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fLIST
The Power User's Shell
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User's Guide













Copyright (c) 1985-89
All rights reserved



CodeCrafters
Post Office Box 1317
Londonderry, NH
03053-1317
U.S.A.






fLIST and PC-FLIST are trademarks of CodeCrafters.
CompuServe is a registered trademark of CompuServe, Inc.
DESQview and DESQview/386 are trademarks of Quarterdeck Office
Systems.
IBM, PC/AT and PS/2 are registered trademarks of International
Business Machines Corporation.
MS-DOS, MS-Windows, MS-OS/2 and XENIX are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation.
SCO is a trademark of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
Sprint: The Professional Word Processor is a registered trademark
of Borland International, Inc.
Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T Bell Laboratories.
Wang is a trademark of Wang Laboratories, Inc.



Copyright (c) 1985-89.
All rights reserved.
Printed in the U.S.A.



This manual was produced with Sprint: The Professional Word
Processor.












Contents



Introduction 3

Chapter 1 Getting Started 5
About fLIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Installing fLIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Environment Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Chapter 2 A Tutorial 11
Loading fLIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Moving The Cursor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Sorting the List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Executing DOS Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Manipulating Filenames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Expanding the List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Creating Another List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Quiting a List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Chapter 3 Command Line Reference 19
Running fLIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Selecting Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Chapter 4 Command Reference 23
Summary of Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
/A (Add) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
/B (Bottom) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
/C (Cancel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
/F (Find) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
/H (Help) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
/K (Keys) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
/L (List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
/M (Marked) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
/O (Omit) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
/Q (Quit) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
/R (Replace) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
/S (Sort) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
/T (Top) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
/U (Update) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
/X (eXecute) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
/ (Goto) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
? (Recall) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
= (Repeat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33





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Chapter 5 Variable Reference 35
Summary of Variables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
/ (DRIVE:\PATH\NAME.EXT) . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
/D (DRIVE:) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
/E (.EXT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
/N (NAME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
/P (\PATH\) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Appendix A fLIST Messages 39

Appendix B Default Key Assignments 43

Index 47













































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Figures


Figure 2.1: The fLIST Display . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Figure 2.2: The fLIST Help Window . . . . . . . . . . 16
Figure 2.3: The fLIST Keys Window . . . . . . . . . . 17













































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Tables


Table 1: Schedule of Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4















































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Introduction


fLIST is a commercial software product marketed through a unique
method of distribution known as Shareware. This distribution
method allows you an opportunity to evaluate the product for a
period of 30 days prior to making an investment. Use of this
product beyond the evaluation period without obtaining a license
is prohibited and constitutes theft.

The programs and documentation contained in the Evaluation Package
are complete and unabridged. The Licensed User Package includes
the latest version of the programs and printed documentation
contained in the Evaluation Package as well as additional files
and printed documentation which enable the complete customization
of fLIST.

You may distribute copies of the Evaluation Package for the
purpose of evaluation only, provided it is distributed in its
original, unmodified form and without charge, beyond reasonable
media, shipping and/or handling fees.

fLIST may be licensed for both private, noncommercial use as well
as by companies and/or institutions. To license fLIST, simply
complete the fLIST License Agreement provided with the Evaluation
Package and mail it, along with a check or money order for the
appropriate fee(s), as shown in Table 1, to:

CodeCrafters
Post Office Box 1317
Londonderry, NH 03053-1317
U.S.A.

Product support and information is provided to licensed users
only. Support or information is available through:

* CompuServe Information Service electronic mail at
73647,1011.

* U.S. Mail at the address listed above.

Please include a complete problem description as well as a daytime
telephone number.








Introduction 3






Table 1: Schedule of Fees


MS-DOS Licenses
1
Individual (noncommercial) User (1 CPU) .............. $ 35 (US)
1
Individual User Version Upgrade ...................... $ 20 (US)
2
Institutional User (1-10 CPUs) ....................... $ 75 (US)
3
Institutional User (11-50 CPUs) ...................... $ 150 (US)
4
Institutional User (Over 50 CPUs) .................... $ 300 (US)
5
Institutional User Version Upgrade .................... No Charge



MS-DOS Supplies
6
fLIST Distribution Diskette .......................... $ 5 (US)
6
fLIST Diskette Labels (50 count) ..................... $ 5 (US)
6
fLIST User's Guide ................................... $ 10 (US)
6
fLIST Customization Guide ............................ $ 10 (US)









__________________________________________________________________

1. Includes 1 fLIST Distribution Diskette, 1 fLIST User's Guide
and 1 fLIST Customization Guide.

2. Includes 1 fLIST Distribution Diskette and 9 additional labels,
1 fLIST User's Guide and 1 fLIST Customization Guide.

3. Includes 2 fLIST Distribution Diskettes and 48 additional
labels, 2 fLIST User's Guides and 2 fLIST Customization Guides.

4. Includes 3 fLIST Distribution Diskettes and 97 additional
labels, 3 fLIST User's Guides and 3 fLIST Customization Guides.

5. Includes 1 fLIST Distribution Diskette and additional labels.

6. Available to licensed users only



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Chapter 1

Getting Started


Thank you for taking the time to evaluate fLIST. We are sure you
will find it to be a valuable and time saving product. Please take
the time to read this User's Guide to obtain a good understanding
of how you may put fLIST to work for you. We hope that after
evaluating fLIST you will become one of its many licensed users
and staunch advocates.



About fLIST


fLIST is a powerful shell program which can greatly increase your
productivity when used to its full potential. It can simplify
complex tasks such as program development while making tedious
tasks such as file management seem enjoyable. fLIST enables you to
create lists of files and/or directories which can be scrolled,
sorted and/or processed with DOS commands or batch files.

fLIST provides a wide variety of features to enhance your current
environment, for instance:

* A DOS command line for every file within the list

* Built-in filename manipulation to reduce filename typing
errors

* Different groups of files may be combined into a single
list

* An unlimited number of separate and distinct file lists

* Enhanced pattern matching enabling precise file selection

* File marking to simplify processing of related files

* Extensive customization options to suit your preferences

* International date and time support and multilingual
messages






Chapter 1, Getting Started 5






fLIST was inspired by a utility of the same name from the IBM
VM/CMS mainframe environment which provided some of these features
to grateful users with many tasks to accomplish.

fLIST was developed in the MS-DOS environment where attention was
focused on creating an interface which closely resembled that of
the original IBM utility and worked well in MS-DOS, MS-OS/2, UNIX
and XENIX environments. fLIST is currently available for MS-DOS,
UNIX and XENIX systems which meet or exceed the minimum system
configurations outlined below.

