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D I S K -O- T E C H

[DOT]

** The File Management System **













Version 2.00


August 1988
















Sliq Systems
5136 Ramona Vista Way
Carmichael CA
95608
(916) 486-2568

Copyright (c) 1988 Sliq Systems. All rights reserved.




TABLE OF CONTENTS


Part One:

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Serial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
License Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Description of Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7


Part Two:

Notation and Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Command Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Pointing and shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Marking Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Moving around the file window . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Controlling the file window display . . . . . . . . . . 15
Reading and displaying directories . . . . . . . . . . . 16
File Management commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Miscellaneous commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Configuring Disk-O-Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Keyboard customization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
























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[* INTRODUCTION *]

Disk-O-Tech (DOT) is a full featured disk management system
that is both easy to use and very powerful. The basic concept
behind DOT was to eliminate the need for using several different
file management programs. Every file management program usually
has one exceptionally nice feature that makes it worth keeping.
If you need another feature you call up one of your other file
managers and use its best features.

DOT was designed very carefully to include the best of all
the best. With DOT there is no longer any need to keep your disk
full of file managers!

Sliq Systems is dedicated to supplying the best product at
the best price with the best service. This program is fully
supported for registered users. If you wish this program
performed another function or it doesn't quite work right on your
machine or if you are just having a problem using the program,
Sliq Systems is there to help. All reasonable suggestions for
modifications will be attempted. All questions will be answered.
That's our policy.































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[* FEATURES *]

* Dual, Single or DOS Shell file windows.

* A VERY powerful Copy function; allows Copying single files,
multiple files, sub-directories, all files in a directory
structure and replication of directory structures.

* A VERY powerful Delete function; allows Deleting single
files, multiple files, files in a sub-directory, all files
in a directory structure (clean directory) and all files and
sub-directories in a directory structure (wipe directory).

* Flexible sort options; Including standard sorts (name, ext,
size, etc) as well as sorting by marked files to group
marked and unmarked files together for easy identification.

* Definable list (or edit program). Use your favorite list
program or editor to view or edit files with the press of a
key.

* Point and shoot capabilities. DOT allows you to point at a
file and "shoot" it. This will run the program if it has an
extension of .EXE, .COM or .BAT. You can also tell DOT what
program to run depending on the extension of the file you
are shooting (pointing to).

* Allows all File Management capabilities; changing of file
attributes, dates and times of files, changing of volume
labels, Copying, Deleting, Renaming and Moving files.

* Helpful (not cryptic) error messages.

* Configuration options for Color and Monochrome.

* Keyboard configuration for normal and enhanced keyboards.
You can change the way the commands are invoked to suit your
needs.















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[* SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS *]

DOT was designed to run on IBM PC/XT/ATs or compatibles. It
should be run on systems with DOS 3.xx or better (It has not been
tested on DOS 2.xx). DOT requires at least 128k of memory to run.
DOT supports color and monochrome display adapters. Standard PC
keyboards and the Enhanced 101/102 key keyboard are also
supported.


[* SERIAL NUMBER *]

The serial number that comes with DOT serves two purposes.
It can be viewed on the title screen or by pressing F2 while in
DOT. The serial number identifies your copy of DOT as your
personal copy (if you have a registered copy). DOT is not free
software, so using an unregistered version is unlawful (unless
its a being used on a trial basis).

The serial number is valid only for use on one and only
computer at any one time (unless its a being used on a trial
basis).

On a less legal side the serial number also serves another
purpose which benefits the user. When someone registers a copy of
DOT they are asked to include the serial number of the version
they are trying out. When this PAID registration is received, the
serial number is checked against other registered users. If the
serial number has been registered by someone else, a check will
be in the mail the next day in the amount of $5 to the original
registered user. There is no limit to how much a registered user
can earn. For EVERY paid registration of DOT a users serial
number; the original registered owner will receive the bonus.

This serves two purposes. One, it encourages users to
register the software, and two, it gives users a bonus for
helping in distributing this software.
















