Contents of the DI.DOC file
DI.DOC -- Copyright 1991-92 Bob Hayes
PROGRAM NAME: DiskInsert
RELEASE DATE: 8-1-92
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. If [output device] is
blank, the user will be prompted to select a device.
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. If you are interested in PostScript programming I recommend the
book 'Understanding PostScript Programming', by David A. Holzgang.
This version is the second public release. With this version I added I/O
checking for the printer, mouse support, and the ability to print multiple
inserts without restarting the program.
Currently I am working on a Windows version of DiskInsert. If you are
interested in receiving that please say so when you register.
This copyrighted program is being distributed as shareware. You may try
this program for 30 days, 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, other than a nominal fee for the disk and shipping/handling, 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
If you have any questions or comments about the program, please send them to the
above address, or call (301) 990-6324 evenings 7-10pm.
Product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
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.