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

Output of file : DIREX.DOC contained in archive : DOCFILES.ZIP
DIREX Steven Holzner
Command 1987/No. 1


Purpose: Facilitates copying, deleting, protecting, or
unprotecting selected files in a directory.

Format: DIREX [d:][filespec]

Remarks: DIREX displays up to 121 filenames on screen;
the ? and * "wildcards" can be used to
restrict the number of displayed entries.
The cursor arrow keys are used to move a
reverse-video highlight bar from one filename
to another. When a filename is highlighted
it can be selected for further treatment by
pressing the spacebar. (A mistakenly marked
file can be deselected by pressing the
spacebar a second time.)

Single-letter commands implement any one of
the following actions on any marked files:

C Copy (you are prompted for a new path)
D Delete
P Protect (makes read-only)
U Unprotect (makes read-write)

N Change to a new directory
Q Quit


1. In handling very large subdirectories,
the NO.COM utility (1986 No. 9, and
contained on PC Utilities Disk 1) can
also be used in conjunction with DIREX
to inhibit display of one or more groups
of filenames.

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

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