Minimum MS-DOS configuration is:

* MS-DOS (or PC-DOS) Version 2.10 or later

* Any of the following video systems:

- IBM MDA/CGA/EGA/MCGA/VGA memory mapped video

- IBM PC/AT/PS BIOS compatible video via INT 10H

- ANSI 3.64-1979 compatible video via MS-DOS stdout

* Any of the following keyboard systems:

- IBM PC/AT/PS BIOS compatible keyboard via INT 16H

- IBM PC/AT/PS compatible keyboard via MS-DOS stdin

- Wang PC/APC compatible keyboard via MS-DOS stdin

* 128K of available memory

Minimum UNIX/XENIX configuration is:

* UNIX System V Release 2 (SCO XENIX System V Release 2) or
later

* TERMINFO Curses terminal I/O package

* TERMINFO terminal attributes database

For information about licensing fLIST for use on UNIX/XENIX
systems, please contact us at the address shown on page 3.



Installing fLIST


The fLIST Evaluation Package includes this User's Guide and the
Evaluation Diskette, which contains the following files:

FLIST.EXE Main fLIST program



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FLIST.HLP Help file displayed with /H command

FLIST.PRO Sample customization Profile

GUIDE ASCII version of this User's Guide

LICENSE fLIST License Agreement

README Latest information about fLIST

The fLIST Licensed User Package, provided to licensed users,
includes the Customization Guide and the Distribution Diskette,
which contains the latest versions of all the files on the
Evaluation Diskette as well as the following files:

FLHELP.EXE fLIST Help File Generator

HELPTEXT Help file source text

The version of the fLIST program contained on the Evaluation Disk
is complete and fully-functional, only information and utilities
used in customizing fLIST have been withheld. By withholding this
information, those who would continue to use fLIST after the
evaluation period without obtaining a license, which is illegal,
cannot access its true power. We apologize for these methods, but
it has been our experience in several years of Shareware software
marketing that fewer than 10% of those who use a product on a
regular basis ever obtain a license.

To install fLIST, simply follow the procedure outlined below:

1. Type CD C:\ and press Enter to go to the root directory.

2. Type MD FLIST and press Enter to create a new directory
called FLIST.

3. Move into the new directory by typing CD FLIST and pressing
Enter.

4. Insert in Drive A either:

a. the Distribution Disk, if you are a licensed user of
fLIST.

b. the Evaluation Disk, if you are evaluating fLIST.

5. Type COPY A:*.* Enter.

6. Review the latest information about fLIST by typing TYPE
README | MORE and pressing Enter.







Chapter 1, Getting Started 7






Environment Setup


fLIST utilizes the following environment variables to locate files
and indicate which features can be used on your system:

PATH This variable is used by DOS to identify which
directories are to be searched when looking for
commands to run. You should include the C:\FLIST
directory in your PATH. Define this variable by
typing PATH C:\FLIST followed by the remainder of
your current PATH, if any, and pressing Enter. You
should also add this command to your AUTOEXEC.BAT
file to define PATH each time you boot your
system.

FLIST This variable is used to identify the directory in
which fLIST resides. Although this variable is not
required, as fLIST will search the PATH to locate
its files, using this variable can eliminate this
time consuming search process. Define this
variable by typing SET FLIST=C:\FLIST and pressing
Enter. You should also add this command to your
AUTOEXEC.BAT file to define FLIST each time you
boot your system.

TERM This variable is used to identify the video system
used on your system. If you are not using a 100%
IBM compatible this variable is required,
otherwise it may be used to select any of the
enhanced video modes available on true
compatibles. You may select any of the following
values for this variable:

ibm-pc 100% IBM compatible with an MDA, CGA,
EGA, MCGA or VGA video system to be
used in 25-line text mode. This mode
is the default if this variable is not
defined.

ega-pc 100% IBM compatible with an EGA video
system to be used in 43-line text
mode.

vga-pc 100% IBM compatible with a VGA video
system to be used in 50-line text
mode.

bios-pc MS-DOS system with IBM compatible BIOS
video and keyboard interfaces.

ansi-pc MS-DOS system with monochrome ANSI
3.64-1979 compatible video system via




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stdout. Standard IBM keyboard codes
must be available via stdin.

c_ansi-pc MS-DOS system with color ANSI
3.64-1979 compatible video system via
stdout. Standard IBM keyboard codes
must be available via stdin.

wang-pc Wang PC/APC system with monochrome
ANSI 3.64-1979 compatible video system
via stdout. Wang PC/APC keyboard codes
must be available via stdin.

Define this variable by typing SET TERM= followed
by your selection, in lower-case, and pressing
Enter. You should also add this command to your
AUTOEXEC.BAT file to define TERM each time you
boot your system.

When using operating environments such as DESQview
or Microsoft Windows, you should select either
bios-pc, ansi-pc or c_ansi-pc to allow fLIST to
run inside a window. If you are using
DESQview/386, any of the IBM compatible selections
may be used as the video memory can be virtualized
using the memory remapping capabilities of the
80386 processor.































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Chapter 2

A Tutorial


This tutorial is designed to quickly illustrate the fundamentals
of fLIST which will be expanded upon throughout the remainder of
this guide. While you study this chapter, please bear in mind that
fLIST may be fully tailored to your preferences. The keystrokes
described here represent the default configuration of the product
as distributed. Also remember that when a keystroke such as Ctrl-X
is described, Ctrl should be held down while X is pressed.



Loading fLIST


Let's begin by creating a list of files in the C:\FLIST directory
by following this procedure:

1. Move into the FLIST directory by typing CD \FLIST and
pressing Enter.

2. Load fLIST by typing FLIST and pressing Enter.

Your screen should now look similar to the display shown in Figure
2.1.























Chapter 2, A Tutorial 11






+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| fLIST Version 3.00 - Copyright/ /rafters. All rights reserved. |
| 1 List =======================\ \============================= |
| C1 C:\FLIST\* / / (Group Area) 8/142K |
| ==============================\ \============================= |
| C1 . |_ / / | 12-29-88 14:11 |
| C1 .. | \ \ | 12-29-88 14:11 |
| C1 FLIST.EXE | / / | 58282 5-15-89 3:00 |
| C1 FLIST.HLP | \ \ | 9313 5-15-89 3:00 |
| C1 FLIST.PRO | / / | 187 5-15-89 3:00 |
| C1 GUIDE | \ \ | 73978 5-15-89 3:00 |
| C1 LICENSE | / / | 2631 5-15-89 3:00 |
| C1 README | \ \ | 658 5-15-89 3:00 |
| | / / | |
| | \ \ | |
| (Name Area) | (Input / /Area) | (Info Area) |
| | \ \ | |
| | / / | |
| | \ \ | |
| ==============================/ /============================= |
| Press for Hel\ \ss for Keys |
+----------------------------------------------------------------+

Figure 2.1: The fLIST Display

The fLIST display is divided into several areas which contain the
following information:

Group Area This area shows which groups of files are
contained in the list. Each line identifies the
selection pattern used to create the group, the
number of files selected and thier total size.

