• new colors for text.dat

    From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to All on Thursday, July 18, 2019 17:08:42
    should there be new colors for text.dat?

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Thursday, July 18, 2019 17:59:43
    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to All on Thu Jul 18 2019 05:08 pm

    should there be new colors for text.dat?

    I don't understand the question. In general, your questions and comments seem to be too vague to be understood or replied to in any meaningful way.

    digital man

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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Thursday, July 18, 2019 18:44:32
    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Thu Jul 18 2019 05:59 pm

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to All on Thu Jul 18 2019 05:08 pm

    should there be new colors for text.dat?

    I don't understand the question. In general, your questions and comments seem to be too vague to be understood or replied to in any meaningful way.

    digital man

    This Is Spinal Tap quote #9:
    David St. Hubbins: I mean, it's not your job to be as confused as Nigel. Norco, CA WX: 79.2F, 56.0% humidity, 9 mph ENE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs
    ok let me word it this way then. is the text.dat going to have a color makeover? they have been the same for many years now.

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Thursday, July 18, 2019 19:20:48
    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Jul 18 2019 06:44 pm

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Thu Jul 18 2019 05:59 pm

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to All on Thu Jul 18 2019 05:08 pm

    should there be new colors for text.dat?

    I don't understand the question. In general, your questions and comments seem to be too vague to be understood or replied to in any meaningful way.

    ok let me word it this way then. is the text.dat going to have a color makeover?

    I don't have one planned.

    they have been the same for many years now.

    They're pretty easy to change.

    digital man

    This Is Spinal Tap quote #17:
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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Thursday, July 18, 2019 20:57:29
    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Thu Jul 18 2019 07:20 pm

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Jul 18 2019 06:44 pm

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Thu Jul 18 2019 05:59 pm

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to All on Thu Jul 18 2019 05:08 pm

    should there be new colors for text.dat?

    I don't understand the question. In general, your questions and comments seem to be too vague to be understood or replied to in any meaningful way.

    ok let me word it this way then. is the text.dat going to have a color makeover?

    I don't have one planned.

    they have been the same for many years now.

    They're pretty easy to change.

    digital man

    This Is Spinal Tap quote #17:
    David St. Hubbins: It's such a fine line between stupid, and uh... and clever. Norco, CA WX: 75.4F, 55.0% humidity, 6 mph ENE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs

    yes they are but a lot of work to go through 825 lines it being the biggest modifiable file in synchronet bbs alone which keeps growing every year by the way as well too. if you do it the quickie way you can have it down in about 5-10 mins but if you comb through it thoroughly it can take days because your eyesget tired of looking at those lines after awhile.

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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Thursday, July 18, 2019 20:56:32
    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Jul 18 2019 06:44 pm

    ok let me word it this way then. is the text.dat going to have a color makeover? they have been the same for many years now.

    I don't think it really needs to. And you can always change it to suit what you want for your BBS.

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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Thursday, July 18, 2019 22:42:03
    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Thu Jul 18 2019 05:59 pm

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to All on Thu Jul 18 2019 05:08 pm

    should there be new colors for text.dat?

    I don't understand the question. In general, your questions and comments seem to be too vague to be understood or replied to in any meaningful way.



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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Thursday, July 18, 2019 22:42:41
    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Jul 18 2019 06:44 pm

    ok let me word it this way then. is the text.dat going to have a color makeover? they have been the same for many years now.


    you can give it a color makeover yourself.
    it's not that hard.
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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Friday, July 19, 2019 00:34:42
    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Jul 18 2019 08:57 pm

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Thu Jul 18 2019 07:20 pm

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Jul 18 2019 06:44 pm

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Thu Jul 18 2019 05:59 pm

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to All on Thu Jul 18 2019 05:08 pm

    should there be new colors for text.dat?

    I don't understand the question. In general, your questions and comments seem to be too vague to be understood or replied to in any meaningful way.

    ok let me word it this way then. is the text.dat going to have a color makeover?

    I don't have one planned.

    they have been the same for many years now.

