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RELATIVE DIRECTORY SIZE VER 1.44
Shows Directory Size in Pie & Bar Charts-
DOS's DIR does not show the size of
subdirectories. RDIR shows the relative size
of subdirectories in an ordered list, a Pie
chart and a Bar chart. Pinpoints where disk
space is being used. Navigate around your
disk using the arrow keys. CGA,EGA,VGA.
Utilities - Disk/File
Contents of the CATALOG.TXT file
BOB'S SHAREWARE CATALOG ____|__ | (R)
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There are 3 sections: UTILITIES, BONUS PROGRAMS and FINANCIAL PROGRAMS.
Individual .DOC files are provided for each program containing
more details. In addition, each program has built-in help screens.
This is a complete and current list of all programs available
from this author. The dollar amounts mentioned in each description
are the suggested registration fees, not the cost to you.
The Bonus programs have no registration fee: BUS, SETCOL, etc
See ORDER.FRM for sampler disk prices.
None of the programs on the sampler disk have the "counted-use"
All programs are compatible with Windows, DR-DOS and Novell networks,
and require DOS 3.0 or higher.
===================== UTILITIES =====================
RDIR: DISK USE PIE CHART
DOS's "DIR" does not show the size of subdirectories. RDIR shows the Relative
Size of Subdirectories in an ordered list, a Pie chart and a Bar chart.
Pinpoints where disk space is being used. CGA, EGA, or VGA. Navigate around
your disk by selecting & examining directories from the list on the graphics
screen using arrow keys. Or enter drive/directory name from the command line.
Latest revision allows deletion of empty directories and the use of directory
names with extensions. RFILE can now be run from RDIR to examine the relative
size of files in the selected directory. Reviewed in PCM Magazine June 1991
and in the May 1992 issue of COMPUTE. Ver 1.43 $10.00
RFILE: RELATIVE FILE SIZE
Shows Relative FILE size of all files in the selected directory
in a pie chart. Enter a directory name or extension such as *.TXT
on the command line. Or edit the directory name as displayed on
the graphics screen. An aid to finding where the disk space is
being used up. Latest version adds PageUp & Down, Home & End while
viewing list of files. Requires CGA, EGA or VGA. Ver 1.17 $7.00
SINCE: LIST MODIFIED FILES
Typical screen after running "SINCE":
SINCE 1.29 Copyright (c) 1991,92 by RPMcCormick.
Serial Number 810 REGISTERED owner: bob
Files in C:\ modified since 4/22/92 :
C920423B.FUL 9927 bytes 04/23/92 11:03
C920423B.VOL 67 bytes 04/23/92 11:03
BACKUP3 5196 bytes 04/23/92 17:47
CAT_COL.WP 54764 bytes 04/25/92 10:31
UPLD.WK3 8079 bytes 04/23/92 09:23
6 of 966 total files in C: were listed.
SINCE provides a printable list of all files modified SINCE
the date [and optional time] you enter on the command line.
Or _only_ those files with the selected attributes A H S R.
Type "SINCE" at the top level, followed by the date, and it will list
all the files worked on by you or others since that date.
Lets you know when to backup your hard disk drive.
Type "SINCE a" at the top level of your disk to see how many
files have been modified since the last backup. Reviewed in Jan 1993
Compute Magazine. Ver 1.29 $7.00
STF: SHOW TWO FILES
STF Shows and compares Two ASCII text Files side-by-side.
Select filenames from a directory list. Use PageUp & Down, Home,
End & Arrow Keys to move around each file independently or together.
Differences are "Highlighted" by dimming unequal lines in one file.
Optionally ignores spaces in comparison. A single file may be viewed
full width. Searches for and highlights found text. Sliding Centerline
varies the relative viewing width of each file. Optional VGA graphics
mode. STF was chosen to be included in "DOS 6.0 Power Tools" by Bantam
Books. Latest version saves and restores numlock status. Ver 1.45 $10.00
WDN: WIPE DIRECTORY NAMES
You may have dozens of empty directories on your hard drive, taking up
valuable disk space. Typically an empty directory uses 2048 or 4096
bytes on a hard drive.
