• logon.ans not working

    From Ebojager@VERT/OUTLAND to All on Fri Jul 7 23:33:02 2023
    Hello, so I moved on to create an ANSI logon screen, and built it in THEDRAW saved it using BLOCK Mode and sent it over to my Linux remote host via FTP.
    Copied it to my sbbs/text/menu/logon.ans and it cant find it. If I use just a text logon.msg it works ok, and if I view the logon.ans from the /sbbs/data/dirs folder where it uploads to, it views just fine from within the BBS' system bulletins menu, where I added it to the list to check. Ive been trying to look this up and everything I find seems to say it should work. My only thought might be Im using the Renegade Command Shell, could that be preventing this, and if so is there anything I can do about it?
    Thank you,

    Ebojager

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ebojager on Sat Jul 8 12:48:35 2023
    Re: logon.ans not working
    By: Ebojager to All on Fri Jul 07 2023 11:33 pm

    Hello, so I moved on to create an ANSI logon screen, and built it in THEDRAW saved it using BLOCK Mode and sent it over to my Linux remote host via FTP. Copied it to my sbbs/text/menu/logon.ans and it cant find it. If I use just a text logon.msg it works ok, and if I view the logon.ans from the /sbbs/data/dirs folder where it uploads to, it views just fine from within the BBS' system bulletins menu, where I added it to the list to check. Ive been trying to look this up and everything I find seems to say it should work. My only thought might be Im using the Renegade Command Shell, could that be preventing this, and if so is there anything I can do about it? Thank you,


    is the bbs detecting your terminal type correctly?
    just copy logon.ans over logon.asc
    people that don't have ansi will see the ansi code, though.
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  • From Ebojager@VERT/OUTLAND to MRO on Sat Jul 8 12:09:53 2023
    Re: logon.ans not working
    By: MRO to Ebojager on Sat Jul 08 2023 12:48 pm

    is the bbs detecting your terminal type correctly?
    just copy logon.ans over logon.asc
    people that don't have ansi will see the ansi code, though.

    Thank you, yes the BBS does seem to detect it, as it displays if I move the file to a different location. What ended up working was manually making a new file with nano in /text/menu/logon.ans and then importing the .ans file and saving. LOL must be maybe a permision issue as the BBS is on Linux and I created the file on Windows in a DOSBox with THEDRAW.
    Seems to be working now that I know the formula. Glad you brought up the copy to .asc thing. Can I just rename the file to .asc and it will work for those who dont have ansi terminals?

    Ebojager

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Ebojager on Sat Jul 8 12:18:44 2023
    Re: logon.ans not working
    By: Ebojager to All on Fri Jul 07 2023 11:33 pm

    Hello, so I moved on to create an ANSI logon screen, and built it in THEDRAW saved it using BLOCK Mode and sent it over to my Linux remote host via FTP. Copied it to my sbbs/text/menu/logon.ans and it cant find it. If I use just a text logon.msg it works ok, and if I view the logon.ans from the /sbbs/data/dirs folder where it uploads to, it views just fine from within the BBS' system bulletins menu, where I added it to the list to check. Ive been trying to look this up and everything I find seems to say it should work. My only thought might be Im using the Renegade Command Shell, could that be preventing this, and if so is there anything I can do about it? Thank you,

    No, the command shell is not a factor.
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Ebojager on Sat Jul 8 12:22:09 2023
    Re: logon.ans not working
    By: Ebojager to MRO on Sat Jul 08 2023 12:09 pm

    Re: logon.ans not working
    By: MRO to Ebojager on Sat Jul 08 2023 12:48 pm

    is the bbs detecting your terminal type correctly?
    just copy logon.ans over logon.asc
    people that don't have ansi will see the ansi code, though.