    They're pretty easy to change.

    yes they are but a lot of work to go through 825 lines it being the biggest modifiable file in synchronet bbs alone which keeps growing every year by the way as well too. if you do it the quickie way you can have it down in about 5-10 mins but if you comb through it thoroughly it can take days because your eyesget tired of looking at those lines after awhile.

    Ever use search and replace feature of a text editor? You could do a global search and replace of ^AY (yellow) with ^AM (magenta) in a few seconds. Or you could get smarter with regular expressions or common tools like sed.

    In any case, you asked about a "color makeover" - how would that help sysops that want to change all the colors in the text.dat?

    digital man

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  • From Rampage@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Friday, July 19, 2019 10:06:49
    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Jul 18 2019 20:57:29

    yes they are but a lot of work to go through 825 lines it being the
    biggest modifiable file in synchronet bbs alone which keeps growing every year by the way as well too. if you do it the quickie way you can have it down
    in about 5-10 mins but if you comb through it thoroughly it can take days
    because your eyesget tired of looking at those lines after awhile.

    that's all part of being a sysop and modifying your BBS... there's other ways to handle it than editing the text.dat file, too...

    but if one is editing the text.dat, they can also use other tools to make the job easier... diff and patch come to mind... then one only needs to add the new
    modified lines to the patch when needed...

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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Friday, July 19, 2019 09:46:02
    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Jul 18 2019 08:57 pm

    ok let me word it this way then. is the text.dat going to have a
    color makeover?

    They're pretty easy to change.

    yes they are but a lot of work to go through 825 lines it being the biggest modifiable file in synchronet bbs alone which keeps growing every year by the way as well too. if you do it the quickie way you can have it down in about 5-10 mins but if you comb through it thoroughly it can take days because your eyesget tired of looking at those lines after awhile.

    You shouldn't have to do that more than once though, when you customize your BBS. So I don't think that's a really big deal. And when new lines are added, I usually use a diff program (I like WinMerge) to compare mine and the stock version, and then bring the changes into mine. Usually, the changes are more lines added at the bottom, but I've seen times where some of the other lines are changed. I just merged changes from the stock text.dat last night, and some of the lines had "..." replaced with @ELLIPSIS@.

    Nightfo

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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Friday, July 19, 2019 11:16:16
    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Fri Jul 19 2019 12:34 am

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Jul 18 2019 08:57 pm

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Thu Jul 18 2019 07:20 pm

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Jul 18 2019 06:44
    pm

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Thu Jul 18 2019
    05:59
    pm

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to All on Thu Jul 18 2019 05:08
    pm

    should there be new colors for text.dat?

    I don't understand the question. In general, your questions and comments seem to be too vague to be understood or replied to in any meaningful way.

    ok let me word it this way then. is the text.dat going to have a color makeover?

    I don't have one planned.

    they have been the same for many years now.

    They're pretty easy to change.

    yes they are but a lot of work to go through 825 lines it being the biggest modifiable file in synchronet bbs alone which keeps growing every year by the way as well too. if you do it the quickie way you can have it down in about 5-10 mins but if you comb through it thoroughly it can take days because your eyesget tired of looking at those lines after awhile.

    Ever use search and replace feature of a text editor? You could do a global search and replace of ^AY (yellow) with ^AM (magenta) in a few seconds. Or you could get smarter with regular expressions or common tools like sed.

    In any case, you asked about a "color makeover" - how would that help sysops that want to change all the colors in the text.dat?

    digital man

    This Is Spinal Tap quote #8:
    Derek Smalls: Making a big thing out of it would have been a good idea. Norco, CA WX: 62.6F, 86.0% humidity, 0 mph SE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs

    if you wanted sysops to do it themselves, why wasn't it just one color then? you obviously picked these certain colors for sone reason.

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  • From Mortifis@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Friday, July 19, 2019 15:57:58
    Re: new colors for text.dat

    In any case, you asked about a "color makeover" - how would that help sysops that want to change all the colors in the text.dat?

    digital man

    if you wanted sysops to do it themselves, why wasn't it just one color then? you obviously picked these certain colors for sone reason.

