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------------ 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
filespecs.

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
current drive.

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
subdirectory

D /r%gss

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.
AUTOEXEC.BAT)

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