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[* WARRANTY *]

Special care has been taken to remove all bugs from this
software. Disk-O-Tech is warranted against design defects (bugs).
If a bug is detected, registered users are able to contact Sliq
Systems with the problem. All attempts will be made to fix the
bug, and a new version will be released to the user.

Sliq Systems makes no other warranties of any kind, express
or implied, including but not limited to any warranties of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

IN NO EVENT WILL SLIQ SYSTEMS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES
WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES OR LOSS OF ANY
KIND) AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF DISK-O-TECH.


[* LICENSE *]

Disk-O-Tech is distributed to users on a trial basis. This
means you are granted a limited license to use this software. If
you find it useful you are required to register your copy with
Sliq Systems. The registration entitles you to support of the
product and updates at a minimal charge.

If you are a sysop of a BBS which is distributing this
product to others, you are granted free registration (you must
register though).

You are granted the right to distribute this product
complete, intact and unmodified with all the files specified in
this document. Under NO circumstances are you to modify, lease or
re-sell this product or bundle this product with others.

Discounts and special licensing agreements are available
upon request from a purchasing party. Please indicate your
request with your registration form.

If you decide to use Disk-O-Tech on a regular basis you are
required to register the software as described under
REGISTRATION.


BY USING DISK-O-TECH YOU AGREE
THE ABOVE WARRANTY AND LICENSE AGREEMENT.








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[* REGISTRATION *]

To register Disk-O-Tech, you need to fill out the equivalent
of the below registration form, or the form provided in the file
REGFORM.DOT and send it to:

Sliq Systems
5136 Ramona Vista Way
Carmichael, CA 95608

Please include the serial number of the version you are
registering. SEE "SERIAL NUMBER" FOR INFORMATION ON EARNING A $5
COMPENSATION FOR DISTRIBUTING THIS SOFTWARE.

Once registered you will receive a new copy of Disk-O-Tech
with your own personal serial number. In turn, if a registration
form comes in with your serial number on it YOU will receive 5
dollars as thanks.

If you are registering Disk-O-Tech for use in a business or
equivalent environment where multiple users will be using the
program, you MUST register a copy per user.


REGISTRATION FORM:

Name:____________________________________________________
Company:_______________________ Title:___________________
Address:_________________________________________________
City:_________________________ State:____ Zip:___________

Serial number of DOT version you are now using: #________

Number of copies you are registering : _____

Price per copy (per user) x : $ 30 (sysops exempt)
Sales Tax (California Residents) : $____
Total : $____

Are you a sysop of a BBS ? ( Y / N )
If yes: BBS Name:______________ Modem Phone:____________
Voice Phone :__________ BBS Serial#:____________

Comments:________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________


Thank you for supporting Disk-O-Tech!





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[* GETTING STARTED *]

DOT comes ready to run on any PC/XT/AT that meets the system
requirements specified above.

To run DOT just change to the directory/drive that contains
DOT.EXE and type DOT .

You can also place DOT.EXE in one of your directories that
is included in your PATH. If this is the case you can type DOT
no matter what directory you are in. Refer to your DOS
manual for more information on the PATH statement.

Once DOT is invoked, the "point and shoot" definitions will
be read (if any) and then the current directory will be read. You
are then ready to go.


[* DESCRIPTION OF FILES *]

(*-Files required for distribution-*)
DOT .EXE Disk-O-Tech program file.
DOTKEY .EXE Keyboard configuration program.
DOT .DOC Documentation file for DOT.EXE (this file).
REGFORM .DOT Sample Registration form.
README .DOT Last minute information.

(*-Optional and runtime created files-*)
DOT .EXT Point and shoot definition file.
DOT .CFG Configuration file.























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[* DOT NOTATION AND USAGE *]

* Marked and Un-Marked files.

DOT allows you to do operations on a single file or
multiple files. Operations on multiple files are performed
by marking the files and then selecting the desired command.
DOT provides three ways to mark and unmark files quickly and
easily (see Marking Files).

* Files and directories.

DOT displays files in lower case and directories in
upper case. This makes it much easier to discern files from
directories.

