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SCFG may be invoked from the Synchronet Control Panel with the BBS->Configure menu option:
Or by running
scfg from a command prompt.
Note: If the Synchronet
exec directory is not in your search path, you may need to change the current working directory (e.g. using
cd) or specify the full path to
SCFG is a native executable program.
On Windows, the executable file is:
On UNIX, the executable file is:
Help on the command-line usage can be displayed by executing the command:
scfg -? or
usage: scfg [ctrl_dir] [options] options: -w = run initial setup wizard -f = force save of configuration files -a = update all message base status headers -h = don't update message base status headers -u# = set file creation permissions mask (in octal) -k = keyboard mode only (no mouse support) -c = force color mode -m = force monochrome mode -e# = set escape delay to #msec -insert = enable keyboard insert mode by default -import=<filename> = import a message area list file -faddr=<addr> = specify your FTN address for imported subs -misc=<value> = specify option flags for imported subs -g# = set group number (or name) to import into -iX = set interface mode to X (default=auto) where X is one of: X = X11 mode C = Curses mode F = Curses mode with forced IBM charset I = Curses mode with forced ASCII charset A = ANSI mode D = standard input/output/door mode -v# = set video mode to # (default=auto) -l# = set screen lines to # (default=auto-detect) -b# = set automatic back-up level (default=5) -y = automatically save changes (don't ask)
Note: some of the interface mode values are only available on particular platforms/operating systems.
Usage and Help
At any time within SCFG, you can press the F1 key or click the
? on a window to get online help about the section being edited.
Downarrows: Move the lightbar that highlights the desired item.
Home: highlight first option in the menu.
End: highlight the last option in the menu.
Enter: select the highlighted item.
Escreturn to the previous menu, or if at the top-level menu, quit the SCFG application.
- Pressing the first letter or number of an item in the menu will highlight that item.
Initial Setup Wizard
When SCFG detects a new installation, or is invoked with the
-w command-line options, it'll start the Initial Setup Wizard which will prompt for various import initial configuration settings.
Standard I/O Mode