Pager consists of a commandline program 'Pager2' by Richard Conn and a frontend (this).
NOTE: This is a RISC OS app and will not work on other platforms.
PAGER2 is a tool for creating paged files, extracting the component files from a paged file, and scanning paged files, where a paged file is a file composed of one or more files prefixed by banners. PAGER2 is based in concept on the UNPAGE tool submitted to the Ada Software Repository on SIMTEL20 by Mitre Corporation.
Paged files are convenient mechanisms for storing related files. They reduce cluttering in the directories and simplify the file transfer process by requiring the user to transfer only one file in order to obtain all files pertinent to a particular project or tool. Additionally, paged files are text files which can be handled more readily than the 8-bit binary images associated with other file grouping mechanisms (see the file OILBR.DOC in the directory PD2:<ADA.GENERAL> in the Ada Software Repository). Paged files may be manipulated by a text editor if necessary.
For these reasons, paged files have been adopted as a standard for file storage in the Ada Software Repository. The file type of SRC (as in MYFILE.SRC) indicates that a file is paged.
- Double click on the !Pager icon - this will place an icon on the iconbar.
- SELECT clicking on the iconbar icon will open a setup window.
- Fill in the information needed and SELECT click on 'Run'. Use the interactive help to get information about what to fill in where.
This will start the Pager command line program and open a window showing the status. Extracted components will be written into the current set work directory.