MrFILTER Written by J. Gillespie (c)1990,91 Blue-Moon Consulting 1209 Diablo Avenue Modesto, CA 95351 License fee: $12
FILES USED IN MrFILTER: ======================= The MrFILTER program uses these files: MrFILTER.EXE The program itself MrFILTER.DOC This documentation
LICENSE NOTICE The MrFILTER program is NOT free. It is not public domain. MrFILTER is copyright 1991 by J. Gillespie, Blue-Moon Consulting. You may distribute MrFILTER to bulletin boards or by other means, but you may not charge for it, and you must keep it bundled. You may not modify any files from this package.
Try MrFILTER and see how you like it. If MrFILTER meets your needs, please send the license fee of $12 to J. Gillespie, Blue-Moon Consulting. If you do not like it, please erase your copy or pass it on to a friend!
REQUIREMENTS: ============= MrFILTER is designed to be used on any IBM PC, XT, AT, PS/1, PS/2 or compatible computer with any conventional memory size and any monitor.
MrFILTER: ========= The MrFILTER program is an easy to use text file cleaning/sweeping utility. The need for a utility of this type became apparent after spending large amounts of time fixing text files for other people.
The typical problems encountered...
- "...my printer isn't working properly..." - "...printer runs off edge of paper..." - "...I know my file is 30 pages long - but only the first 2 pages print..." - "...poltergeist changes printer fonts midway into document..." - "...why do I see so much of the greek alphabet?..." - etc
My usual response was to instruct complainers to grab the nearest copy of Norton Utilities or PC-Tools, jump into the sector editor and FIX-IT! Usually at this point I'd see looks of despair (or symbolic gestures). As I discovered - casual users quite frequently don't have the skill required to do their own 'data patches'. Alas! -- MrFILTER was born.
So, now instead of spending 10-30 minutes of my time searching for false end-of-file markers and strange control characters with my trusty hex editor, I merely instruct users to run it thru the 'FILTER' and try again. No fuss - No muss!
THE MrFILTER COMMANDS: ====================== MrFILTER has a set of options which will configure it to a specific problem. Fortunately, in most cases the default settings work fine. Once you enter the entire command string, MrFILTER reads the source file, screens each byte, and writes accepted data to an output file. The original file is not altered in any way. Incompatible options will not execute.