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Re: Headers - (Was Re: First time - this better work)

Article: 8870 of alt.hackers
From: (Steve Holiman)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Re: Headers - (Was Re: First time - this better work)
Date: 17 Oct 1995 01:23:43 GMT
Organization: Cloverleaf Inc., Lakewood, CA, USA
Lines: 34
Approved: Steve Holiman
Distribution: world
Message-ID: 45v0iv$
X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2]
Status: RO

Andy Welch ( wrote:
: ObReplytoObNewsHack:

: Wanna play headers...? Keep hearing talk about which newsreaders are
: easier to post with... Well I use tin for reading, but XVNEWS for posting.
: Mainly cos I HATE vi, which tin uses as it's text editor. (Yeah I'm NOT a
: UNIX guru... sorry, but I'm learnin g)

Tin normally uses whatever you have set up as your default editor.  I
also prefer not to fight with vi for something as simple as news.  On my
home system (I make _no_ assumptions for yours) my settings are in a
hidden file in my home directory called ".profile" - change
your default
editor to something friendly like pico (yes, I use pine for email) and
next time you log in you're in business.  Oh, better go to your .tin
directory and edit tinrc and set start_offset=off; vi lets tin set the
cursor position in the command line call to vi and so far I haven't
figured out if pico will do the same (looks doubtful).


I had a client who moved his business a while back and had an old program
with his name and address encrypted in the program as copy protection.
This old address printed on all output and since the company which
produced the software was out of business there was no support or upgrade
available.  Since the encryption was strong enough to be more trouble
than it was worth to break (no 2's complement or anything simple like
that), I just wrote a DOS driver to replace the standard print driver and
scanned for the address, passing everything else to the old vector.  When
it finds the entire string, it sends the new one.  Works great.

Steve Holiman / | The rogue opinions which just
HACK / Holiman Audio/Computer Kibitzing | escaped do not necessarily reflect
Los Angeles CA (310) 942-0314 voice/fax | my moments of clear perception ...

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