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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Friday, July 19, 2019 12:49:53
    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Fri Jul 19 2019 11:16 am

    if you wanted sysops to do it themselves, why wasn't it just one color then? you obviously picked these certain colors for sone reason.

    He picked those colors because that's what he wanted to use on his BBS. I don't think Digital Man is going to mainain a separate copy of the file for other sysops.

    At any rate, why are you so focused on the stock colors in text.dat? As has been said before, you can change them to whatever you want for your BBS.

    Nightfox

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@1:103/705 to MRO on Friday, July 19, 2019 06:52:00
    MRO wrote to Digital Man <=-

    I think he's phil's half brother.

    Some say he's half Phil, others that he's half empty.



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  • From Mortifis@1:103/705 to poindexter FORTRAN on Friday, July 19, 2019 18:05:28
    MRO wrote to Digital Man <=-

    I think he's phil's half brother.

    Some say he's half Phil, others that he's half empty.

    LOL, that is what by my comment to DM



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  • From Dan Clough@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Friday, July 19, 2019 15:53:00
    Subject: Re: new colors for text.dat
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    The Millionaire wrote to Digital Man <=-

    Ever use search and replace feature of a text editor? You could do a global search and replace of ^AY (yellow) with ^AM (magenta) in a few seconds. Or you could get smarter with regular expressions or common tools like sed.

    In any case, you asked about a "color makeover" - how would that help sysops that want to change all the colors in the text.dat?

    if you wanted sysops to do it themselves, why wasn't it just one
    color then? you obviously picked these certain colors for sone
    reason.

    Where did he say that he wanted sysops to do it themselves?
    You're the one who seems to be obsessing over strange and
    irrelevant things.

    You also have some serious comprehension problems.


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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Mortifis on Friday, July 19, 2019 15:55:37
    Re: Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Mortifis to Digital Man on Fri Jul 19 2019 03:57 pm

    Re: new colors for text.dat

    In any case, you asked about a "color makeover" - how would that help sysops that want to change all the colors in the text.dat?

    digital man

    if you wanted sysops to do it themselves, why wasn't it just one color then? you obviously picked these certain colors for sone reason.

    $ The Millionaire $

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    I wonder if he eats at Popeye's :-P




    My teachers always said "You can't make a living looking out a window!", they were wrong, I drive truck :-P

    don't know if dm eats at popeye's never asked him.

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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Dan Clough on Friday, July 19, 2019 15:59:45
    Re: Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Dan Clough to The Millionaire on Fri Jul 19 2019 03:53 pm

    Subject: Re: new colors for text.dat
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    The Millionaire wrote to Digital Man <=-

    Ever use search and replace feature of a text editor? You could do a global search and replace of ^AY (yellow) with ^AM (magenta) in a few seconds. Or you could get smarter with regular expressions or common tools like sed.

    In any case, you asked about a "color makeover" - how would that help sysops that want to change all the colors in the text.dat?

    if you wanted sysops to do it themselves, why wasn't it just one
    color then? you obviously picked these certain colors for sone
    reason.

    Where did he say that he wanted sysops to do it themselves?
    You're the one who seems to be obsessing over strange and
    irrelevant things.

    You also have some serious comprehension problems.


    ... A woman drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her.

    he quoted a while back.

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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to Mortifis on Friday, July 19, 2019 15:51:11
    Re: Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Mortifis to Digital Man on Fri Jul 19 2019 03:57 pm

    if you wanted sysops to do it themselves, why wasn't it just one color
    then? you obviously picked these certain colors for sone reason.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I wonder if he eats at Popeye's :-P

    What does that have to do with this?

    Nightfox

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  • From Mortifis@1:103/705 to Nightfox on Friday, July 19, 2019 20:20:18
    Re: Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Mortifis to Digital Man on Fri Jul 19 2019 03:57 pm

    if you wanted sysops to do it themselves, why wasn't it just one color
    then? you obviously picked these certain colors for sone reason.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I wonder if he eats at Popeye's :-P

    What does that have to do with this?

