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SDVL is simply a fast and efficient way to put volume labels on your diskettes in sequential order.
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SDVL is simply a fast and efficient way to put volume labels on your diskettes in sequential order.
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SDVL - Sequential Disk Volume Labeller - Version 1.0

(c) Copyright 1991, EPIC Software
All Rights Reserved

What SDVL does
SDVL is simply a fast and efficient way to put volume labels on your
diskettes in sequential order. Please note that when we state
"labels", we mean disk volume labels, NOT printed physical disk

Now label a box of disks at a time by simply placing a disk in the
drive and pressing a key, no longer do you have to use the LABEL
command and keep track of the disk number you are on.

SDVL will be of use to you if you keep track of what you have on
floppy disks either with a disk cataloger, or some other device
(paper printouts) and you have a need to keep a sequential numbering
system on your disks (ie; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc). If you are having
a tough time keeping track of what you have on your disks, you
should be on the look out for our disk cataloger "DFCAT" - due out
late in 1991.

Limitations of SDVL
SDVL may not do exactly what you are looking for, but here is an
overview of what it can do:

With SDVL, you can sequentially label disks and provide a "fixed"
text string for a small description.

For example, the author of SDVL uses an identification system such as:

5HD-xxxxx - where xxxxx is a number from 00000 to 99999
the 5HD- portion is fixed and denotes the disk is
a 5.25", high density diskette. Labels similar are
also used for 3.5" diskettes (3HD-).

You can use anything you think of, but you must tell SDVL which
characters are fixed and which are variable.

Using SDVL
Experienced users of command line driven software will likely want to
avoid the documentation, so simply type SDVL and press ENTER to get a
list of command line options and an example of how to use SDVL.

For less experienced users, or the cautious types, simply type SDVL
by typing SDVL and press ENTER. You will get a brief idea of how SDVL
works and what is required to make SDVL work for you.

Here is some more detailed information on using SDVL:

SDVL requires 3 command line arguments to operate. Each are
separated by a single space (see the example usage section, below
for more ideas on how to use SDVL).

First, the drive letter of the disk(s) you wish to sequentially
label. This can be specified by either a letter such as A or by
using the DOS legal drive letter specification of A: (you may
specify any drive letter here - "A" is used for example purposes

Second, you need to specify the "fixed" text for the diskette label.
This text will have no numbers incremented and will not be altered
by SDVL. Enter a value, character string, or whatever else you want
for the fixed portion of the diskette label. Keep in mind disk
volume labels can be a maximum of 11 characters in length. If you
want to sequentially label disks, you will need to keep this text
under 11 characters in length.

Third, you specify the "variable" text or numeric value. This text
can be ONLY numbers (0 through 9). If you include leading 0's (ie
0001) in your specification, leading 0's will be present on the disk
label (examples of this are listed below).

Press ENTER when you have entered the above and disk labelling will
start. You will be prompted to insert a diskette and after the
label has been written, prompted to insert the next, and so on.
Press "X" to cancel the labelling.

SDVL does NOT warn you before overwriting any previous disk labels on
the disk. It is up to you to make sure what you want labelled is
safe to relabel before hand.

Example Usage
Here are some common examples of using SDVL and disk volume labels:

SDVL A: 5LD- 000000

Use drive A:
Volumes labelled: 5LD-000001,
5LD-000010, etc

SDVL A: 5LD- 0

Use drive A:
Volumes labelled: 5LD-1,
5LD-10, etc (note the variable length
numeric fields where as
the above has a fixed
length numeric field)

SDVL B: 3HD- 00100

Use drive B:
Volumes labelled: 3HD-00101,
3HD-00103, etc

SDVL B: 3HD- 10

Use drive B:
Volumes labelled: 3HD-11,
3HD-100, etc

Registering SDVL
SDVL is not a free program, it is being distributed under the
Shareware software concept so you may try SDVL to make sure it suits
your needs before actually licensing the right to use SDVL past the
30 day trial time limit.

SDVL is fully functional in the unregistered copies, and the only
difference between unregistered and registered versions are the lack
of "unregistered evaluation copy" notices in registered versions,
and of course your clear conscience knowing you have supported a
Shareware author.

To register SDVL, simply send $5.00 (plus $2.00 shipping and handling
charges) to:

Ernie Johnson
P.O. Box 1207
Wingham, ON
N0G 2W0 - Canada

Or, send $5.00 to the above address, and after a 2-4 week waiting
time, call EPIC Information Systems BBS and download your registered
version. You may reach EPIC BBS at (519) 357-1943.

Below is a registration form which you may print, fill in and send
to the above address. You may also use the ORDER.FRM file found on
the disk or in the archive where SDVL came from.

Site licensing/bulk registrations are available, here is a chart
with the required information. This is applicable to mailed
registrations only.

Item Qty Price/unit
SDVL 2-10 $ 6.00 You will be shipped a master
SDVL 11-30 $ 5.00 diskette which may be duplicated.
SDVL 31-50 $ 4.00 Printed documentation is not
SDVL 51+ $ 3.00 yet available.

Contacting the author of SDVL
You may reach the author of SDVL through one of the following methods.

Ernie Johnson - mail
P.O. Box 1207
Wingham, Ontario
N0G 2W0 -- Canada

Or phone: (519) 357-1941 - voice only

If you have access to a modem, I can be found monitoring the
SHAREWARE conferences on RIME, and ILINK net/echo mail message
conferences found on many bulletin board systems. Leave a message
to Ernie Johnson and you should get a reply in a couple of days.

I can also be found monitoring the SOFTWARE conference found on the
City2City net/echo mail system - also found on an increasing number
of BBSes. As with the RIME & ILink mail systems leave a message to
Ernie Johnson and you will get a reply in a day or two.

A more direct method is also through EPIC BBS. The number is
(519) 357-1943. We have general file and message areas, along with
support conferences for registered users and beta testers of software
written by the author of this program.

Registration Form

SDVL version 1.0 - Registration Form

NAME: ____________________________________________________

COMPANY: ____________________________________________________

ADDRESS: ____________________________________________________

CITY: ________________________

STATE/PROV: __________________ ZIP/POSTAL CODE: ________________

PHONE: ____________________________________________________

WHERE DID YOU RECEIVE SDVL? ____________________________________

COMMENTS: ____________________________________________________


Item Price Qty* Total

SDVL-MR Mail In Registration......... $ 7.00 _____ _______
You will be mailed your registered
version of SDVL

SDVL-DL Download Registration........ $ 5.00 _____ _______
You will be allowed to download your
registered version of SDVL from
our support BBS system - please specify
password you wish your account to use:

Login password: ____________________
(10 characters limit)

* See note in registration section Total Amount
on quantity discounts Enclosed _______

Please do not send cash through the mail
checks and money orders only please!

Specify disk format [ ] 5.25, 360K or [ ] 3.5, 720K

[ ] check here if you wish to receive information on our
disk cataloger due out later in 1991

Mail checks/money orders/inquiries to:

Ernie Johnson or phone (519) 357-1941 voice, or
P.O. Box 1207 (519) 357-1943 BBS
Wingham Ontario for more information.
N0G 2W0 -- Canada

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