Name Area This area identifies each file in the list as well
as its relationship to a group within the Group
Area.

Input Area This area contains individual DOS command lines
for each file in the list.

Info Area This area relates statistical information about
individual files in the list.



Moving The Cursor


Movement within the list is accomplished using the standard keypad
cursor and page keys as follows:

Up Move the cursor up one line, scrolling the list as
required.




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Down Move the cursor down one line, scrolling the list
as required.

Left Move the cursor left one column, if possible.

Right Move the cursor right one column, if possible.

Enter Move the cursor to column one of the next line,
scrolling the list as required.

Tab Move the cursor to the start of the next word, if
possible.

Shift-Tab Move the cursor to the start of the previous word,
if possible.

Ins Switch between Insert and Overwrite modes.

Del Delete the character above the cursor.

Backspace Delete the character to the left of the cursor.

Home Move the cursor to column one.

End Move the cursor past the last character on the
line.

PgUp Scroll the list up one page, if possible.

PgDn Scroll the list down one page, if possible.

Ctrl-Left Delete the characters to the left of the cursor.

Ctrl-Right Delete the characters to the right of the cursor.

Ctrl-Home Move the cursor to the top line on the screen.

Ctrl-End Move the cursor to the bottom line on the screen.

Ctrl-PgUp Scroll to the first page of the list.

Ctrl-PgDn Scroll to the last page of the list.



Sorting the List


fLIST provides several methods of sorting the list, such as:

* Date/Time in descending sequence by pressing Ctrl-D

* Extension and Name in ascending sequence by pressing Ctrl-E




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* Group, Name and Extension in ascending sequence by pressing
Ctrl-G

* Name and Extension in ascending sequence by pressing Ctrl-N

* Size in descending sequence by pressing Ctrl-S



Executing DOS Commands


To illustrate just how easy it is to execute DOS commands from
fLIST, let's display the README file again following these steps:

1. Move the cursor to the README command line by pressing the
Down or Up as many times as required.

2. View README by typing TYPE and pressing Ctrl-X.

3. After viewing the file, press any key when the Holding ...
message appears in the lower right corner of your screen.
This message tells you that fLIST is holding its next
display to allow you time to read what is currently on the
screen.

Multiple commands can be executed by pressing Ctrl-X with more
than one command line entered. In fact, every command line within
the list could contain a command. Multiple commands can also be
executed using a single file by delimiting them with semicolons.
For example, TYPE;ERASE would display a file and then erase it
when Ctrl-X was pressed.

fLIST uses a special command character, / (ASCII 47) by default,
to identify commands and variable references. If you need to use
this character literally in a DOS command, specify the character
twice. For example, DIR /P would become DIR \FLIST\ after variable
substitution, described in the next section, whereas DIR //P
achieves the desired result DIR /P.

After each command line is executed, it is changed to a comment by
inserting the fLIST comment character, * (ASCII 42) by default, at
the beginning of the line. Should you wish to execute the command
again, simply delete the comment character and press Ctrl-X. You
may also use the comment character to prevent fLIST from executing
command lines you do not want executed at this time.



Manipulating Filenames


fLIST helps you eliminate typing errors by providing a variety of
filename manipulation variables. Normally, fLIST appends the



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filename to the end of your command before it is executed. This is
why TYPE on the README command line becomes TYPE C:\FLIST\README
when executed by DOS. You can, however, control the handling of
filenames to meet your requirements. Suppose the following
commands were entered on the same README command line:

ERASE Becomes ERASE C:\FLIST\README, the filename is
appended to the command by default.

COPY / A: Becomes COPY C:\FLIST\README A:, the / is replaced
by the complete filename.

DIR /D Becomes DIR C:, the /D is replaced by the drive
portion of the filename.

DIR /P*.EXE Becomes DIR \FLIST\*.EXE, the /P is replaced by
the path portion of the filename.

TYPE /N Becomes TYPE README, the /N is replaced by the
name portion of the filename.


DIR /E Becomes DIR, the /E is replaced by the extension
portion of the filename (null in this case).

/O COMMAND Becomes COMMAND, the /O prevents the filename from
being appended to the command.



Getting Help


Now let's take a look at fLISTs Help file by pressing Ctrl-F. This
pop-up window, shown in Figure 2.2, may be scrolled by pressing
the keys shown along the bottom window border. When you have seen
enough, press Esc to exit the Help file.





















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+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| fLIST Version 3.00 - Copyright/ /rafters. All rights reserved. |
| 1 List =======================\ \============================= |
| C1 +========================= / /=========================+42K |
| ===| \ \ |=== |
| C1 | 1. The On-line Help Windo/ / |:11 |
| C1 | =========================\ \ |:11 |
| C1 | fLIST presently supports / /navigation keys; |:00 |
| C1 | \ \ |:00 |
| C1 | "D" or Down Arrow -/ /ine |:00 |
| C1 | "U" or Up Arrow -\ \line |:00 |
| C1 | "Ctrl-D" or PgDn -/ /age |:00 |
| C1 | "Ctrl-U" or PgUp -\ \page |:00 |
| | "Esc" -/ /indow | |
| | \ \ | |
| | / / | |
| | 2. Basic Fundamentals \ \ | |
| | ===================== / / _| |
| +==== =Down =P\ \=PgUp =Exit ======+ |
| ==============================/ /============================= |
| Press for Hel\ \ss for Keys |
+----------------------------------------------------------------+

Figure 2.2: The fLIST Help Window

One of the best features of fLIST is its ability to adapt to your
personal preferences. For instance, you can redefine the meaning
of all keyboard keys which fLIST recognizes. To see the current
key definitions, press Ctrl-K. This pop-up window, shown in Figure
2.3, scrolls exactly like the Help window and is also exited by
pressing Esc.


























