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QDISK

Version 3.34

By

DME System Specialties

Released Into The Public Domain

This software is hereby release as shareware. You may copy and
distribute this program for free to all you wish as long as this file
is included with it and the program is not modified in any way. You
may not charge for this program beyond the cost of the disk you give
it away on. If you find this utility usefull, a contribution of $15
is required for continued use. All those who send in a contribution
will be notified of future releases.


* NEW ADDRESS *

Please send contributions to: DME System Specialties
20432 Kinzie St. Suite 1
Chatsworth, CA 91311

For those who find the 64K requirements of QDISK to be
restricting we have a retail version available. The retail version
has user selectable memory requirements and MANY other new features.
The cost of the retail version is $39.95. If you send in your
registration check in that amount, we will send you the retail
version on a floppy along with a printed manual. Please allow 2 weeks
for delivery.

This program is a memory resident directory utility.

The following is a list of the current features in QDISK:

1) Copy a file(Multi-operator)
2) Delete a file(Multi-operator)
3) Rename a file
4) Move a file(Multi-operator)
5) Show a new path or disk
6) View a file or directory
7) Search for text in a file being viewed
8) Repeat search for previous text
9) Create a directory
10) Remove a directory
11) Mark a file for multiple operators
12) Unmark a file for multiple operators
13) Mark/Unmark all files for multiple operators
14) Toggle Wordstar file mode for view option
15) Toggle confirm option on delete and print functions
16) Toggle word wrap mode for view option
17) Switch text formatting in view option
18) Change a file's attribute(Multi-operator)
19) Print a file(Multi-operator)
20) Sort directory display by Name, Ext, Size or Date
21) Change the printer device(Lpt1-Lpt3 are valid)
22) Directory notes
23) Speed search for a file name
24) Exit QDISK and remain in the directory being displayed
25) Change the colors used in QDISK
26) Uninstall QDISK

When a file is marked for multiple operator commands, an
asterisk (*) will appear after the file name on the display. When any
files are marked, all multi-operator commands will act on all of the
marked files. The total number and size of the marked files are
displayed under the date and time.

To view the alternate key menu, hold down the key. While
holding down this key, select the operation you wish to perform.

will exit you from the current operation or exit you from
QDISK if you are at the main directory.

1) Copy a file (Multi-operator)

To copy a file or a list of marked files, press the key on
the main menu or or on the control key menu. You
will then be asked to enter the file destination . This may be any
valid DOS disk or directory. If there is not enough room on the
destination disk for a designated file, you may change the
destination diskette or choose not to copy that file. Once you have
answered this question, the system will continue as instructed.


2) Delete a file (Multi-operator)

To delete a file or a list of marked files, press the key
on the main menu or on the control key menu. If the
'Confirm' option on the Alt menu is ON, you will be asked to enter a
'Y' to delete the file or an 'N' to cancel the delete funtion. If the
'Confirm' option is OFF, the file is deleted automatically.

3) Rename a file

To rename a file, press the key on the main menu or
on the control key menu. You may then enter the new name of
the file. Any valid DOS file name is acceptable.

4) Move a file (Multi-operator)

To move a file or a list of marked files to a new directory or
disk drive, press the key on the main menu or on the
control key menu. You may then enter the new directory name, press
the key, and the file will be moved. Any valid EXISTING
directory may be used. If the directory or disk does not exist, the
system will beep and the operation will be canceled.

5) Show a new path or disk

To view a new path or disk, press the key on the main menu
or on the control key menu. You may then enter the new
directory name. Any valid DOS drive or directory is allowed. If the
directory is empty, you will exit from QDISK and return to your
original program. You may also move around directories on a hard
disk by viewing the '.', '..' and files using the view option
described next.

6) View a file or directory

To view a file, press the key or the key on the
main menu, or the key on the control menu with the
highlighted bar on the file you wish to view. If you view a
directory, you will be shown the contents of that directory. In the
view mode, you may page-up, page-down, scroll line by line, and shift
the screen to the sides, 8 characters at a time. The key will
take you to the beginning of the file and move the side shift back to
column 1. The key will take you to the end of the file in the
current column. In this mode the search and repeat search
keys as described in the next sections are active. To exit the view
section, press either the key or the key for a normal
exit. You may also press the delete, rename or move keys to exit and
start the selected function on the viewed file. You may change some
of the view options on the Alt menu. These options are discussed in
sections 14, 16 and 17.

7) Search for text in a file being viewed

To search for text in a file being viewed, press the key.
You will then be asked to select a form of data entry, either Hex or
Text. Once you have chosen this, you will be asked for a maximum of
20 characters, either as a character string or as seperate hex
values. This is the item for which you will be searching. A blank
search key, in text mode, or an key, in either mode, will abort
the search. To cancel a search once it has started, press the
key.

8) Repeat search for previous text

To repeat a search for text previously specified with the
key, just press the key while still in the view mode.

9) Create a Directory

To create a new directory, press the key and enter the
directory name. You may place the directory in any valid directory or
on any valid disk. If the directory you're creating is in the current
directory, the display will be updated to show this.

