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DSKMETER 1.0 - 07/10/91 - BY Richard Bullock
Source: Quickbasic 4.5

Syntax: DSKMETER ....
Where: or is any Fixed or Floppy drive in the system.


INTRODUCTION:

A reasonable Disk Meter.

"I got tired of looking for one........"

The MAIN purpose for a disk meter is to let you know how
much space is free on your drives, ...fast.....

What's more, if you've got a lot of drives to scan,
(Brooklyn Bridge, LapLink, etc.) a disk meter
(in addition to not choking to death), should show them
all in one screenfull, at one time, for purposes of
comparison.

The colors should be configured to high-light the space
available - not all kinds of other junk!

And while we're at it, lets throw in some error messages.
And how about (DSKMETER c d e >outfile) allowing for
redirection?

DSKMETER doesn't spend a whole lot of time trying to figure
out your system (and drawing false conclusions that could
leave you in BOOTSVILLE)! If DSKMETER encounters an error.
it stops dead in it's tracks, and displays the information
accumulated up to that point. (Careful, DOS get's real
pissed about open drive doors).

INSTRUCTIONS:

Just enter the drives you want scanned on the command line,
....or for convenience in a batch file, like:


@ECHO OFF
if "%1"=="" goto no_cmdline
dskmeter %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8
goto exit
:no_cmdline
REM The line below ONLY works with MSDOS 5.0
REM on a VGA monitor. In case you want
REM to scan more than 10 drives
mode con lines=43
dskmeter c: d: e: f: i: j: k: l: m: n:
:exit
@echo.
pause
REM The line below ONLY works with MSDOS 5.0
REM brings display back to normal
mode con lines=25

Incidently, if you're running MSDOS 5.0 with a VGA monitor
this will work on the command line: (assuming you have this
many drives. If not, you can experiment using multiple
sets: c d e f c d e f c d e f etc.)

MODE CON LINES=43 |DSKMETER C D E F I J K L M N Q R S T

Or to try something surprising:

MODE CON LINES=43 |DSKMETER C D E F I J K L M N Q R S T |more



FreeWare - Richard Bullock


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