Contents of the HELP6.DOC file
Copyright @1991 Thomas C. Kerr
All rights reserved
Kerr Enterprises distributes Dr6HELP as Shareware. The product is
free - subject to your acceptance of the license agreement below.
No registration fee is required.
The program, downloaded from any bulletin board system, and its data
files may be freely copied and shared. I ask you to help me dis-
tribute this version by sharing UNMODIFIED copies with others.
Thank you for your support. I hope you get some use from the
This program has been written to provide a mechanism for on-line
help for Dr DOS Version 6.0 commands. Similar programs exist for
other versions of MSDOS and PCDOS. It's colorful and it's useful.
Technical information for the help text itself was taken from the
Dr DOS 6.0 User Guide and from the help text displayed by Dr DOS when
you enter a command with the /H(elp) option. It is technically
accurate to the best that I can determine.
If you find any errors from minor typos to technical errors and
pass them to me, I will make every effort to correct them in a
You may write or utilize one of the two supported commercial
services (both CompuServe and GENIE) to obtain support or report
problems. Electronic mailboxes are checked only on a weekly
basis, but are a very effective way of communicating. Electronic
mailboxes are great for relating problems, receiving work-arounds
and/or problem specific updates.
I support electronic communications on both GENIE and CompuServe.
You are strongly advised to obtain a USER ID on at least one
of these services as no other form of electronic support will
On GENIE, you can leave mail addressed to T.KERR1. Mail messages
are answered as soon as possible. If you need information on
obtaining a GENIE account you can call GENIE toll free at
CompuServe electronic correspondence is limited to EMAIL. My
EMAIL ID is [75140,3326]. If you are a CompuServe user and
you need to reach me, use EMAIL. EMAIL messages are answered
as soon as possible. If you need information on obtaining a
CompuServe account you can call CompuServe toll free at
My mailing address is:
Thomas C. Kerr
5348 Black Oak Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22032
The program should run without problems on any machine capable of
running Dr DOS Version 6.0. It will run from any disk or directory,
as long as all three files are colocated. I recommend installing
(merely copying) the files in any directory that is on your PATH
statement and adding an APPEND statement to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file
for that directory. That way, the program and its two data files
can be found and run from the command line no matter what current
default working disk and directory you are working from.
To get help on any Dr DOS command, simply enter "HELP" to bring up
the Dr6HELP main menu for access to help on any command. Or, enter
"HELP ", where is any valid Dr DOS command, if
you already know what command you need help on.
I made a conscious decision not to develop this program as a TSR.
I felt that most situations in which the program would be run
(i.e., be useful) would be ones where the user is already at the
command line prompt. You're ready to enter a DOS command - you
don't quite remember the right syntax or right switch option to
use - and entering one DRHELP command is easier and quicker than
going to find your manual.
3.0 LICENSE AGREEMENT
No part of this computer program may be reproduced, transmitted,
transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into
any language in any form or by any means, except as described in the
following license aggreement, without obtaining the express prior
written consent of the author.
The use of Dr6HELP is subject to the following terms and conditions:
3.1 Title to Licensed Software
Title to the licensed software program is not transferred to the end user.
The end user is granted an exclusive license to use the software on a
SINGLE computer or computer workstation.
3.2 Copyright Protection
Dr6HELP is a copyrighted computer program. It is protected by the copy-
right laws of the United States as well as by international law. You may
not make any changes or modifications to Dr6HELP. You may not decompile,
dissassemble, or otherwise reverse engineer the computer program. Usage
of Dr6HELP implies your agreement and acceptance of the terms and condi-
tions of this license agreement.
3.3 Limited Warranty
The author warrants only that the magnetic media on which the Dr6HELP
computer program is recorded and the limited documentation provided with
it are free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use.
the author does not warrant that the licensed software will meet your
requirements or that the operation of the software will be uninterrupted
or error-free. The limited warranty does not cover any copy of the
computer program which has been altered or changed in any way. Further,
the warranty does not cover any media or documentation which has been
subjected to abuse or damage by you or others.
ANY IMPLITED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE LIMITED TO THE TERM OF EXPRESS
WARRANTIES. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty last; so the above limitation may not apply to you. The
warranties set forth above are in lieu of any and all other express
and/or implied warranties, whether oral, written, or implied, and the
remedies set forth above are the sole and exclusive remedies.
3.4 Limitation of Liability
The author is not responsible for any problems or damage caused by
using the licensed software. This includes, but is not limited to,
computer hardware, computer software, operating systems, and any compu-
ter or computing accessories. End users agree to hold the author
blameless for any problems arising from use of Dr6HELP.
The author SHALL NOT IN ANY CASE BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES ARISING
FROM ANY BREACH OF THE WARRANTIES EVEN IF THE AUTHOR HAS BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Some states do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages;
so the above limitation may not apply to you.
In no case shall the author's liability exceed the license fees
paid for the right to use Dr6HELP.
Operators of electronic bulletin board systems may post Dr6HELP
Version 1.0 for downloading by their users without written permission
only as long as the above conditions are met.