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DISKALOG is a utility that allows the user to add
descriptions and comments (up to 300 characters in length) to
each file name (including directories) on a disk.
For instance, in DOS, the "DIR" command will result
in the following directory listing:
Volume in drive B is EXAMPLES
Directory of B:\
BROWN_R EST 1725 5-23-86 2:30p
COMMAND COM 23612 3-21-86 12:03p
TELCOM COM 1523 12-23-86 11:34p
CHECKIT EXE 9680 3-01-86 10:21p
PCSTRING $$$ 8234 4-11-86 12:00p
BCKUP EXE 23404 7-07-86 5:27p
6 file(s) 245323 bytes free
Not bad for DOS' DIR command. But if you don't have an
excellent memory, how do you keep track of what each file does?
Or what are the contents of each file? This is where DISKALOG
For instance, the above directory listing after being
DISKALOGed can become this:
DISKALOG 3.03 BYTES FREE: 245,323 TOTAL: 362,496 FILES: 6
DATE: 05-14-1991 DIRECTORY: B:\*.* VOLUME: MISC_DATA
DISK NOTES: Misc. utility programs
BCKUP .EXE 23404 07-07-86 17:27 ..RA Backs up one or more files
BROWN_R .EST 1725 05-23-86 14:30 H.RA Cost estimate quoted to Richard Brown
CHECKIT .EXE 9680 03-01-86 10:21 ..R. Scans the disk and checks for errors
COMMAND .COM 23612 03-21-86 12:03 ..RA Starts the DOS command processor
PCSTRING.$$$ 8234 04-11-86 12:00 H.R. Spill file created during error
TELCOM .COM 1523 12-23-86 11:34 .... Telecommunications file transfer
User added descriptions
DISKALOG will run on IBM PC's (and true compatibles)
using DOS 3.0 and above and a minimum 128K RAM. Versions 1.x
and 2.x limited the user to a maximum of 250 files per
directory. This restriction has been removed with version 3.x.
The maximum number of files displayed is now determined by the
free memory available.
At the DOS prompt, type ---> DLOG then
The above command will load DISKALOG and will instruct
the program to read the default drive. If the user wishes to
load DISKALOG but read a directory other than the one on the
default drive, then add the pathname after "DLOG". Here are
some examples of proper format:
With a DISK.LOG file on the screen you can begin adding
your descriptions and notes to each file listing. Simply type
your comments within the highlighted bar area. Use the cursor
control keys (up/down arrows) when you wish to go on to the next
When a DISK.LOG file has been displayed you can move the
highlighted marker bar in the following ways:
UP ARROW: Moves the highlighted bar up one position. If at the
top of the first page, the cursor moves into the "DISK NOTES:"
field, where the user can add a general comment concerning the
files on that particular disk/directory.
DOWN ARROW: Moves the highlighted bar down to the next file.
PAGE UP: Moves the bar up to the top of the page. If the bar
was already at the top of the page, then will display
the previous page (if one exists).
PAGE DOWN: Moves the bar down to the bottom of the page. If
the bar was already at the bottom of the page, then
will display the next page (if one exists).
CTRL + PAGE UP: Will move the marker bar to the very first file.
CTRL + PAGE DOWN: Will move the marker bar to the last file.
Entering descriptions, comments, notes:
As previously noted, to add a description to any file
listing simply begin typing text while the cursor is next to the
file listing you wish to add a comment to. As you type, your
note will be displayed within the highlighted bar.
While in this highlighted area, the ,