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+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| fLIST Version 3.00 - Copyright/ /rafters. All rights reserved. |
| 1 List =======================\ \============================= |
| C1 +======================= f/ / ========================+42K |
| ===| Ctrl-A Add to Li\ \ |=== |
| C1 | Ctrl-B Last Page/ / |:11 |
| C1 | Ctrl-C Return to\ \ |:11 |
| C1 | Ctrl-D Sort by D/ / |:00 |
| C1 | Ctrl-E Sort by E\ \ |:00 |
| C1 | Ctrl-F View Help/ / |:00 |
| C1 | Ctrl-G Sort by G\ \ |:00 |
| C1 | Backspace Delete Pr/ / |:00 |
| C1 | Tab Tab Next \ \ |:00 |
| | Ctrl-K View Key / / | |
| | Ctrl-L Next List\ \ | |
| | Enter Next Line/ / | |
| | Ctrl-N Sort by N\ \ | |
| | Ctrl-O Unmark Fi/ / _| |
| +==== =Down =P\ \=PgUp =Exit ======+ |
| ==============================/ /============================= |
| Press for Hel\ \ss for Keys |
+----------------------------------------------------------------+

Figure 2.3: The fLIST Keys Window



Expanding the List


Suppose you wish to include files from the root directory in this
list. You would:

1. Move the cursor to the beginning of a command line by
pressing Home.

2. Erase any remaining characters on the line by pressing
Ctrl-Right.

3. Add the root directory files by typing /A \ and pressing
Ctrl-X.



Creating Another List


And now, you wish to create a seperate list of files from a
directory within the root directory. To accomplished this:

1. Move the cursor to a command line for a directory other
than . or .. by pressing Enter as often as required. Notice
that fLIST will scroll the list as you attempt to move the
cursor past the last file on the screen.



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2. Erase any remaining characters on the line by pressing
Ctrl-Right.

3. Create a new list for the directory by typing /L and
pressing Ctrl-X.

4. Switch back to the first list by pressing Ctrl-L.

5. Switch back to the new list by pressing Ctrl-L again. The
lists are arranged in a circular ring which can be traveled
in either direction.



Quiting a List


You can terminate a list by pressing Esc. If you wish to terminate
all lists and exit to DOS, you could press Esc as many times as
required to terminate each list, or simply press Ctrl-C to cancel
all lists immediately. In either case, when all lists have been
terminated, fLIST will exit to DOS.



































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Chapter 3

Command Line Reference


This chapter describes how to execute fLIST from the DOS command
line. The various command line options are discussed as well as
how to select files using fLISTs advanced pattern matching
features.



Running fLIST


fLIST is executed from the DOS command line in the same manner as
other commands. The easiest way to start fLIST is:

FLIST Enter

This will create a list consisting of all files in the current
directory, as was the case in the tutorial. You may, however,
specify up to nine (9) patterns on the command line to select the
files for the list. For example, the command:

FLIST A: *.H \*.{COM,EXE,BAT} Enter

This will create a list consisting of all files in the current
directory from drive A, all C header files in the current
directory and all executable files in the root directory. You may
be puzzled by the last selection pattern in the example above,
this illustrates one of the many types of selection patterns
supported by fLIST. The specifics of selection patterns are
described in the next section.

Several options may also be included on the command line enabling
you to choose alternate Error, Help and/or Profile files as well
as temporarily change the TERM environment variable. Options may
appear anywhere within the command line. The options which may be
included on the command line are as follows:

/Efile Use an alternate fLIST Error file

/Hfile Use an alternate fLIST Help file

/Pfile Use an alternate fLIST Profile

/TA Use TERM=ansi-pc temporarily



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/TB Use TERM=bios-pc temporarily

/TC Use TERM=c_ansi-pc temporarily

/TE Use TERM=ega-pc temporarily

/TI Use TERM=ibm-pc temporarily

/TV Use TERM=vga-pc temporarily

/TW Use TERM=wang-pc temporarily

For example, if you have included the command SET TERM=ibm-pc in
your AUTOEXEC.BAT, but you would like to occaisionally run fLIST
in 50-line mode using your VGA video system, specify the following
command line option:

FLIST /TV Enter



Selecting Files


fLIST allows you to select files using a pattern matching scheme
inspired by the UNIX csh shell program. Patterns offer greater
control over file selection than DOS wildcard characters. Any of
the following constructs may be used in fLIST selection patterns:

* Matches zero or more occurances of any character.

? Matches one occurance of any character.

[AB-F] Matches one occurance of any character within the
brackets. Consectutive characters may be
represented as the lowest and highest characters
of the range seperated by a hyphen.

[!AB-F] Matches one occurance of any character not within
the brackets. Consectutive characters may be
represented as the lowest and highest characters
of the range seperated by a hyphen.

{A,BC,DEF} Matches one occurance of any string within the
braces.

These constructs may be combined as required to form selection
patterns which are quite specific. For example:

*[F][!L]*.{COM,EXE,BAT}

This will select all which contain an F in the filename, provided
the F is not immediately followed by an L, and have extensions of
either COM, EXE or BAT.



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It is important to point out the one difference between fLIST
pattern matching and DOS wildcards. When DOS expands the *.*
wildcard, files both with and without extensions are selected.
When fLIST expands the same *.* pattern, files with extensions
only are selected. Because fLIST treats characters of the pattern
literally, a dot (.) must appear within the filename in order for
it to be selected. To achieve the same results as the DOS *.*
wildcard, specify the pattern *. This inconsistency is trivial
when compared to the additional flexibility offered by fLIST
pattern matching.















































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Chapter 4

Command Reference


fLIST supports a variety of commands which may be typed on a
command line then executed via Ctrl-X or assigned to keystrokes as
described in the Customization Guide. fLIST commands are
identified by the fLIST command character appearing as the first
character of the command text.



Summary of Commands


/A Add a group of files to the current list

/B Display the last page of the current list

/C Discard all lists and return to DOS

/F Locate a file within the current list

/H View the fLIST Help file in a pop-up window

/K View the fLIST Key Definitions in a pop-up window

/L Create a new list or select a different list to
view

/M Execute a DOS command for all marked files in the
current list

/O Omit the file specification from a DOS command

/Q Discard the current list

/R Replace the current list with a new list

/S Sort the current list

/T Display the first page of the current list

/U Update the current list from disk

/X Execute all command lines in the current list




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/ Display a different portion of the current list

? Recall the last DOS command executed

= Repeat the last DOS command executed



/A (Add)


Function Adds files to the current list.

Syntax /A [ pattern ]

How To To add all files contained within a directory
currently in the list, type /A on the command line
associated with that directory and press Ctrl-X.
fLIST will append the filename of the directory to
the command when it is executed.

To add files not currently in the list, type /A
followed by a selection pattern on any command
line and press Ctrl-X.

Examples /A \
Add all files in the root directory.

/A \SRC\*.C
Add all C files in the \SRC directory.

Keystrokes Ctrl-A performs a /A command.

Remarks Each time this command is executed, a new group of
files is included in the current list. A given
file may appear more than once in the list if it
exists in more than one group. A maximum of nine
(9) groups can be included in a single list.



/B (Bottom)


Function Displays the last full page of the current list.

