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1. How can I set my mail and news signatures to be different ?

It's built-in already.

The mailsig file is for mail, the sig file is for news.

The /waffle/system/sig file gets inserted if it's there and you
don't have a personal sig or mailsig file.

If you want to be able to pick which sig goes on which message,
try Roy Silvernail's APPSIG.ZIP .

2. Why doesn't /waffle/system/mailsig work?

The different names are only for the user's personal signature.
If you have a system default signature, /waffle/system/sig, it
is applied to *all* messages.

3. Can I use 16-bit compression ?

Sure, if you have enough memory and can find a 16-bit compression
program.

One is provided with 1.65 and there are a variety of add-in 16-bit
compress programs for 1.64 and earlier available on (old) SimTel.

If you use 16-bit compress, be sure you have the `compress' flag
in the static file set correctly for the compress you're using.
See /waffle/docs/comp16.doc .

4. What are all those files in /waffle/* anyway ?

See /waffle/docs/roadmap.doc for descriptions of almost every
file that comes with the software.

5. What document in /waffle/docs contains what ?

/waffle/docs/index.doc has the table of contents of each of
the other documents.  Use a text editor or something similar
to look for keywords in index.doc, then it will point you to
which file to look in.

If you have a version of the UNIX utility `grep', it's best
to do something like `grep keyword /waffle/docs/*', to find
even obscure references to things.

You'll find a lot of neat but obscure references in HISTORY.DOC.

6. Can I alter my headers after composing a message ?

Some of them are editable in 1.65 via the `alter' static parameter.
Don't put `To:', `CC:' or `Newsgroups:' in `alter'; it won't work.

Of course, third-party packages tend to not have these restrictions.

7. Does DOS Waffle support control messages ?

Other than cancelling a message you posted that hasn't been
batched up yet, no.  You might want to look at the contents of
the control newsgroup once in a while to see what control
messages you received that Waffle didn't process.

There's a program called procc, `PROCess Control' which will
handle control messages for you.  Look for procc-NN.zip where
NN is the version number.

There's also wafctl, Waffle Control, which does more than procc.
It will create files for nwreader to use to present users with
notices of new groups when the control messages come in.

8. What does this `Splash file before login' flag do?  I can't find it in
   the docs.

If a user logs in with the `Splash file before login' flag, and
a file exists in /waffle/text named after that user, it will be
displayed (`splashed') immediately after the user enters their
password correctly.  Example: user falken has `Splash file ...'
set in his profile:

        hogbbs!login: falken
        Password: 

        [this is /waffle/text/falken]
        (>

        Greetings, Professor Falken.  Would you like to play a game?

        [this is /waffle/text/welcome, which everyone sees]
        Welcome to the Heart of Gold
        ...


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