• Sync v3.x compatible external file viewer

    From Hellion@VERT to All on Sun Jun 28 21:17:24 2009
    Hey all -- I am a sysop running Sync v3.13. I am looking for a good external file viewer for .ZIP files. I would like for users to have the ability to
    view .txt and .nfo files that are inside archives. A bonus feature would be the ability to download files that are inside the archive but that is not a necessity.

    I've tried using Syncview, an app written for Sync v2 and it does work with Sync v3 but it has a bunch of nag screens and that sort of thing. I've tried some other file viewing apps but they app use PKUNZIP (v2.04g, dos APP) to extract files, and while I have pkunzip, these other programs are ruled out because they extract every file you choose to view. Optimally the file
    viewing program would only read header information from the .ZIP file to determin it's contents and would not need to extract the file unless the user has chosen to view files within the archive.

    If anyone has any suggestion for a good Sync v3 external file viewer I'd be interested in hearing about it.

    I have thought about coding one myself in Baja but I do not know how to use Baja to read the .ZIP file format.

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Hellion on Sun Jun 28 21:35:49 2009
    Re: Sync v3.x compatible external file viewer
    By: Hellion to All on Sun Jun 28 2009 09:17 pm

    Hey all -- I am a sysop running Sync v3.13. I am looking for a good
    external file viewer for .ZIP files. I would like for users to have the ability to view .txt and .nfo files that are inside archives. A bonus feature would be the ability to download files that are inside the archive but that is not a necessity.

    This functionality is already built into Synchronet (using the (T)emp file menu).

    digital man

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  • From Jas Hud@VERT to All on Mon Jun 29 00:04:20 2009
    Hellion wrote:
    Hey all -- I am a sysop running Sync v3.13. I am looking for a good external file viewer for .ZIP files. I would like for users to have the ability to view .txt and .nfo files that are inside archives. A bonus feature would be the ability to download files that are inside the archive but that is not a necessity.

    I've tried using Syncview, an app written for Sync v2 and it does work with Sync v3 but it has a bunch of nag screens and that sort of thing. I've tried some other file viewing apps but they app use PKUNZIP (v2.04g, dos APP) to extract files, and while I have pkunzip, these other programs are ruled out because they extract every file you choose to view. Optimally the file viewing program would only read header information from the .ZIP file to determin it's contents and would not need to extract the file unless the user
    has chosen to view files within the archive.

    If anyone has any suggestion for a good Sync v3 external file viewer I'd be interested in hearing about it.

    I have thought about coding one myself in Baja but I do not know how to use Baja to read the .ZIP file format.


    all you would need to do is have your baja script shell out and then
    dump the pkzip file display to console and redirect to a text file and
    then display it to the user.

    you can do this with .diz, nfo's etc.

    i made a simple one because i wanted some of the features that other bbs softwares had.
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  • From Jas Hud@VERT to All on Mon Jun 29 00:05:54 2009
    Digital Man wrote:
    Re: Sync v3.x compatible external file viewer
    By: Hellion to All on Sun Jun 28 2009 09:17 pm

    Hey all -- I am a sysop running Sync v3.13. I am looking for a good external file viewer for .ZIP files. I would like for users to have the ability to view .txt and .nfo files that are inside archives. A bonus feature would be the ability to download files that are inside the archive but that is not a necessity.

    This functionality is already built into Synchronet (using the (T)emp file menu).

    digital man


    i think he wants something easy for users to use, something that will
    replace the external viewer that they can invoke right in the file listings.

    pistolgrip made a great one but it seriously bombs on current builds, sometimes crashing sbbsctrl.

    i couldnt decompile it with unbaja too.
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  • From Lord Time@VERT to Hellion on Mon Jun 29 00:28:00 2009
    In a reply from Hellion on 21:17 about Sync v3.x compatible exte

    Hey all -- I am a sysop running Sync v3.13.

    you might upgreaded to 3.14

    I am looking for a good external
    file viewer for .ZIP files. I would like for users to have the ability to view .txt and .nfo files that are inside archives. A bonus feature would be the ability to download files that are inside the archive but that is not a necessity.

    here what I put in :

    TXT *type %s
    DIZ *type %s
    DOC *type %s
    ANS *type %s
    ASC *type %s
    RIP *type %s
    NFO *type %s
    BBS *type %s
    DAT *type %s
    ATT *type %s
    BAT *type %s
    ME *type %s
    NO *type %s
    FIL *type %s
    CFG *type %s
    MSG *type %s
    HTM ?typehtml -color %s

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  • From Jas Hud@VERT to All on Mon Jun 29 04:21:48 2009
    Lord Time wrote:
    In a reply from Hellion on 21:17 about Sync v3.x compatible exte

    Hey all -- I am a sysop running Sync v3.13.

    you might upgreaded to 3.14

    I am looking for a good external
    file viewer for .ZIP files. I would like for users to have the ability to view .txt and .nfo files that are inside archives. A bonus feature would be
    the ability to download files that are inside the archive but that is not a
    necessity.

    here what I put in :

    TXT *type %s
    DIZ *type %s
    DOC *type %s
    ANS *type %s
    ASC *type %s
    RIP *type %s
    NFO *type %s


    he said INSIDE OF ARCHIVES. what good would reading a stand alone .nfo
    file be? do you know what a .nfo file is?
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  • From Angus McLeod@VERT to Hellion on Tue Jun 30 22:21:00 2009
    Re: Sync v3.x compatible exte
    By: Hellion to All on Sun Jun 28 2009 21:17:00

    A bonus feature would be the ability to download files that are inside
    the archive but that is not a necessity.

    Isn't that a standard feature of Synchronet? It's beena while, so...


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  • From Angus McLeod@VERT to Jas Hud on Tue Jun 30 22:23:00 2009
    Re: Re: Sync v3.x compatible
    By: Jas Hud to All on Mon Jun 29 2009 04:21:00

    do you know what a .nfo file is?

    A file used by people running inferior operating systems that won't allow
    them to have .info files?


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  • From Hellion@VERT to Jas Hud on Fri Jul 3 19:20:02 2009


    Jas,

    That is exactly what I was looking for. A program that would run from the
    file listing. Optimally it would just be a baja script that you would execute when the user hits [V] to view files, or an external door app (not
    necessarily baja) that would serve the same function.

    I went down the route of using the temp menu. It is full-featured but it
    lacks the simple elegance traditionally found in bbs archive viewing apps.

    Thanks,
    -hellion

    -hL!

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  • From Hellion@VERT to Jas Hud on Fri Jul 3 19:21:24 2009

    Right, internal archive viewer.

    -hL!

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  • From Jas Hud@VERT to All on Sat Jul 4 06:08:40 2009
    Hellion wrote:


    Jas,

    That is exactly what I was looking for. A program that would run from the file listing. Optimally it would just be a baja script that you would execute
    when the user hits [V] to view files, or an external door app (not necessarily baja) that would serve the same function.

    I went down the route of using the temp menu. It is full-featured but it lacks the simple elegance traditionally found in bbs archive viewing apps.

    Thanks,
    -hellion

    -hL!



    yeah just write a script that will extract the files to a temp dir or
    file and display it to a user.

    you can call it the same way you would call pkunzip,etc

    i dont think such a thing would get much usage though.
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