    Nightfox

    LOL in reference to http://wiki.synchro.net/person:phil, and inline with

    MRO wrote to Digital Man <=-

    I think he's phil's half brother.

    Some say he's half Phil, others that he's half empty.

    LOL, that is what by my comment to DM


    though, somehow TM thought I was refering to DM, which supports similar comments by others ... and with that, I now depart this thread LOL






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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to Mortifis on Friday, July 19, 2019 17:28:57
    Re: Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Mortifis to Nightfox on Fri Jul 19 2019 08:20 pm

    What does that have to do with this?

    LOL in reference to http://wiki.synchro.net/person:phil, and inline with

    Ah, I forgot about that. :)

    though, somehow TM thought I was refering to DM, which supports similar comments by others ... and with that, I now depart this thread LOL

    Yesterday, TM also thought I was addressing him when I was replying to one of DM's messages (regarding line wrapping in one of echicken's messages).

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  • From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to The Millionaire on Friday, July 19, 2019 20:09:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Dan Clough <=-

    In any case, you asked about a "color makeover" - how would that help sysops that want to change all the colors in the text.dat?

    if you wanted sysops to do it themselves, why wasn't it just one
    color then? you obviously picked these certain colors for sone
    reason.

    Where did he say that he wanted sysops to do it themselves?
    You're the one who seems to be obsessing over strange and
    irrelevant things.

    You also have some serious comprehension problems.

    he quoted a while back.

    Another meaningless, useless, no-context, unsubstantiated claim in
    a post from someone who doesn't even use Synchronet.

    Please give it a rest.


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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Dan Clough on Friday, July 19, 2019 18:32:49
    Re: Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Dan Clough to The Millionaire on Fri Jul 19 2019 08:09 pm

    The Millionaire wrote to Dan Clough <=-

    In any case, you asked about a "color makeover" - how would that help sysops that want to change all the colors in the text.dat?

    if you wanted sysops to do it themselves, why wasn't it just one color then? you obviously picked these certain colors for sone reason.

    Where did he say that he wanted sysops to do it themselves?
    You're the one who seems to be obsessing over strange and
    irrelevant things.

    You also have some serious comprehension problems.

    he quoted a while back.

    Another meaningless, useless, no-context, unsubstantiated claim in
    a post from someone who doesn't even use Synchronet.

    Please give it a rest.


    ... Ignorance can be cured. Stupid is forever.
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    Yeah you're absolutely right. you should give it a rest.

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  • From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to The Millionaire on Friday, July 19, 2019 22:25:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Dan Clough <=-

    if you wanted sysops to do it themselves, why wasn't it just one color then? you obviously picked these certain colors for sone reason.

    Where did he say that he wanted sysops to do it themselves?
    You're the one who seems to be obsessing over strange and
    irrelevant things.

    You also have some serious comprehension problems.

    he quoted a while back.

    Another meaningless, useless, no-context, unsubstantiated claim in
    a post from someone who doesn't even use Synchronet.

    Please give it a rest.

    Yeah you're absolutely right. you should give it a rest.

    If you don't mind me asking, Mr. Millionaire, how old are you?


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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Saturday, July 20, 2019 00:28:01
    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Jul 18 2019 08:57 pm

    yes they are but a lot of work to go through 825 lines it being the biggest modifiable file in synchronet bbs alone which keeps growing every year by the way as well too. if you do it the quickie way you can have it down in about 5-10 mins but if you comb through it thoroughly it can take days


    it's only hard if you have no ability. i created a colorized text.dat for most ansi colors using a text replacement program. took minutes.

    not only THAT, but you can replace any text string on the fly in your command shell. you dont need to edit text.dat
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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Saturday, July 20, 2019 00:42:54
    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Fri Jul 19 2019 11:16 am

    if you wanted sysops to do it themselves, why wasn't it just one color then? you obviously picked these certain colors for sone reason.


    he made it the most ugly color scheme possible so you'd want to change it.
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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to poindexter FORTRAN on Saturday, July 20, 2019 00:44:15
    Re: Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to MRO on Fri Jul 19 2019 06:52 am

    MRO wrote to Digital Man <=-

    I think he's phil's half brother.

