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PROGCR v1.0 - Protects the privacy of your
C/C++ or PASCAL source code copyright deposit
by removing comments after each file's header
(which should primarily consist of your
copyright notice) from copies of the original
files. Also, copies words displayed by
standard or user-specified print commands to
a file for spell checking. Shareware $10.
Contents of the PROGCR.TXT file
PROGCR -- Prepares Programs for Copyrighting
Copyright (c) 1994 by David M. Wincelberg
Table of Contents
I. Introduction .................................................. 1
II. How to Use .................................................... 2
A. Command Line Switches ......................................... 3
B. Initialization (.INI) File .................................... 4
C. Troubleshooting ............................................... 5
D. Other FileJockey Software Products ............................ 5
E. License Agreement ............................................. 5
"[I]t's common practice to strip these
[program] comments from the source code
before registering it." 
Thank you for trying PROGCR. This program protects the privacy
of your C/C++ or PASCAL source code copyright deposit by removing
comments after each file's header (which should primarily consist of
your copyright notice) from copies of the original files. It also
copies words displayed by standard or user-specified print commands to
a file for spell checking.
If you decide to keep this program after 30 days, you are
required to pay the $10 license and registration fee in order to use
this program legally, receive technical support and be notified of
updates and bug fixes. Otherwise, you may not keep the individual
files on your PC but you may keep the .ZIP file. A registration form
is provided for you in the file PROGCR.REG.
Please make your check or money order for $10 payable to David
Wincelberg and mail it to
289 S. Robertson Blvd., #373
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Send comments, suggestions and problem reports to me at 71573,1023 by
CompuServe (not Internet) e-mail or at the above postal address. I
plan to read each one, but, if I receive a large amount of mail, I may
not be able to reply to each letter.
You may share this program with others. Please tell the
recipient(s) that the amount you are charging, if any, does not
include the license and registration fee and include the original
initialization (.INI) and documentation files. This product is not
available directly from me. It is only available from bulletin
boards, friends, shareware distributors, etc.
PROGCR requires DOS 2.1 or higher. Although some program
functions require a higher DOS version, these functions may be
bypassed or will ask you for assistance. See the troubleshooting
guide (Appendix C) for further information.
II. How to Use
II. A. Simple Examples
To run this program on all your .C files in the current directory,
provided PROGCR is on your computer's path. If you want to run the
program only on some of the files in this directory, enter
PROGCR *.c /P
The program will then present you with dialog boxes to ask you whether
or not to prepare each .C file for copyrighting. At any of these
dialog boxes, you may tell the program to process the file, skip the
file, process the remainder of the set (*.c), skip the remainder of
the set or exit the program. The output files will have the same base
names as the input files but will have extension .CR or .CRx where x
is a user-specified DOS file name character. In addition, the program
will create a file SPELL.LST which will contain words to spell check
using a word processor.
II. B. Command Line Options
PROGCR supports two command line switches or options: /P and /O. /P
tells the program to prompt for confirmation before preparing each
file and /O instructs the program to overwrite output files without
asking the user for approval.
These switches may be placed before or after file names and may
be followed by a minus sign (-) to have the opposite effect. The
turn-off capability is provided since you can change the default
behavior of the program by modifying the PROGCR.INI file. (See
II. C. Welcome Message
The first time you run PROGCR (except with the /? switch) you will see
the following message:
Welcome New User!
The documentation for this program is in PROGCR.TXT.
The license fee, after 30 days evaluation, is $10.00.
If you keep getting this message, change
"SkipNewUser=off" to "SkipNewUser=on" in PROGCR.INI.
Press any key to prepare program files ...
As the message states, there is a way to turn off this message in the
event the program does not detect that it has already run on your
computer. This message will not reappear after 30 days or any other
time interval. It is only intended to welcome new users of PROGCR,
tell them where to find this documentation file and to state the
II. D. The SPELL.LST File
After the program finishes, there will be a SPELL.LST file in each
directory represented on the command line. For example,
PROGCR prog1\*.c prog2\*.pas
will result in a SPELL.LST file in prog1 and prog2. This file will
consist of all words to be displayed on the screen by standard or
user-specified print commands. (See Appendix B for how to add to the
print commands already in the .INI file.) Since the string argument
to printf and similar C/C++ commands contains editing codes that may
confuse a spell checker, PROGCR removes these codes.
II. E. Just Type PROGCR
If you just enter PROGCR, the program will pop-up a dialog box
displaying the help message and asking you to enter up to ten file
names or switches. You may instead enter /? to leave the help message
on your screen. It disappears if you just press .
II. F. Program Headers
Each file's header should at least contain the file name and your
copyright notice. You may also wish to include a brief description of
the purpose(s) of the routines contained in the file. PROGCR does not
remove comments from program headers. A header is defined to start at
the beginning of the file and end with the first blank line that is
not in a comment.
II. G. Line Editing
You will get a dialog box with line editing if PROGCR cannot find
PROGCR.INI or you did not enter any command line arguments. The line
editor starts in overtype mode. Press to toggle between
overtype and insert mode and press to clear the line.
Otherwise, the line editor should behave consistently with other line
A. Command Line Switches
Entering PROGCR /? produces the following summary of command line
switches (also called options). Examples of using PROGCR are given in
section II above. Switches apply to all specified files and may
precede or follow file names.
