Category : Word Processors
Archive   : PAR233.ZIP
Filename : EXAMPLE3.INF

 
Output of file : EXAMPLE3.INF contained in archive : PAR233.ZIP
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THE INPUT FILE: List of Bulletin Board Systems (BBS's) in Happyville

WHAT WE WANT: The input file lists every type of bulletin board in the
city of Happyville, so we want to narrow down the list to
IBM bulletin boards that have file download capability and
don't charge admission. We also want certain header lines
retained, to make the report easier to read.

HOW WE DO IT: We maintain a counter (named HDRCNTR) to count the number of
times a dashed line appears between columns 1 and 11. This
lets us know when the actual data starts and ends.

While we're within the actual data, we can recognize the
bulletin boards we want based on the data in specific columns
of the report.




  3 Responses to “Category : Word Processors
Archive   : PAR233.ZIP
Filename : EXAMPLE3.INF

  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/