CTRL-F6 commando

Burli provides a shortcut for a number of commands used by system administrators. Many are shortcuts for common functions; some are specialised functions for system maintenance or support. If you have questions about any of them, please contact our technical support staff for full details.

These commands are all available in the latest official release. Some are also present in earlier builds.

Using Ctrl-F6

It’s pretty simply, really. From the main Burli screen, type Ctrl-F6 (hold the two keys down together). At the prompt, enter the appropriate function code, making sure of the syntax and using ONLY lower case letters.

Common Configuration File Shortcuts

Each of the following commands loads the appropriate .ini file from the current root path for editing from any Burli workstation. The .ini files will open in whatever the program Windows itself uses to edit .ini files. This is usually Notepad, but other text editors (some designed specifically for .ini file editing) can be used instead with appropriate configuration in Windows.

Function Code

Description

archive

loads settings\archive.ini

chat

loads settings\chat.ini

dbsman

loads settings\database\dbsman.ini

dispatch

loads settings\dispatch.ini

enco

loads settings\enco.ini

maestro

loads settings\maestro.ini

main
loads settings\main.ini
omt
loads settings\omt.ini
passwords
loads settings\passwords.ini
post 
loads settings\post.ini
profiles
loads settings\profiles.ini

quickplay

loads quickplay.ini (from local machine, not server)
rcs
loads settings\rcs.ini
scott
loads settings\scott.ini

wideorbit

loads settings\wideorbit.ini

Other Common Shortcuts

The following commands are shortcuts to specific folders or run specific utilities.

Function Code

Description

checkxmlparser

Checks local machine for valid xml parser. Parser is required by various recent features including the updated multi-track editor and VU meters.

inews_contacts_import
Imports .SML files from Avid iNews phones database for newsrooms upgrading to Burli. Generally used during installation. Consult with Burli tech support BEFORE running.
uptime
Reports the uptime of Burli on the workstation. In other words, how long has elapsed since Burli (not the computer) was last started.
elocal

Launches Windows Explorer pointing to local data path.

eroot

Launches Windows explorer pointing to root data path.

esettings

Launches Windows explorer pointing to settings folder on root data path.

hasp

Opens the Burli HASP tab for checking or updating licenses

logout

Forces current user logout on local machine.

regedit
Loads regedit.exe. Especially useful if the OS is locked down to prevent the current Windows user from running regedit.
report
produces a .zip file with detailed diagnostic data about your workstation, server and network (screenshots, log files, etc.) and immediately sends it to Burli’s technical support team via an Internet connection. The PC on which you type the command must have a working Internet connection at the time the command is used.
shutdown 
Forces a shutdown of Burli on the local machine.

SQL Database Commands

There are a handful of Ctrl-F6 commands designed for administering Burli’s SQL databases (Contacts, Assignments, Archive). Please do NOT use them unless specifically advised to by our support technicians (or you’re familiar with them) – they will instantly change your live databases. They are mainly used as when moving your databases from the legacy to sql versions.

Function Code

Description

sqlconvertarchive

converts legacy archive to unindexed sql archive

sqlconvertassignment

convert legacy assignments to sql format

sqlconvertcontacts

convert legacy contacts to sql format

sqlinitdatabase

inits tables for sql database

sqlsetprofile
sets sql profile

Ctrl-F6 does not work

We know of at least one program that takes control of the Ctrl-F6 key combination and stops it from working in Burli. InterVideo WinCinema Manager and its related utilities are frequently bundled (already installed) on recent computers if they include a DVD-capable CD-ROM drive. The program appears in the system tray and (usually) Start Menu of the computer. You will have to uninstall the application to restore Burli’s Ctrl-F6 functions.

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