Directory Archive Conversion Tool

Tool for converting MuffinTerm dialing directory archive to LST format for sharing

About MuffinTerm archives and file formats

MuffinTerm’s directory export feature saves a copy of your entire dialing directory, including your call history, favorites list, and any personal notes that you might have entered for individual BBSes in your directory list. This is great for making a system backup or for copying your full directory data to another computer; but it isn’t suitable for sharing with others, since their copy of MuffinTerm would see it as a backup file to be restored and it could end up creating duplicate entries or modifying or replacing their own call history or directory data with yours…!

Instead, if you want to share directory entries with others, you can use a file in the SyncTERM LST format, including just the basics of the BBS directory: BBS names, addresses, and terminal types. This format can be imported natively by MuffinTerm (and by many other terminal programs as well), so you can share it on a web site, etc. and others can import the entries without any worry of overwriting their own data; and your personal notes, call history, and other private data won’t be shared.

How to use the conversion tool

This page provides an easy way to convert a MuffinTerm directory archive (JSON file) to LST format for sharing with others. The conversion is done directly in your browser via JavaScript, so your personal records never have to leave your device.

Select a MuffinTerm archive file with the button below, or drag and drop a file onto this page. The tool will convert the file’s contents into LST formatted data suitable for sharing.

The LST data will appear in the text area below; you can then copy it and paste it into a new file to save and share with others, or click the “Save converted data” button at the bottom of the page to generate the file automatically. Be sure to name the new file with the .LST extension so that MuffinTerm and other terminal applications will recognize it properly.

(Converted data will appear in the text area below)

(This will save the converted text from the section above to the file converted.lst)