Contents of the CIR.DOC file
CIR Version v4.02 Copyright (C) 1989-1990 Joseph M. Albanese
All rights reserved.
This product (CIR.EXE Version 4.02) is being distributed as "FREEWARE." This
means that it may be copied and/or distributed freely; either by INDIVIDUALS,
RETAILERS, FREEWARE/SHAREWARE distributors, or by BBS's; as long as there is
no charge specifically for the software itself. There are no restricions on
CIR is designed to work exactly like the DOS "DIR" command, except with COLORS!
Files of a CIR list are color coded by extension, and in some cases by keyword.
For example, directories are colored bright violet. EXE programs are bright
green and COM files bright CYAN. Source code listings, such as .PAS, .C and
.BAS are colored regular green. This makes picking out particular files far
easier than scanning through a long monochrome directory list.
Additionally, CIR shows hidden and system files, as well as a file attribute
for each file. Attributes letters are defined as follows:
R - Read Only
H - Hidden
S - System
A - Archive
D - Directory
The CIR color coding scheme is hard-coded; however, it is possible to add to or
override defaults by creating a text file called "CIR.COL" in the root
directory of your boot drive, formatted as follows:
for up to 50 colors.
Simply place the file extension you wish to have as a given color along with
the standard color number to its right, one per line. Color numbers follow
the standard IBM scheme and are defined below:
0 - Black
1 - Blue
2 - Green
3 - Cyan
4 - Red
5 - Violet
6 - Brown
7 - White
To get brighter versions of the above listed colors, add 8 to the color number;
to get flashing colors add 16.
NOTE: CIR does NOT support the extended parameters of the DOS DIR does.
For instance, "DIR /W" and "DIR /P" are not supported. In addition,
due to the high speed direct screen writing techiniques used in CIR,
DOS I/O redirection is also NOT supported.
SPECIAL GIF FILE FEATURE:
When you excute a "CIR" on a directory which contains .GIF picture files,
you'll be in for a treat. CIR displays the GIF files' resolution and number
of colors next to its name.
A NOTE ABOUT VERSION 4.01:
This version of CIR contains many improvements over earlier versions. Most of
the improvements will be relatively transparent to users, however. One big
improvement is that CIR now supports and displays DOS version 4.xx VOLUME SERIAL
NUMBERS. Volume labels are more accurate (true to the DOS tradition) than
earlier releases. The rest of the improvements over version 310 simply make CIR
work more like the DOS DIR command.
This version shows subdirectories' filename AND extension. Earlier versions did
not show extensions to subdirectories.
Please address all questions, comments or suggestions to:
NEOCOM MicroSpecialists, Inc.
ATTN: Joseph M. Albanese
P O box 1157
Bassett, VA 24055