Date : Thu, 11 Feb 1988 06:18:00 MST
From : Keith Petersen <W8SDZ@SIMTEL20.ARPA>
Subject: SIMTEL20 CP/M file list
>Is it common knowledge (which I have managed to somehow miss) that the
>file list for the CPM archives on SIMTEL20 (and I refer specifically
>to the version of the list delimited for dBASE) is not complete?
>I downloaded the thing, stuck it under dBASE, and was very happy with
>it for several days until I started seeing some big inconsistencies.
>Most recently, for instance, I was trying to track down a bug with the
>ARCHIVE patch. NOTHING showed up in the SIMCPM list by that name. Yet
>ARCHIVE.AQM is in CPM.DSKUTL as big as life.
>Is it only the more recent files in SIMCPM? I presumed it was machine
>generated and complete. Having a dBASE version, particularly with
>comments, is VERY nice...as long as I know when to go back to the
>good, 'ol CRCLST.
When I made the PD1:<CPM.FILEDOCS>SIMCPM.IDX database and announced
it to Info-Cpm I thought I had included a comment that it was not
complete. Many of the older files are not included. There were just
too many old ones for me to describe in the time that was available.
I didn't want to include files with no description but if you think I
should I can change the database. Perhaps a better approach would be
to create a second database of undescribed files with a blank
description field until I have time to do them or someone else has the
You don't have to revert to the CRCLST. See PD1:<CPM>FILES.IDX which
is updated daily (sometimes several times per day when a lot of new
files are added) containing a complete listing of all files. It's a
comma-delimited file in the same format as SIMCPM.IDX but with a blank
description field on each line. This file is a handy way to see
"what's new" on SIMTEL20 if you don't want to wait for my monthly
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