    Thank you, yes the BBS does seem to detect it, as it displays if I move the file to a different location. What ended up working was manually making a new file with nano in /text/menu/logon.ans and then importing the .ans file and saving. LOL must be maybe a permision issue as the BBS is on Linux and I created the file on Windows in a DOSBox with THEDRAW.
    Seems to be working now that I know the formula. Glad you brought up the copy to .asc thing. Can I just rename the file to .asc and it will work for those who dont have ansi terminals?

    No, don't do that (copy a .ans files to .asc or .msg). Instead, use ans2asc to convert the .ans file to a .asc file and then non-ANSI terminals will see that file.
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  • From Phigan@VERT/TACOPRON to Ebojager on Sat Jul 8 11:58:16 2023
    Re: logon.ans not working
    By: Ebojager to All on Fri Jul 07 2023 11:33 pm

    Hello, so I moved on to create an ANSI logon screen, and built it in THEDRAW saved it using BLOCK Mode and sent it over to my Linux remote host via FTP. Copied it to my sbbs/text/menu/logon.ans and it cant find it. If I use just a text logon.msg it works ok, and if I view the logon.ans from the

    I do an ans2asc on the ansi file and replace the logon.msg. It gets "dumbed down" for non-ansi callers.. I hadn't tried having a separate logon ansi.

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  • From Ebojager@VERT/OUTLAND to Digital Man on Sat Jul 8 12:54:11 2023
    Re: logon.ans not working
    By: Digital Man to Ebojager on Sat Jul 08 2023 12:22 pm

    No, don't do that (copy a .ans files to .asc or .msg). Instead, use ans2asc to convert the .ans file to a .asc file and then non-ANSI terminals will see that file.

    Ok got it! I was reading about that program and now see what use it has :)

    Thank you!

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  • From Ebojager@VERT/OUTLAND to Digital Man on Sat Jul 8 13:06:34 2023
    Re: logon.ans not working
    By: Digital Man to Ebojager on Sat Jul 08 2023 12:22 pm

    ans2asc to convert the .ans file to a .asc file and then non-ANSI

    Ok, I saved a block mode one on the quickest speed in THEDRAW, so only 15 lines and Im getting an Unsupported ANSI code 's' and 'u' probably on each line.

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Ebojager on Sat Jul 8 15:30:28 2023
    Re: logon.ans not working
    By: Ebojager to Digital Man on Sat Jul 08 2023 01:06 pm

    Re: logon.ans not working
    By: Digital Man to Ebojager on Sat Jul 08 2023 12:22 pm

    ans2asc to convert the .ans file to a .asc file and then non-ANSI

    Ok, I saved a block mode one on the quickest speed in THEDRAW, so only 15 lines and Im getting an Unsupported ANSI code 's' and 'u' probably on each line.

    Those are save/restore cursor position codes: there is no equivalent for non-ANSI terminals, so such a file can't be converted to Ctrl-A format. Change your save options or maybe consider using PabloDraw instead which can open/edit/save Ctrl-A formatted (.msg, .asc) files directly.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ebojager on Sat Jul 8 17:11:16 2023
    Re: logon.ans not working
    By: Ebojager to MRO on Sat Jul 08 2023 12:09 pm

    Re: logon.ans not working
    By: MRO to Ebojager on Sat Jul 08 2023 12:48 pm

    is the bbs detecting your terminal type correctly?
    just copy logon.ans over logon.asc
    people that don't have ansi will see the ansi code, though.

    Thank you, yes the BBS does seem to detect it, as it displays if I move

    the

    no i mean does the bbs detects your terminal as being non ansi and tries to show the .msg one.

    created the file on Windows in a DOSBox with THEDRAW.
    Seems to be working now that I know the formula. Glad you brought up the copy to .asc thing. Can I just rename the file to .asc and it will work for those who dont have ansi terminals?

    if you use the ascii .msg format and it has synchronet color codes, the bbs will strip the colors for the user if they dont support ansi.
    if you just copy over ansi to .msg file then it will display the ansi codes which their terminal can't interpret if it doesn't support ansi.
    which is a long shot. most people that call your bbs will have ansi support.

