Contents of the G.DOC file
CHANGING DIRECTORIES MADE EASY:
G, short for GO, is a complete replacement for the DOS CD command.
A hard disk is not required in which case GO will act much like CD.
G is an invaluable utility for people who have large numbers of
directories on their hard disk(s) and would like to be able to change
to the directories without having to type long paths. I find it to be
an incredible timesaver (perhaps because of my inept typing skills...)
Unlike CD, G will change to a directory for which just the first few
characters have been specified. To change to a directory called VENTURA
you would normally have to type "CD VENTURA", with G, you can type
"G VENTUR", "G VENT", or even "G V", so long as there are no other
directories which begin with V. If there are, then G will change to
the first matching one.
Another program, GINIT, has been included for hard disk users. GINIT will
build a list of all current directories and place it in a file called
C:\GO_DIRS.DTA. This file will be hidden so as not to clutter up your boot
disk. This file will contain a list of the directory names on all of your
hard disks followed by the complete path to them.
When you type "G ABLE", G will first look in the current directory to
see if there is a subdirectory which starts with ABLE, if so it will
change to it, if not then it will look in the C:\GO_DIRS.DTA hidden file
and find the directory and path which begin with ABLE. If there are
multiple occurances then the next one will be gone to:
If you had the preceding directories and were currently in the C:\
directory then typing "G ABLE" would bring you to C:\ABLE. Entering
"G ABLE" once again would change the current drive to D: and place you in
the D:\ABLE directory. Entering "G ABLE" once again would change the
current drive to E: and placy you in the E:\ABLE directory. Entering
"G ABLE" would go back to the beginning, changing the current drive to C:
and making C:\ABLE the current directory.
This documentation is rather poor. Anyone wishing to rewrite it in a form
more palatable to the general viewing public, please do so and send me a
copy so that I may update this rather poor document.
Written by: Omar Billawala, P.O.Box 27, Mountain View, CA 94042.
Donations: Any are glady accepted. Money, cars, houses, candy bars...