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Short:FileHatch v2.2 - hatch files via your (Fido) mailer.
Author:pmoston at global-concepts.demon.co.uk (Pete Moston)
Uploader:pwcomp elevate demon co uk (Paul Compton)
Type:comm/fido
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:1997-12-11
Download:http://aminet.net/comm/fido/Filehatch2-2.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/comm/fido/Filehatch2-2.readme
Downloads:1128
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     291     189 35.0% 14-Nov-97 19:16:32  FileHatch/file_id.diz
    4292    4020  6.3% 14-Nov-97 19:16:32  FileHatch/Filehatch-V2.2
    5548    2533 54.3% 14-Nov-97 19:16:32  FileHatch/Filehatch-v2.2readme
     381     171 55.1% 14-Nov-97 19:16:32  FileHatch/filehatch.cfg
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   10512    6913 34.2% 14-Nov-97 19:16:52   4 files

----------------------------------------------------------------------
FileHatch v2.2 - By: Pete Moston - (c) Copyright Global Concepts 1997
------------------------All rights reserved---------------------------

DISTRIBUTION

 FileHatch v2.2 is Giftware, which means that if you use it you are
 obliged to send the author/s some sort of gift (See below for address:)
 (Do not send floppy disks please - I have NO use for them!!) And
 remember, if you want continuing support from programmers, then you
 NEED to support them:) - I may re-write this in C, add a GUI to edit the
 .cfg's and add some more features, it's dependant on how many gifts you
 send me;?)

 It is placed into the Public Domain providing it includes this .readme
 and all accompanying files. FileHatch v2.2 may included in any public
 domain library as well as your favourite BBS's filebase or similar file
 site, providing no charges are made for it. If you make a charge then
 my permission must be obtained in writing beforehand. Please do not
 upload this or any other version/s of FileHatch onto Aminet as this
 will have already been done by someone authorised to do so:)


DISCLAIMER

 The author/s are not responsible for any damage caused by the use or
 misuse of this program, you use or abuse it at your own risk. Whereas
 this program has been thoroughly tested and should cause no problems,
 no guarantees are offered or implied.


LIMITATIONS

 If you use FileHatch and don't send me a gift I will haunt you:) Why
 should you get the use of a program for free? - answers  on a postcard
 please and send them to Bill Gates c/o MicroSoft:)

 This is a complete working version, there are NO limitations imposed:)))


HISTORY

 V2.2 - Released (11-12-97) - Changed the way Filehatch writes .FLO files,
        now checks to see if the file/s is/are already waiting. Also re-
        wrote the way the log is written. 

        I still need to optimise some of the looping code! - it'll run
        faster, which unless you hatch to a lot of people should be over
        and done with in no time at all anyway:)

        Still have'nt made my mind up whether to do a GUI and/or write it
        in C?

 V2.1 - Not released - Made some minor changes to the way the config file
        was read. You now enter Point and/Node numbers as they are.

        ie: 2:251/18.15 - previously 2.251.18.15 which could have caused
        some confusion.


 V2.0b  Released (14-11-97) - I wrote all pre release versions when I ran
        my own BBS (Punters Palace) because Excelsior! BBS did not come
        with this facility:( Updated this version to read external config
        files and started a GUI to edit them, after Paul Compton had been
        pestering me for ages to let him have a copy:) Decided the GUI
        would look much better done in MUI, so dumped the idea and am now
        pondering whether to write Filehatch in C?


REQUIREMENTS

 Any Amiga (compatible) computer with at least OS2.24. I should imagine?
 Please let me know if it won't work on your machine%)


DESCRIPTION

 FileHatch v2.2 is a compiled rexx program and can be used by anyone to
 hatch files to anyone else, either by directly running FileHatch in a
 cli or by setting up a cron tab and hatching files at set times (Multi
 .cfg's are supported via the command line). An excellent way of making
 sure your point/s, node/s, downlink/s or uplink/s receive their File/s,
 Guides or News on a repeatable basis.

 FileHatch will be especially useful for BBS Sysops who cannot hatch files
 to their points other than through their console (Excelsior! for example:().


USING FILEHATCH v2.2

 FileHatch v2.2 can be run from wherever you like. You must declare a path to 
your .cfg file on the command line when running the main program. Multi .cfg 
files can be used so long as they include the copyright notice and set out as 
in the sample config below. Which is ideal when wanting to send different files 
at different times of a given period using a cron type program.

   ie: dh1:Filehatch/filehatch-v2.2 dh1:Filehatch/Configs/your.cfg

 If Filehatch detects that a file already exists in their .FLO file, it will not
 be appended each time Filehatch is run.


INSTALLATION

 To install it, simply move it to any directory of your choice. No assigns
 needed:)


AUTHORS

 Please send money(pounds sterling only), gifts, bug reports and ideas to:

  Pete Moston
  39 Manse Road
  Burley-in-Wharfedale
  Ilkley
  West Yorkshire
  LS29 7LB
  England

 Send emails to (pmoston at global-concepts.demon.co.uk)
                (pmoston at fishy.demon.co.uk)
                (pmoston at elevate.demon.co.uk)

BETA TESTERS
  
  They can be a real pain at times, but thanx anyway;))))

  Paul Compton
  Elevate BBS
  Fareham
  
  (Data)Tel 01329-319028

 Send emails to (pwcomp at elevate.demon.co.uk)


CONFIG FILE

 This config file will only work if constructed as is:)

   # Signals a node number will follow.
  ## Signals start of file/s (if there are no files listed then a
     dummy .FLO file will not be created)
 ### Signals the end of the config file.

 All comments must be removed from this sample config if you intend
 using it:)




                                                            /Y\oZ:-)

/************************** Sample Config **************************/
---------------------------------------------------------------------
FileHatch v2.2 - By: Pete Moston - (c) Copyright Global Concepts 1997
---------------------------------------------------------------------
DH0:Files/ <- File Path. (This is a directory where the file are stored).
Logs:      <- Logs Path. (This is the directory where your logs are stored).
Outbound:  <- Outbound Path. (This is where all (Fido) mail is sent from).
.FLO       <- Appended to the node number in OUTBOUND (Accepts .FLO or .HLO)

#
1:234/56.0 <- Node/Point number to send the files to.
##
AGuide     <- Files to send - each node can receive as many files as you list:)
ANewGuide
#
1:234/56.1
##
thisfile
thatfile
#
1:234/56.2
##
1file
2file
3file
#
1:234/56.3 <- You can also set up dummy nodes for future use:)
##
#
1:234/56.4
##
###

/******************************* End *******************************/


Contents of comm/fido/Filehatch2-2.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                  465    2100  22.1% -lh5- 3039 Dec 11  1997 FileHatch.info
[generic]                  209     341  61.3% -lh5- 834d Dec 11  1997 FileHatch/file_id.diz
[generic]                  170     381  44.6% -lh5- 48de Dec 11  1997 FileHatch/Filehatch.cfg
[generic]                 5422    5688  95.3% -lh5- 0cd5 Dec 11  1997 FileHatch/Filehatch2-2
[generic]                 3110    6941  44.8% -lh5- 9964 Dec 11  1997 FileHatch/Filehatch2-2.readme
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total         5 files    9376   15451  60.7%            Dec 11  1997

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