Synchronet v3.17b-Win32 (install) has been released (Jan-2019).

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DIRS.TXT is an a file format used by synchronet to import and export file areas. Each flie area claims 20 lines in a flat file, with the terminator: ***END-OF-DIR***

Line descriptions

1. Area Long Name
2. Area Short Name
3. Area code without prefix (eg: MAIN)
4. data directory (eg /sbbs/data or wherever the subdirectories for this area are stored blank for default)
5. Access Requirements (eg: LEVEL 30 or blank for default)
6. Upload Requirements (eg: LEVEL 30 or blank for default)
7. Download Requirements (eg: LEVEL 30 or blank for default)
8. Operator Requirements (eg: LEVEL 90 or blank for no operators)
9. Path (subdir of Data Directory, or full path)
10. Upload Semaphore File (0 or file name)
11. Max Files (eg: 1000)
12. Allowed File Extensions (comma separated. blank for all)
13. 32-bit hexadecimal encoded list of misc. options. "8CD" seems to be the default.
14. Slow Media Device number (0 if not a slow media device)
15. File Area Sort Type (0: Name Ascending 1: Name Descending 2: Date Ascending 3: Date Descending)
16. Exemption Requirements (eg: FLAG D or blank for no exemptions.)
17. Maximum File Age (0 for no limit)
18. % Credit on Upload (eg: 100)
19. % Credit on Download (eg: 90)
20: ***END-OF-DIR***

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