• flag1x.xxx login display file

    From Al@46:1/161 to Fat Rastus on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 17:03:36
    On 08/10/16, Fat Rastus said the following...

    I am running 112a31 on linux. I created a flag1x.xxx file in the text directory but it's not being diplayed.. and before anyone asks.. the actual name is flag1s.asc and yes, flag 1S is set for the user account.
    I tried uppercase/lowcase just to be sure..no difference. This feature
    is listed in the whats new 1.08 but not mentioned after that. Is there some trick to get it to display?

    I've never used those files so I can't be sure but maybe it is broken and no one has noticed.

    I would also like to know the order in which the 'login' files are displayed. There is a section for such info on the wiki but the info hasn't been populated yet..

    The only login files I use here are prelogin.asc and prelogin.as1. when
    someone logs in here they get one or the other. I think they get used in sequence.

    There is also an onlyonce.mps in the scripts directory. I haven't used that
    as yet either but it can be used to display a file once only if it hasn't been seen before. I'm not sure if it is used by default or if it needs to be added to the login.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Fat Rastus@46:1/107.2 to All on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 15:02:05
    Hello,

    I am running 112a31 on linux. I created a flag1x.xxx file in the text directory but it's not being diplayed.. and before anyone asks.. the actual name is flag1s.asc and yes, flag 1S is set for the user account. I tried uppercase/lowcase just to be sure..no difference. This feature is listed in the whats new 1.08 but not mentioned after that. Is there some trick to get
    it to display?

    I would also like to know the order in which the 'login' files are displayed. There is a section for such info on the wiki but the info hasn't been
    populated yet..

    Thanks,

    Fat Rastus

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  • From Accession@46:1/100 to Fat Rastus on Thursday, August 11, 2016 16:29:32
    Hello Fat,

    On 11 Aug 16 02:54, Fat Rastus wrote to Al:

    The only login files I use here are prelogin.asc and
    prelogin.as1. when someone logs in here they get one or the
    other. I think they get used in sequence.

    I suppose I could create some simple display files just to see what
    order they come up in. I was somewhat suprised that this info wasn't already included in the docs.. I figured it would be something that
    many people would want to know????

    I would guess that they're probably in the original docs, and not the whatsnew,
    since this functionality has been in Mystic since the beginning. MYSTIC.DOC I believe it is named.

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Fat Rastus@46:1/107 to Gryphon on Thursday, August 11, 2016 12:30:09
    Re: flag1x.xxx login display file
    By: Gryphon to Fat Rastus on Thu Aug 11 2016 08:08 am

    The alphas come with a docs/mystic.txt file. In 'System Display Files' section, it talks about the behavior of the display files.

    LOGON1-9 .XXX - Displayed in order from 1 to 9 after a user
    successfully enters their password.

    Thanks, I did read that.. but it does not list the order of all the files. Birthdays.. this and that.. It appears that this information will be filled in the wiki at some point since there is a section already laid out for it. I will just wait for it.

    I try to read the docs before posting questions, but sometimes it hard to find the answer when a person doesn't know the term to grep. What I really wanted to know was if the FLAGx display files worked.. But I gave up it and used another method..

    Fat Rastus
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  • From Fat Rastus@46:1/107 to Gryphon on Thursday, August 11, 2016 12:20:24
    Re: flag1x.xxx login display file
    By: Gryphon to Fat Rastus on Thu Aug 11 2016 08:08 am

    The alphas come with a docs/mystic.txt file. In 'System Display Files' section, it talks about the behavior of the display files.
    LOGON1-9 .XXX - Displayed in order from 1 to 9 after a user
    successfully enters their password.
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  • From Gryphon@46:1/116 to Fat Rastus on Thursday, August 11, 2016 08:08:42
    On 08/11/16, Fat Rastus said the following...

    Re: flag1x.xxx login display file
    By: Al to Fat Rastus on Wed Aug 10 2016 05:03 pm

    I've never used those files so I can't be sure but maybe it is broken no one has noticed.

    I've been experimenting with the features and since I'm fairly new to Mystic I'm just trying things. The same functionality of the flag
    display files can be created using menu commands but this would be
    easier.

    The only login files I use here are prelogin.asc and prelogin.as1. wh someone logs in here they get one or the other. I think they get used sequence.

    I suppose I could create some simple display files just to see what
    order they come up in. I was somewhat suprised that this info wasn't already included in the docs.. I figured it would be something that many people would want to know????

    The alphas come with a docs/mystic.txt file. In 'System Display Files' section, it talks about the behavior of the display files.


    LOGON1-9 .XXX - Displayed in order from 1 to 9 after a user
    successfully enters their password.

    SLxxx .XXX - Displayed during login if user has a security
    level of xxx or higher.

    And then there's random display files:
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    Random Display Files
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------

    Mystic BBS supports randomly selected display files. If you have
    several different versions of a single display file, it is possible
    to have Mystic BBS randomly select and display one of the files.

    Here's how the random display system works: Mystic BBS will check to
    see if the extension of the file with the last letter replaced by a
    "1" exists. If the display file name is TEMP.ASC, Mystic will look to
    see if TEMP.AS1 exists. If it does, Mystic will search for all files
    which follow the TEST.AS? file mask (where ? is replaced by a 1
    through 9). Mystic will then randomly select one of the files and
    display it.

    For example: If the display file name is TEST.ASC and the TEST.AS1
    file exists, Mystic BBS will randomly select and display any one of the
    following files that exist:
    TEST.ASC
    TEST.AS1
    TEST.AS2
    TEST.AS4
    TEST.AS5
    TEST.AS6
    TEST.AS7
    TEST.AS8
    TEST.AS9

    The same format works for all display files, so if the file name is
    TEST.ANS, and TEST.AN1 exists, Mystic will randomly select and display
    any one of the following files that exist:

    TEST.ANS
    TEST.AN1
    TEST.AN2
    TEST.AN3
    TEST.AN4
    TEST.AN5
    TEST.AN6
    TEST.AN7
    TEST.AN8
    TEST.AN9

    "No matter where you go, there you are!" - Buckaroo Bonzai

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  • From Fat Rastus@46:1/107 to Al on Thursday, August 11, 2016 02:54:18
    Re: flag1x.xxx login display file
    By: Al to Fat Rastus on Wed Aug 10 2016 05:03 pm

    I've never used those files so I can't be sure but maybe it is broken and no one has noticed.

    I've been experimenting with the features and since I'm fairly new to Mystic I'm just trying things. The same functionality of the flag display files can be created using menu commands but this would be easier.

    The only login files I use here are prelogin.asc and prelogin.as1. when someone logs in here they get one or the other. I think they get used in sequence.

    I suppose I could create some simple display files just to see what order they come up in. I was somewhat suprised that this info wasn't already included in the docs.. I figured it would be something that many people would want to know????

    Thanks for the reply,

    Fat Rastus
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