DIZ2EXE is a utility that allows you to convert single screen page text files (80 characters x 25 characters) to an executable program. This program is called DIZ2EXE because a text file of this type is often referred to as a DIZ file (short for description). The program created by DIZ2EXE is a Windows program, thus the program generated will not run in DOS mode since windows is required.
DIZ2EXE is a console program (even though its output is a pure windows style program). Thus, put DIZ2EXE in your path or in a directory in which you intend to use it. You run DIZ2EXE from the command line. Below is an example of its use:
DIZ2EXE hello.diz hello.exe
The first parameter (hello.diz) is the name of the .DIZ file (or any text file type document such as a .TXT file) to be converted to an executable. The second parameter (hello.exe) is the name of the executable to be created. DIZ2EXE does not automatically add any extensions (i.e. .DIZ, .TXT, .EXE), so youll have to make sure you use them. Once the executable is created, you can run that executable file like any other program. Below is another example:
DIZ2EXE read.me readme.exe
Again, the first parameter (read.me) is the name of the text file to be converted. The second parameter is the name of the executable to be created. This example will make a file called README.EXE.
DIZ2EXE for Windows - Version 1.01
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DIZ2EXE for Windows
Copyright 1998-2018 O. Patrick Barnes
All rights reserved.
This software is freeware and may be used for any purpose, commercial or otherwise. The executable file created by this software becomes the property of whoever created the executable with DIZ2EXE and may be used without royalty for any purpose. No fees of any manner may be charged for the use, sale, or distribution of DIZ2EXE software, except for the reasonable reimbursement of costs such as disks and postage.
DIZ2EXE IS FREE SOFTWARE. LIKE ALL FREE SOFTWARE, DIZ2EXE AND ITS OUTPUT ARE PROVIDED AS IS AND COME WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. IN NO EVENT WILL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE.
Program/Software: DIZ2EXE for Windows 95/98/NT
Current Version: 1.01
Author: O. Patrick Barnes
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Copyright 1998-2018 O. Patrick Barnes, All rights
Minor update: May 20, 2018
Updated: July 13, 2005
Previous revision: February 26, 2001