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custom:text.dat [2016/10/26 00:57]
digital man More like actual documentation, but could still use some improvement
custom:text.dat [2021/05/15 17:55] (current)
digital man [Using Defaults]
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 See Also: [[wp>​Escape_sequences_in_C]] See Also: [[wp>​Escape_sequences_in_C]]
  
-To continue a text string onto the next line of the ''​text.dat''​ file (e.g. to creating ​long text strings ​without using long lines)place a backslash ('​\'​) character immediately after the terminating double-quote character of each line, except for the last.+To continue a text string onto the next line of the ''​text.dat''​ file (e.g. to create ​long text strings, up to 2000 characters, from multiple shorter ​lines)place a backslash ('​\'​) character immediately after the terminating double-quote character of each line, except for the last.
  
 The order of the % specifiers (if they exist) in a ''​text.dat''​ line cannot be The order of the % specifiers (if they exist) in a ''​text.dat''​ line cannot be
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-===== Customization ​=====+===== Customize ​=====
  
 Knowledge of the C programming language may be very helpful in producing the desired results. If all you want to Knowledge of the C programming language may be very helpful in producing the desired results. If all you want to
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   - Use the [[util:​Baja]] ''​REPLACE_TEXT''​ or [[custom:​JavaScript]] ''​bbs.replace_text''​ function to replace a single line, programmatically (e.g. in a login/logon script or command-shell)   - Use the [[util:​Baja]] ''​REPLACE_TEXT''​ or [[custom:​JavaScript]] ''​bbs.replace_text''​ function to replace a single line, programmatically (e.g. in a login/logon script or command-shell)
   - Use the [[util:​Baja]] ''​LOAD_TEXT''​ or [[custom:​JavaScript]] ''​bbs.load_text''​ function to load an alternative ''​text.dat''​ file (e.g. in a login/logon script or command-shell)   - Use the [[util:​Baja]] ''​LOAD_TEXT''​ or [[custom:​JavaScript]] ''​bbs.load_text''​ function to load an alternative ''​text.dat''​ file (e.g. in a login/logon script or command-shell)
 +  - The [[util:​Baja]] ''​REVERT_TEXT''​ or [[custom:​JavaScript]] ''​bbs.revert_text''​ function may be used to revert to the original set of text strings loaded from the ''​text.dat''​ file upon initialization
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 +The current ''​text.dat''​ strings may be obtained (e.g. for display purposes) using the [[custom:​JavaScript]] ''​bbs.text''​ function. The caller must pass the number of the text string they wish to obtain.
 +
 +All of the ''​text.dat''​ names and numbers can be found in:
 +  - The [[custom:​JavaScript]] load file: ''​[[dir:​exec]]/​load/​[[https://​gitlab.synchro.net/​sbbs/​sbbs/​-/​blob/​master/​exec/​load/​text.js|text.js]]''​
 +  - The C header file: ''​[[https://​gitlab.synchro.net/​sbbs/​sbbs/​-/​blob/​master/​src/​sbbs3/​text.h]]''​
  
 **Note**: The default (US-English) values of all ''​text.dat''​ strings are hard-coded into Synchronet (e.g. ''​sbbs.dll''​ or ''​libsbbs.so''​) so if any lines are missing from your ''​text.dat''​ file or the file itself is missing, the default values will be automatically used. **Note**: The default (US-English) values of all ''​text.dat''​ strings are hard-coded into Synchronet (e.g. ''​sbbs.dll''​ or ''​libsbbs.so''​) so if any lines are missing from your ''​text.dat''​ file or the file itself is missing, the default values will be automatically used.
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 ==== Suppressing Questions ==== ==== Suppressing Questions ====
  
-Most yes/no type prompts in the ''​text.dat'' ​have names/​descriptions that end in a '​Q'​ (for "​Question"​). Examples:+The Yes/No prompts in the ''​text.dat'' ​file may by identified by their names (in the comments) which end in a capital ''Q'' (for "​Question"​). Examples:
   * AnonymousQ   * AnonymousQ
   * DeleteMailQ   * DeleteMailQ
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   * LogOffQ   * LogOffQ
  
-These questions may be suppressed (never asked of the user) by changing the corresponding text value to a blank string (i.e. ''""''​). When suppressed, the default answer to the question will be assumed. The default answer may be "​Yes"​ or "​No",​ depending on the context of the question ​being asked of the user.+These questions may be suppressed (never asked of the user) by changing the corresponding text value to a blank string (i.e. ''""''​). When suppressed, the default answer to the question will be assumed ​by the BBS (script or program) and user will never be prompted for an answer to that particular question. The default answer may be "​Yes"​ or "​No",​ depending on the context of the question
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 +In many cases, ''​Q''​ or Ctrl-C (abort) may also be an acceptable answer to the question, but this will never be the default answer. 
 + 
 +===== Use Defaults ===== 
 + 
 +The default values ​of all the ''​text.dat''​ strings are stored in the Synchronet Terminal Server library (''​sbbs.dll'',​ ''​libsbbs.so''​). 
 + 
 +To use all default text strings you can either: 
 + 
 +1. Download the ''​[[https://​gitlab.synchro.net/​sbbs/​sbbs/​-/​commits/​master/​ctrl/​text.dat|text.dat]]''​ revision from the Source Repository which correlates with the executables you're using and overwrite your local file, or
  
 +2. Replace (overwrite) your ''​text.dat''​ file with a 0-length file (each '​missing'​ string is replaced with the default string), e.g. (on *nix):
  
 +  cp /dev/null /​sbbs/​ctrl/​text.dat
 ===== See Also ===== ===== See Also =====
   * [[:​dir:​CTRL]] Directory   * [[:​dir:​CTRL]] Directory
-  * [[http://cvs.synchro.net/​cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/​ctrl/​text.dat?​view=markup|Current text.dat file in CVS]]+  * [[https://gitlab.synchro.net/​sbbs/sbbs/-/raw/master/​ctrl/​text.dat|Current text.dat file in Git]]
   * [[:​config:​|Customization]]   * [[:​config:​|Customization]]
  
-{{tag>}}+{{tag>text.dat customization ansi}}
  

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