Contents of the DISKTACH.DOC file
DISKTACH 1.0 TECHNICAL NOTES SAPPHIRE SOFTWARE
DISKTACH Version 1.0
DOS can tell you how many bytes are being used on any disk.
However, it's up to you to figure out whether the disk is half
full, three-quarters full, or almost completely full. DOS'
"324KB used" isn't quite as convenient as saying "This disk is
95% full", which is exactly what DISKTACH tells you.
When run, DISKTACH displays a bar graph on the screen (OK for
monochrome display adaptors). The graph instantly fills to
show the percentage of space used on any disk, be it a floppy,
fixed, or virtual. DISKTACH is a non-resident program and can
be run at any time from a DOS prompt.
To run DISKTACH, type the following at any DOS prompt:
When you enter this command without any parameters, DISKTACH
checks the percentage of full space on the default drive.
You may tell DISKTACH to check the percentage on other drives
by specifying a DOS drive parameter: i.e., enter the letter
designating the drive and a colon as A:, B:, C:, etc.
DISKTACH is smart enough to see whether the drive is fixed or
floppy and reports this information. If the drive specified
does not exit, DISKTACH also reports this and aborts
You may enter a second parameter in the command line to
specify a disk label name. For example, to check the disk
labeled Sapphire Software in Drive B, enter the following
DISKTACH B: Sapphire_Software
The qualifier /? may be entered with DISKTACH to ask for
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