    Some say he's half Phil, others that he's half empty.




    hey oooooo
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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to Mortifis on Saturday, July 20, 2019 00:46:43
    Re: Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Mortifis to Nightfox on Fri Jul 19 2019 08:20 pm

    Re: Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Mortifis to Digital Man on Fri Jul 19 2019 03:57 pm

    if you wanted sysops to do it themselves, why wasn't it just one color
    then? you obviously picked these certain colors for sone reason.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I wonder if he eats at Popeye's :-P

    What does that have to do with this?

    Nightfox

    LOL in reference to http://wiki.synchro.net/person:phil, and inline with



    Phil actually knows the answers to most of the questions he asks. which is weird, but i'm sure of it. just from my experience with him over the years.

    now millionaire, he really doesnt know
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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to MRO on Saturday, July 20, 2019 12:29:58
    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: MRO to The Millionaire on Sat Jul 20 2019 12:28 am

    not only THAT, but you can replace any text string on the fly in your command shell. you dont need to edit text.dat

    But if you want a consistent look, it's probably better to modify text.dat so your command shell (or multiple command shells, if you have more than one) don't have to all change those strings.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to Nightfox on Saturday, July 20, 2019 15:15:52
    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Sat Jul 20 2019 12:29 pm

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: MRO to The Millionaire on Sat Jul 20 2019 12:28 am

    not only THAT, but you can replace any text string on the fly in your command shell. you dont need to edit text.dat

    But if you want a consistent look, it's probably better to modify text.dat so your command shell (or multiple command shells, if you have more than one) don't have to all change those strings.

    Nightfox


    one thing is the same as the other. atleast if you do it in the command shell, you can drop in a new text.dat with minimal problems.
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  • From Mortifis@1:103/705 to MRO on Saturday, July 20, 2019 18:11:22
    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Sat Jul 20 2019 12:29 pm

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: MRO to The Millionaire on Sat Jul 20 2019 12:28 am

    not only THAT, but you can replace any text string on the fly in your command shell. you dont need to edit text.dat

    But if you want a consistent look, it's probably better to modify text.dat so your command shell (or multiple command shells, if you have more than one) don't have to all change those strings.

    Nightfox


    one thing is the same as the other. atleast if you do it in the command shell, you can drop in a new text.dat with minimal problems.

    exactly ... ;LOAD TMs-Text.dat :-/

    That way you can just copy text.dat to TMs-text.dat and modify/load that file without hosing the original text.dat



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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Dan Clough on Saturday, July 20, 2019 16:47:56
    Re: Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Dan Clough to The Millionaire on Fri Jul 19 2019 10:25 pm

    The Millionaire wrote to Dan Clough <=-

    if you wanted sysops to do it themselves, why wasn't it just one color then? you obviously picked these certain colors for sone reason.

    Where did he say that he wanted sysops to do it themselves?
    You're the one who seems to be obsessing over strange and
    irrelevant things.

    You also have some serious comprehension problems.

    he quoted a while back.

    Another meaningless, useless, no-context, unsubstantiated claim in
    a post from someone who doesn't even use Synchronet.

    Please give it a rest.

    Yeah you're absolutely right. you should give it a rest.

    If you don't mind me asking, Mr. Millionaire, how old are you?


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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to MRO on Saturday, July 20, 2019 16:50:48
    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: MRO to The Millionaire on Sat Jul 20 2019 12:28 am

    Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Jul 18 2019 08:57 pm

    yes they are but a lot of work to go through 825 lines it being the biggest modifiable file in synchronet bbs alone which keeps growing every year by the way as well too. if you do it the quickie way you can have it down in about 5-10 mins but if you comb through it thoroughly it can take days


    it's only hard if you have no ability. i created a colorized text.dat for most ansi colors using a text replacement program. took minutes.

    not only THAT, but you can replace any text string on the fly in your command shell. you dont need to edit text.dat

    What can I say? Call me old fashioned I guess. Doing it the hard way.