WDN will seek out and remove hidden and unused subdirectories with one
command. If DOS allowed RD *.*/s, you would not need WDN, but RD requires
that you type in every name. WDN saves you time. Ver 1.20 $5.00
===================== BONUS PROGRAMS =====================
The following programs are included FREE when you order the complete set
BUS: BOB'S UTILITY SHELL
Menu, Help & Docs for Bob's Utilities.
BUS is a menu-driven program selector specifically designed to
provide several levels of help for use with the author's disk-
management utilities. This will be discontinued when all programs
are revised to contain the help & menus.
DD.BAT: DELETE DIRECTORY
DD is a simple batch which deletes all of the files in a named
directory and then deletes the directory name.
DOSUTIL: DOS UTILITY USER'S GUIDE
A text file containing information for the novice DOS user. How
to setup & organize your hard drive.
NUMOFF & NUMON: NUMLOCK OFF & ON
Call from a startup batch for programs which need the arrow keys in the
numeric keypad, or to restore the NumLock status as you prefer it.
SET_BRDR: SET BORDER
Enter "set_brdr" plus a number to put a border around your text screen
or "set_brdr" without a number to remove the border.
SETCOL: SET COLORS
SETCOL is used to set the text and graphics background colors for the
following programs: BFM BUS RDIR RFILE SETCOL STF.
======= FINANCE ========
BFM: BOB'S FINANCIAL MENU
Bob's Financial Menu. Menu, Help & Docs for CHECK & PNL
BFM is a menu-driven program selector specifically designed to
provide several levels of help for use with the author's
CHECK: EASY TO USE DATABASE
Helps you to save time and get your finances organized.
Generates reports by category, date, amount. CHECK is a simple
data entry and report generating system. It produces summaries
of bills, checks, etc within a specified date range and dollar
amount for chosen categories. Use it to see "Where has all the
money gone? $10.00
PNL: PROFIT 'N LOSS
Profit and Loss (FIFO) for Mutual Funds or Stocks. PNL figures
Profit & Loss for Mutual Funds or Stocks using the First-In
First-Out method. Saves tedious calculations. $10.00
ABOUT THESE PROGRAMS:
These programs were written by me to meet a need which was not met by either
DOS commands nor by commercially available software. If Norton Utilities or
XTREE could do the job, I would use their version before spending the time
writing code. These programs are intended to improve productivity and save
time. The first utility I wrote was RDIR. The DOS "DIR" command shows the size
of Files, but only the name of the Sub-Directories. I wanted to know how big
they were to help me decide what was taking up so much disk space.
Several programs have been revised recently in response to customer
suggestions. Any program which previously changed the state of the NumLock
switch on your keyboard now reads whether NumLock is on or off at the start
and restores to the original state on exit. The programs can now deal with
directory names which use extensions. The idea of calling RFILE from within
RDIR also came from a customer. SETCOL no longer requires that the target
program be registered in order for the colors to take effect.
Shareware is a term to describe software that is distributed on a "Try Before
You Buy" basis. It is not "Freeware" nor is it "Public Domain". The price
listed on the order form covers only the cost of the time and materials
involved in copying the programs. If you find the programs useful, you are
expected to register them. If you don't, you are violating the Copyright laws.
Registration provides the author with an incentive to write more useful
programs to increase your productivity. Support is provided to registered
users either online using The Internet or DELPHI networks or via U.S. Mail.
You are encouraged to make copies and give them to your friends, or upload
the programs to bulletin boards. They must not have been modified, and all
documentation must be included. The files which must be included are
listed in each program's help screen or in the README, if supplied.
For additional information about registration, see "REGINFO.TXT"
at the DOS prompt.
Any program for which you have registered an earlier version
will be supplied on the disk as a registered program. If you were
registered for the now discontinued programs ATTR or SFT, your
registration has been automatically transferred to SINCE and STF
respectively, as they incorporate the functions of the older programs.
To obtain the most recent version of a single program, use the "Single
Title:" line on the Order Form.
I have tried to make the pricing as flexible as possible. It would be simpler
to charge a flat $20.00 for registration, and include a disk with the latest
version of the software. But, when you register, typically for $10.00, I send
a letter to let you know if it is really worthwhile to upgrade to the latest
version. I also include a copy of the latest catalog. If you decide that you
need the latest version of the program you registered, you can get it for
$3.00 plus the $5.00 S&H. So even if you find you need the latest revision, it
only adds up to $18.00.