Contents of the GIFDIR.DOC file
GIFDIR version 2
by Frederick B. Maxwell
GIFDIR is a utility to list the horizontal and vertical
resolution and number of colors of .GIF graphics files. It
is not fancy, but it gets the job done. To see all .GIF
files in the current directory, simply type GIFDIR with no
arguments. To see .GIF files in the \VGA\PIC\ directory of
drive E, type:
To see information about all .GIF files with the .PIC
extension on the D: drive's current directory type:
As you can see, this program is simple to use. It is my
sincere hope that SYSOPs will make good use of this program
to comment .GIF files so that people don't spend a long time
downloading .GIF files that are incompatible with their
graphics cards. What good is a 256 color, 640 x 480 .GIF
file to someone with a CGA card? Usually, none.
IF YOU FIND THIS PROGRAM USEFUL...
I'm not asking for money, contributions, donations, etc! All
I ask is that, if you write a package for distribution over
bulletin board systems, that you not include any files with
the following names:
README.DOC README.NOW README.1ST
READ.ME READ.ME! MANUAL.DOC
These, and other non-descript names are infuriating. I am
tired of uncompressing .ZIP and .ARC files and having one
README.DOC write over another one. Even if this doesn't
happen, I have a directory of 50+ utilities which includes
files with the names mentioned above and no way to tell which
of the above goes with which .COM or .EXE file!
C'mon folks. We can be a little more creative than that.
2 First released version.
1 Original version. Not released.