.

Added feature which allows the display of device driver information
(file date and size) in the Device option feature.

Allow you to resize the Device option screen.

Device option screen now sorted alphabetically.

Print option screen will now stay in the foreground until printing
completed or option is deselected.

Fixed Edit screen (OS/2 System Editor) so it opens in the foreground
instead of background.

Added feature which allows the selection of an alternate config.sys
file. Just click the right mouse button once on the Config.sys File
window. A "pop-up" menu will appear. Select "Load alternate
config.sys".

If an alternate config.sys file is loaded, edit, device, print and
backup options will utilize the alternate file.

Added feature which allows the reloading of your boot drive config.sys
file. This is useful when you have edited your boot drive config.sys
file and want to have the new version displayed for analysis. Just
click the right mouse button once on the Config.sys File window. A
"pop-up" menu will appear. Select "Reload boot drive config.sys".

Improved error handling.

Expanded user documentation (the document you are now reading).

Increased width of display screens to reduce the need to scroll right
to see information.

Version 1.3e (wide beta) November 25, 1994

Added an Analyze feature. Checks and gives you general suggestions
on items you may wish to modify in your config.sys. Will not actually
modify your config.sys file. Use the edit option to do so.

Version 1.3f (wide beta) January 15, 1995

Included an interim updated version of OS2CFG9.DAT.

Fixed some spelling errors :-(.

Fixed a few bugs that were reported from the 1.3e beta.

Device Driver feature now reports information on BASEDEV items.

Replaced the use of the System Editor with a new edit feature in
the main program.

Analyze feature is now started as a separate thread. This allows
you to freely move between the main program and Analyze. In the
past if you switch from the Analyze feature to the main program,
you found the main program still lock (not enabled). You can now
work on your config.sys file from the main program while keeping
the Analyze information available for reference.

When you edit your config.sys file using the programs internal editor,
the modified config.sys will be automatically loaded and displayed
when saved.

Version 2.x skipped to align version number with proper ZIP name.

Version 3.0a released March 3, 1995

Do to many requests, I've completely changed the way the system is
configured. A configuration menu now displays the first time you
start the program and sets up the programs INI file. To change the
programs configuration, go to the pop-up menu (right mouse button
in the config.sys file window) and select "Set Program Configuration".

Because of continuing problems, the Rxextra.dll has been removed
and those functions are now performed by the initial configuration
routine.

An updated VROBJ.DLL included. Dated 10-31-94.

You can now use any editor you like for displaying the data file
and editing your config.sys file. Specify editor in the
configuration menu the first time you start the program or
change the configuration at any time from the pop-up menu (right
mouse button in the config.sys file window). I've only tested it
with just a few different editors. Let me know if you have one
that does not work.

User interface has been redesigned and improved.

The README.TXT file will now display the first time you run
the program using OS/2s System Editor (E.EXE). After review,
just close E.EXE. It will not appear again.

Added an icon that allows you to display the entire programs
data file from the main menu. It uses your preferred editor unless
you have selected the programs internal editor. Then it will
default to OS/2s Enhanced Editor (EPM.EXE).

Continued to improve internal error checking and handling including
checking to insure that only local drives are specified as a valid
boot drive.

Analyze feature checks additional items including checking
SET HELP= for valid directories.

Version 10 of the data file has been included (OS2CFG10.ZIP).

Version 4.0 released June, 1995

Made the user interface look better (IMHO :->).

Analyze now checks for duplicate IOPL commands, checks the
BUFFERS statement when using only HPFS, watches for excess
FILES parameter, verifies that each driver noted in a DEVICE
statement actually exists along the path noted, and several
other items.

A config.sys search function has been added. This function will
allow you to quickly find items in the displayed config.sys file.
Just click on the search icon.

The Internal Editor has been modified to allow the use of lower
case letters.

A quick REM function has been added to the Internal Editor. Just
click the REM button and the displayed config.sys file line will
be automatically REM'd. If the statement is already REM'd, then
the REM will be removed.

