Echo Usage Help

Msg # 3 of 15 on JustaXnet File Announcements
To: ALL, From: MARTY BLANKENSHIP
Time: Saturday, 7-23-5, 9:14
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  :                            : filefind echo usage:
The FileFind system offers people  the ability to search for  files
via  echomail by writing  messages addressed to  the name "ALLFIX",
without  quotes.  The  files,  file  specifications,  and  keywords
(preceded by  a '/') are  placed on the  subject line.  The message
body may be left empty.
ALLFIX  will scan  the  configured message  areas  and process  all
FileFind  requests. It  will scan  the BBS  file areas  and if  any
matches are found, it will write a reply in the appropriate area.
Since the FileFind  requests are sent via echomail, one request may
receive multiple replies.  One problem with this system is that the
flow of  mail may easily  get out of hand.  ALLFIX has a  number of
features  to  reduce the  amount of  mail. First,  no more  than 15
files will be included  in a reply. Second,  it has the ability  to
ignore  any local  FileFind  requests.    Third,  ALLFIX  will  not
process  FileFind requests  that contain  less than  4 non-wildcard
characters (ie. characters other  than the '?' and  '*' wildcards).
Lastly, ALLFIX has  the ability  to ignore  FileFind requests  that
are older than the configured number of days.
To facilitate searching for  files, ALLFIX supports two  elementary
boolean operators; AND  and OR. These operators may be used between
filespecs and keywords.
Ex. /SOUND AND /32bit
In  the previous example,  ALLFIX will  search for files  that have
both the keyword SOUND and the keyword 32bit in the description.
Ex. /SOUND AND /32bit OR /SOUNDBLASTER
In  the previous  example, ALLFIX  will search  for files  with the
keyword SOUND and  the keyword 32bit in the description, or for any
files with the keyword /SOUNDBLASTER in the description.
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Example: I want to search for a file called COMIP225.ZIP and see who may
have
it using FILEFIND. My message in the FILEFIND echo would look like this:
To  : ALLFIX
Subj: /COMIP225.ZIP
Body: whatever you want to put here in the body
To  : ALLFIX
Subj: /COMIP*.*
Body: go go filefind!
Example: I want to search for any files with NETMODEM in the description:
To  : ALLFIX
Subj: /NETMODEM
Body: dedrick needs a fire lit under his butt!
You can use AND or OR between words to narrow search criteria.
Also, the "/" before keywords is optional.
When a sysop runs ALLFIX with the S parameter and has the FILEFILD option
defined [as well as what fileareas to include in the search], ALLFIX will
scan
your filearea descriptions and generate a message in the FILEFIND echo
addressed to the person who requested the search, listing all the files that
matched the search. If no files match, no message is generated.
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