[futurebasic] Installer avoidance

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From: RMMerrill@...
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 15:52:54 -0500 (EST)
My finished application consists of one application file and one help 
file. These both easily fit on a floppy disk.

The user can easily copy the application to their hard drive, but how can 
I get the help file into the user's preferences folder?

I realize that there are several commercial installers to do just this, 
but it seems like such over-kill for just two files.

Is there an easy way to create an application that will copy these two 
files to their ultimate destinations- i.e. an installer, but a simplified 
one that can be written in FB?

Otherwise it seems I have to buy the Smaller Installer and Compact Pro 
for a total of about $200.00 to do the job.

What say ye, list members?


     -=  Bob (-: