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ATPDIAG(1)		   ATP QWK Mail/News Reader		    ATPDIAG(1)

       atpdiag - checks	atp qwk	reader configuration.

       atpdiag	[ -h | -v | --help | --version ]

       A  diagnostic script written in Perl, useful during installation	of ATP
       QWK news/mail reader, and for diagnosing	possible  configuration	 prob-
       lems.   When  started,  atpdiag looks for the environment variable ATP.
       then searches for the configuration file	atprc.	If that	 file  can  be
       successfully  opened,  atpdiag  parses it, checking specified paths and
       support programs	for existence and accessibility. Informational,	 warn-
       ing, and	error messages are displayed.

       Perhaps	the  most  common ATP installation error is the	failure	to set
       and export the ATP environment variable.	 Normally this should be  done
       in  the	user's	shell startup file such	as the	.profile in the	user's
       home directory.	ATP expects the	environment variable ATP to  point  to
       the  directory  where  ATP  will	 keep  its  atprc  configuration file,
       taglines.atp tagline file, and message bases.

       Another possible	ATP configuration problem occurs when  using  Info-Zip
       UnZip  5.11  and	 later.	 These recent versions of UnZip	require	the -L
       flag when un-zipping certain  qwk  packets  originating	in  the	 MSDOS
       world.	Previous  to UnZip 5.11, the default behavior for UnZip	was to
       translate MSDOS file names to lower case	on unzipping. Now you must re-
       quest  lower  case translation explicitly by adding the -L flag to your
       unzip command in	your atprc.  This may also be accomplished by  setting
       and exporting the UNZIP environment variable.

       When  run, atpdiag will attempt to detect your UnZip version and	report
       if the configuration appears wrong.


       atp(1), perl(1),	unzip(1)

ATPDIAG	0.92		       28 November 1995			    ATPDIAG(1)


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