When you modified your config.sys file using the internal editor, the
program used to reload the entire modified config.sys file. Although
this was done quickly, you lost your spot within the config.sys file and
had to scroll back to it. NOW, when you edit using the internal editor,
the modified text will be changed on-screen and you will maintain your
position within the file.

On-screen help was moved to the top so it is close to the icon bar.
This will make it much easier to read what each icon is for.

Copy and Paste has been added to the Information Window. This will
allow you to copy information to OS/2s clipboard for pasting into
other applications. Just highlight the area to copy and then
click on the copy icon. I may do the same with the config.sys
window at some point in the future.

You can now pop-up the internal editor by simply double clicking
on any config.sys line.

A freeware config.sys sort utility has been included. This is not
my utility, but for those who would like there config.sys file
sorted for readability, it works real nicely. It is a separate
file named CSORT101.ZIP and must be run independantly of CNFGINFO.

A new quick information group has been added to the main program.
This area displays for quick reference four selected parameters
which impact overall system performance. The values for these
four items, HPFS cache, FAT cache as set in DISKCACHE, THREADS
and Swap file size, are those set in your config.sys file.

A new quick information group has been added to the Analyze
feature which will displays the primary program configuration
settings in use by CNFGINFO.EXE. Remember, these can be changed
at anytime using the pop-up menu.

If during the runnings of CNFGINFO.EXE, your swap file grows
2mbs beyond its initial setting, the program will alter you
and suggest you increase the initial size.

Version 11 of OS2CFG11.DAT (the data file) is included.

-------------------------- INSTALLATION

REXX MUST BE INSTALLED ON YOUR SYSTEM TO RUN THIS PROGRAM.

For best results, install this program on your hard drive. The partition
should not matter, as long as its local. To install:

Simply copy all files to a folder of choice and then set up your own
program icon on your desktop (or other folder of choice). If you have
another version of this program, don't place this version in the same
folder. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. The programs INI and DLL may be different.

The program will run from a floppy, but the performance is a real dog and
I don't recommend it. If you do choose to run from a floppy, DO NOT
remove the program floppy from your drive during operation.

IMPORTANT NOTE: An upgraded to VROBJ.DLL (dated 10-31-94) must be
used. This DLL is provided and may either reside in the same folder as
CNFGINFO.EXE or in another folder which is included in your LIBPATH
config.sys path statement. If the DLL is included in the same folder as the
program, be sure that a period "." is included in your LIBPATH statement
right after the equal "=" symbol. This causes OS/2 to look in the current
logged folder first for all DLLs. Example: LIBPATH=.;C:\OS2\DLL;.

-------------------------- TO LAUNCH

If you created a program icon, double click on this icon to launch the
program. You can also launch the program from within it's folder by
double clicking on the CNFGINFO.EXE icon.


-------------------------- Q & A

Q. Is this program Shareware?

A. No, its Freeware, so feel free to pass any version on to friends
and other OS/2 users on a not-for-profit basis.

Q. Can I use this program at my place of employment?

A. Sure. The author does not restrict the program to personal or home use.

Q. How do I contact the author?

A. Internet: [email protected]; or mail: Rick Meigs, 7032 SW 26th,
Portland, OR, USA, 97219.

Q. How well has this program been tested?

A. The program has been through both a small controlled beta and two mass
release betas in the OS/2 community at large. No major problems were
reported. Several minor bugs have been fixed and many good suggestions
have been implemented in this release. This is version 4, which is the
second major release.

Q. The program indicates that it can't locate OS2CFGx.DAT. Where is this
file?

A. OS2CFGx.DAT (where "x" is the version number, e.g. OS2CFG9.DAT) may not
have been included with the distribution disk. If you don't have the file,
you can download it from most BBSs that have an OS/2 area. You must have
version 8 or later. The file name will be OS2CFGx.ZIP were "x" is the
version number.

Q. The program indicates that it can not locate OS2CFGx.DAT, but I have the
file.

A. The data file (OS2CFGx.DAT) must be in the same folder as the program
(CNFGINFO.EXE). Be sure that you have not changed the name of the data
file. It must be OS2CFGx.DAT where "x" is the version number. You must
also have version 8 or later. Any version before 8 will not work.

