Contents of the DISKUSE.DOC file
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DiskUse.DOC Version 1.0 2-13-90
Copyright (c) R.A. Pabst 1990
This is the documentation file for DiskUse.EXE, version 1.0.
The program and this documentation are CopyRight 1990 by R.A.
Pabst. Permission to use this program, transfer it to others, and
copy it without restriction is hereby granted PROVIDING that this
file and DiskUse.EXE are not modified in any way.
Comments, suggestions, and criticisms are welcomed. Please
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DiskUse is shareware; if you like it, a $5.00 registration fee
is requested to encourage the elves. All registered users will be
sent a listing of the Turbo Pascal 5 source code, and will be
notified of any upgrades.
DiskUse is intended to answer the hard disk user's question,
"Which directories are taking up the most storage?". To make room
for new programs- and for general cleanup- we have to perform hard
disk housekeeping, deleting unnecessary files. Rather than
laboriously checking every directory and subdirectory, knowing
where the bulk of the files are stored can focus efforts where
largest benefits will be realized.
DiskUse shows the utilization, in bytes and percent of total,
of all files and subdirectories at any user-specified directory
level. Subdirectory totals include ALL subdirectories below them.
Thus, 'DiskUse C:\' will show you (a) the cumulative sizes of
all normal files in the root directory, and (b) the effective size
of each subdirectory. The total will be the total bytes utilized
reported by utilities such as CHKDSK. If one of the subdirectories
is, for example, DOS, then 'DiskUse C:\DOS' will show you which
subdirectories of C:\DOS are largest.
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Files included are DiskUse.EXE, DiskUse.DOC, and *.BGI files
to support the bar graphs. These *.BGI files *MUST* be in the
directory from which you invoke DiskUse. You do not need all the
*.BGI files, just those for your display; file names should
indicate which is which.
DiskUse provides, as a default, tabular display followed by
graphical (bar chart) display. The tabular display may be
redirected to file or printer, if desired; format is such as to
allow Quattro or 1-2-3 to easily import and process such a file.
If a command letter, prefixed by '/', precedes the directory
specification, either type of display may be disabled or a HELP
message can be displayed. Syntax is:
DiskUse [/Option1] pathname1 [/Option2] pathname2 ....
where Option is
/T Tabular display only
/G Bar Graph display only
/B Both Tabular and Bar Graph display (default)
/H displays HELP message
and pathname is any legal DOS pathname with optional drive
pathname ==> [d:\]path