Dec 092017
 
Yet another directory changer, with some real shorthand methods. Uses abbreviations set by the user.

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2 Seek and Return

Very fast directory changer that
"memorizes" 14 of your favorite
directories. You can then access
them by pressing only 1 key !
It's NOT a TSR, and is lightning
fast. You customize your directories
the way *you* want, and can return
where you started from by pressing
another key. Great util...



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SEEK AND RETURN
version 1.1






from Dave Smith









Using most of the major Shareware directory changers, I have not found
one that satisfies ALL of my needs. Like most people, I want a convenient,
quick and simple changer that fulfills the following needs:

1) Ability to store and retrieve directories, using a simple keyword
or keyletter. Eg: typing "M" changes into my \MENU directory.

2) A push/pop function, so I can return to the directory I came from.

3) A non-TSR changer (TSRs tend to crash other major applications)

4) One that doesn't thrash my hard disk, attempting to find a directory.




Not being able to find a utility that contains these, I have created one.
My "2SEEK and Return" makes use of industrial psychology by creating an
easy interface, requiring little or no memory to use, and the ability to
specify 14 "main" directories !

I have maximized the potential of this program in the following ways:

1) The absolute minimum typing: In action, the most you'll type is
four keys.

2) The features of a TSR program without the memory usage (and interrupt
hooks)

Directories are stored in a configuration file, the contents of which
may be pulled up at any time.

3) Most users only utilize a few directories in their disk drive. I
personally have 176 dirs, ten of which I use regularly. The other
166 dirs I rarely go to.
For this purpose, I have given you to the ability to store fourteen
dirs and retain them at any time. When one of them is searched,
your disk does not take a "thrashing". Instead, your specified dir
is accessed immediately.




=============================================================================
============ USAGE ==========================================================
=============================================================================


Usage: S [directory/key/option]


S [key] changes into dir specified by the key (see below)

S /SETUP allows you to set-up keys and options

S /DUMP shows current settings (see below)

S /? displays help screen

S \\ changes into root directory

S .. goes up one directory

S \[dir] searches and finds specified directory

S returns to previous directory







=============================================================================
======= SETTING UP OPTIONS/KEYS =============================================
=============================================================================


You may specify up to 14 "KEY LETTERS" that represent directories.

For example: "A" could represent C:\DOWNLOAD\MENU\OPTIONS\TEMP

These keys can be up to 9 characters long, and are specified in the
"SETUP" session.

There are two ways to setup keys and options:

1) If it's the first time to use this utility, type: S A
and you are rushed to the "setup" menu.

2) Type: S /SETUP



Once entering the menu, press a number to specify which "key" you
want to set, or press "9" or "0" for the extra options at the bottom.



WHAT IS A KEY LETTER?

Keys are letters or symbols that represent directories. Similar
to "aliases" for dirs.

Eg: "ME" could be a key for C:\MENU so when I type: S ME, I am
changed into C:\MENU.


To setup the above example, I would type:

1) S /SETUP

2) At the "Letter: " prompt, I enter "ME"

3) At the "Directory: " prompt, I enter C:\MENU

4) Press ESC to save options and exit



Next, I want "T" to be a key for C:\MAIN\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TEMP\TALKING

To setup this, I would type:

1) S /SETUP

2) At the "Letter: " prompt, I enter "T"

3) At the "Directory: " prompt, I enter C:\MAIN\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TEMP\TALKING

4) Press ESC to save options and exit




After setting these two directories up, entering:

S ME changes into the \MENU directory

S T changes into the \TALKING directory



EXTRA OPTIONS:


In the set-up session, you can activate two extra options:

1) Display Size of Directory (a small prompt containing the current
dir size)

2) Display Files in Directory (shows a Dir/w listing upon entering a
directory)









=============================================================================
========= COMING AND GOING ==================================================
=============================================================================


Once you change into a directory, enter "S" and you are automatically
returned to the directory you came from.

Therefore, if I need to pop over to \TALKING, alter a file, and return,
I can just type:

S T ----> and I'm inside \TALKING

S ----> and I return




The Old Way:
---------------------------------

CD\MAIN\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TEMP\TALKING

CD\MYDIR (my original directory)



The New Way:
---------------------------------

S T

S











If you want to search for a directory (if the dir doesn't have a "key"
assigned to it):


S \DIR searches drive for \DIR

S \WINDOWS searches drive for \WINDOWS

S \TEMP searches drive for \TEMP



If you have several dirs named "TEMP", then you may include a couple
of letters from the upper directory to specify which "TEMP" you are searching
for.

Eg: We have 1) C:\MYDIR\TEMP

2) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TEMP

and want the second one, we can enter:

S EM\TEMP and since example #1 doesn't have the "M" before \TEMP, it
is excluded in the search.












EXAMPLES:


Using the following keys: 1) A \OTHER\AFFLUENC

2) W \WINDOWS

3) D \PCPLUS\JANUARY\DOWNLOAD



a) S D

Changes into \PCPLUS\JANUARY\DOWNLOAD


b) S

Returns to the directory we were in before changing into \DOWNLOAD


c) S /DUMP

Shows all our current keys.


d) S \STUFF

Searches the drive for \STUFF directory.


e) S W

Changes into \WINDOWS


f) S

Changes back into \STUFF







DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

THIS SOFTWARE AND MANUAL ARE SOLD "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES
AS TO PERFORMANCE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES
WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. BECAUSE OF THE VARIOUS HARDWARE
AND SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENTS INTO WHICH THIS PROGRAM MAY BE PUT, NO
WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS OFFERED. THIS PROGRAM
HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY TESTED BUT I CAN NOT GUARANTEE THAT THERE ARE
NO PROBLEMS WITH IT. THE USER MUST ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK OF
USING THE PROGRAM. ANY LIABILITY OF THE SELLER WILL BE LIMITED
EXCLUSIVELY TO PRODUCT REPLACEMENT OR REFUND OF PURCHASE PRICE.




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