* The file pointer.

DOT uses a highlighted bar (depending on the color
setup, see "Options command" for info on changing colors) to
point to files and directories. To move the file pointer you
can use the arrow keys, PgUp, PgDn, Home and End keys.

* Window display formats.

There are two types of window display formats; expanded
and brief. Expanded allows you to see all file information
for each file (Name, Ext, Size, Date, Time and File
Attributes). Brief only shows file names and extensions.

Expanded Display
-------------------------------------
File1 Attribute Size Date Time
File2 " " " "
File3 " " " "

Brief Display
-------------------------------------
File1 File4 .-----. .------.
File2 File5 | | | |
File3 |____| |_____| etc.

* Input scroll back.

Whenever you are doing any input (typing paths or in
the DOS shell) you have the ability to recall previous
entries. To do this you can use the up arrow to scroll you
back through the commands you have typed. The down arrow
scrolls you in the opposite direction.




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* File attributes.

File attributes can be displayed when the expanded
display is toggled on. The attributes are displayed in a
series of four characters. The four characters represent the
four possible attribute combinations a file can have. The
characters are as follows:

System--. .--Hidden
Archive------. | | .------Read only
| | | |
a s h r

If a dot appears in any position then that attribute is
not applicable for that file.

* Directory/File statistics.

When you are viewing a directory, all statistics for
that directory are shown to the right of the file window.
The statistics shown are number of files, bytes and sub-
directories in the current window and the number of files
and bytes marked in the current window and the amount of
disk space free.

* Disk label.

The disk (volume) label of the disk being viewed in the
current window is shown at the upper right of the file
window.

* Marked/Current files.

Commands that work on single or multiple files when
called will ask if you wish to operate on "Marked or Current
file(s)" (if files are marked). If you select "C", the
operation will only work on the file you are currently
pointing to. If you select "M" the operation will work on
all marked files in the window.














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* Returning to Disk-O-Tech after you run another program.

If you execute a program using the point a shoot
features or are returning to DOT from the DOS window, a
small window pops up asking if you wish to "re-read"
windows. You are asked this just in case the actions you may
have taken outside of DOT may have altered the contents of
the file windows.

While viewing this window you can move it around (if it
is blocking pertinent screen information) using the cursor
keys. If you press "Y" the directories being displayed in
the file windows will be re-read. If you press any other key
you will be returned directly back into Disk-O-Tech.

* The Escape key.

The escape key can be used to back you out of the
current operation or to abort a Copy or Delete. If you are
in a command window you can press Escape to take you back to
the previous window or to the main screen. If you are
copying or deleting you can press Escape to stop the current
operation. If you interrupt a copy or a delete you will be
asked if you are sure you wish to abort the operation.





























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*COMMAND SUMMARY *

The following summary can also be viewed from within DOT by
pressing and holding down the ALT key. The keys shown here are
the defaults, if you change them with the keyboard program
(DOTKEY) the new keys will be reflected when you press and hold
the ALT key.

Key Description
=========== =============================================
A - Change file attributes.
B - Browse (list) contents of files.
C - Copy files and directories.
D - Delete files and or directories.
E - Edit (change) file dates/times.
F - Find files within current window.
G - Get (read) a new drive or directory.
L - Change disk volume Label.
M - Make a new sub-directory.
O - Options (colors, snow, prompt for overwrite,
Keyboard, List program
P - Compare two file windows.
R - Rename files or directories
S - Sort files by name, ext, size, date, time and
marked status.
T - Toggle window display.
U - Utilization of disk/directory.
V - Move files to another location.
W - Window selections.
X - Exit program.

Space - Move file pointer to opposite window or to
DOS shell.
Ins - Mark/UnMark current file.
(+) - Mark files matching a wildcard.
(-) - UnMark files matching a wildcard.
Enter - Select directory at file pointer for viewing
or point and shoot at a file.
Ctl-Enter - Display directory at file pointer in opposite
window.
Ctl-Left - Get and display parent directory in current
window.
Ctl-Home - Get and display root directory in current
window.
F1 - Program and registration information.
F2 - Display version and serial number.


