------------ 10 Nifty things you can do with PocketD Plus ------------
These are command-line examples. All of PocketD's features can also be
accessed via the MENUD menu-driven interface.
1. Use it instead of DOS's DIR for viewing your directories.
Just typing "D" gives you a sorted color double column display
that pauses when the screen is full. In addition to this you can
add your own configurable color-coding of filenames and more
tailoring and display options than any other directory listing
program (as of Jun93). Add just one option and:
D /Q Turns D into a full scrolling browsing tool, allowing
files to be viewed or run, and archives and
subdirectories to be entered. (/Qz allows file delete).
D /? Gives one help page, with information for accessing 107k
of on-line help.
2. Use it to backup your disks
D /WTccu A:
would search the (W)hole drive for files modified or created
(T)oday and (c)opy them to drive A:, providing that either the
file does not already exist on A: or is older. (PocketD provides
23 copy sub-options).
3. Look for hard-to-find files
D *ASP* *BBS*93* /W!E'Shareware' /c
would search the (W)hole drive for files with names containing the
string "ASP" or "BBS" followed later by "93", where the file is
non-(E)xecutable and contains the string 'Shareware' inside the
file. Any files found can then be optionally viewed and/or copied
to the current directory. You can make this search more specific
by adding size and date ranges and multiple include/exclude
4. Create a BAT file that could re-build the subdirectory structure of
your hard disk
D /WDu[md $w//] > RESTDIR.BAT
5. Uncompress each ZIP file on A: into its own subdirectory on the
D a:*.ZIP [MD $n//PKUNZIP $w $n\]R
6. Take a PROCOMM log file and rename it to give a unique name
D PCPLUS.LOG LOG* [REN $f LOG$05F]RKv
giving LOG00001 for the first, and LOG00002 for the next one etc..
7. Search for files in any subdirectory or ZIP, ARC, PAK, LZH, ZOO,
ARJ or SFX "self-uncompressing" archive
D *.TXT *=D=D* /WZ
would search the current drive scanning all subdirectories,
including any archives found, for any files with the extension
.TXT or a consecutive double digit in its name (e.g. DIET14.EXE
but not PRO1V2.COM).
8. Analyse your hard disk to find out the relative sizes of each
This example also gives the relative percentage usage of each
subdirectory and plots a bar-chart to show the relative sizes,
sorting the output by subdirectory size.
9. To remind you when you haven't backed-up your hard disk recently
D BACK.TAG /!:-7 [You have not backed-up your disk since $d//]
warning the user if 7 days have elapsed since the last backup. The
user can modify the date of BACK.TAG to the current date each time
a backup is completed.
10. Ask multi-option questions from within BAT files (e.g.
D /Ywbd /'Choose (W)indows, (B)ackup hard disk or (D)os prompt ?'
IF ERRORLEVEL 3 GOTO DOS
IF ERRORLEVEL 2 GOTO BACKUP
IF ERRORLEVEL 1 GOTO WINDOWS