Syntax /B

How To To display the last page of the current list, type
/B on any command line and press Ctrl-X.

Examples /B
Display the last page of the current list.




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Keystrokes Ctrl-B and Ctrl-PgDn perform a LAST keyboard
function.

Remarks This command is provided for compatibility with
the original IBM utility. The preferred method of
displaying the last page of the list is by
pressing Ctrl-PgDn, which is defined as the LAST
keyboard function.



/C (Cancel)


Function Discards all lists and exits to DOS.

Syntax /C

How To To discard all lists and exit to DOS, type /C on
any command line and press Ctrl-X.

Examples /C
Discard all lists and exit to DOS.

Keystrokes Ctrl-C performs a /C command.

Remarks This command performs the same function as
executing /Q for each list in the list ring.



/F (Find)


Function Finds a file in the current list.

Syntax /F [ pattern ]

/F+ [ pattern ]

/F- [ pattern ]

How To To locate the next file with the same extension as
the current file, type /F */E (or /F+ */E) on
the command line associated with the current file
press Ctrl-X. fLIST will append the extension
portion of the current filename to the command
when it is executed.

To continue the search throughout the list, type
/F (or /F+) on any command line and press Ctrl-X.

To search the list backward, substitute /F- for /F
(or /F+) as described above.



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Examples /F *.C
Locate the next C source file in the list.

/F- *.H
Locate the next C header file towards the top of
the list.

/F-
Continue the previously executed /F command,
toward the top of the list.

Keystrokes Ctrl-F performs a /F+ command.

Remarks This command searches the current list in memory,
not the directories on disk.



/H (Help)


Function Display the Help file.

Syntax /H

How To To display the fLIST Help file, type /H on any
command line and press Ctrl-X.

Examples /H
Display the Help file in a pop-up window.

Keystrokes Ctrl-F performs a /H command.

Remarks The contents of the Help file may be customized to
your liking with the fLIST Help File Generator.
This utility, along with the fLIST Customization
Guide which describes how to customize fLIST, are
provided to licensed fLIST users.



/K (Keys)


Function Display the current key definitions.

Syntax /K

How To To display the current key definitions, type /K on
any command line and press Ctrl-X.

Examples /K
Display the key definitions in a pop-up window.




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Keystrokes Ctrl-K performs a /K command.

Remarks The key definitions may be customized to your
liking in the customization Profile. The fLIST
Customization Guide which describes how to
customize fLIST, is provided to licensed fLIST
users.



/L (List)


Function Creates a new list or selects another list.

Syntax /L [ pattern ]

/L+ [ num | 1 ]

/L- [ num | 1 ]

How To To create a list of all files contained within a
directory currently in the list, type /L on the
command line associated with that directory and
press Ctrl-X. fLIST will append the filename of
the directory to the command when it is executed.

To create a list of files not currently in the
list, type /L followed by a selection pattern on
any command line and press Ctrl-X.

To select a list which was created previously,
type /L+ (forward in the list ring) or /L-
(backward in the list ring) on any command line
and press Ctrl-X.

Examples /L \
Create a list of all files in the root directory

/L \HDR\*.H
Create a list of all C header files in the \HDR
directory

/L- 2
Select the second previous list in the list ring

Keystrokes Ctrl-L performs a /L- command.

Remarks Lists are arranged in a circular ring which can be
traveled in either direction. When a new list is
created, it is inserted at the current position
within the list ring. When a list is discarded, it
is deleted from the list ring. Any number of lists
may be created, although as available memory



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becomes limited some performance degradation will
be apparent when selecting lists.



/M (Marked)


Function Executes a DOS command for all marked files in the
current list.

Syntax /M command

How To To execute a DOS command for all marked files in
the current list, type /M followed by the command
to be executed on any command line and press
Ctrl-X.

Examples /M COPY / \
Copy all marked files to the root directory.

Keystrokes None.

Remarks The marked status of files may be toggled by
pressing Ctrl-P.



/O (Omit)


Function Omits the filename from a command line.

Syntax /O command

How To To prevent the filename from being appended to a
command line, type /O followed by the DOS command
to be executed on any command line and press
Ctrl-X.

Examples /O COMMAND
Shell to a second copy of the DOS Command
Processor from within fLIST.

Keystrokes None.

Remarks This command is only required when no portion of a
filename is to be included in the DOS command. If
any filename variable (/, /D, /E, /N and/or /P) is
specified within the command line, fLIST will not
append the filename to the command line.






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/Q (Quit)


Function Discards the current list.

Syntax /Q [ num | 1 ]

How To To discard the current list, type /Q on any
command line and press Ctrl-X.

Examples /Q
Discard the current list.

/Q 999
Discard a large number of lists, effectively the
same as the /C command.

Keystrokes Esc performs a /Q command.

Remarks If this command is executed when only one (1) list
exists, fLIST will exit to DOS after discarding
the list.



/R (Replace)


Function Replaces the current list.

Syntax /R [ pattern ]

How To To replace the current list with one which
consists of all files contained within a directory
currently in the list, type /R on the command line
associated with that directory and press Ctrl-X.
fLIST will append the filename of the directory to
the command when it is executed.

To replace the current list with one which
consists of files not currently in the list, type
/R followed by a selection pattern on any command
line and press Ctrl-X.

Examples /R \
Replace the current list with one consiting of all
files in the root directory.

/R \SRC\*.C
Replace the current list with one which consists
of all C files in the \SRC directory.

Keystrokes None.




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Remarks This command functions as if the /L command were
executed to create a new list and the previous
list were discarded using the /Q command. The new
list will contain only a single group until
subsequent /A commands are executed.



/S (Sort)


Function Sort the current list.

Syntax /SD

/SE

/SG

/SN

/SS

How To To sort the list in descending Date/Time sequence,
type /SD on any command line and press Ctrl-X.

To sort the list in ascending Extension and Name
sequence, type /SE on any command line and press
Ctrl-X.

To sort the list in ascending Group, Name and
Extension sequence, type /SG on any command line
and press Ctrl-X.

To sort the list in ascending Name and Extension
sequence, type /SN on any command line and press
Ctrl-X.

To sort the list in descending Size sequence, type
/SS on any command line and press Ctrl-X.

Examples /SN
Sort the current list by ascending Name and
Extension.

/SS
Sort the current list by descending Size.

Keystrokes Ctrl-D performs a /SD command.

Ctrl-E performs a /SE command.

Ctrl-G performs a /SG command.




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Ctrl-N performs a /SN command.

Ctrl-S performs a /SS command.

Remarks The sort sequence is preserved across executions
of the /A, /R and /U commands. The default sort
sequence may be customized to your liking in the
customization Profile. The fLIST Customization
Guide which describes how to customize fLIST, is
provided to licensed fLIST users.



