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TITLE
    ShadowStart

VERSION
    1.3

AUTHOR
    Lars 'SFX' Eilebrecht 
    Glueck-Auf-Strasse 23
    57223 Kreuztal
    GERMANY

    SFX@appl2.hrz.uni-siegen.de
    http://vespa.unix-ag.uni-siegen.de/~sfx
    Shadowfox@IRC

DESCRIPTION
ShadowStart is a small utility that should be called from the
startup-sequence.

If the activation-key is pressed down a requester pops up, asking you if
you want the WBStartup-drawer, the User-Startup script or both to be
disabled.

This means, you can bootup a "clean" Workbench, without any programs in
WBStartup or User-Startup executed!  And also a new shell-window can be
opened for changing things befor executing the startup-sequence. 
(Sourcecode is included.)

NEW FEATURES
    Before any key checks are performed ShadowStart checks if the
    SYS: partition is currently being validated.
    If yes, Shadowstart waits 3 seconds and checks the disk
    state again.
    When the validation is finished, ShadowStart automatically
    continues with its normal execution.
    The main effect of this feature is that startup execution will
    be delayed until the SYS: partition is validated
    (no more disk-trashing on startup).
    The validation check is always performed, if the activation-key
    is pressed or not.

FUTURE
    Ideas and suggestions are always welcome!

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
    Two version of ShadowStart are included,
    one for Kick/WB 3.1 and one for Kick/WB 2.0+.

HOST NAME
    ShadowStart has been uploaded to the Aminet Site

    ftp.uni-paderborn.de  (131.234.2.32)

    and should be available on all other Aminet sites.

DIRECTORY
    pub/aminet/util/boot

FILE NAME
    ShadowStart13.lha

RELEASE DATE
    14. August 1995

PRICE
    ShadowStart is ANYWARE! :-) (see guide for details)

DISTRIBUTABILITY
    The ShadowStart archive is freely distributable,
    but it is Copright 1994-1995 by Lars Eilebrecht.

OTHER
    The latest ShadowStart archive is also available via WWW
    (http-download) from the page:
    'http://vespa.unix-ag.uni-siegen.de/~sfx/programs/'