Contents of the DI.DOC file
DiskInsert Version 0.1, Copyright 1991 Bob Hayes
PURPOSE: DiskInsert will print the directory of a disk, using a
PostScript printer, so that it can be placed in the sleeve
with the disk.
REQUIREMENTS: PostScript printer and EGA graphics.
USE: di [output device]
Where [output device] is optional. The default output device is
COM1 (that is what my printer is connected to). The output can
be sent to any of the ports, i.e. COM2, LPT1, PRN, etc., or to a
disk file, for example OUT.PS. If [output device] is blank,
COM1 is used.
I wrote DiskInsert, using Borland's Turbo Pascal 5.0, because my
employer bought some new PostScript printers and I could no longer
redirect the DIR listing to the printer. I like to keep a list of the disk's
contents with it so that if I am looking for a file I don't have to keep
shoving floppies in the drive. Writing this program gave me the
opportunity to explore PostScript and GUI programming (DiskInsert is
graphical, but there really is not a lot of interfacing). If you are
interested in PostScript programming I recommend the book
'Understanding PostScript Programming', by David A. Holzgang.
This first version is does not do anything fancy. I plan to add
sorting, subdirectory searching, listing the contents of ZIP files, and
formatting output for disk labels. I am also thinking about a version for
This copyrighted program is being distributed as shareware. You
may try this program, and if you like it, or find it useful, and wish to
continue using it, you are expected to register with the author. You are
free (and encouraged) to copy this program and distribute it to anyone,
as long as no fee is charged for the program, and as long as this
documentation file accompanies the program. The registration fee is $5.
To register, send your name, address, the program name and version,
where you got the program, and $5 to:
10104 Blue Tee Terr.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
All registered users will receive the next version when it is available.
This program is being distributed as is. There are no warranties
expressed or implied. The author is not responsible for any damage,
injury or death caused directly or indirectly by this program.
If you have any questions or comments about the program, please send
them to the above address.
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