ExtraDOS Toolbox Professionalþ is a compilation of powerful and
sophisticated tools for MS-DOS users. The programs offer
functionality; some enhance programs already found in MS-DOS, other
tools were familiar to the Unix world and are now available in MS-DOS.
ExtraDOS also compliments PC Tools and Norton utilities by offering
many features not found in these packages. The quality of our tools
will allow you to work faster, smarter and better.
Paul Somerson, former Executive Editor of PC Magazine, has selected
over 30 of ExtraDOS' utilities for his Bantam Books publication, DOS
Power Tools, 2nd Edition, Revised for DOS 5.0.
Features Of ExtraDOS Toolboxþ
ADDCOMM* allows you to define the actual address of your
communications ports in the DOS lower memory segment
allowing older machines to support COM3 and COM4.
ALARMCLK* provides a simple alarm clock for MS-DOS machines.
ALLSUB* Allows any command or program to be run on the current
directory as well as all on subdirectories of the current
directory. This is useful for deleting groups of files or
performing tasks with programs that don't normally allow
AREACODE* AREACODE is a utility that will help you locate the region
to which an area code applies or to locate the area code
for a specific region.
BANNER* Create a large banner using a standard ASCII printer.
BOOT Reboot PC from within a batch file or from the DOS command
BOOTCTL Boot system on hard drive even with a non system floppy
disk in the A: drive.
BOOTLOCK* Locks out the [CTRL]C, [CTRL][BREAK] and [CTRL][ALT][DEL]
keystroke functions. Disable one or any combination of
BRKBOX* Software version of a breakout box. Displays the status of
the Serial or Parallel ports on the screen. This is a very
handy tool when trying to debug communications or printing
CALENDAR* Display monthly or yearly calendar
CAT* Unix like CAT utility for displaying, printing, and
CHIMES* Quarterly hour clock chimes. Westminster, Saint Michael,
or Whittington chimes.
CLEANFL Makes the task of cleaning floppy drive heads much easier
and more thorough. Moves the head of the floppy drive to
travel the entire span of the cleaning floppy rather than
just using a small portion of the cleaning diskette.
CLEANUP Cleanup allows you to recover valuable space that is eaten
up by unused or duplicate files on your hard and floppy
drives. Quickly isolates unused and duplicate files and
COUNT Counts the number of characters, words and lines in a file.
CURLOCK* CURLOCK locks the cursor shape (optionally set with CURSOR)
so that no matter what software you use the cursor will not
CURSOR* Let's you change the size and shape of the DOS cursor.
CUT* Unix like utility for displaying and printing text files in
different formats by eliminating columns and other
CUTPASTE Small clipboard utility for MS-DOS. CUTPASTE allows you to
pop up over any DOS application and copy a portion of the
information displayed on the screen and paste it into
another application, to the printer or to a file.
DELAY* Sets a user defined delay in batch files or CONFIG.SYS.
DETAB* Strips any tab characters from an ASCII text file and
converts them into spaces. This is especially useful when
working with old formatted files that you would like to
work with in an editor which treats fixed tabs differently.
DISKINFO Reads the boot sector of a disk and then makes a DOS call
to find out the information that DOS has for that disk. It
will then list out the information in a side by side format
so that you may compare the reports from DOS and the boot
EDIT SuperEdit full screen editor many features including
multiple windows, text formatting options and pull down
EVAL* DOS command line calculator that evaluates mathematical
expressions input on the command line.
FILEATTR Allows you to set or change the attributes of a group of
FILEINFO Alleviates the problem that DOS has created by only
allowing 8 characters to describe a file. FILEINFO provides
a way of adding comments to files in any directory.
FILESIZE* Displays a list of files and their respective sizes with
summary that gives total sizes, number of files, totals
space on disk and space available both in bytes and
FILETREE* Scans the directory structure of a disk and gives a top
down tree listing of the entire disk's directory structure.
FINDFILE* Will locate files by searching the entire disk for a
specified file. Also searches within compressed files to
searchfor filenames. When it finds a matching file it will
display the directory the file was found in, the complete
file name, the file size, creation date and time, and any
attributes associated with the file.
HELP HELP prints out help messages on some of the more useful
and popular DOS commands.
HEXDUMP* Provides you a quick dump of the contents of any file. The
advantage of HEXDUMP is that you can quickly dump the
contents of any file to the screen without having to load
the overhead of a shell program.
HUSH* A utility that can eliminate a majority of the sounds
generated by the PC's internal speaker.
KILLDIR* Makes eliminating a directory and all of it's contents a
lot easier. It displays information about the directory
that includes the number of files and their sizes as well
as any subdirectory information.
LASER Helps you set your laser printer's mode and also makes it
easy for you to send control codes to it.
LS* Unix like file listing utility. It has many advanced
features beyond that of the DIR command found in DOS.
MONITOR MONITOR displays an adjustment pattern for your monitor.
It is useful when trying to align and adjust monitors.
Support HERCULES through VGA cards MOVE Moves any file
from one place to another.
MOVE Move files to different locations on the hard disk without
having to copy and delete manually. Supports multiple hard
drives including network drives.
NAMEDIR* Renames directories without emptying or modifying their it's
NO File exlusion utility. Let's you run a command on all files
except specified groups.
PATHFIND* Allows you to search the file path for any files. Will
display the files that it finds in order of appearance
within the path. This is handy when you are trying to
locate a similar program or file that could exist in
multiple places in your path statement.
PSPRINT Allows you to print DOS ASCII Text files on a PostScript
device without the usual conversion.
SCRNATTR* Sets the foreground, background and border colors at the DOS
SPEEDRAM* Increases the speed of your system CPU by changing the
refresh rate of your system's 8253 timer chip. SpeedRam
should increase your CPU's performance from 2% to 10%.
TEXTSRCH* Searches for all occurrences of a given string inside of a
specified text file.
TIDY* Scans drives for any .BAK and 0 length files and deletes
TOUCH* A unix like utility used to stamp a file's attributes with
the current system date and time.
TURBOBAT* Compiles batch files into .COM binary programs. This will
greatly increase the speed of large batch files by allowing
them to run in machine code rather than interpreted DOS
USEMEM Program allows you to use up memory for testing programs and
applications with a minimal memory setting.
USEMOUSE Gives any DOS application the ability to use the mouse.
VIDMODE Set the current video mode from the DOS prompt. Allows
switching to any of the supported text modes.
VOLLABEL Allows you to view and modify the volume label on any disk.
* denotes utilities included in DOS Power Tools.
ExtraDOS Toolbox Professional is available at your local computer dealer or
directly from Foley Hi-Tech Systems for $59.95.
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