The arrow keys, PgUp, PgDn, Home and End move the file pointer
through the current window.



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[* POINTING AND SHOOTING *]

Pointing and shooting allows you to point to a file and
"shoot" it (run it) or run an associated program. To shoot a file
just press Enter (or whatever key you have defined with the
keyboard configuration command) when pointing to the desired
file. By doing this you can either run the file (if it has an
extension of .EXE, .COM, or .BAT) or run a predefined program for
a file with a specific extension. There must be enough memory to
run the program or an error will occur (or the system might even
halt).

To tell DOT what programs will be run for any particular
extensions other than .EXE, .COM or .BAT, you need to create an
ASCII text file called DOT.EXT in the directory where DOT.EXE
resides. The contents of this file are extensions and respective
programs to run for that extension.

The file can contain up 20 definitions (extra lines and
white space are ignored). The definitions need to be in the
following format:

ext : [drive:][path]progname

Where [ext] is the extension of the file that you will shoot
(maximum of 3 characters) and [progname] is the program that will
be run when the file with the extension is shot (maximum of 64
characters). [drive] and [path] are optional.

Example: If DOT.EXT contains the following information -

txt: editor
wks: 123
*: D:\util\list

In the example, if you point to a file that has an extension
of "WKS" and shoot it (press Enter), the program "123" will be
run with the file you are pointing to on 123's command line.

The special character "*" is used as the default extension.
If you shoot at a file that has an extension that is not defined
in the file DOT.EXT, then the program that is defined for the
default extension "*" will be run.

If you shoot a batch file (.BAT extension) DOT calls
COMMAND.COM to run the batch file. If COMMAND.COM is not in the
current working directory or in your DOS PATH, an error will
occur.





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[* MARKING FILES *]

To mark/unmark files for subsequent operations you have three
commands available.

* Mark/UnMark single files. (default "Ins")

This command marks the current file you are pointing to
(if it is not already marked) or unmarks the file you are
pointing to if it is already marked).

* Marking files matching a wildcard. (default "+")

This command allows you to mark files that match a
wildcard. You will be asked for a "select mask". Type in the
wildcard you wish to match and press Enter. All files
matching the wildcard will be marked.

Example: If you wish to mark all files in the current
directory you can enter "*.*". If you wish to mark
only those files with a ".DOC" extension enter
"*.DOC".

Note: This option does not UnMark files that are already
marked, even if they do not match the wildcard.

* Marking files matching a wildcard. (default "-")

This command allows you to unmark files that match a
wildcard. You will be asked for an "un-select mask". Type in
the wildcard you wish to match and press Enter. Only marked
files matching the wildcard will be un-marked.





















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[* MOVING AROUND THE FILE WINDOW *]

These commands allow you to move your file pointer all
around the file windows.

* Movement.

The cursor keys (Up,Down,Left,Right, PgUp,PgDn,
Home,End) move the file pointer through the current window.

* Switching file windows. (default "Space")

This command moves the file pointer from one file
window to the other or moves the file pointer from the file
window into the DOS shell. This key is only available when
Two windows or the DOS shell window is selected.

* Finding a file in the current window. (default "F")

This command allows you to locate a file in the current
window. This is very useful when there are many files in the
window. You will be asked for a file name to search for. As
you type in the letters of the file name, the file pointer
will move to the first file that meets the criteria you have
typed in. You can also use DOS wildcards in your search
name. If no match is found a beep will sound.

If you want the file pointer to stay on the file you
have found, press Enter and you will be returned to the file
window at the file you selected. If you press Escape you
will be returned to the original file that you where on when
you started the search.





















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[* CONTROLLING THE FILE WINDOW DISPLAY *]

* Toggling the file window display. (default "T")

This command allows you to change the type of display
in the current window. The two types of displays are
Expanded and Brief. Expanded shows all file information
(File name, Size, Date, Time and attributes). The brief
display shows only the file name, but shows many more files
in the window.