Prepares Programs for Copyrighting
(Look for .CR? and SPELL.LST files)
Usage: PROGCR file1 [file2 ...] [/P[-]] [/O[-]]
/P Prompt for confirmation before preparing each file
/O Always overwrite output files
Follow with "-" to turn off prompting or overwriting
file1 ... File(s) to prepare (wildcards OK)
The next section describes how to change the default behavior for
prompting and overwriting.
B. Initialization (.INI) File
The program looks for PROGCR.INI in the directory containing
PROGCR.EXE or in the root directory of the current drive (for DOS
2.x). This file is divided into sections with each section headed by
a word in brackets. Following this are lines for data entries that
consist of a word, an equal sign and data. Note that PROGCR makes a
backup copy of the .INI file and names it PROGCR.BAK the first time
the program detects it is being run from another computer. Following
is a description of each data entry in each section.
[Options] Defaults for command line options (switches).
Prompt=off Prompt for confirmation if value is "on",
"yes" or "1" (case insensitive).
AlwaysOverwrite=off Always overwrite the output files (.CR?) if
value is "on", "yes" or "1".
HeaderDetect=on Copy headers to output files (without
modification) if the value is "on", "yes" or
MaxHeaderLines=1000 Maximum number of lines to consider part of
[C/C++] List of standard and user-specified print
[PASCAL] commands for the specified language.
CaseSensitive=yes Print commands are compared in a case
sensitive manner if the value is "on", "yes"
Print1=printf;sprintf Sample print command entry. Notice that the
entry name ends in "1". Subsequent entry
names must end in "2", "3", etc. Several
print commands may be placed on a line if
they are separated by semicolons, spaces or
tabs (and the line length does not exceed 127
characters). You may include data types,
such as char, and array names to catch words
that are part of a string. See PROGCR.INI
for more examples.
SkipNewUser=off Set to "on", "yes" or "1" to skip the welcome
VolCSerNo= Serial number for drive C. Used by the
welcome message routine to detect running
PROGCR on a different computer.
Repeated welcome messages:
Set "SkipNewUser=on" in the [New User] section of PROGCR.INI.
Although the new user detection routine requires DOS 4.0 or higher, it
should work satisfactorily when it starts with the original PROGCR.INI
file and subsequently uses the updated file that it creates. The
original PROGCR.INI is saved as PROGCR.BAK.
Out of memory:
Finish any programs that you are running and try PROGCR again.
File read/write errors:
Check if your target disk is full or write protected. If not, try a
disk repair utility to fix your disk. There are now such utilities in
recent versions of DOS. For serious problems, you may wish to
consider a third party product.
Missing or can't find PROGCR.INI:
Chances are you are using DOS 2.x. In this case, the program cannot
find where it is running from and looks for the .INI file on the root
of the default directory. So, copy PROGCR.INI to the root of each
disk from which you will be running the program.
D. Other FileJockey Software Products
Following is a list of current FileJockey Software products. All of
the compressed files for these products have extension ZIP. In
parentheses after the descriptions are the locations where the
programs may be found on CompuServe and the registration/license fees.
CFWRAP 1.0 -- Word Wrapping Tuned for CompuServe(R) Capture Files:
This program prepares CompuServe capture files for editing by removing
page pause lines ("Press for more !", etc.) and word-wrapping
various types of paragraphs (including each line starting with ">>"
and indented paragraphs). Many page pause lines are in a user-
changeable .INI file. (GO IBMCOM, Library 2, $15)
E. License Agreement
This is a legal agreement between you ("Licensee") and FileJockey
Software ("Licensor"). Licensor owns all worldwide rights, title,
copyright and other interests in and to the computer program
identified as PROGCR 1.0 ("Software"). By using the Software, you are
agreeing to be bound by the following terms:
1. Licensor grants to Licensee the non-exclusive and non-assignable
right to use the Software for a period of 30 days without paying a fee
to Licensor. After 30 days, Licensee may continue this right by
paying $10 to Licensor.
2. Licensee may distribute copies of the Software and related files
to others provided Licensee informs the recipients that the Software
is subject to a license agreement and that the fee you charge, if any,
does not include the $10 license fee.
3. Licensor hereby alerts Licensee that the Software, accompanying
documentation, and the initialization (.INI) file are provided "AS IS"
without warranty of any kind. Licensor assumes all risks involving
use of the Software and its results and performance.
4. Licensee hereby acknowledges that Licensor bears no
responsibility or liability which may arise or result from Licensee's
use of the Software. Licensee hereby waives and releases Licensor
from any and all claims for damages, losses and costs therefrom. In
no event shall Licensor's liability for any damages ever exceed the
price paid for license and registration, regardless of the form of the
5. This license agreement shall be construed and enforced in
accordance with the laws of the State of California. This agreement
may not be modified except by written instrument signed by both
parties. If any provisions of this agreement are found to be invalid
or unenforceable by the operation of the law, then invalidity or
unenforceability of such provision(s) shall not affect the validity or
enforceability of the other provisions of this agreement. Any dispute
arising from this agreement shall be submitted to California courts
located in Los Angeles County, and Licensee hereby submits to the
jurisdiction of such courts.
All (registered) trademarks and (registered) service marks are
properties of their respective companies.
 Salone, M. J., Elias, S., ed., "How to Copyright Software," 3rd.
ed., Nolo Press, Berkeley, CA, 1989, p. 10/6.