/T (Top)


Function Displays the first full page of the current list.

Syntax /T

How To To display the first page of the current list,
type /T and press Ctrl-X.

Examples /T
Display the first page of the current list

Keystrokes Ctrl-T and Ctrl-PgUp perform a FIRST keyboard
function.

Remarks This command is provided for compatibility with
the original IBM utility. The preferred method of
displaying the first page of the list is by
pressing Ctrl-PgUp, which is defined as the FIRST
keyboard function.



/U (Update)


Function Update the current list from disk.

Syntax /U

How To To update the list, type /U on any command line
and press Ctrl-X.

Examples /U
Update the current list from disk.
with one consiting of all files in the root
directory.

Keystrokes Ctrl-U performs a /U command.




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Remarks This command will recreate the current list by
reselecting files from the disk directories using
the selection patterns for each group in the list.
This process is necessary when files are copied,

renamed or erased on disk.



/X (eXecute)


Function Executes all command lines.

Syntax /X

How To To execute all command lines, press a key which is
defined to perform a /X command.

Examples Ctrl-X
Execute all command lines.

Keystrokes Ctrl-X performs an EXECUTE keyboard function.

Remarks This command is provided for compatibility with
previous versions of fLIST (PC-FLIST). The
preferred method of executing all command lines is
by pressing a key defined as the EXECUTE keyboard
function (Ctrl-X).



/ (Goto)


Function Jump to a file within the current list.

Syntax /

/num

/+num

/-num

How To To locate a file in the list at the top of the
screen, type / on the command line associated with
that directory and press Ctrl-X.

To locate the 84th file in the list at the top of
the screen, type /84 on any command line and press
Ctrl-X.

To scroll forward 10 files in the list, type /+10
on any command line and press Ctrl-X.



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To scroll backward 10 files in the list, type /-10
on any command line and press Ctrl-X.

Examples /
Locate the current file at the top of the screen.

/9999
Locate the last file in the list at the top of the
screen.

Keystrokes None.

Remarks None.



? (Recall)


Function Recalls the last DOS command executed.

Syntax ?

How To To recall the last DOS command executed, type ? on
any command line and press Ctrl-X.

Examples ?
Recall last DOS command.

Keystrokes None.

Remarks Only DOS commands may be recalled with this
command.



= (Repeat)


Function Repeats the last DOS command executed.

Syntax =

How To To repeat the last DOS command executed for a
series of files, type = on each command line and
press Ctrl-X.

Examples =
Repeat last DOS command.

Keystrokes None.

Remarks Only DOS commands may be repeated with this
command.



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Chapter 5

Variable Reference


fLIST supports a variety of filename variables which may be typed
in a command line or assigned to keystrokes as described in the
Customization Guide. Whenever fLIST encounters a filename
variable, the variable is replaced by the associated filename
component from the current filename. Filename variables may be
combined without repeating the fLIST command character. For
example, the following are equivalent:

/D/P/N
/D/PN
/DP/N
/DPN



Summary of Variables


/ Insert the complete filename
(DRIVE:\PATH\NAME.EXT)

/D Insert the drive portion of filename (DRIVE:)

/E Insert the extension portion of the filename
(.EXT)

/N Insert the name portion of the filename (NAME)

/P Insert the path portion of the filename (\PATH\)



/ (DRIVE:\PATH\NAME.EXT)


Function Inserts the complete filename in a command line.

Syntax /

How To To insert the complete filename in a command line,
type / at the desired location.





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Examples COPY / A:
Insert the complete filename in a COPY command.

Keystrokes Alt-F types a / variable.

Remarks Inserting a filename variable prevents the
complete filename from automatically being
appended to the end of a command.



/D (DRIVE:)


Function Insert the drive portion of a filename (D:) in a
command line.

Syntax /D

How To To insert the drive portion of a filename in a
command line, type /D at the desired location.

Examples DIR /D*.H
Insert the drive portion of a filename in a DIR
command.

Keystrokes Alt-D types a /D variable.

Remarks Inserting a filename variable prevents the
complete filename from automatically being
appended to the end of a command.



/E (.EXT)


Function Insert the extension portion of a filename (.EXT)
in a command line.

Syntax /E

How To To insert the extension portion of a filename in a
command line, type /E at the desired location.

Examples ERASE *./E
Insert the extension portion of a filename in an
ERASE command.

Keystrokes Alt-E types a /E variable.

Remarks Inserting a filename variable prevents the
complete filename from automatically being
appended to the end of a command.



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/N (NAME)


Function Insert the name portion of a filename (NAME) in a
command line.

Syntax /N

How To To insert the name portion of a filename in a
command line, type /N at the desired location.

Examples CC /N
Insert the name portion of a filename in a CC
command.

Keystrokes Alt-N types a /N variable.

Remarks Inserting a filename variable prevents the
complete filename from automatically being
appended to the end of a command.



/P (\PATH\)


Function Insert the path portion of a filename (\PATH\) in
a command line.

Syntax /P

How To To insert the path portion of a filename in a
command line, type /P at the desired location.

Examples REN /P*.X *.Y
Insert the path portion of a filename in a REN
command.

Keystrokes Alt-P types a /P variable.

Remarks Inserting a filename variable prevents the
complete filename from automatically being
appended to the end of a command.














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Appendix A

fLIST Messages


fLIST produces a variety of messages as notification of events and
errors encountered during processing. Message texts may be
modified to suit your requirements, even translated into other
languages. The message texts described here represent those
defined in the product as distributed:


[Aborted]
This message appears on a command line when the command being
executed ends due to a reply of Abort to the Abort, Retry, Ignore
message from DOS. If BREAK-LEVEL is set to 3 or less, no other
command lines are executed. Press Ctrl-X again to execute the
remaining command lines. (Message 23)


[Interrupted]
This message appears on a command line when the command being
executed ends due to a Ctrl-Break (or Ctrl-C) interrupt. If
BREAK-LEVEL is set to 3 or less, no other command lines are
executed. Press Ctrl-X again to execute the remaining command
lines. (Message 22)


[RC=nnnn]
This message appears on a command line when the command being
executed ends with a non-zero return value (errorlevel). If
BREAK-LEVEL is set to 2 or less, no other command lines are
executed. Press Ctrl-X again to execute the remaining command
lines. (Message 21)


Command not found
This message appears on a command line when the command being
executed could not be found. Verify the name of the command and
the PATH environment variable. (Message 16)


Drive data error (bad CRC)
This message appears when a data error occurs while attempting to
access a disk drive. Verify the media with CHKDSK and take
appropriate corrective action. (Message 26)





