Category : Alternate Operating Systems - Quarterdeck DesqView, CP/M, etc
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If you are upgrading from DV Tree Version 1, please see the
READ.ME file for installation notes and instructions. Also, the new
features listed for version 2.1 may all be found in DVTREE.DOC by scanning
for the string 'N2.1'. Documentation for all changes since 2.1.1 is
contained in this file only (and DVQUICK.REF where applicable), pending an
update to the main documentation file.

DV Tree 2.2 (04/04/91) 6th Shareware Release

* Made minor documentation and packaging changes:
- added ORDER.FRM to ease registration.
- simplified install procedures in INSTALL.DOC.
- included TZ-SCRIP.DVS and TS-SCRIP.DVS in package.
* Fixed shareware-only potential for refresh problems.

DV Tree 2.1.5 (03/25/91) Interim Release (Reg. users)

* Added Expert Keys toggle (^E). With this toggle ON, DV Tree will bypass:
- the Q&A to confirm the (M)ove command.
- the Q&A to confirm the Tree (K)lip command.
- the toggle status info window after changes of toggle status.
* Made . (dot) equivalent to > (drive change) on the main & tree screens.
* Added %J DESQview Function code. This causes any DV Tree generated
command line to be placed at the end of an existing command line in the
* More new DESQview Function codes:
%Mnnn - replaces memory in K values in PIF with nnn. Example:
%M080 (note: value must be 3 positions.)
%Nnnn - replaces memory in K values in PIF with nnn + the pointed
file size in K. (nnn must be 3 positions.)
* Changed to allow DESQview Function keys to work on empty directories.
* Changed delete/move processing so that files are not unmarked when errors

* Fixed possible window problems after using ^F when not in split screen.

DV Tree 2.1.4 (03/14/91) Interim Release (Reg. users)

* Fixed input character loss problem experienced when using a mouse, and
items not in the 'current' input screen were selected.

DV Tree 2.1.3 (02/25/91) Interim Release (Reg. users)

Minor bug fixes:
- Removed the 'auto-entry' feature of input fields for consistency
with scripts (and after deciding it wasn't such a good idea to start
- Combinations of %c and %k in a DESQview Function code string, although
valid, weren't being allowed.
- Changed (F)ind dialogs ('Search only Current/Subdirectories?', and 'Append
to current find list?') to abort the find operation on ESC.
- Fixed cursor repositioning after file selection so that it won't roll
to the top of the display after selecting the last file. This caused
problems when 'leaning' on Enter or the Spacebar with the ^D toggle on.
- 'Restore Defaults' and 'Replace current (customization)' queries failed
to produce the desired results.

DV Tree 2.1.2 (02/22/91) Interim Release (Reg. users)

Added a new command line option to allow control over how filenames are
shown in the display. The option is DISP=, and values are:

DISP=1 - Causes filenames to show in uppercase.
DISP=2 - Splits out extensions from filenames (ala DOS DIR).
DISP=3 - Both of the above.

Added a new DESQview Function code (%P) to enable overriding an existing
PIF parameter line (normally, DV Tree appends an existing command line
in the PIF to the end of any parameters added via other DV Tree codes).

Added 'Tag Newer' to the Split menu ([). This command will mark the newer
copies of all files with the same names of other files in the opposite
split. If files with the same name are identical, they will not be marked.

Added a new toggle: ^Q --- Quik Floppys. Explanation and usage:

This toggle is provided to improve the flexibility of tree

operations, especially regarding copy/move. The default setting of this
toggle is ON, but if you are upgrading from an existing 2.n copy of DV
Tree, it will be OFF.

The ^Q toggle controls how DV Tree handles disks with no directory
structures (these will usually be floppy diskettes.) With ^Q ON, the
following occurs:

1) Copies to 'no-directory' disks will bypass the tree, making
such copies a one- or two- step operation, depending on the status of the
^C toggle.

2) Selecting a 'no-directory' drive from the (T)ree-(S)witch menu
will bypass the tree.

3) Copies from a 'no-directory' drive will go immediately to the
(S)witch menu.

Since the above three actions generally represent 'logical' next
steps, most people will want to run with ^Q on. If, however, you keep the
^C (auto copy) ON on a normal basis, you may want to turn ^Q OFF. In any
event, it's all a matter of taste, as shown in the following configuration

Configuration 1: ^C OFF ^Q ON (default and 'old way')
- copy/move brings up a tree positioned to the current directory.
- TAB selects the opposite split.
- If dest is a 'no-directory' drive, copy/move begins, otherwise,
Enter causes copy/move to proceed.

Configuration 2: ^C ON ^Q OFF
- copy/move brings up a tree positioned to the opposite directory.
- Enter causes copy/move to proceed.

Configuration 3: ^C ON ^Q ON
- If dest is a 'no-directory' drive, copy/move begins immediately.
- (otherwise, like configuration 2).

Configuration 4: ^C OFF ^Q OFF
- copy/move brings up a tree positioned to the current directory.
- TAB selects the opposite split.
- Enter causes copy/move to proceed.

Minor bug fixes:
- DV Tree would go non-swappable unnecessarily in situations where
strings began with a 'dummy' %c (as in %c%D for a DOS window.)
- The 'No Matches Found' field would not be removed after re-reading
a no longer empty directory with ^R.
- Marked file tallies would be incremented erroneously when marking
files via the Split menu ([) if matching files were already marked.
- The program would fail to find directories with archive, hidden, system
or read-only attributes. This sort of situation, though not 'normal',
may inadvertently be created with some utility programs.
- Improved carriage return handling of (P)rint and @(P)rint commands.

DV Tree 2.1 (02/10/91) 5th Shareware Release (2.1.1 for Reg. users)

Version 2.1 was a major new release of DV Tree. General
enhancements included support for customizing colors for the different
windows, "intelligent" windowing in less than full screen mode, better
support and screen appearance in EGA/VGA hi-res modes, support for large
trees (limited only by program memory considerations), better information
when duplicates are found during file copy/move operations, when global
options are saved, and directories are customized, an input prompt
'command history' feature, and lots of other little things.

All 2.1 features and commands are described in DVTREE.DOC, which
was rewritten, and expanded with an all-new table of contents.


New commands: (DVTREE.DOC: various sections)

@ESC - brings underlying application foreground.
(P)rint - 'Print' into underlying window.
@(P)rint - 'Print' into underlying window, stripping
out carriage returns.
(M)ove - (tree command) now moves subdirectories.
^D toggle - includes subdirectories in the file display
Backspace key - repeats an '=' jump (main and tree)
^\ - splits screen and creates a temporary

New DESQview Function codes: (DVTREE.DOC: Appendix A):

%A - like %k, but for a running application.
&z/&y/&x/&w/&v - initiates {255}-{251} scripts in target
window. For use after %k and %A.
%X??? - associates an F-Key with a file extension
for use with the (E)xec command.
%@ - produces a file list from marked files.
%Qnn - creates a user definable input window.
%Z - 'recurses' function against all marked
%&.n - produces a sub-second delay.
%&i - DV Tree (I)ncl mask.
%R - One time defeat of ^A refresh.
&& - results in a single & character.

New command line parameters(s: (DVTREE.DOC: Command Line Options):

EXEC=S / EXEC=E - reassigns the (E)xec key to Enter or Space
OPP=d:\filespec - starts DV Tree split in 2 directories.

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Archive   : DVTREE22.ZIP
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