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COM-AND FileMgr Script










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COM-AND FileMgr Script
Script based File Management for COM-AND
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COM-AND, and the FILEMGR script are copyright 1992 by CABER
Software. COM-AND is distributed freely and may be copied by
anyone for any number of machines, for purposes of evaluation.
The author offers COM-AND and its accessory programs as "share-
ware". If you USE COM-AND after evaluating it, you MUST pay
for it.


The complete user license and registration information is to be
found in the file REGISTER.DOC. Limitations on redistribution
of COM-AND are set out in the file VENDOR.DOC. These two files
are included with the COM-AND program release.



CABER Software
R. (Scott) McGinnis
P.O. Box 3607 Mdse Mart
Chicago, IL 60654-0607

GEnie, Delphi: TARTAN
CIS .......... 73147,2665
Internet ..... [email protected]











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Table of Contents
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I. Introduction .............................................. page 1

A. What is COM-AND? ........................................ page 1
B. The FILEMGR script ...................................... page 1

II. Running FileMgr ........................................... page 2

III. FileMgr functions .......................................... page 3

IV. Program Requirements ....................................... page 4

V. Program and Author Information ............................ page 5



































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I. Introduction


A. What is COM-AND?


COM-AND for the IBM PC and compatibles is a communications
program for use by itself, or for use with several integrated
accessory programs (which themselves may be used independently of
COM-AND). COM-AND provides standard comm program functions: a
dialing directory, macros, disk logging, binary and ASCII file
transfers, scripted execution and so on.


B. The FileMgr script

The script FileMgr.CMD was constructed at a customer's request
to support some useful file-management functions while on-line.
It simplifies file-oriented functions such as renaming, deleting,
and uploading.


This document discusses the function of the FileMgr.CMD script.



























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II. Running FileMgr


The FileMgr script is invoked through COM-AND's script processor
(F2). When invoked, FileMgr first asks for a new subdirectory.
When this request is satisfied, FileMgr displays the first page
of a directory listing for the subdirectory.


Before you execute FileMgr the first time, you may wish to change the
default word processor invoked by the 'W' command. The second line
of the script specifies the program file name, fully qualified, for
use by the 'W' command. If you leave it blank, you are asked for a
name when you press 'W'. The value "INTERNAL" is used to specify
COM-AND's internal editor.


[FileMgr.CMD is an ASCII file and must remain so for COM-AND.
ASCII files are prepared by text editors (e.g. EDLIN). Word
processors usually do not emit ASCII files... if you wish to
use an word processor to change FileMgr, be sure it gives
you ASCII output (often called non-document format).

[FileMgr.CMD defaults to COM-AND's INTERNAL editor in its dis-
tributed form, and after a failure to load the editor you
specify (if you change the script). Please refer to the docu-
ment CAEDIT.DOC for a discussion of this editor.]

The FileMgr script adjusts to the screen size in use. The last lines
of the open window list commands you may be executed.


Note: any subdirectory/drive change you perform within FileMgr is
'cancelled' when you exit FileMgr. Similarly, the screen from which
FileMgr was executed is restored.















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III. FileMgr functions


 key ......... (Cursor down) Move the cursor down
 key ......... (Cursor up) Move the cursor up
> key ......... (Cursor right) Move the cursor left
< key ......... (Cursor left) Move the cursor right
PgUp key ...... Previous page of display
PgDn key ...... Next page of display (circular)
Home key ...... First page of display
End key ....... Last page of display

Alt-F10 ....... Shell to DOS (type 'EXIT' to return)
INS key........ Execute a DOS command

C)opy ......... Copy the highlighted file somewhere else
D)el .......... Delete the highlighted file all together
E)xec ......... Run the highlighted item as a program
F)ree ......... Show space left on the default drive
M)ask ......... Set new search mask (default is *.*)
N)ewdir ....... Change directories
R)en .......... Rename the highlighted file
S)end ......... Send highlighted file name through the modem
U)pld ......... Upload highlighted file with protocol
V)iew ......... Read the highlighted file (with DOS TYPE)
W)ord ......... Use an editor on the highlighted file
























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IV. Program requirements


COM-AND is written for an IBM PC or DOS compatible machine. COM-AND
does direct to screen buffer fetches and stores (unless BIOS screen
updates are directed using the /C switch or the Alt-O options menu).


COM-AND is TopView aware even without the /C switch or Alt-O option.


COM-AND supports MDA, CGA, EGA and Hercules. COM-AND uses a Micro-
soft Mouse if one is available..


COM-AND disk I/O is done through the 'Handle' oriented I/O routines
added to DOS 2.0. Therefore DOS 2.0 is a minimum requirement.


COM-AND (Version 2.9) requires 277K for itself. You need 384K
to take advantage of the DOS Gateway and to load accessories.





























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V. Author information


COM-AND was written using Microsoft Macro-Assembler. The author
likes assembler. Assembly language is an entirely appropriate
vehicle for some of the program, and a not-inappropriate vehicle
for the rest of it. Everything, in moderation...


The author of this program is R. Scott McGinnis of Chicago, IL.
GEnie and Delphi ID: TARTAN. CIS ID: 73147,2665. Comment and
suggestions (and criticism in moderation) are welcomed:

CABER Software
R. (Scott) McGinnis
P.O. Box 3607 Mdse Mart
Chicago, IL 60654-0607


I thank my wife, Elizabeth, who lived in purgatory while this script
was written. [Having nothing to do with the script, I assure you!.]


This script (Version 1.0) may be distributed freely (but it isn't a
whole lot of use without COM-AND). Any improvements you return to
the author get attention... errors you report are corrected.
COM-AND is shareware. If you USE COM-AND after a 30 day evaluation,
you MUST pay for it. [Please read REGISTER.DOC.]


Any hardware names and software names in this document are trademarks
or trade names of specific manufacturers.


















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Archive   : CA29-3.ZIP
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