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  • From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to The Millionaire on Saturday, July 20, 2019 21:27:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Dan Clough <=-

    If you don't mind me asking, Mr. Millionaire, how old are you?

    Around DM's age. How old are you?

    Around a little older than that, but not much.


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  • From Mortifis@1:103/705 to Dan Clough on Sunday, July 21, 2019 00:06:03
    The Millionaire wrote to Dan Clough <=-

    If you don't mind me asking, Mr. Millionaire, how old are you?

    Around DM's age. How old are you?

    Around a little older than that, but not much.

    I've got 6 years on DM ... my doctor said I have the body of a 25 yr old ... and the mind of a 10 :/



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  • From Mortifis@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Sunday, July 21, 2019 00:17:32
    Okay, a question on text.dat ... how does one access the text.dat for use in a js script? I'd like to add some custom enteries to use with the dup_user_check.js a threw together.

    I do see that, say, using confirm("Delete User?); in js.global.console mode (running script via ;exec while logged onto the BBS) outputs a colorized Y/n string ...


    My doctor said I have the body of a 25 year old ... and the mind of a 10 :-/

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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to Mortifis on Saturday, July 20, 2019 23:36:13
    Re: Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Mortifis to MRO on Sat Jul 20 2019 06:11 pm


    one thing is the same as the other. atleast if you do it in the command shell, you can drop in a new text.dat with minimal problems.

    exactly ... ;LOAD TMs-Text.dat :-/

    That way you can just copy text.dat to TMs-text.dat and modify/load that file without hosing the original text.dat


    no, i meant you can replace individual text.dat lines in your command shell

    the following are the commands that illustrate what you and i are referring to.

    --begin baja docs--
    *REPLACE_TEXT <#> <"cstr">
    args: num text
    *-------------------------
    This function is used to replace a default internal text string (read from the CTRL\TEXT.DAT file) in a shell or module. The first argument (num) is the text number to replace (see TEXT.DAT for the number of the text you wish to replace). The second argument (text) is the C type string to use in place the current one. All text replacements are lost (back to default TEXT.DAT) when the user logs off. Example, to replace the "[Hit a key]" prompt with a different string:

    REPLACE_TEXT 563 "\1n\1h\1b{\1wPAUSE\1b} "

    When replacing a TEXT.DAT string that contains %s, %d, or other % specifiers, you will need to change them to %%s, %%d, etc (without changing the order).

    If you wish to globally replace a string (for all shells and modules), you may want to just edit the CTRL\TEXT.DAT file directly instead.

    *LOAD_TEXT <"str">
    args: filename
    *-------------------
    Loads an alternate TEXT.DAT file (from CTRL directory, automatically assuming
    a .DAT extension for "filename"). Only those text items that are different
    from the current TEXT items will be changed. All changes will only be in
    effect until the current user logs off or the effects are reversed with the REVERT_TEXT function. The base filename should be something other than just "TEXT" (since that is the default TEXT.DAT that is loaded by SBBS).

    This function is useful for making multiple languages available to your users.

    *REVERT_TEXT <# or ALL>
    args: num
    *----------------------
    This function is used to reverse the effects of a previous call to REPLACE_TEXT or LOAD_TEXT (reverts back to default TEXT.DAT). Example:

    REPLACE_TEXT 563 "\1n-=[Hit a Key]=- "
    PAUSE
    REVERT_TEXT 563

    If the argument is the word ALL, then all text strings are reverted to the original TEXT.DAT entries.
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  • From Mortifis@1:103/705 to MRO on Sunday, July 21, 2019 01:43:28
    Re: Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Mortifis to Nightfox on Fri Jul 19 2019 08:20 pm

    Re: Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Mortifis to Digital Man on Fri Jul 19 2019 03:57 pm

    if you wanted sysops to do it themselves, why wasn't it just one color
    then? you obviously picked these certain colors for sone reason.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I wonder if he eats at Popeye's :-P

    What does that have to do with this?

