Contents of the PC-DIRED.DOC file
A Procomm Plus 2.01 Directory Editor.
By Chris Harrington
Copyright (c) 1991, All Rights Reserved.
'Procomm Plus' is a registered trademark of
DATASTORM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
This program arose out of a need to be able to edit a Procomm
directory without having to use the 'R'evise entry function. The
problem with the procomm way is that you cannot edit certain
fields that are saved to the directory file. I have to credit
Datastorm for including the HOOK.C file with their distribution
package. The information found within it was invaluable for
writing this program.
The program is fairly straight forward at this stage. I plan
more features for future versions. Place the .EXE file in your
Procomm directory. You may execute the program in a number of
1. Strap it as META key HOOK program. Select Alt-M from
the terminal mode. Choose which key to strap it to.
Hit 'R' to revise the highlighted entry. Set the TYPE
as to 'HOOK'. Contents will be 'PC-DIRED'. Save the
keys with 'S'. When you want to run the directory
editor, just hit the META key you assigned it to.
2. Shell out to DOS and then execute PC-DIRED. You may
include the directory name to edit on the command line.
If you do not, you will be prompted to select the
directory to edit.
Enter 'EXIT' to return to PROCOMM PLUS
C:\PCPLUS> pc-dired pcplus.dir
3. Execute it from the 'C:\PCPLUS>' prompt (or whatever
your procomm directory is). You may include the
directory name to edit on the command line. If you do
not, you will be prompted to select the directory to
After you enter the program, Hitting Alt-X at any time will abort
the program and let you out.
Once you have selected the directory to edit the file will be
read. You will then be prompted to select the entry to edit with
the arrow keys. The standard PgUp, PgDn, Home, and End keys will
work in this selection window. After selecting the entry to
edit, an editing screen will appear. You may move from field to
field with either the up/down arrow keys or tab/shift-tab key.
You may abort editing with the F9 key or save your work with the
F10 key. The Esc key has been disabled, so use F9 to abort.
After entering the last field you will be prompted to check the
entry. The entry will then be written back to the directory file
and you will be prompted again to select another entry.
If you have PC-DIRED strapped to a META key, in order for the
changes to reflect in Procomm you will have to load the directory
again with Alt-D, 'X', and then enter the directory file name.
0.01 Still in Beta test, no release version yet.
1.00 Release Version