Q. Is the data file ever updated?

A. Yes. At the time of the release of this version (4) of CNFGINFO,
the current data file is version 11. Version 11 was release
on or about May 26, 1995. As new releases of OS/2 come out and/or
as I learn new and interesting "stuff", I release new versions of the
data file. The data file is formatted and constructed so it can be used
with or without CNFGINFO.EXE. Look for the latest version on most OS/2
BBSs or at ftp.cdrom.com on the Internet. The file name will be
OS2CFGx.ZIP were "x" is the version number.

Q. Can I print information displayed in the Information Window?

A. Yes. Click on the print option and then select the desired action.

Q. How do I quit the program? I don't see a "quit" or "Exit" option.

A. The standard way to close any OS/2 program is to double click on the
System Icon. It is located in the upper left hand corner of the window.
OS/2 also provides a shortcut-- Alt+F4 --to close any program. Only
Windows users need an Exit option (:->).

Q. How do I close the Print Option window?

A. The standard way to close any OS/2 window is to double click on the
System Icon. It is located in the upper left hand corner of the window.
You can also press Alt+F4.

Q. How do I close the Device Driver display window?

A. The standard way to close any OS/2 window is to double click on the
System Icon. It is located in the upper left hand corner of the window.
You can also press Alt+F4.

Q. Can I load and display an alternate config.sys file?

A. Yes. Click the right mouse button in the Config.sys File window. From
the pop-up menu, select "Load alternate config.sys file". Select the
desired file from the dialog screen and then select "OK".

Q. I just edited my boot drive config.sys file using my editor of choice.
I want to load and display this revised config.sys. How do I do this?

A. When using the programs internal editor, the revised config.sys file will
automatically load and display. When using other editors, you can reload
by clicking the right mouse button in the Config.sys file window. From
the pop-up menu, select "Reload boot drive config.sys file".

Q. I just edited an alternate config.sys file (not my boot drive config.sys).
I want to load and display this revised config.sys. How do I do this?

A. When using the programs internal editor, the revised config.sys file will
automatically load and display. When using other editors, you can reload
by clicking the right mouse button in the Config.sys File window. From
the pop-up menu, select "Load alternate config.sys file". Select the
desired file from the dialog screen and then select "OK".

Q. How do I edit an alternative config.sys file?

A. Load an alternate config.sys file in the Config.sys File window and then
invoke the editor just like you do when editing your boot drive file.

Q. When I click on a config.sys statement, the system doesn't always have
information on that statement. How come?

A. The data file for this program contains a vast amount of information on
all the standard OS/2 config.sys commands and statements. This
information has been compiled over many years from many sources, but it
can't and will never be comprehensive. There are just to many programs
which add commands and device driver statements to OS/2s config.sys file.
These commands and statements are unique to those programs and often
change over time. If you have such items and want to help the OS/2
community by adding it to the data file, INTERNET me and I'll be glad
to add it with credit to you.

As new releases of OS/2 come out and/or as I learn new and interesting
"stuff", I release new versions of the data file. The data file is
formatted and constructed so it can be used with or without CNFGINFO.EXE.
Look for the latest version on most OS/2 BBSs or ftp.cdrom.com and
juge.com on the Internet.

Q. Has this version of your program been tested with Warp?

A. It was been used with Warp Beta II, Warp "without Windows" and Warp
"with Windows". No problems have been found.

Q. I've found a bug. How do I pass the details on to you?

A. Oh no! Can it be? (:->) See BUG REPORTING above.

Q. I've changed my hardware configuration. How do I change the configuration
parameters so the Analyze feature knows about the change.

A. You can change the configuration by clicking the right mouse button in the
Config.sys file window. From the pop-up menu, select "System
Configuration".

Q. Why doesn't the program "snoop" out how much RAM I have as well as
the other parameters needed?

A. It could, but some use this program in a multi-system environment where
they tune config.sys files on a single machine from many machines. They
need to have a very flexible and easy way to adjust parameters which may
not be the same as there work computer.

Q. Does the Analyze feature actually change my config.sys file?

A. No. You must make the individual changes. The Analyze feature only makes
suggestions which may or may not be appropriate to your situation.

