Category : Assembly Language Source Code
Archive   : DOCFILES.ZIP
Filename : DDIR.DOC

Output of file : DDIR.DOC contained in archive : DOCFILES.ZIP

DDIR (Double Directory) Charles Petzold
Command PC Magazine Vol 4, No 20
Copyright 1985 Ziff-Davis Publishing Company

Purpose: Displays all (or selected) directory entries
in double columns, sorted in alphabetical

Format: DDIR [d:][path][filename[.ext]]

Remarks: If no parameters are specified, DDIR will
list all files in the current directory. Use
of the global characters ? and * in the
filename and extension parameters is

If more than one screenful (50 entries) is
required, the display pauses at the bottom,
showing the message, "Press any key to


1. Because DDIR.COM loads a secondary
command processor, it will not operate
under the Run option of WordStar and
possibly with some other programs that
normally allow calling up external
programs. For the same reason, it
cannot be automatically reinvoked using
the F3 key when at the DOS command

2. Requires DOS 2.0 or later.

  3 Responses to “Category : Assembly Language Source Code
Archive   : DOCFILES.ZIP
Filename : DDIR.DOC

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: