Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : BEDIT30.ZIP
Filename : BEDIT.V25

 
Output of file : BEDIT.V25 contained in archive : BEDIT30.ZIP
BEDIT 2.5 Modifications

1. Although the delay after the registration screen seemed to be very
effective at bringing in registrations. It was also very effective
at bringing in complaints. As a computer person, I am aware that
nothing bothers you more than sitting and doing nothing, even if it
is only for a few seconds. I replaced the wait with a keyboard input
command that requires you to press a key, then continues with no wait.
I refuse to make it any easier to use BEDIT than this until it is
registered. The notice goes away when you register.

2. Despite a heavy dose of warnings in the documentation, some people
seem to blame me if they use BEDIT to corrupt their data. They claim
I make it too easy. I have also had several users tell me not to
clutter up their directories with .BAK files.

Now when you select Save (F2), you will see a dialogue box appear
with the file name in an input area. This gives you a chance to
modify the name and not save over the original file if so desired.
If the file already exists, you will be prompted for overwrite.

3. I have also had several requests for me to change the way you exit
BEDIT. Everyone seems to want to get out fast, but not by accident.
Everyone seems to have a different preferred solution, so I a
basically leaving it the way it is except for one small change.

Currently you are prompted to "Exit to DOS?". If you reply with
anything other than "Y", BEDIT returns to edit mode with the cursor
at the start of the file. In 2.5 you will be returned to the location
where the cursor was at the time you pressed ESCAPE.

4. An international client requested access to the international character
set.

Specifying the /I switch allows displaying, entering, searching and
printing of ASCII codes 128 through 168.

Although this clutters the screen considerably for English-language
users, it is absolutely necessary for many international users.


  3 Responses to “Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : BEDIT30.ZIP
Filename : BEDIT.V25

  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: http://www.os2museum.com/wp/mtswslnk/