Full Description of File
KillBak V5.0 Search and destroy every
.BAK file on your hard drive or give an
optional name to hunt down. Extreamly fast,
reports of disked saved. NOW with a drive
OMIT option, to avoid the pesky CDROMs and
slow network drives. Handles all of DOS
More Freeware from MC's Place BBS
Contents of the KILBAK.DOC file
A MC's Place BBS Release
KILBAK: Global File killer (default .BAK)
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Copyright (c) 1988-1993 John W. McNamara
All rights Reserved
Written By: John McNamara
MC's Place BBS
(919) 891-1111 [16.8 DS]
Release Date: 30 Jan 1993
Files Listing/Introduction/Requirements...................... Page 1
Operation.................................................... Page 2
History/Whats New/Future plans............................... Page 3
Disclaimer................................................... Page 4
License (What is freeware)................................... Page 5
Other Products by MC's This year............................ Page 6
KILLBAK - Version 5.0 Page - 1
Files included in this Zip:
KILBAK.EXE - Main File KILBAK Executable File, Version 5.0
KILBAK.DOC - Information on File KILBAKs Door
FILE_ID.DIZ - Description Text
DESC.SDI - Description Text
- Dos 2.1 or higher
- 80286 intel based machine or higher
(Special requests for pre-80286 machines can be found at the authors BBS)
Welcome to KILBAK, Version 5.0, The ultimate file deletion machine.
By DEFAULT KilBak hunts down and removes ALL files (That you have
write permission on) that end in .BAK. You may also use any other
filename you choose. DOS wildcards are fully supported.
KILLBAK not only spans your entire default drive, but EVERY DRIVE ATTACHED
to your system.... Including networked drives, Its fully compatible
with Novell, 3Comm, Lantastic and many other standards. It even works
on PC-NFS and will span over a UNIX system from your PC. It will NOT
override permissions set on files by the network systems administrator.
You MUST have "write" permission on the files. It will also delete
hidden files. KILBAK has been tailored to meet the ever changing
needs of DOS users. With the increased popularity of CDROM and
network users. KILBAK will now allow you to "SKIP" or "OMIT" whole
drives from the search path. Most CD's are Read Only anyway and
very slow, so this will stop this wasteful search. (Some Optical
drives are read/write)
KILBAK - Version 5.0 Page - 2
File KILBAK Operation
KILBAK works on filename ONLY, so don't try feeding it whole pathnames.
It will span every drive/directory on your machine unless you tell
it to omit a drive(s). KILBAK DOES NOT PROMPT YOU, its automatic,
so be careful. It will also run in color if you have an ANSI.SYS
type driver loaded in your config.sys file. Control Break
checking is enabled/disabled based on if you have your "BREAK"
set to on or off.. "Break On" sets it on, "Break Off" sets it off,
"Break" shows it current status. See your DOS manual for more on
the command "break". Options c - z are case sensitve
Syntax is as follows:
KILBAK [/cdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz] [filename]
KILBAK - Program name, unless you rename it.
[/c...z] - Valid options (which drives are ommited)(case sensitive)
[filename] - Valid DOS filename (Wildcards OK <* & ?>) DEFAULT is *.BAK
Removes all *.BAK on all drives
Removes all *.BAK on all drives EXCEPT C:
KILBAK /c /d
Removes all *.BAK on all drives EXCEPT C: D:
Removes all *.OLD on all drives
KILBAK /c *.OLD
Removes all *.OLD on all drives EXCEPT C:
KILBAK /c /d *.OLD
Removes all *.OLD on all drives EXCEPT C: D:
KILBAK /c /g /z /d /e /f
Removes all *.BAK on all drives EXCEPT C: G: Z: D: E: F:
KILBAK *.* YES THIS WORKS AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED !!!!!!!
KILBAK Version 5.0 Page - 3
A MC's Place BBS Release
History of the File KILBAK Door Changes [in reverse order]
KILBAK 5.0: 30 Jan 1993
- Re-Written in C++
- Supports and Auto-detects ANSI Color
- Supports and Auto-detects DOS's extended Cntrl C checking
(DOS's Break command)
- If your "break" is on, returns you to starting dir,
when a ^C is detected
- Spans all drives EXCEPT ones specified by the user.
- Can supress single or multiple drives at same time.
- Removed floppy support (waste of time mostly)
KILBAK 4.0: 7 Jan 1991
- Spans Every Drive on system
- Will NOT delete NULL files
- Had complaints on this as some programs need
filenames without size. i.e. PCBoard, WP51 etc
- Takes WildCards as a command line parameter as an option
- Different screen output.
- About 50% faster than previous.
- shows number of files and bytes removed
- added floppy support, auto-detects whether floppy is loaded
KILBAK 3.0: 30 Jan 1993
- Deletes *.bak and 0 length files on drive specified
KILBAK 2.0: 26 Feb 1989
- Deletes *.bak on drive specified
KILBAK 1.1: 5 Jan 1988
- BUG FIX was skipping the root drive
KILBAK 1.0: 3 Jan 1988
- Deletes *.bak on entire default drive
- Yes I take requests (version 5.0 "OMIT DRIVES" was a request)
- Win the MegaBucks lottery in Mass. and retire.
KILBAK Version 5.0 Page - 4
These files are distributed under the FreeWare concept - freely
available to PCBoard SysOps. Please Do Not distribute modified
versions without permission of the author.
Do Not remove this notice or any other copyright notice.
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, PERFORMANCE, OR OTHERWISE. ALL
WARRANTIES ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. BY USING THE FILE KILBAK DOOR
PROGRAM YOU AGREE THAT JOHN MCNAMARA WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY
THIRD PARTY FOR ANY USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS
PROGRAMME, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT
OR OTHERWISE. EVEN IF WE ARE NOTIFIED OF SUCH POSSIBILITY IN ADVANCE.
You may not reverse-engineer, disassemble, modify, decompile or create
derivative works of this programme. Piracy has been investigated by the
FBI and prosecuted under federal statutes. Applicable law provides for
damages and recovery of attorney's fees. Distribution of any MAC's
Place BBS Release program's in any medium without its accompanying
documentation is an unauthorized modification. That is a theft of
KILBAK Version 5.0 Page - 5
The KILBAK program can be freely distributed so long as it is not
modified or sold for profit. If you find that the programme is valuable,
you can send a donation for what you think it is worth.
A donation of $5 is suggested. (This gives me incentive ! to keep writting)
Please Send your contributions to:
MAC's Place BBS
P.O. Box 911
Dunn, NC 28335
If you have any questions, bugs, or suggestions, please contact:
John McNamara - SysOp
Mc's Place BBS
(919) 891-1111 16.8K Dual Std
The latest version is always available for downloading.
File KILBAK Background:
The KILBAK program is written in C++ and was compiled with
Borland C++ 3.1 The C++ language was choosen for writing several
of the MC's Place BBS utilities such as KILBAK because of
its speed, flexibility and great OOPs env.
John McNamara - SysOp
MC's Place BBS
(919) 891-1111 [16.8 DS]
KILBAK Version 5.0 Page - 6
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