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New and latest version (1.4) of a ShareWare GO DOS DIR utility. Offers such options as on screen windowing, display of search progress, automatic wildcard search, search for next directory, and scans multiple drives.
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New and latest version (1.4) of a ShareWare GO DOS DIR utility. Offers such options as on screen windowing, display of search progress, automatic wildcard search, search for next directory, and scans multiple drives.
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DOS UTILITY: GO.COM (or, for later versions, possibly GO.EXE)
ShareWare version 1.4, Released 10-09-90

GO is a ShareWare product. ShareWare is a concept that works something
like this: "Try before you buy." If you find this GO utility useful (and
most do), please register your copy. The process is described at the end
of this document.

GO is a trans-drive DOS directory "seek-and-go-there" utility. Its basic
function is to search for a subdirectory that you specify and, once found,
go there and exit the program. Big deal, right? You could just use the
DOS CD (CHDIR) command. Well, quicker though it may be, don't you hate it
when you want to get to the directory
Typeing CD\ is a pain in the neck! With GO, you could
simply type
GO PERSONAL (or, if you like wildcards, GO P*)
and GO would find the first occurrance of the PERSONAL (or P*) directory
and exit in that directory. But that isn't all that GO will do for you.
I realize that there are numerous GO's out there today, but not one (that
I know of) that has the options this version does.
But options, I realize, don't always determine the quality of a
program. GO offers one thing most do not: the ability to scan more than
the default drive for a subdirectory, including non-physical drives such
as RAMDRIVE or VDISK. Thus, if you have partitioned your hard drive into
the C: drive and the D: drive, you can, from the C: drive, jump to any
directory, no matter how deep in the tree, on the D: drive.

The command-line syntax for GO is
GO {options} {{drive:}directory}

By typing GO without any parameters GO will display a help screen that
shows the syntax, a summary of the options, and an example. Also, if you
have graciously registered, it will display the switches that you have set
as defaults.

The options are specified as switches in the command line. Switches
are always proceeded by a '-' or '/' character, such as in the following
GO -d -s OR GO /d /s
or, you may combine all switches in one parameter, such as:
GO -ds .
Switches may occur anywhere on the command line, as long as they occur
after the GO command and are not part of the directory name.
The following describe what each option switch does:

(D)isplay - This switch will, on screen, give you a progress report
as it searches your drive(s).
(O)ne disk- For single floppy systems, put this option in when searching
from the A: drive and GO will skip over the B: drive.
(N)ext - If you have more than one subdirectory with the same name,
GO will always find the first occurrance. This option
causes GO to find the NEXT occurrance of the directory
you start it in.
(S)uppress- If you don't want GO to scan any drives other than the
drive you specify (or default to by not specifying a drive)
you can use this option. It suppresses the multiple drive
(W)indow - This option, similar to the (D)isplay option, gives a
windowed information screen displaying the search progress.
It is, however, slower than the other options. This and
(D)isplay cannot be used together.
(A)uto - Makes GO append the wildcard '*' to the end of both the
directory name you specify and it's extension (if you
specified one).

So, that's it. I hope that you find GO very useful, as I certainly
have. If you do, like I said, please register. Here's what you get upon
o The registration program that does the dirty work
o Registered defaults that can be installed into and out of GO.COM/EXE
(basically, you have set switches to ON inside and use them
without specifying them at the DOS command prompt)
o Updated versions of GO as they are released, with their registration
programs free
o Phone support for problems, suggestions, help, and the like.

To register, please send me your name and address, what kind of media
you want it on (3.5", 5.25", 360K, 720K, or whatever), and six dollars
Scott Hamilton
1722 Wilson Ave
Baltimore, MD 21227

and I will get your registration program to you as soon as possible, as well
as any updated versions of GO that I have done.

If you have problems with GO, or helpful suggestions, feel free to
write me, or, if you have registered, you will have my phone number (I am
not listed!). I would also appreciate any ideas on what you would like to
see in future versions of GO.

HISTORY of GO (by me):
07-30-90 - finished version 1.5 of GO, but did not scan non-physical
09-01-90 - completely junked the old GO, decided to start anew.
09-03-90 - had to repartition my hard drive to test this new and improved
GO, and somehow junked D: drive's partition table (not with
GO, however, it was a format error). Thank God for PCTOOLS'
DISKFIX - it corrected ALL (every single) error!
- GO worked properly, so I reformatted my C: drive back to one
partition and restored a PCTOOLS backup. I highly recommend
this PCTOOLS (I have version 6.0 DELUXE).
09-04-90 - Into the wee hours of the night I worked, finishing both the
GO program and GOREG, the registration and default options
setter program. Set this date for release.
09-05-90 - Typed up this doc file.
10-09-90 - Finally got around to fixing some problems in GO: misspelling
of DIRECTORY, errors in the -(N)ext logic, wildcard string
compare routine (needed to ignor case).

The GO utility was written in Borland's TURBO C 2.0 by Scott Hamilton.
(C) Copyright 1990 by Scott Hamilton, permission to copy only UNREGISTERED
files, as long as this documentation file is included with the copy, or if
permission is given by myself in writing. Should this copyright be broken,
I will find you and you will suffer the consequences. That is all.

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