Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : WHATIS12.ZIP
Filename : WHATIS.DOC

 
Output of file : WHATIS.DOC contained in archive : WHATIS12.ZIP
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WHATIS v1.2 Copyright (c) 1989-1990, J.E. Smith, All rights reserved.

USAGE: WHATIS filename[.ext] (i.e. WHATIS whatis)

WHATIS reads a file and tries to determine what language and compiler was used
to create it. It can identify the following: Turbo C, Microsoft C, Lattice C,
Datalight/Zortech C, Turbo BASIC, Quick BASIC and Turbo Pascal (v3 and
before). Quick C is not distinguished from Microsoft C. Also, programs
compressed with Bellard's LZEXE.EXE are so noted.

If extension is omitted, the program will look for a .COM file first, if no
match is found it will then look for an .EXE file.

Please copy and share this program with others. For a contribution of $5,
I will send the latest version of WHATIS and demos of MY MONEY(tm) and
MY TIME(tm).

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HISTORY:

Version Date Description
1.0 06-22-89 Original release could detect Turbo C, Microsoft C,
Lattice C, Turbo BASIC, Quick BASIC and Turbo Pascal
(v3 and before).

1.1 03-27-90 Added Datalight/Zortech C to the list.

1.2 12-11-90 Added Turbo C++. Version numbers for past and present
Turbo-C compilers. Added the ability to identify a
*limited* number of assembly programs (usually multi-
module programs assembled with TASM). It will now
identify programs compressed with Bellard's LZEXE.EXE
program.

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Comments may be sent to:

J.E. Smith
344 Observatory Drive or Address GENIE mail to:
Birmingham, AL 35206 J.SMITH577

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  3 Responses to “Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : WHATIS12.ZIP
Filename : WHATIS.DOC

  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/