Contents of the LA.TXT file
Look At Version 1.1
Purpose: This OS/2 program provides a quick method of looking
at text files without loading an editor or word
Usage: LA [filespec] wildcards are expanded automatically
Example: LA c:\txt\*.*
This will look at all files on drive C: in the TXT
Keys: Alt-h or F1 Display help menu
D Display mode change for 25 or 43 line EGA/VGA
Note: this mode will not work if you have
CGA or MDA display cards.
S Search for a text string or line number
Esc Next file in list (quits if none)
Ctrl PgDn Scroll right by 20 columns
Ctrl PgUp Scroll left by 20 columns
Ctrl Home Go to start of the file
Ctrl End Go to end of the file
PgUp Scroll up the file one screen page
PgDn Scroll down the file one screen page
Up arrow Scroll up in the file one line
Down arrow Scroll down in the file one line
Pop-ups: Both DISPLAY MODE CHANGE and SEARCH use screen
pop ups. You can simply press the first letter of
each menu choice or use the arrow keys to select the
For example: Pressing D invokes the DISPLAY MODE
CHANGE pop-up. To change to 43 lines,
just press 4 on the keyboard. To
change to 25 lines, press 2. Or use
the up and down arrow keys to select
the menu item you want.
Search: The search routine is case sensitive.
For example: searching for DAY will not find
day. It will find TODAY or DAY.
Copyright (c) 1988 Brad Dawson All Rights Reserved.
You are free to use, copy and distribute LA (Look At) for
noncommercial use if:
IT IS NOT MODIFIED IN ANY WAY.
NO FEE IS CHARGED FOR USE, COPYING OR DISTRIBUTION.
Clubs and user groups may charge a nominal fee (less than $10) for expenses
and handling while distributing LA.
This program is provided AS IS without any warranty, expressed or
implied, including but not limited to fitness for a particular
If you find LA easy, and convenient to use, a contribution
of $2.00 would be appreciated. With each contribution of $4 or more you
will be registered to receive a diskette with the latest
version of LA.
U P D A T E I N F O R M A T I O N
Version Date Action Taken
LA-0.7 07-08-88 o First release.
LA-0.8 08-11-88 o Provided display of Column offset.
o Search now highlights the found text.
o Provided red character message area.
o Added sound.
LA-0.9 08-19-88 o Not released.
o Improved pop-up support
LA-1.0 09-05-88 o Added support for 25 or 43 lines with
EGA or VGA display cards.
o LA now saves users cursor and display
mode information. After exit, the
monitor is restored to the same mode
it was in before LA was run.
o Speeded up the line scrolling
o Bound LA to the family API so that it
will run in OS/2 and DOS 3.xx.
LA-1.1 09-20-88 o Fixed a display adapter type 2 bug that
prevented PS/2 model 80 with
non-standard monitor from working in
the 43 line mode.
o Re-programmed file name and number of
lines display to prevent overlap with
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Phoenix, AZ 85044
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