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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Ebojager on Sun Jul 9 14:43:29 2023
    Re: logon.ans not working
    By: Ebojager to MRO on Sat Jul 08 2023 12:09:53

    Thank you, yes the BBS does seem to detect it, as it displays if I move the file to a different location. What ended up working was manually making a new file with nano in /text/menu/logon.ans and then importing the .ans file and saving. LOL must be maybe a permision issue as the BBS is on Linux and I created the file on Windows in a DOSBox with THEDRAW.
    Seems to be working now that I know the formula. Glad you brought up the copy to .asc thing. Can I just rename the file to .asc and it will work for those who dont have ansi terminals?

    You can use ans2msg to convert it to using synchronet color codes, as logon.msg, then it will display ascii (no colors) to those terminals and the color codes to ansi capable terminals.

    Worth noting, is TheDraw will likely be saving to a file in all capital letters, and linux is likely using a case-sensitive file system... so that's likely the problem.


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Tracker1 on Sun Jul 9 12:54:09 2023
    Re: logon.ans not working
    By: Tracker1 to Ebojager on Sun Jul 09 2023 02:43 pm

    Worth noting, is TheDraw will likely be saving to a file in all capital letters, and linux is likely using a case-sensitive file system... so that's likely the problem.

    Synchronet's internal file printing/displaying functions automatically adjust filename case on unix file systems: they're not case sensitive. So, should make no difference.
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  • From Ebojager@VERT/OUTLAND to Digital Man on Sun Jul 9 20:03:49 2023
    Re: logon.ans not working
    By: Digital Man to Tracker1 on Sun Jul 09 2023 12:54 pm

    Worth noting, is TheDraw will likely be saving to a file in all
    capital letters, and linux is likely using a case-sensitive file
    Synchronet's internal file printing/displaying functions automatically adjust filename case on unix file systems: they're not case sensitive. So, should make no difference.

    Thanks, ya I did rename them lower case. I might have to try the ans2msg next time. I ended up saving out of THEDRAW as ASCII which worked really well other than being black and white. I then just punched in the color codes.
    The not being able to find the files unless I remade them in linux in the /text/menu directory kinda has me stumped. I do have a set permission owner in the SMC which I might try next time just for fun.

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Ebojager on Sun Jul 9 20:28:48 2023
    Re: logon.ans not working
    By: Ebojager to Digital Man on Sun Jul 09 2023 08:03 pm

    Re: logon.ans not working
    By: Digital Man to Tracker1 on Sun Jul 09 2023 12:54 pm

    Worth noting, is TheDraw will likely be saving to a file in all
    capital letters, and linux is likely using a case-sensitive file
    Synchronet's internal file printing/displaying functions automatically adjust filename case on unix file systems: they're not case sensitive. So, should make no difference.

    Thanks, ya I did rename them lower case. I might have to try the ans2msg next time. I ended up saving out of THEDRAW as ASCII which worked really well other than being black and white. I then just punched in the color codes.
    The not being able to find the files unless I remade them in linux in the /text/menu directory kinda has me stumped. I do have a set permission owner in the SMC which I might try next time just for fun.

    Maybe try using the OS shell (e.g. bash) directly. I don't think you're going to find any experience with or support for "SMC" here.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ebojager on Mon Jul 10 05:23:06 2023
    Re: logon.ans not working
    By: Ebojager to Digital Man on Sun Jul 09 2023 08:03 pm

    Thanks, ya I did rename them lower case. I might have to try the ans2msg next time. I ended up saving out of THEDRAW as ASCII which worked really well other than being black and white. I then just punched in the color codes.
    The not being able to find the files unless I remade them in linux in the /text/menu directory kinda has me stumped. I do have a set permission owner in the SMC which I might try next time just for fun.

    you should talk to marisa. they might have a weird setup that is causing you issues.
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