• File Systems Maintenance

    From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to All on Tue Feb 28 11:05:55 2023

    I'm hoping to do some cleanup work to my files section - they're a collection of BBS utilities, legacy software, t-files from the 80s and 90s and files from file distribution networks.

    They're a mess.

    What's the best way to maintain/manage Synchronet file areas? I don't know if there's a utility that'll do it, especially since if memory serves there's been some changes to the file format?

    I'd like to be able to update descriptions mostly. File_id.diz I'll probably leave alone.

    I'm thinking that, worst case, I could copy all of the files to a temp directory, blow away the files listing, create a files.bbs file with the correct descriptions and re-upload them locally?

    Any suggestions appreciated.




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  • From Digital Man@VERT to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Feb 28 13:31:58 2023
    Re: File Systems Maintenance
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Tue Feb 28 2023 11:05 am


    I'm hoping to do some cleanup work to my files section - they're a collection of BBS utilities, legacy software, t-files from the 80s and 90s and files from file distribution networks.

    They're a mess.

    What's the best way to maintain/manage Synchronet file areas? I don't know if there's a utility that'll do it, especially since if memory serves there's been some changes to the file format?

    I'd like to be able to update descriptions mostly. File_id.diz I'll probably leave alone.

    I'm thinking that, worst case, I could copy all of the files to a temp directory, blow away the files listing, create a files.bbs file with the correct descriptions and re-upload them locally?

    Any suggestions appreciated.

    The built-in Synchronet file listing supports commands to edit descriptions, move files, etc.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Feb 28 15:20:18 2023
    Re: File Systems Maintenance
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Tue Feb 28 2023 11:05 am

    I'd like to be able to update descriptions mostly. File_id.diz I'll probably leave alone.

    I'm thinking that, worst case, I could copy all of the files to a temp directory, blow away the files listing, create a files.bbs file with the correct descriptions and re-upload them locally?

    Any suggestions appreciated.

    just re-import them. for the ones that have no file_id.diz i'd use files.bbs ---
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Digital Man on Thu Mar 2 18:13:00 2023
    Digital Man wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    The built-in Synchronet file listing supports commands to edit descriptions, move files, etc. --

    Thanks, I found it!

    I'm using a modded Renegade menu that must have been made for SBBS 2.x - there's no remove/edit files option. When I reverted to the stock menu,
    I found it.



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  • From Digital Man@VERT to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Mar 3 09:57:57 2023
    Re: Re: File Systems Maintenance
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Digital Man on Thu Mar 02 2023 06:13 pm

    Subject: Re: File Systems Maintenance
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    Digital Man wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    The built-in Synchronet file listing supports commands to edit descriptions, move files, etc. --

    Thanks, I found it!

    I'm using a modded Renegade menu that must have been made for SBBS 2.x - there's no remove/edit files option. When I reverted to the stock menu,
    I found it.

    The batch flagging prompt is the same for all, regardless of the command shell the user is using, and that's where the edit/remove options are that I was referring to:

    Batch Flagging Commands:

    [B]atch Add file(s) to queue (and [D]ownload immediately) [V]iew Files View archive listing or contents of file(s)
    [E]xtended Info Display extended information on file(s)
    [T]oggle Description Toggle Extended/Short File Description Display
    [S]kip Directory Skip this directory (during scans)
    [P]revious Move backwards through this directory
    [Q]uit Stop listing files

    Operator Commands:

    [R]emove Files Delete file(s) from disk and/or database
    [M]ove Files Move file(s) to another directory
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