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

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

RED (Redirect) John Dickinson
Command PC Magazine Vol 4, No 4
Copyright 1985 Ziff-Davis Publishing Company

Purpose: Transfers one (or more) file(s) from one
subdirectory to another without requiring the
use of COPY and ERASE.

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

Remarks: Like the DOS COPY command, RED.COM supports
the use of the global characters ? and * in
specifying the desired source files.

Unlike COPY, however, RED.COM does not permit
renaming a file during the transfer process.
(This is why it is unnecessary to supply a
target filename.) Furthermore, RED requires
that the source and target drives be the
same. You cannot, therefore, remove a set of
files from drive C: by trying to REDirect
them to drive A:.

Example: Before submitting your income tax you
calculated it under several different
methods, contained in files named ROUGH1.DAT
through ROUGH6.WKS. These are all in the
subdirectory \IRS on drive C:, and you want
to move them all to a sub-subdirectory (which
you have created) called \1985TAX\DRAFTS.
From the C> prompt enter


and all six files will be moved out of \IRS
and into \1985\DRAFTS.


1. Requires DOS 2.0 or later.

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