Contents of the MANUAL.DOC file
"Converse of DOS Delete" Version 3.00
Copyright (C) 1989-1991 NEOCOM Microspecialists, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
You are granted a 14 day trial period to determine whether or not LED
meets your needs. After that time you must register the software. Refer to
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Copyright (C) 1989-1991 NEOCOM Microspecialists, Inc. All rights reserved.
You are granted a license to use the software described in this manual. The
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LED is a trademark of NEOCOM Microspecialists, Inc.
LICENSE AGREEMENT (Shareware Release)
This software is licensed to you as an end user. IT IS NOT SOLD.
The "Shareware Release" of LED is fully copyrighted and may not be sold.
However, as with all shareware, it may be copied freely for evaluation
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determine its suitability. At the end of the trial period, if you wish to
continue using LED, you must register the software. Refer to the file called
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I N S T R U C T I O N S
THE PURPOSE OF LED:
LED is the converse of the DOS "DEL" command. That is, it deletes files in the
specified path NOT matching the given filespec(s). For example, if you wish to
delete all files in a given directory that are not .ZIP files, LED is the
answer. It is completely command-line compatible with the DOS DEL command,
except that it allows extra options such as multiple filespecs.
USAGE:LED [drive:][path]filename-1 filename-2 filename-3...filename-n
C>LED a:*.exe *.com autoexec.bat config.sys
Basically, using LED is exactly like using the DOS "DEL" command. You start
with the command name (LED), followed by an optional drive letter, path and
filespec. By "filespec," we mean filename or wild cards (*, ?, *.??, etc.) or
a combination or the two. Let's take a look a the examples shown individually.
EXAMPLE #1: In the first example we have "C>LED *.ZIP" on the DOS command
line. If we were using DEL rather than LED this would delete all files with
".ZIP" extensions. Instead, LED will delete all files in the default
directory that do not have ".ZIP" extensions.
EXAMPLE #2: The second example above shows "C>LED d:\temp\PK*.ZIP" on the
command line. Again, using DEL as a counter-example, substitut-
ing DEL here would delete all files in the "\TEMP" directory of
"D:" drive that start with "PK" and end with ".ZIP." LED will,
of course, delete all files in the "\TEMP" directory of "D:"
drive, EXCEPT those beginning with "PK" and ending with ".ZIP."
NOTE: LED, like DEL is not case sensative. Use upper or
lower letters in any combination.
EXAMPLE #3: Finally, we have "C>LED a:*.exe *.com autoexec.bat config.sys"
as our last example. This example demonstrates how LED differs
syntactically from DEL, making it more powerful than early
versions and superior to many similar utilities. Notice that
there are extra parameters. Now we are able to delete all
files in a specified path, except those matching one -- or
multiple -- file specification(s). LED used as shown in this
example will delete all files on "A:" drive that are not ".EXE"
files, ".COM" files or "AUTOEXEC.BAT" or "CONFIG.SYS."
As with most powerful utilities, LED can be a bit hazardous if you don't know
what you're doing. We've encorporated an important safety feature into LED
that should help you avoid most disasters. If LED finds no files matching in
any of your filespec's (which should not be deleted), it simply does nothing.
This is significant because if LED finds nothing matching your filespec it,
logically, it should remove everything in its path (similar to agent orange).
Once you become familiar with how LED works, you will find it to be FAST,
FRIENDLY and INTUITIVE. It will take a couple of practice LED'tions for most
people to become comfortable. We recommend creating a "\TEST" directory and
coping some files into it so you can practice safely.
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