* File window types. (default "W")

There are three different types of file windows DOT
supports. One, Two and Shell. Use this command to select the
type of window you desire. Your sub-commands are as follows:

O - One window: This sub-command allows you to have one
large window for displaying files.

T - Two windows. This sub-command allows you to have two
small windows so you can view two directories at the
same time.

S - DOS Shell window. This sub-option allows you two use
DOTs' file management capabilities as well as type in
normal DOS commands. DOT will take up the upper half of
your screen and DOS will use the lower half.

When in the file window, you continue as described
in this manual. All commands work as usual.

Pressing the space bar while in the file window
moves you into the DOS window. While in the DOS window
you can issue any DOS command you wish. Just as if you
were in DOS itself. If you wish to use the entire
screen for DOS commands you can press F1 to remove the
DOT screen (Zoom). Pressing F1 again will bring back
the DOT window. To return back into DOT's file window,
press the Escape key or the PGUP key.













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[* READING AND DISPLAYING DIRECTORIES *]

* Reading a drive/directory into a file window. (default "G")

This command allows you to get (read) a new drive or
directory into the current window. You will be asked to type
in the desired directory. If the path is valid, the
drive/directory will be read and displayed in the current
window.

* Quick Select directory in current window. (default "Enter")

Enter is used as a quick way to select a directory. If
you are pointing to a directory and you press Enter, the
directory will be read and displayed in the current window.
If you are pointing to a file and press Enter, it will be
shot (see "Pointing and Shooting" for info on shooting a
file).

* Quick Select directory to opposite window (default "Ctl-Enter")

This command is similar to the Enter command. It only
works on directories. If you are pointing to a directory and
you use this command, the directory will be read and
displayed in the opposite window. This option only works
when Two windows are selected.

* Quick select the parent directory. (default "Ctl-Left")

This command gets and displays the parent directory of
the directory in the current window. If there is no
directory selected in the current window or you are already
at the root directory, the root directory of the default
drive will be re-read.

* Quick select the root directory. (default "Ctl-Home")

This command gets the root directory of drive displayed
in the current window. If no drive is selected in the
current window the root directory of the default drive will
be read and displayed.












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[* FILE MANAGEMENT COMMANDS *]

* Copying files and directories. (default "C")

This option acts differently depending on what your
file pointer is pointing to and if you have files marked or
not. DOT tries to figure out the most logical type of copy
you would need depending on the current state of the file
window when Copy is selected.

While copying files and the disk fills up you will be
asked if you wish to R)etry, S)kip or A)bort the operation.
If you are copying to floppies, you should insert a new
floppy and press "R" to retry. This will ensure that all of
your files get copied correctly. If you skip the file then
that file will not be copied and DOT will try the next file.
Aborting the operation discontinues all pending file copies.

1) Current File Copy. If no files are marked and you are
pointing to a file:

You will be asked for a destination path to copy
the file to. If two windows are open then the path of
the opposite window is given as the default but can be
changed. Once the destination path has been entered you
will be asked "Copy file as" which allows you to rename
the file as it is copied.

2) Marked or Current file copy. If you have files marked
and you are pointing to a file:

You will be asked if you want to copy Marked files
or Current file(s). If you select the Current file the
copy will proceed as in 1). If you select marked files
you will then be asked for a destination path for the
marked files. If two windows are open then the path of
the opposite window is given as the default but can be
changed. Once the destination path is entered, all the
marked files will be copied to the destination path.

3) Marked file(s) copy only. If you have marked files and
you are pointing to a directory:

You will be asked for a destination path for the
marked files. If two windows are open then the path of
the opposite window is given as the default but can be
changed. Once the destination path is entered, all the
marked files will be copied to the destination path.





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(copy continued ...)

4) Directory copy. If no files are marked and you are
pointing to a directory:

When this case occurs you have three sub-commands to
choose from.

F - Files in directory only.
This option allows you to copy only those
files that are in the directory that you are
pointing to. You will be asked for a destination
path for the files in the directory. If two
windows are open then the path of the opposite
window is given as the default but can be changed.
Once the destination path is entered, all the
files in the directory will be copied to the
destination path.

R - Re create directory structure.
This option allows you to re-create the
directory structure you are pointing to. You will
be asked for a destination path to copy the
directory structure to. If two windows are open
then the path of the opposite window is given as
the default but can be changed. Once the
destination path is entered, you will be asked
"Copy dir as". The directory structure will be
re-created in the destination directory under the
name you supply under the "Copy dir as" prompt.

You can re-create a directory structure on
floppies but you may need to use several disks in
the process. DOT will alert you when the disk is
full with a R)etry, S)kip or abort message. When
this happens, insert a new disk and press "R". The
directory structure will be recreated on the new
floppy and then copying will continue. Once you
are done you will then have several floppies which
will contain the original directory structure.

A - All files in directory structure.
This option allows you to copy ALL files in
the directory structure you are pointing to. You
will be asked for a destination path to copy the
files to. If two windows are open then the path of
the opposite window is given as the default but
can be changed. Once the destination path is
entered, all files in the structure you are
pointing to will be copied to the destination
path.


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* Move files. (default "V")

This option works exactly like Copy files except that
the files you choose are "Moved" (not copied) to the
destination directory you select. See the copy command for
more details on the sub-commands available.

Note: You cannot move files to another drive.

* Deleting files and directories. (default "D")

This option acts differently depending on what your
file pointer is pointing to and if you have files marked or
not. DOT tries to figure out the most logical type of delete
you would need depending on the current state of the file
window when Delete is selected.

1) Current File Delete. If no files are marked and you are
pointing to a file:

You will be asked to confirm the deletion of the
current file you are pointing to.

2) Marked or Current file Delete. If you have files marked
and you are pointing to a file:

You will be asked if you want to delete the marked
files or the current file. If you select the Current
file the delete will proceed as in 1). If you select
marked files you will then be told how many files (and
bytes) you are about to delete and you must confirm the
deletion of these files.

3) Marked file(s) delete only. If you have marked files
and you are pointing to a directory:

You will be told how many files (and bytes) you
are about to delete and you must confirm the deletion
of these files.














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(delete continued ...)

4) Directory delete. If no files are marked and you are
pointing to a directory you have three sub-commands.

W A R N I N G *--* W A R N I N G *--* W A R N I N G
=======================================================
Directory deletes are very powerful and useful, BUT, as
a consequence, are VERY dangerous. You will be asked to
confirm a directory deletion TWICE ONLY. If you respond
to the second confirmation with a "Y" then the deletion
will be activated. You can stop the delete process
while it is being performed by pressing Escape but
several files will have probably already been deleted.
The moral here is, BE VERY CAREFUL in deleting
directories. DOT provides you with enough information
and confirmations so that a mishap is unlikely, UNLESS
you get careless.

S - Sub-directory files only.

This option allows you to delete only those
files that are in the directory that you are
pointing to. You will be told how many files (and
bytes) you are about to delete and you must
confirm the deletion twice.

A - All files in sub-directory structure.

This option allows you to delete all the
files in the directory structure you are pointing
to without disturbing the directory structure
itself (clean directory). You will be told how
many files (and bytes) you are about to delete and
you must confirm the deletion twice.

E - Entire directory structure.

This option allows you to delete the entire
directory structure you are pointing to (wipe
directory). ALL FILES and ALL sub-directories in
the structure WILL be deleted. You will be told
how many files, bytes and sub-directories you are
about to delete and you must confirm the deletion
twice.

This option can also be used to remove an
empty directory. If the directory you are pointing
to is empty you will be asked to confirm the
remove of the directory.



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* Renaming files and directories (default "R")

This option allows you to change the name of a
directory or a file. The name of the file/directory you are
pointing to will come up and you can then edit it. Pressing
Enter will change the name to the one you typed in, pressing
Escape will abort the rename.

Note: If you are using DOT on a network you are not allowed
to change the name of a directory.

* Changing file attributes. (default "A")

This option allows you to change file attributes. The
possible attributes a file can have are; None, Read only,
Archive, System and Hidden or any combination of read-only,
archive, system or hidden.

You will be asked to choose from the four possible
attributes that the file(s) can have. To select the
attribute you desire, press the letter(s) of the
attribute(s). A=Archive, R=Read only, H=Hidden, S=System.
The chosen attributes are displayed with a "Yes" next to
them. Attributes that are not selected are shown with a "No"
next to them. Pressing the letter toggles the state of your
selection. Once happy with your selection press F1 to
perform the change or Escape to abort.

* Making Sub-Directories (default "M")

This commands allows you to make a sub-directory. You
will be asked for a path name to make. Type in a directory
name to make. If the path you enter is valid, the directory
will be made and you will return to the file window. If you
only enter a directory name with no path, the sub-directory
will be made in the directory displayed in the file window.

* Changing the disk volume label. (default "L")

This option allows you to change or delete a disks'
volume label. The current volume label will be displayed for
editing. You can then change the label to suit your needs or
delete all the characters of the label to remove it from the
disk.

Note: If you are using DOT on a network, you will not be
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* Browse contents of files. (default "B")

This option allows you to view (or edit) the contents
of files. It is required, however, that you have a separate
program in your DOS PATH that is capable of listing or
editing files. DOT calls the program defined in the options
command (see Options - List program) with the format
[progname] [filename]. The file to be viewed is sent to the
list program on it's command line. The default list program
is LIST. If the program that you use to view or edit files
is not found in your DOS path an error will occur.

Since you can specify an editor (or any program) as the
list program; after you return to DOT, you will be asked if
you wish to "re-read windows". If you answer yes to this
question, the directories in your file windows will be
re-read and re-displayed.

* Editing (changing) files dates and times. (default "E")

This command allows you to change the date and time of
a file (or marked files).

After you have selected which files to change you will
be able to enter the Month, Day, Year, Hour and Minutes you
desire for the files. The time must be entered in 24 hour
format. While entering this data you can use the Up, Down,
Tab and Enter keys to move you from field to field.

Once happy with your entry, you can press F1 to execute
the change.






















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[* MISCELLANEOUS COMMANDS *]

* Program Information. ("F1")

This command displays recent program information for
Disk-O-Tech.

* Current serial number a version. ("F2")

This command displays the current serial number and
version for the program you are using. After the window
comes up displaying the information you can press any key to
return to the file window.

* Getting command help. ("ALT")

By pressing and holding the ALT key for about 1 second,
a display of all of Disk-O-Tech's keys and commands will be
shown. If you change the keyboard definitions the changes
will be reflected in the help screen.

* Comparing the two file windows. (default "P")

If you have two windows open, you can use this option
to compare the files in the current window to the files in
the opposite window. All files that exist in one window but
not in the other will be marked. All files that exist in
both windows but differ by file size, time or date will also
be marked. Any files that are already marked will not be
disturbed.

This function is useful when you need to compare files
in different directories for subsequent file operations
where you wish to only change those that have changed.


* Sort options. (default "S")

This option allows you to sort the current window by
several different keys. You are presented with the following
sub-commands:

N - Sort the current window by file name, extension.
E - Sort the current window by extension, file name.
S - Sort the current window by file size.
D - Sort the current window by file date, file time.
T - Sort the current window by file time, file date.
M - Sort the current window by the marked files you have.
Marked files will be grouped at the beginning of the
window and unmarked files will follow.



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* Directory and disk utilization. (default "U")

This option allows you to see how many files and bytes
are being used in a directory structure or on the entire
disk.

The two sub-commands are:

C - Current directory utilization. This sub-command
shows the utilization of the current directory you
are pointing to. Your file pointer must be
pointing to a directory to use this option. The
number of files, bytes and sub-directories in the
directory you are pointing to will be counted and
then displayed.

D - Disk utilization. This sub-option will count the
number of files, bytes and directories on an
entire disk. The disk being viewed in the current
window is assumed as the target.


* Exit program (default "X")

Use this option to exit you from the Disk-O-Tech to DOS.
Disk-O-Tech will automatically place you in the directory that is
displayed in the current window before exiting.


























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[* CONFIGURING DISK-O-TECH *]

Disk-O-Tech comes with defaults that are designed to meet
most all needs. However, there will be certain situations where
the default does not suit your needs. When this case arises
Disk-O-Tech allows you to reconfigure the way it works.

All configurations are stored in a file (DOT.CFG) in the
same directory that the Disk-O-Tech system resides in. When you
exit from Disk-O-Tech, the current state is saved into this
configuration file and will be reloaded the next time Disk-O-Tech
is executed. If you want to restore all of the original defaults
you can delete the file DOT.CFG before you execute Disk-O-Tech.

* Changing the default options. (default "O")

Use this option to configure DOT to suit you needs. You
will be presented with the following default options that
you can change to suit your needs.

P - Prompt for overwrite.

This option allows you to tell DOT to prompt you
if a file is about to be overwritten during a
subsequent copy or move file. If you answer yes to this
question DOT will always tell you if you are about to
overwrite an existing file during a copy or a move. If
you answer no to this question, DOT will automatically
overwrite a file if it already exists in the
destination directory you provide.

C - set default Colors.

This option allows you change the screen colors
DOT uses. A new screen will appear with a sample DOT
screen and a color grid. In the upper left corner of
the screen will be the screen attributes you are
allowed to change. Once you select the part you wish to
change, two pointers will be shown on the left and
bottom of the color grid. Use the arrow keys to move
the color pointers. Moving the bottom pointer
(left,right) changes foreground colors, moving the left
pointer (up,down) will change the background colors.
The colors you select will be reflected in the sample
DOT screen. If you are happy with the colors you can
press Enter to save them or press Escape to restore the
original color.

Proceed to change all the different parts of the
screen until you are satisfied. Pressing Q will return
you to DOT.


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(options continued ...)

S - Snow.

If your screen shows annoying snow (flicker), use
this option to enable snow suppression. Suppressing
snow slows the screen output down quite a bit, so if
you don't have any snow make sure this option is
Disabled to achieve the best performance.

L - List program.

This option allows you to specify the program DOT
will call when you use the Browse command. By default,
DOT calls a program called LIST. If you have a program
called LIST that is capable of listing files you need
not change this. However, you can also use this option
to call you favorite Editor to browse files. This
allows you to not only browse the file but change it as
well. The limitations of this option are as follows:

1) The file you specify as the list program must be
an executable file (one with an .EXE or .COM
extension).
2) The file you specify as the list program must be
located in your DOS PATH. See your DOS manual for
information on the PATH statement.
3) The file you specify as the list program must be
capable of accepting a file name on its' command
line. (ie, LIST [filename]).























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[* KEYBOARD CUSTOMIZATION - DOTKEY.EXE *]

Keyboard configuration can be selected from the options
command list from within DOT or can be run from DOS.

You should not run this program from within DOT unless you
select it from the options window. If you point and shoot at this
program or run it from the DOS shell the changes will not be
recognized.

This program allows you to redefine you keyboard. This
allows you to change the way you invoke commands. You can also
take advantage of the enhanced 101/102 key keyboard. If you
select the keyboard definition option from Disk-O-Tech (options
command), Disk-O-Tech runs the program DOTKEY.EXE. When you
return from this program, Disk-O-Tech rereads its configuration
file and loads any changes made. If you run the program from DOS,
DOTKEY reads the configuration file (from the directory that
DOTKEY.EXE resides).

When you run this program you will first be asked what
keyboard you are using. Normal will work with all keyboards.
Enhanced allows you to take advantage of the newer 101/102 key
keyboards. After you select the keyboard type you are presented
with a list of all of the commands Disk-O-Tech uses. You can
scroll though them to choose the ones you wish to change with the
Up/Down keys. To select a command to change, press Enter on the
desired highlighted command. Then press the key you wish to
activate the command.

To exit and save your changes, press F1.






















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