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DDIR.COM (version 3.0 March 29 1992)
Version 3.0 of DDIR fixes a bug that caused the earlier version to fail
to identify some system files; it adds an extra "dead space" feature
Purpose: gives a non-scrolling, double-column directory display. Protected
files are flagged with a "+", system files with a "s", hidden files
with a "h". Files created today are shown in a different color.
With optional switch /d shows instead of file size the amount of
"dead space" used to store that file. (Depending on your DOS version
and/or hard drive type, a certain minimum amount of space is required
for all files. For example, a 10 byte batch file may actually
use 2048 bytes of your drive. The dead space is the amount of disk
space wasted by a file.)
Notes: Use the same way as the DOS dir command. Wild-card characters are
Usage: ddir [d:][path][file.ext][/d]
N.B. - path/filename, if used, must come BEFORE the /d switch
Examples: directory of current drive and directory ddir
list of .COM files on drive a - ddir a:*.com
list of files of directory "one', drive c - ddir c:\one
dead space on root drive ddir /d
dead space used by *.bat files ddir *.bat /d
The display colors and the date and time format can be changed using DEBUG.
The program ATTS shows you all available color combinations possible. To
change colors type the following sequence, AFTER YOU HAVE MADE A BACKUP COPY
e 6cf2 xx [xx is the normal display color in hex - taken form atts display]
e 6cf4 yy [yy is color of display for files created today]
e 6cf6 zz [zz is color of display of total files and bytes used]
e 6cf8 aa [aa is date format: 00 dd.mm.yy 01 mm-dd-yy 02 yy-mm-dd]
e 6cfa bb [bb is time format: 00 24 hr clock 01 12 hr + a or p]
Purpose: lists all files on drive or directory in 5 columns.
Notes: optinal switches allow for various file specifications
Usage: qdir [d:][path][file.ext] [/x]
where x is the switch:
r - read-only files
h - hidden files
s - sub-directories
u - only unprotected files
Wild cards are allowed in the filename.
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will work with your particular hardware configuration. Further, you use the
programs entirely at your own risk, and the author will not be held
liable for any damage caused to your hardware or software through
use of this software.
Legalities aside, you should not run into difficulties with this
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You do not have to register as a user, nor are you under any
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The suggested contribution is $5, but less (or more!) would be fine.
Should you decide to make a contribution, please remit to:
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I hope you find this package useful.
30 March 1992