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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I view the kludge lines for messages posted in a echomail message base?

When reading a message posted to a echomail message base press the V key.
This toggles on/off the ability to view kludge lines such as PATH and SEEN-BY.

If you then reply to the message while the kludge lines are visible you can also
quote them in your reply.

Q: I use Mystic in Windows, but I want to move to Raspberry Pi. Can I move to a different operating system without losing my BBS data?

    A: YES!  You can easily switch platforms and retain your BBS!  However, there are
       some basic steps required, particularly when switching to or from an operating
       system with case sensitive file names:  
    
      1. When copying files, make sure all data, menu, and display files are lower
         cased.  Mystic uses all lower-cased files in case sensitive file systems.
         
      2. Once the files are copied, you must run "mystic" with the -paths option on the
         new operating system, and change the paths to match your new Mystic location.
         
      3. Now run "mystic" again with the -cfg option.  Each theme has its own text,
         menu, and scripts directory so go into the Themes editor and change those
         directories to match your new directories.  Each message base also has its
         own message base path which needs to be updated.  This can be done all at
         once by using the Global Message Base Editor.
         
      4. Note that one pain point is converting over file base directories, meaning
         the actual directories where files are stored for each base.  These often
         have to be manually edited per file base, since those directories are
         specific to each base.
   
      If you encounter problems after performing these steps, the error messages
      and logs should guide you towards fixing the problem.  Keep in mind that
      any configured item that uses a file name may now be case sensitive.  For
      example, if you have a menu with a "GO" menu command in it, with an optional
      data of "MAIN", its going to look for "MAIN.mnu" in a case sensitive OS.
      
      The same holds true in other areas as well, such as in MUTIL's .ini files. If
      you are one of those people who always set things to UPPERCASE in your
      configuration, you may run into problems throughout your BBS.  It is always
      best practice to use all lower cased file names just to keep things simple when
      moving between platforms.
                  
         

Q: Can Mystic limit a door game to being executed only on one node at a time without scripting or batch files?

Yes, you can use Mystic's menu system and semaphores to create a way to limit
an external program to only a single user.  Review the following screen capture
below for an example:

faq.txt · Last modified: 2016/06/03 16:42 by g00r00