CFG2 1.2.042 - Read Me


Welcome to CFG2. This program aids the configuration of a program or system by allowing relatively easy generation of different versions of text configuration files. An obvious application for CFG2 is for the generation of AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files. However, it can be used for a much broader range of tasks. For example, it is has been used to generate a web site's HTML files, the "make" files for a large project and, indeed, "C" and Forth source files themselves.

The main benefits of using CFG2 are that the need for repetitive editing of configuration files is removed and the fact that different configurations can be easily selected.


In order to work, CFG2 merely requires that you have an executable for the operating system upon which you wish to run it. At present, we only issue a version suitable for MSdos and its derivatives. (For example, the MSdos version will run happily under Windows 95, Windows 98 and so on.) CFG2 has also had superficial testing under LINUX and appears to function correctly.

Package Contents

You should have the following:

cfg2.exe The CFG2 executable file.
*.ini Some example CFG2 script files.
cfg2ver.htm Change history of the CFG2 program.
cfg2tut.htm CFG2's Tutorial.
cfg2.htm This introduction to CFG2.
cfg2faq.htm A file of Frequently Asked Questions.
cfg2ref.htm A CFG2 Reference Manual.

To actually run CFG2, only the executable is required. Of course, a script file is required if you want it to do anything useful.

If you are a first-time user of CFG2, I suggest that you read the tutorial.


CFG2 is a public domain program. You are free to re-distribute CFG2 to third parties if:


"The authors disclaim all warranties as to this software, whether express or implied, including without limitation any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, functionality or data integrity or protection."


CFG2 was written by Mark ("Captain ChAoS") Davis. By virtue of the fact that ChAoS had a hand in writing this program:

This program is a ChAoS Utility

I'm not sure that the terms "public domain" and "copyright" aren't mutually exclusive. Even so, this software is:

Copyright © Mark Davis, 1998-2002.

Contacting The Author

If you have any bug reports or suggestions, you can contact the author at the CFG2 email address.

If you like CFG2, perhaps you'll like the rest of the ChAoS Utilities - please visit the web site.