Cool Tool: New and Improved Big Red NetWare Clock
Novell Cool Solutions: Trench
By Paul Hardwick
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Posted: 20 Feb 2003
I have updated my utility "The Big Red NetWare Clock". I had been getting a lot of e-mail to me NWClock@Yahoo.com.au address requesting that the tool have some new features in it. I eventually got around to coding them during my spare time at home.
The Big Red NetWare Clock is an NLM that displays a large clock on the NetWare server console. You can toggle between 24-hour and 12-hour format, adjust the colour (if you can't take all that red...) and now use it as a screensaver.
NWClock Console Commands
======================== Syntax: NWCLOCK [command] Where [command] is one of the following: HELP Display this help text VERSION Display the Version string information START Start the updates to the clock STOP Stop the updates to the clock REFRESH Refresh the clock (eg: if you have changed the time or display format) STATUS Display program status details
NWClock Set Parameters
====================== These are kept in the Miscellaneous category. NWCLOCK Daylight Savings Lie: 0 Limits: 0 to 2 Can be set in the startup ncf file. Description: Allows manual adjustment of the clock to account for daylight savings issues that may be found on some servers. 0 = Disable adjustments for daylight savings 1 = (+1) Adjusts the time forward one hour 2 = (-1) Adjusts the time backward one hour To change between forward and backwards you should first set it to 0 and then perform a "NWCLOCK REFRESH" from the console. Note: This only adjusts the time displayed on the NWCLOCK screen. It does NOT alter the actual server time. It can be thought of as a 'cosmetic' adjustment. NWCLOCK Display Time In 24 Hour Format: ON Can be set in the startup ncf file. Description: Display the clock in 24 hour format (otherwise displays in 12-hour mode). NWCLOCK Screen Saver Delay: 5 minutes Limits: 1 minute to 2 hours Can be set in the startup ncf file. Description: Time to wait until the console flips to the NWClock screen. NWCLOCK Big Digit Colour: 12 Limits: 1 to 15 Can be set in the startup ncf file. Description: Colour in decimal on the NetWare pallette to set the Big Digits to. Choose from the following table: Blue = 1 Brown = 6 Hi Cyan = 11 Green = 2 White = 7 Hi Red = 12 Cyan = 3 Gray = 8 Hi Magenta= 13 Red = 4 Hi Blue = 9 Yellow = 14 Magenta= 5 Hi Green= 10 Hi White = 15
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