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    Raymond Penners <>


    `phonebill' is, simply said, a log file analyzer. What it basically
    does is scan log file(s) generated by a terminal program or a mailer,
    extract all information about calls you have made by using your modem,
    and store this in its own (short) format. After extracting the calls
    `phonebill' can generate various reports in which you can find
    information on duration and costs of the calls.

    Here is a small list of the main features:

     * Very flexible user-configurable rates, supporting exceptions for
       certain days and dates. Handles fees and time units with up to 9
       decimals (e.g. $1.2344657 dollars per 30.225678 seconds).

     * User-configurable log scanners: `phonebill' by default supports
       various log files, but for any log file that is not supported the
       user is able to create a scanner. The following is a list of log
       files that are already supported:
          * AmiTel
          * AutoPilot
          * CyberPager
          * DreamTerm
          * GPFax
          * ISDN Master Telephone log
          * JamMail
          * JrComm
          * MagiCall
          * MicroDot
          * Multifax (both v2.0 and Multifax professional)
          * NComm
          * Off-line Amiga
          * Term action log and Term call log
          * Terminus
          * TheAnswer
          * TKR-BTX
          * Trapdoor
          * Trapfax
          * UUCP TimeLog
          * XenoLink

     * Log files can be automatically truncated if their size exceeds the
       maximum size.

     * Generates miscellaneous reports: statistics, total costs, predicted
       costs ...

     * Context-sensitive online help.

     * Supports new 3.0 features (new look menus, ...).

     * Nice `Amiga User Interface Style Guide' conformant user interface.

     * Supports `traplist.library'.


    The following is a list of the most significant changes:

     * Added scanners for AmiTel, Off-line Amiga, DreamTerm,

     * Added a new cookie for fido-style addresses to the scanner.  If
       you have `traplist' installed the address found will be used to
       find the real name and phonenumber of the host.  You'll need to
       configure the "Nodelist path" (see miscellaneous settings).

     * Phonebill has become a commodity.

     * Added: if you want to rescan the log files you won't have to go
       through the trouble of removing the signatures with a text editor,
       just use the new `Rescan logs' menu item.

     * New: option for disabling writing signatures to the log file

     * New: report presets (for the scan range and groups).

     * New hosts can be automatically added by supplying the rate(s) with
       a pattern to match certain area codes.


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    The package is (C) 1993-1994 Raymond Penners