    Nightfox

    LOL in reference to http://wiki.synchro.net/person:phil, and inline with



    Phil actually knows the answers to most of the questions he asks. which is weird, but i'm sure of it. just from my experience with him over the years.

    now millionaire, he really doesnt know

    I always ask my rhetorical questions to my cats LOL



    My doctor said I have the body of a 25 year old ... and the mind of a 10 :-/

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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Dan Clough on Sunday, July 21, 2019 05:50:02
    Re: Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Dan Clough to The Millionaire on Sat Jul 20 2019 09:27 pm

    The Millionaire wrote to Dan Clough <=-

    If you don't mind me asking, Mr. Millionaire, how old are you?

    Around DM's age. How old are you?

    Around a little older than that, but not much.


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    see? you already knew. so why ask for in the first place?

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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Mortifis on Sunday, July 21, 2019 05:52:48
    Re: Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Mortifis to Dan Clough on Sun Jul 21 2019 12:06 am

    The Millionaire wrote to Dan Clough <=-

    If you don't mind me asking, Mr. Millionaire, how old are you?

    Around DM's age. How old are you?

    Around a little older than that, but not much.

    I've got 6 years on DM ... my doctor said I have the body of a 25 yr old ... and the mind of a 10 :/



    My teachers always said "You can't make a living looking out a window!", they were wrong, I drive truck :-P

    you're the same age as me man. cool.

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  • From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to The Millionaire on Sunday, July 21, 2019 08:42:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Dan Clough <=-

    If you don't mind me asking, Mr. Millionaire, how old are you?

    Around DM's age. How old are you?

    Around a little older than that, but not much.

    see? you already knew. so why ask for in the first place?

    Your reading comprehension problems seem to be worsening.


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  • From Gamgee@1:103/705 to Mortifis on Sunday, July 21, 2019 08:35:00
    Subject: Re: new colors for text.dat
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    @TZ: c168
    Mortifis wrote to Dan Clough <=-

    If you don't mind me asking, Mr. Millionaire, how old are you?

    Around DM's age. How old are you?

    Around a little older than that, but not much.

    I've got 6 years on DM ... my doctor said I have the body of a 25
    yr old ... and the mind of a 10 :/

    Haha! I may have the body of a 45 yo... and the mind is at LEAST
    12 or 13! :-)


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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Mortifis on Monday, July 22, 2019 00:26:10
    Re: Re: new colors for text.dat
    By: Mortifis to Digital Man on Sun Jul 21 2019 12:17 am

    Okay, a question on text.dat ... how does one access the text.dat for use in a js script? I'd like to add some custom enteries to use with the dup_user_check.js a threw together.

    bbs.text() is for reading text.dat data.

    I do see that, say, using confirm("Delete User?); in js.global.console mode (running script via ;exec while logged onto the BBS) outputs a colorized Y/n string ...

    Yes, confirm/deny/alert do different things depending on execution context.

    digital man

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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Gamgee on Monday, July 22, 2019 12:22:00
    On 07-21-19 08:35, Gamgee wrote to Mortifis <=-

    Haha! I may have the body of a 45 yo... and the mind is at LEAST
    12 or 13! :-)

    Haha I'm 51, but my body is definitely in a younger state, and the mind younger again. :)


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  • From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to Tony Langdon on Monday, July 22, 2019 07:34:00
    Tony Langdon wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Haha! I may have the body of a 45 yo... and the mind is at LEAST
    12 or 13! :-)

    Haha I'm 51, but my body is definitely in a younger state, and
    the mind younger again. :)

    Heh, I'm actually a little older than you, but like to think
    anyway that the body is holding up well. The part about the mind
    being at least 12/13 was true! ;-)


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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Dan Clough on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 13:21:00
    On 07-22-19 07:34, Dan Clough wrote to Tony Langdon <=-


    Haha I'm 51, but my body is definitely in a younger state, and
    the mind younger again. :)

    Heh, I'm actually a little older than you, but like to think
    anyway that the body is holding up well. The part about the mind

    Haha, I can at least claim it for real. Got the medals to prove it too. :D

    being at least 12/13 was true! ;-)

    Hahaha, I'm in that club too. ;)


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