REVOBILD -- utility programs and helper applications
Most important and first step: to get telephone DIAL-UP
connectivity with The Net. The
and Packet Driver from David Lindauer has his own website
If there's a problem with LSppp's built-in dialler, you can use the CHAT dialler for
DOS which is highly configurable and paves that part of the way for
running the LSppp Packet Driver, or Marc Ressl's
For questions of connectivity through some kind of Ethernet link-up
please go to the
Networking Utilities page.
All eMail related things are assembled at the "Mailgear" page,
and at the specific
NETBAS and scripts to use with this interpreter.
Helper applications for use with eMail, file/text treatment or
as plug-ins with the ReRead offline reader:
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editor (self-expanding archive) Small footprint, big
editing power, and absolutely "clean": the ideal companion for ReRead ! Up to
10 windows to edit in and to switch in-between, really ergonomic layout as
default though allows to reconfigure key bindings - all!, not only command
keys - _completely_ at your gusto.
- even more "powerful" as they'd say; with number
of programming languages supported etc. but needs a bit more memory (too much
as plug-in for ReRead). Offers a quick fix for the one and only disadvantage
of Blackbeard, in that it digests endlessly long unbroken lines - loading a
file, then saving it again provides enough linebreaks so that BB can eat
Old E88 - extremely
elementary editor but then, extremely small small footprint (13
docview - difficulties with the more recent (M$-void >8) .DOCs
catdoc - more recent; but wouldn't run on XT or AT('286) PCs.
dox - get rid of preposterous M$-"rich"-text misformatting.
Plug-ins for picture/pixel display:
CShow - _does_ work on monochrome monitors
LXpic - does _not_ work with mono screens
Some Basic DOS-helpers:
keyboard driver has a smaller footprint than the MS- or DR-DOS
equivalents but offers enormously more options.
a nifty miniscule tool for batch files: pauses for keyboard input and
translates it to batch-programmable "errorlevels".
filelink for direct - through parallel or serial port - connection
between two PCs.
diagnosis tells what com-ports are present in the machine and the
interrupts used for them,
and there is a patched
version of it for some 386+ machines which misbehave.
runs later programs on a "legacy" AT'286 PC.
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(c) REVOBILD - last update Dec'09