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Drive disk error
This message appears when an error occurs while attempting to
access a disk drive. Verify the media with CHKDSK and take
appropriate corrective action. (Message 28)


Drive general failure
This message appears when an unknown error occurs while attempting
to access a disk drive. Verify the media with CHKDSK and take
appropriate corrective action. (Message 32)


Drive not ready
This message appears when a not ready error occurs while
attempting to access a disk drive. Verify the media is inserted
and the drive door is closed. (Message 25)


Drive read fault
This message appears when an read error occurs while attempting to
access a disk drive. Verify the media with CHKDSK and take
appropriate corrective action. (Message 31)


Drive sector error
This message appears when an format error occurs while attempting
to access a disk drive. Verify the media was formatted for this
type of disk drive. (Message 29)


Drive seek error
This message appears when an seek error occurs while attempting to
access a disk drive. Verify the media was formatted for this type
of disk drive. (Message 27)


Drive write fault
This message appears when an write error occurs while attempting
to access a disk drive. Verify the media with CHKDSK and take
appropriate corrective action. (Message 30)


Drive write protected
This message appears when an write protect error occurs while
attempting to access a disk drive. Verify the proper media is
inserted and remove the write protect tab if appropriate. (Message
24)


Environment invalid
This message appears on a command line when the command being
executed fails due to an invalid environment. Attempt to execute
the command again, if the problem persists reboot the system when




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it is convenient and attempt to execute the command again.
(Message 18)


Error(s) in Help file
This message appears when the Help file is not the proper format.
Recreate the Help file using the fLIST Help File Generator and
rerun fLIST. (Message 15)


Error(s) in Profile
This message appears when error(s) are detected in the Profile.
The Error file, FLIST.ERR in the FLIST directory, will contain a
detailed list of all Profile errors. Correct the statements
flagged as errors and rerun fLIST. (Message 13)


Format invalid
This message appears on a command line when the command being
executed fails due to an invalid format. Verify the command being
executed is a valid .EXE file or recreate the command and rerun
the command. (Message 19)


Help file not found
This message appears when the Help file could not be located.
Verify the name of the Help file and both the FLIST and PATH
environment variables and rerun fLIST. (Message 14)


Holding ...
This message appears when the next screen would possibly overlay
command output. After viewing the output, press any key to
continue. (Message 3)


Invalid TERM= environment variable
This message appears when the value specified for the TERM
environment variable is invalid. Correct the TERM environment
variable and rerun fLIST. (Message 5)


Invalid command line option(s)
This message appears when an unrecognized command line option is
specified. Correct the command line option and rerun fLIST.
(Message 7)


Invalid file selection pattern
This message appears when an improper file selection pattern is
specified. Correct the file selection pattern and reissue the
fLIST command. (Message 9)





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Maximum of 9 file groups
This message appears when an attempt is made to add to a list
which already contains nine (9) file groups. Create a new list
rather than attempting to add to the current list. (Message 8)


No matching file(s) found
This message appears when no files match a file selection pattern.
Specify a new file selection pattern and reissue the fLIST
command. (Message 10)


No pattern specified
This message appears when a /F command is issued without a file
selection pattern and no previous /F command had been issued.
Specify a file selection pattern and reissue the fLIST command.
(Message 11)


Not enough memory available
This message appears when there is insufficient memory available
to perform the requested function. Specify a different function or
remove large TSR commands. (Message 6)


Pausing ...
This message appears when a command is about to be executed.
Verify the command line shown, press Esc to abort command
execution or press any other key to execute the command. (Message
4)


Permission denied
This message appears on a command line when the command being
executed fails due to a sharing violation. Verify the command may
be shared and rerun the command. (Message 17)


Profile not found
This message appears when the Profile could not be located. Verify
the name of the Profile and both the FLIST and PATH environment
variables and rerun fLIST. (Message 12)


Unknown EXEC error
This message appears on a command line when the command being
executed fails due to an unknown EXEC error. Contact CodeCrafters
about this problem and include all applicable files and commands
to assist in problem diagnosis. (Message 20)








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Appendix B

Default Key Assignments


fLIST is distributed with a minimal built-in configuration which
enables it to be used without any customization. The key
definitions of this minimal configuration are as follows:

Ctrl-A Add the current file/directory to the current list

Ctrl-B Go to the last page (bottom) of the current list

Ctrl-C Discard all lists and return to DOS

Ctrl-D Sort the current list by descending Date and Time

Ctrl-E Sort the current list by ascending Extension and
Name

Ctrl-F View the Help file in a pop-up window

Ctrl-G Sort the current list by ascending Group, Name and
Extension

Backspace Delete the character to the left of the cursor

Tab Tab to the next word

Ctrl-K View the Key Definitions in a pop-up window

Ctrl-L Select the next list in the ring of lists

Enter Cursor to the beginning of the next command line

Ctrl-N Sort the current list by ascending Name and
Extension

Ctrl-O Unmark all marked files in the current list

Ctrl-P Toggle current file mark status

Ctrl-Q Run current file as a command

Ctrl-S Sort the current list by descending Size

Ctrl-T Go to the first page (top) of the current list




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Ctrl-U Update the current list from disk

Ctrl-X Execute all command lines

Ctrl-Z Meta prefix for compound key definitions

Esc Discard the current list

F1 View the Help file in a pop-up window

F2 Run TYPE using the current file as input

F3 Run EDLIN using the current file as input

F4 Add the current file/dorectory to the current list

F5 Make a new list using the current file/directory

F6 Replace the current list using the current
file/directory

F7 Select the previous list in the ring of lists

F8 Select the next list in the ring of lists

F9 Discard all lists and return to DOS

F10 Discard the current list

Shift-F1 View the Key Definitions in a pop-up window

Shift-Tab Backtab to the previous word

Up Cursor up to the previous command line

Down Cursor down to the next command line

Left Cursor left to the previous character

Right Cursor right to the next character

PgUp Go to the previous page of the current list

PgDn Go to the next page of the current list

Home Cursor to the beginning of the command line

End Cursor to the end of the command line

Ins Switch between Insert and Overwrite modes

Del Delete the character above the cursor

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Ctrl-Right Delete all characters to the right of the cursor

