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FixFile allows you to quickly and easily edit a binary file.
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FixFile allows you to quickly and easily edit a binary file.
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FIXFILE 2.1

Copyright 1987 by EVERYWARE

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WARRANTY

EVERYWARE provides this program 'as is' without warranty of any kind,
either expressed or implied.

EVERYWARE in no event shall be liable for any loss due to, but not
limited to, special, incidental, consequential, or other damages.

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LICENSE AGREEMENT

Any use of all or part of the program other than its intended purpose
shall be considered unlawful. Any source code purchased (all or part) shall
be only used by the purchaser for noncommercial use only. Any duplication of
any FIXFILE code is not permitted except by prior arrangement with EVERYWARE.

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HISTORY

FIXFILE started off as a simple hex dump program to look at a database
I was writing. I soon found that I had to modify the database and I could
either incorporate the ability to change the record pointers within the
database or I could change the hex dump program into a file modification
utility. Thus FIXFILE was born.

Expanding on the idea of the hex dump program and adding new features as
I needed them, FIXFILE grew into what you have now. I have spent well over
500 hours increasing its performance and multiplying its abilities. I also
have had it tested to insure it meets up to the standards you would expect
from quality software.

As FIXFILE grew I started to compare it with other file modification
programs and I found many limitations with the other programs. I felt the
public needed something that was fast, reliable, and easy to use to modify
their files. I feel this is the very best in file modification programs.

Since FIXFILE has helped me a great deal I decided to make it available
to those who would like it. I also feel FIXFILE can benefit everybody, so
that's why I am offering it for only $10.00. This helps cover the cost of
development, and the cost to test it professionally.

The source code for FIXFILE, which was written in Turbo Pascal, is
available for $30.00.

Steven L. Every

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COMMAND KEYS


The following keys are used to exit the program and return to DOS:


KEY FUNCTION
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Esc Exit program and save any changes made to file
Ctrl-C Exit program and ignore any changes made to file


The following keys are used for searching:

KEY FUNCTION
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F7 Search for ASCII string
F8 Search for hex pattern


The following keys are used to move around the file:

KEY FUNCTION
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F6 Goto page nn ($nn)
Tab Toggle cursor between Hex and character section
Home Move cursor to beginning of line
End Move cursor to end of line
Ctrl-home Move cursor to beginning of section (Hex or char)
Ctrl-end Move cursor to end of section (Hex or char)
PgUp Move cursor backward one page (256 bytes)
PgDn Move cursor forward one page (256 bytes)
Ctrl-PgUp Move cursor to beginning of file
Ctrl-PgDn Move cursor to end of file
Arrow keys Move cursor about display in direction of arrow


The following keys have misc. functions:

KEY FUNCTION
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Ctrl-A Restore current page back to its original data
F1 Show this help screen
F2 Clear screen then retype display
F3 Fill current page with constant nn ($nn)
F4 Copy data from another page to current page
F5 Write current display to file
F9 Toggle UPPER/lower case sensitive in searching
F10 Toggle graphics/ASCII in character section


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NOTES ON USAGE

FIXFILE can edit any type of file on a IBM-PC or compatible computer.

A filename can be passed as a parameter on the command line if desired.
If a parameter is passed the program displays no logo.

There are no switches.

Changes made to the file are only done when you exit the program by
using the ESC key or when the available memory drops below 1 Kbytes.

When entering a number you may place a '$' at the beginning of the
number which signifies that that number is a hexidecimal number. No '$' at
the beginning indicates a decimal number. There is no binary or octal
representation.

F1 is a help key.


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