Q. Does REXX have to be installed to run the program?

A. Yes! CNFGINFO.EXE will not run if you did not install REXX on your system.

Q. Will the program work across a network?

A. The program is designed to work with "local" drives and partitions, but
I've heard from some who have the program on a server and allow access
to it from all systems on the network. This appears to work, but if you
attempt to load a config.sys file from a drive other than a "local" drive
or partition, the program will crash. Been their. Done that.

Q. I just got this new version and "installed it". When I started the program, it
indicates that it can't find my config.sys file. How come?

A. You may have "installed" it in the same folder as a previous version. You
should not have done this, but if you will delete the INI file and then
restart the program, it will work.

Q. Can I "copy and paste" information from the data window to another application?

A. Yes. Highlight the text you wish to copy using your mouse. When you highlight
the text, a copy icon will appear on the icon bar. Press this icon and the
highlighted text will be copied to OS/2s clipboard. You can then paste if from
the clipboard to any other application.

Q. When I want to locate a config.sys statement in my config.sys file, do I
have to scroll now until I find it, or is there a better way.

A. There is a better way. Use the Search function. Just click on the
Search icon (flashlight) and input the item you are looking for. Press
the Find button. The first instance of the string. If this is not the
one you are looking for, press the Search icon again and press the
Find Next button.

Q. Can I Analyze more than one config.sys file at a time?

A. Well, yes and no. Analyze will only deal with one config.sys file at
a time, but the Analyze feature is a separate thread. Therefore, you
do not have to close the Analyze window to go back to the main program.
Back at the main program, you can load another config.sys file or
change your program settings and run Analyze again. You will have two
Analyze windows open, each with information on a different config.sys
file or the same config.sys file analyzed with different program settings.
You may do this as many time as you like.

-------------------------- BUG REPORTING

Bug reports/comments should be reported to [email protected]
Please include the following information when reporting:

Your name and Internet address (or mailing address).

Which version were you using. Which version of OS2CFGx.DAT were
you using.

Describe your hardware configuration in detail.

Describe the problem including what you were attempting to do when the
problem appeared.

Did any error messages appear? If so, what exactly did they say.

// END //
Version 4.0 of CNFGINFO.EXE - (c) 1994-95 by Rick Meigs

INSTALLATION: See README.TXT.

REXX MUST BE INSTALLED ON YOUR SYSTEM FOR THIS PROGRAM TO WORK!

CNFGINFO.EXE is a CONFIG.SYS information utility. When the program
is launched, it loads your CONFIG.SYS file into window #1 (top
window) and the latest version of OS2CFGx.DAT (where "x" is the
version number) into window #2 (bottom window). You must use
version 8 of OS2CFGx.DAT or later (e.g. OS2CFG9.DAT). If OS2CFGx.DAT
is not included with this ZIP file, it can be located on your
favorite OS/2 BBS, or try:

OS/2 Northwest: 206-957-4513;
OS/2 Connection: 619-549-4215;
OS/2 Shareware: 703-385-4325; or
FTP from juge.com.

Once CNFGINFO.EXE loads both files, simply click on any
CONFIG.SYS statement in window #1 and, if available, a full
description of that item along with tips, notes, warnings and other
information will be presented in window #2. Naturely not all items
can be covered, but much is.

This programs also lets you edit, print, backup, and analyze your
CONFIG.SYS file plus lots more.

Please note that you do not need this program to see the information
in OS2CFG11.DAT. OS2CFG11.DAT is a fully readable text file full of
lots of good stuff.

<<=DISCLAIMER=>> I CAN'T BE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU DO WITH OR TO
YOUR SYSTEM OR YOUR CONFIG.SYS FILE BASED UPON WHAT YOU MAY LEARN
FROM THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS PROGRAM OR THE USE OF THIS
PROGRAM. YOU ARE FAIRLY WARNED, I'M NOT A PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMER.
NO WARRANTY OR FITNESS IS IMPLIED. THE INFORMATION AND PROGRAM ARE
PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. DOES THIS
MEAN I THINK THERE ARE PROBLEMS? NO, TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
EVERY THING IS JUST FINE.


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