Contents of the CHAIN.DOC file
CHAIN : File Chain Program
Version 2.17, 25 May 1989
(C) Copyright 1986,1989 by
All Rights Reserved
This program enables the user to easily determine which clusters a
specified file occupies. The first cluster on every disk is considered
to be #2 (Don't blame me! That's the way DOS defines it!). If a file
occupies a number of contiguous clusters, this program will not list
each one seperately, but will list them as a range.
CHAIN SAMPLE.BAK (Will tell what clusters belong to the file
SAMPLE.BAK on the current drive in the current
CHAIN A:TEMP (Will tell what clusters belong to the file TEMP
on the currently selected sub-directory of
CHAIN \FRED (Will tell what clusters belong to the file FRED
in the root directory of the current drive)
Version 2.00 First Released Version
Version 2.14 Fixed some minor bugs
Version 2.15 Fixed bug that would cause erroneous results
on an AT with a 30 Meg Hard Disk
Version 2.16 Added Usage Message
Version 2.17 Fixed bug that caused all subdirectories
to be reported as having zero clusters.
CHAIN now reports only the physical size
of a subdirectory and the logical size
and waste report is suppressed. A message
also informs the user that the filespec
belongs to a subdirectory.
Fix by David Gwillim 28 May 1989.
This software is hereby released into the public domain, and may
therefore be freely copied and distributed within the following
1). It is distributed in its original, unmodified form, including
source code and documentation.
2). No fee is charged for use, copying or distribution.
3). The program may not be included with other goods or services
supplied for a fee, unless written permission to do so is
obtained in advance from the author.
This program is provided AS IS without any warranty, expressed or
implied, including but not limited to fitfulness for a particular
If you have any questions or comments about this or any other SMG
program, write to me at the following address:
Steven M. Georgiades
701-H South Hayward Street
Anaheim, CA 92804
If you are using this program and find it of value, your contribution
in any amount ($5.00 suggested) will be greatly appreciated. Make
checks payable to Steven M. Georgiades.