I am again trying to catch-up with the group (my time-sharing slices get longer and longer as I grow old , so after sequentially reading several of TimBot's common slash-and-hack (or slash-and-wink for lamers, or hack-and-wink for coders, or hack-slash-star-wink!-star-slash for C coders) replies, I would like to address the following two warnings: 1. To "Matrix" fans: don't ever use the line "He's only human" on the TimBot. It's not. 2. To "2001 A space odyssey" fans: whenever it says "sorry", it's being sarcastic <wink> 3. To "Tron" fans: yes, you could assign the name TimBit to it, but it's a broken Bit; what's the use of a Bit that's always true? PS I can't count; there are 10 kinds of people, those who grok binary and those who don't. <blink> <breath /> Thanks Tim for your code and for your posts, and cheers everyone -- TZOTZIOY, I speak England very best, Microsoft Security Alert: the Matrix began as open source.