Category : OS/2 Files
Archive   : OS2FINDR.ZIP
Filename : README

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This program is a slowly evolving piece of software. It is based
on something from MSJ which I fixed up some and embelished with
a couple of useful features. Install it as follows:

Put the program where you keep other misc utilities.

Create an entry for it in the program starter. The program takes
one argument. That is the name of the editor to invoke when using
the editor button. If you provide none, it will invoke the system

Using the program is pretty straight forward:

Put into the edit control a wildcard string of your choosing.

Select any number of drives to search from the drive list box.

Press the Search button.

The search function is run as a seperate thread so the user interface
remains responsive.

As soon as the search begins returning items in the list box,
you can start using them. EXE files light up the RUN button.
All files light up the EDIT button.

The CANCEL button signals the search to stop. It will after
completing the scan of whatever directory it is currently scanning.
This ensures that if the listbox contains one file from a directory,
it will contain them all. The scan stops at that point. No entries from
the last directory's sub-directories or siblings will be included.

The print button prints the file list to the system printer.

Future enhancements will include an invokation of GREP for each entry
in the resulting filelist as well as the ability to save the list in
a CMD file in the format "CALL %1 fname".

Currently the edit button starts the editor and minimizes the finder
window. Let me know if you think this is a feature or an annoyance.

Any suggestions for enhancement will be appreciated.
I can be reached at the MAGNUM BBS 805-582-9306.

Looking forward to comments,

  3 Responses to “Category : OS/2 Files
Archive   : OS2FINDR.ZIP
Filename : README

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: