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File Finder eXpander v2.1. Like Norton's FF but can also search by keyword. Just enter FFX and find any file with that word in its name.
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File Finder eXpander v2.1. Like Norton’s FF but can also search by keyword. Just enter FFX and find any file with that word in its name.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
FFX.DOC 6176 1902 deflated
FFX.EXE 25360 13432 deflated

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Contents of the FFX.DOC file

This program is submitted as freeware by Ken Koch

The author has taken due care in writing this program,
and the program is supplied as is. The author makes
no expressed or implied warranty of any kind with regard
to this program. In no event shall the author be liable
for incidental or consequential damages in connection
with or arising out of the use of this program.

This program is NOT public domain.

It may be distributed and used free of charge by anyone,provided:

1. No charge is made for this program other than a
minimal charge for the blank disk, postage, etc...

2. Both the software FFX.EXE and this short
documentation file FFX.DOC are distributed
together and un-altered.

3. This software is not distributed in a manner to
provide "added value" to a commercial product
which is being sold for profit.

v 2.1
File Find eXpander
by Ken Koch
(c) 1990, 1991, 1992

FFX [d:] or [switches]

Optional Switches:
/C.....Current directory only.
/A.....All Hard drive search.
/F.....Force Mono mode.

FFX is a simple File Find utility that goes one step further
than Norton's FileFind (FF or FL) utility.

You can search by filename as with FF or use a search pattern
to find a file. The search pattern can be any character or
a string of characters up to a maximum of 12 characters.

The best way to use this utility is to give it a string pattern
as you will find the most this way. When the program is first
run it searches your current drive or if you specified a drive
in your string, it will search that one, for all subdirectories
on the drive. It then searches each subdirectory till it finds
any filenames with either the string pattern or if you specified
a filename, it will find that filename. This program does what
you can do for yourself, it just does it more simply.

/C.....If you specify this switch, it will only search your
current directory.

/A.....With this switch, it will search all Drives & all
directories on those drives for the pattern.

/F.....Will force mono mode, for those people who have Tandy
computers, or Composite Monochrome displays.

When the program find all the files, it will then display the
list. If you want to go to a directory, just cursor down to
it, or to a filename below the directory name, and press ENTER.

If you wish to stay in the current directory, press ESC.


In essence you can do what FFX does yourself with a few DIR
statements in DOS. To find all filenames with the word "THE"
in them, you could do the following.

i.e. DIR THE?????.???
DIR ?THE????.???
DIR ??THE???.???
DIR ???THE??.???
DIR ????THE?.???
DIR ?????THE.???
DIR ??????TH.E??
DIR ???????T.HE?
DIR ????????.THE

But what FFX offers is a more practical, and less keystroke
method of locating files. And remember, if you do it this
way, you must do it for each subdirectory, which you must
either know firsthand or go to each subdirectory & redo the
lines above.

Version Info:
1.0 First Release.

1.5 Added Multi-Drive capibility.
Added Current directory capability

1.6 Fixed Current directory finding.
Added Forced Mono mode, for Composite Systems

1.9 First attempt at a Norton-like display.

2.0 Improved Norton-like display.
Improved Listing of files.

2.1 Fixed bug when too many (more than 800) files are
found. Would crash system.
Fixed Ending (Credits) Screen, for Color Displays,
would not display dark colors for VGA Mono screens.

If you find any bugs, or would like to comment on this program send them to:

Ken Koch
507 Whitten St.
Ingleside, IL.

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