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SCANDIR Michael J. Mefford
Command 1987/No. 2 (Lab Notes)


Purpose: Permits side-by-side comparison of the
contents of two directories using either
separately-controllable or synchronized
forward/backward scrolling.

Format: SCANDIR [d:]directory1 [d:]directory2

Remarks: The directories to be compared do not have to
be on the same drive. Use the normal DOS
backslash (\) character in specifying the
path to a desired directory. The DOS
"wildcard" symbols (* and ?) may be used to
limit the filenames displayed.

The two directory listings are presented in
the normal DOS order and format. A status
line at the bottom of the screen shows
whether the right or the left-hand column
will be scrolled. Use the Left- or Right-
Arrow keys to set scrolling on for the
alternate column, or use the ScrLk key to
toggle synchronized movement on or off. The
Up- and Down-Arrow keys control forward and
backward scrolling of the listing(s) one line
at a time. The PgUp and PgDn keys move the
listing(s) one full screen (20 filename
lines) at a time. In the forward direction,
if scrolling continues beyond the last
filename in a directory, the listing
commences again at the beginning.


1. SCANDIR is an on-screen program: its
display cannot be saved to a file or
redirected to a printer. If you require
these capabilities, use DIRCOMP.COM,
which is also included on this disk.

2. Because SCANDIR.COM loads a secondary
command processor, a copy of COMMAND.COM
must be available on the boot-up drive
(floppy or hard disk).

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