Contents of the TALKUTIL.DOC file
TALKING UTILITIES v1.0
Adam Zion, 5/4/92
When I sat up my menuing system a while ago to use batch
files and ReMac to make my computer talk, the one thing I missed
was that I didn't have a way to make normal utilities, like "dir"
"copy" or "del" talk too.
But I figured it out! And here they are:
1) TDEL- Talking Delete
When you type "TDEL [filename]" you hear a scream as
your file is obliterated. Heh, heh, heh.
2) TDIR- Talking directory
Type "TDIR" at the prompt, and you'll hear Bart Simpson
say "Okey dokey" before your directory shows up.
3) TCOPY- Talking Copy
Type "TCOPY [source] [destination]" and Robocop says
"Dead or alive, you're coming with me."
Everything you need to get these rolling is in this zip
package (or should be...). Here's what SHOULD have been in that
TDEL.BAT -The utilities themselves
TALKUTIL.DOC This document
REMAC.EXE ReMac- the sound player
BART3.VOC -The sounds
Now here's how do do it. First, create a directory called
"REMAC" off your root directory. For those of you who don't know
how to do that, first type "cd\", then "md remac". All done. Now
copy the three .VOC files into the REMAC directory you've just
created. And finally, copy the three batch files into a directory
found along your path statement- the DOS directory is just fine.
Aside from the fact that they talk, these utilities are
identical to the normal DOS utilities. In other words, you can
use any of the normal DOS options and wildcards. That's because
they're just batch files that first call the sound, then run the
command. Get creative, and you can write as many as you want-
Talking Format, Talking ChDir, etc.
You're all set. Enjoy. And keep an eye open for future
Your Humble Programmer,
Adam Zion, 5/4/92