10) Remove a Directory

To remove a directory, press the key and enter the
directory name. You may remove any valid directory that is empty. If
this directory is in the current directory, the display will be
updated to show this.

11) Mark a file for multiple operators

To mark a file for multi-operator commands, place the
highlighted bar on the file to be marked and press the gray '+' key.
An asterisk will appear next to the file name to show that it is
marked.

12) Unmark a file for multiple operators

To unmark a file for multi-operator commands, place the
highlighted bar on the file to be unmarked and press the gray '-'
key. The asterisk next to the file name will be removed to show that
the file is no longer marked.

13) Mark/Unmark all files for multiple operators

To mark or unmark all files for multi-operator commands, press
the gray '*' key. An asterisk will either appear next to each file
name to show that the file is marked or all asterisks will be removed
from the file names.

14) Toggle Wordstar file mode for view option

To toggle the Wordstar file mode in view, hold down either the
key and press the key or hold down the key and
press the key. The status will show on the menu. This mode allows
you to look at Wordstar document files and read them clearly.

15) Toggle Confirm option on delete and print functions

To toggle the confirm option, hold down the key and press
the key. The status will show on the menu.

16) Toggle word wrap mode for view option

To toggle the word wrap status, hold down the key and
press the key. The status will show on the menu. This option
affects the way the text is shown in the view mode. If ON, a line
longer than 80 characters will wrap to the next line of the screen.
If OFF, a line longer than 80 characters will truncate at the end of
the screen. You may see the extra text by scrolling to either side
with the arrow keys.

17) Switch text Formatting in view option

To switch the formatting option, hold down the key and
press the key. The status will show on the menu. There are 2
options: ON/OFF. In the ON mode, carriage returns and tabs are used
to format the text. The OFF option allows you to view a file showing
all of the control characters. All tabs and control characters are
shown as ASCII characters and the text shown is 80 characters per
line, 25 lines per screen. This option is useful for looking at a COM
or EXE file.

18) Change a file's attributes (Multi-operator)

To change the attributes on a file, hold down the key and
press the key. You will then be asked for the attributes to
change. You may change only the 4 attributes shown on the right hand
side of the directory listing. These are: H - hidden, S - system, R -
read only, and A - archive. By entering the appropriate letter , the
current state of that attribute will be changed. You may enter any or
all or these at the same time.

19) Print a file (Multi-operator)

To print a file or list of marked files, hold down the key
and press the key. If the confirm option is ON, you will be
asked if you wish to print the file(s). Enter 'Y' to continue, or
'N' or to abort. If the confirm option is OFF, or you have
entered a 'Y' from the previous question, you are then asked to enter
the number of lines to print on a page. If you press the key
only, page breaks will be suppressed. If a printer error occurs, the
system will beep and alert you. You may abort printing the file(s) by
pressing at any time while the printer is running.

20) Sort directory display by Name, Ext, Size or Date

You may change the sort order of the directory (in the display
only) by choosing a sort option from the Alt menu. The display will
reflect the new order. You may also press and then choose one
of the following: E for extention, N for name, S for size or, T for
date and time.

21) Change the printer device (Lpt1-Lpt3 are valid)

To change the printer device, hold down the key and press
the

key. The printer port will change to the next available port
number.

22) Directory notes

To attach a 31-character description to a file, hold down the
key and press the key. The directory information will be
overlaid by the file descriptions. You may edit these descriptions
using the cursor keys, the backspace key, and the return key. Press
the key to return to the main directory. The data is stored in
a file in the directory you are currently viewing.

23) Speed search for a file name

To quickly locate a file in a directory, type the first letter
of the file name. The highlight bar will move to the first file with
that letter as its first character. If no file is found, the system
will beep. Each subsequent time you press the same letter, you will
move to the next file with that letter. After the last file is found,
the highlight bar will loop back to the first file found; unless only
one file exists, and then the speaker will beep.

24) Exit QDISK and remain in the directory being displayed

To exit QDISK and remain in the directory you are currently
viewing, hold down the key and press the key. You will then
be placed in the drive and directory you were just viewing.
25) Change the colors used in QDISK

To change the colors used in QDISK, hold down the key and
press the key. You will be placed in the color selection screen,
with the current colors shown in the window area on the left hand
side of the screen. Use the cursor keys to move side to side or up
and down to select the appropriate colors. When you have finished
your selections , press the key and you will be returned to
the main screen.

26) Uninstall QDISK

To uninstall QDISK, place a "/U" on the command line. If QDISK
was the last memoryresident program loaded, it will then be
removed from memory. If QDISK cannot be uninstalled, an error
message will be displayed


**** NOTES ****

If you have any marked files, and you press the key to
exit the program, you will still have those files marked when you
re-start the program.

The on screen clock will appear to stop working during heavy
disk or printer usage. This happens so that these functions will not
slow down. When you are in the QDISK main menu, the system will beep
on the hour.

If you have any problems, or any suggestions for future
additions to this program, please send them to the address below.

Thank you, David Ehrlich, Owner

DME System Specialties
20432 Kinzie St. Suite 1
Chatsworth, CA 91311



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