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PKFIND File Finder Plus Version 1.1 5-16-87 Page 1





Table of Contents
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Topic Page
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Features ........................................... 2

Using PKFIND ....................................... 2

Explanation of options ............................. 4

PKFIND Messages .................................... 5

PKFIND Revision history ............................ 5

General Information ................................ 6

Software License ................................... 7

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Features of PKFIND
------------------

o PKFIND File Finder Plus works like some other "whereis" type
programs, except with an important Plus. The Plus is that PKFIND
will not only search all the directories on your diskette or hard
disk like other "whereis" programs, but PKFIND will search
through archive files too. Once PKFIND finds the desired file,
PKFIND can automatically change to the subdirectory where the
file was found! PKFIND will allow you to find any file, archived
or not, simply and easily.

o PKFIND will run on any MS-DOS machine running MS-DOS version 2.0
or above, and requires only 32K of free memory to run.

o PKFIND is not copy protected.



Using PKFIND
------------

Recursively searches subdirectories + archives for specified files.

Usage: PKFIND [options] [d:path\] file [file...]

Options are:

-b - Brief listing.
-d - List directory names too.
-a - Search only archive files.
-n - Do not search archive files.
-c - Continuous listing, no query after each file.

d:path\ - Drive and/or path to start search. The default
is the root directory of the current drive. If
just a drive letter is given, the search will
start at the root directory of that drive. A
period "." can be used to denote the current
directory.

file [file...] - List of one or more files to search for. The
wildcards * and ? can be used as part of the
filename(s). If no extension is specified, then
".*" will be assumed.

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The parameters to PKFIND can be supplied in any order, and are not
case sensitive. The options can be preceded by either the "-" or
"/" (DOS switch char) characters. Multiple options can be specified
together or seperately, in any order. For example, all the
following syntax are equivalent:

pkfind /dc d: startrek
pkfind d: -c startrek -d
pkfind startrek /cd d:



Sample output
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Command entered: pkfind startrek /c

PKFIND File Finder Plus Version 1.1 5-16-87
Copyright (c) 1987 PKWARE, Inc. All Rights Reserved. PKFIND/h for help

/GAMES/STARTREK.ARC 43392 01-02-87 00:45:48
* STARTREK.EXE 60544 01-22-85 22:57:40
/PIC/PICTURES.ARC:
* STARTREK.PIC 114304 01-12-86 18:08:16
/SIG/SIG0017.ARC:
* STARTREK.BAS 14208 11-02-82 17:07:34
* STARTREK.DUM 6144 03-22-82 00:00:00

5 files found.


The files STARTREK.ARC, STARTREK.EXE, STARTREK.PIC, STARTREK.BAS
and STARTREK.DUM were found. The last four files are indented
and preceded by a * indicating that they were found in an archive
file. The name of the archive file is listed directly before the
file. For example, the file STARTREK.EXE is in the archive
STARTREK.ARC. Both the files STARTREK.BAS and STARTREK.DUM are in
the archive SIG0017.ARC.

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Explanation of options
----------------------

-c After finding a matching file, PKFIND will display a
"More (ynj)?" prompt. Using the -c (continous listing)
option will suppress the "More (ynj)?" prompt and cause
PKFIND to list all matching files found without stopping.
PKFIND can be aborted at any time by pressing Ctrl C or
Ctrl Break. If DOS I/O redirection is used, this option
will default on.

Entering "y" in response to the "More (ynj)?" prompt will
cause PKFIND to search for the next matching file.
Entering "n" will end PKFIND. Entering "j" will cause
PKFIND to Jump to the drive and subdirectory where the file
was found.

-b When PKFIND finds a file it will display the file's name,
size, date, and time. If the -b (brief) option is used
only the file's name will be displayed.

-d Usually, PKFIND only searches for files. Using the -d
(directory) option will cause PKFIND to also display
any matching directory names as well.

-a The -a (archive only) option will force PKFIND to only
search archive files for the specified file. Files that
are not in an archive will not be found. If you know
that the desired file is in an archive, using this option
can yield better searching performance.

-n The -n (no archives) option is the opposite of the -a
option. Only normal files will be searched for. Files
within an archive will not be found. If you know that
the desired file is not in an archive, using this option
can yield better searching performance.

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PKFIND messages
---------------

Error in archive: archive-name

There is an error in the displayed archive file. Searching of
the archive can not proceed. PKFIND will skip over this file.

PKFIND: Can't mix A and D options

PKFIND: Can't mix A and N options

The -a (archive only) option can not be mixed with either
the -d (directory) or -n (no archives) options.



PKFIND revision history
-----------------------

*** PKFIND version 1.1, 5-16-87 ***

Since most of the time once a file was found, one would want to
change to the subdirectory where the file was located, this
function was added to PKFIND. The "j" (Jump to directory) response
was added to the "More ?" prompt to make PKFIND automatically
change to the drive and subdirectory where the file was found.

The DOS switch character is now supported as a valid option
separator.

Both '/' and '\' characters are now allowed in pathnames.

Wildcard file matching using '?' in the extension has been modified
to work exactly like DOS directory wildcard matching.



*** PKFIND version 1.0, 2-09-87 ***

Initial release.

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General Information
-------------------

PKFIND will run on any IBM PC/XT/AT/RT/jr/Portable/Convertible or
DOS compatible whatever running PC/MS-DOS 2.0 or higher with a
minimum of 32K free RAM.

IBM is a registered trademark of the International Business Machine
Corporation.
MS-DOS is a registered trademark of Microsoft Inc.


If you have any questions or comments about PKFIND send them to
Phil Katz at:

RBBS-PC of FARGO, Loren Jones SYSOP
Fargo, North Dakota
701-293-5973
300/1200/2400 baud, 24 hours a day

or

Exec-PC IBM BBS, Bob Mahoney SYSOP
Shorewood, Wisconsin
414-964-5160
300/1200/2400 baud, 24 hours a day

or

The Sound of Music BBS, Paul Waldinger SYSOP
Oceanside, New York
516-536-8723
300/1200/2400 baud, 24 hours a day


Special thanks to Bob Mahoney, Gene Alm, Loren Jones, Mike Shawaluk,
and Paul Waldinger.

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License
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Copyright (c) 1987 PKWARE, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

You are free to use, copy and distribute PKFIND for noncommercial use IF:

NO FEE IS CHARGED FOR USE, COPYING OR DISTRIBUTION.

IT IS NOT MODIFIED IN ANY WAY.


Clubs and user groups may charge a nominal fee (not to exceed $10)
for expenses and handling while distributing PKFIND.

Site licenses, commercial licenses and custom versions of PKFIND
are available. Write to the address below for more information.

This program is provided AS IS without any warranty, expressed or
implied, including but not limited to fitness for a particular
purpose.

If you find PKFIND useful and convenient, a contribution of $20 would be
appreciated. Send contributions to:

PKWARE, Inc.
7032 Ardara Avenue
Glendale, WI 53209



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