Ctrl-PgUp Go to the first page (top) of the current list

Ctrl-PgDn Go to the last page (bottom) of the current list

Ctrl-Home Cursor to the first line on the screen

Ctrl-End Cursor to the last line on the screen

Alt-C Erase all command lines

Alt-D Type /D at the current location in the command
line

Alt-E Type /E at the current location in the command
line

Alt-F Type / at the current location in the command line

Alt-N Type /N at the current location in the command
line

Alt-P Type /P at the current location in the command
line

Alt-S Run COMMAND as a second-level shell






























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Index


[! ] pattern 20 /TB option 19
[ ] pattern 20 /TC option 20
{ } pattern 20 /TE option 20
43-line 8 /TI option 20
50-line 8 /TV option 20
/ command 32 /TW option 20
= command 33 /U command 31
? command 33 /X command 32
/+num command 32
/-num command 32 A
* pattern 20 aborting commands 39
? pattern 20 ANSI
/ variable 15, 28, 35 color 9
/A command 24 monochrome 8
/B command 24 AUTOEXEC.BAT 8, 9
/C command 25
/D variable 15, 28, 36 B
/E variable 15, 28, 36 BIOS 8
/Efile option 19
.EXT 36 C
/F+ command 25 CGA 8
/F- command 25 command line 19, 41
/F command 25 commands
/H command 26 / 32
/Hfile option 19 = 33
/K command 26 ? 33
/L+ command 27 /+num 32
/L- command 27 /-num 32
/L command 27 /A 24
/M command 28 /B 24
/N variable 15, 28, 37 /C 25
/num command 32 /F 25
/O command 15, 28 /F+ 25
/P variable 15, 28, 37 /F- 25
\PATH\ 37 /H 26
/Pfile option 19 /K 26
/Q command 29 /L 27
/R command 29 /L+ 27
/SD command 30 /L- 27
/SE command 30 /M 28
/SG command 30 /num 32
/SN command 30 /O 15, 28
/SP command 30 /Q 29
/T command 31 /R 29
/TA option 19 /SD 30



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/SE 30 drive portion of
/SG 30 filename 36
/SN 30
/SP 30 E
/T 31 editing
/U 31 deleting characters
/X 32 13
aborting 39 EGA 8
commenting 14 environment 8
concatenating 14 FLIST 8
executing 14, 28, PATH 8
32, 39, 40, 41, 42 TERM 8, 41
interrupting 39 ansi-pc 8, 19
recalling 33 bios-pc 8, 19
repeating 33 c_ansi-pc 9, 20
return values 39 ega-pc 8, 20
summary 23 ibm-pc 8, 20
commenting commands 14 vga-pc 8, 20
complete filename 35 wang-pc 9, 20
concatenating commands errors
14 disk 39, 40
configuration Evaluation Diskette 6
minimum MS-DOS 6 Evaluation Package 3, 6
minimum UNIX/XENIX 6 executing commands 14,
creating lists 17, 27 28, 32, 39, 40, 41,
csh shell 20 42
Ctrl-Break interrupts exiting fLIST 25, 29
39 expanding lists 17, 24,
cursor 42
movement 12 extension portion of
customization 16, 41, filename 36
42
Customization Guide 26, F
27, 31 features 5
filenames
D complete 35
deleting characters 13 drive portion 36
DESQview 9 extension portion 36
DESQview/386 9 manipulating 14, 28,
discarding lists 18, 35, 36, 37
25, 29 name portion 37
disk errors 39, 40 path portion 37
Diskette files
Distribution 7 AUTOEXEC.BAT 8, 9
Evaluation 6 finding 25, 42
display 12 FLHELP.EXE 7
group area 12 FLIST.ERR 19
information area 12 FLIST.EXE 6, 11
input area 12 FLIST.HLP 6, 19
name area 12 FLIST.PRO 7, 19
Distribution Diskette 7 GUIDE 7
DRIVE: 36 LICENSE 3, 7
DRIVE:\PATH\NAME.EXT 35 marked 28
README 7, 14



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selecting 19, 20, interrupting commands
41, 42 39
SOURCE.HLP 7 interrupts
finding files 25, 42 Ctrl-Break 39
FLHELP 26
FLHELP.EXE 7 K
FLIST 8 key definitions 26, 43
fLIST keyboard systems 6
command line 19, 41
commands 23 L
customization 16, LICENSE 3, 7
41, 42 License Agreement 3
Customization Guide Licensed User Package 7
26, 27, 31 licensing fLIST 3, 6
display 12 lists
environments 6 creating 17, 27
Evaluation Package discarding 18, 25,
3, 6 29
exiting 18, 25, 29 expanding 17, 24, 42
features 5 replacing 29
files 6 scrolling 13, 24,
for MS-DOS 6 31, 32
for UNIX/XENIX 6 searching 25, 42
help information 15, selecting 18, 27
26, 41 sorting 13, 30
history 5 updating 31
installation 6
key definitions 26, M
43 manipulating filenames
License Agreement 3 14, 28, 35, 36, 37
Licensed User marked files 28
Package 7 MCGA 8
licensing 3, 6 MDA 8
loading 11, 19 memory requirement 6
messages 39 messages 39
overview 5 Microsoft Windows 9
product support 3 MS-DOS 6
tutorial 11
variables 35 N
FLIST.ERR 19 NAME 37
FLIST.EXE 6, 11 name portion of
FLIST.HLP 19 filename 37
FLIST.PRO 7, 19
O
G options
getting started 5 /Efile 19
GUIDE 7 /Hfile 19
/Pfile 19
H /TA 19
HELP ! 15, 26, 41 /TB 19
history 5 /TC 20
/TE 20
I /TI 20
installation 6 /TV 20



Index 49






/TW 20 updating lists 31

P V
PATH 8 variables
path portion of / 15, 28, 35
filename 37 /D 15, 28, 36
pattern matching 19, 20 /E 15, 28, 36
* 20 /N 15, 28, 37
? 20 /P 15, 28, 37
[ ] 20 environment 8
{ } 20 FLIST 8
[! ] 20 PATH 8
DOS wildcards 20 summary 35
PC-FLIST 32 TERM 8, 41
product support 3 ansi-pc 8, 19
bios-pc 8, 19
R c_ansi-pc 9, 20
README 7, 14 ega-pc 8, 20
recalling commands 33 ibm-pc 8, 20
repeating commands 33 vga-pc 8, 20
replacing lists 29 wang-pc 9, 20
return values from VGA 8
commands 39 video systems 6
43-line 8
S 50-line 8
scrolling lists 13, 24, BIOS 8
31, 32 CGA 8
searching lists 25, 42 color ANSI 9
selecting files 19, 20, EGA 8
41, 42 MCGA 8
selecting lists 18, 27 MDA 8
Shareware 7 monochrome ANSI 8
sorting lists 13, 30 VGA 8
SOURCE.HLP 7 Wang PC/APC 9

T W
TERM 8, 41 Wang PC/APC 9
tutorial 11
X
U XENIX 6
UNIX 6, 20
















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  3 Responses to “Category : File Managers
Archive   : FLIST.ZIP
Filename : GUIDE

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: http://www.os2museum.com/wp/mtswslnk/