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StupenDOS 4.0

A Stupendous Dos Shell

Pronounced: Stu - Pen - Dos




















By Eclipse Technologies
P.O. Box 23136
Milwaukee, WI 53223 USA
(414) 354-7040

StupenDOS 4.0 Order Form
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Send StupenDOS registrations to:

Eclipse Technologies
P.O. Box 23136
Milwaukee, WI 53223

Phone: (414) 354-7040

With registration, you will receive a diskette, and a printed manual for
StupenDOS. You will also be notified of inexpensive upgrades. The cost
for upgrades is currently $10 plus shipping.

Please make payments in USA funds drawn on a USA bank. We are unable to
cash checks drawn on foreign banks. The best method for payment overseas
is to get an American Express International Money Order.

Site License and Volume discounts available. Dealer inquiries invited.

ORDERING INFORMATION
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Page 1
Basics 3
Installation 3
Keyboard Usage 4
Mouse Usage 4
Starting StupenDOS 4
How to Select Pull Down Menus 5
Tagging Files 6
Shortcuts from the Main Screen 7
Changing Directories and Drives 7
Changing Drives 7
Single Letter Options 7
The Pull Down Menus 8
DOS 8
SORT 13
TAG 14
MORE 17
FILE 20
ZIP 22
SETUP 23
EXIT 28
Modes (Full Screen) 29
File Finder 29
Tree 30
Zip 32
Unzip 35
Configurable Options 37
Programming KEY Commands 39
Programming RUN Commands 41
Programming USR Commands 43
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CREDITS

Written by Douglas Hay.

Written in Borland C++ 3.1 and Assembly Language

Special thanks to:
Dennis Meilicke Developer, Testing
Phil Katz Programming tips
Ralf Brown Spawn Routines
All of the beta test crew for testing the software.


StupenDOS is a DOS SHELL program that increases your productivity.
Repetitive DOS commands are eliminated with easy to use commands.
StupenDOS uses Pull-Down menus, so all the commands are easily
accessible. Many shortcut keys are also provided, so as you become
more familiar with the program, you can become even more productive.
You can even reconfigure the keyboard so that you can configure and
create your own shortcut keys.
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BASICS

INSTALLING StupenDOS
HARD DISK: Copy the files from the distribution diskette
to a location on your disk that is in your PATH
statement. If you are not familiar with the PATH
statement, refer to your DOS manual. You can type in
PATH from the DOS prompt to display your current
PATH setting. Suppose your path statement says something
like:
PATH=C:\DOS;C:\UTIL;C:\WINDOWS

You can copy StupenDOS into the C:\UTIL directory by
typing:

COPY A:*.* C:\UTIL

All StupenDOS commands work in a similar way. After you
have used a few commands, you will have mastered how the
other commands work as well.

When StupenDOS is first run, it displays the files in the
current directory (or any directory you wish). This is
called the Filelist. These are the same files you would
see if you used the DOS command DIR.
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KEYBOARD USAGE

ESC Cancels a command
Removes a pop-up window
ENTER Tag highlighted file or RUN highlighted
file (Configurable) Change directory from
Main Screen
Selects commands from Pull-Down menus
Accepts text that you have typed
Home Go to the first file in the Filelist
End Go to the last file in the Filelist
PgUp Go up one page in the Filelist
PgDn Go down one page in the Filelist
UpArrow Go up one file in the Filelist
DownArrow Go down one file in the Filelist
ALT keys ALT key combinations can be programmed.
The ALT keys are used to select a PullDown menu.
CTRL Keys Very few CTRL key combinations are used.
CTRL key combinations can be programmed.
Function keys The available Function Keys are always
listed on the bottom line of the screen.
These can be overridden with the SD.PRO file.

Mouse Usage
The left key of the mouse works like the ENTER key on the
keyboard. The right most button works like the ESC key
on the keyboard. If your mouse has three buttons,
the middle button is not used.

STARTING StupenDOS
Type SD and press the ENTER key at the DOS prompt.

C:\> SD

This will run StupenDOS in the current directory, and all
of the files in the current directory will be displayed.
If you only want to display certain files, type in the
filespecs desired after SD. For example, if you want to
run StupenDOS and just show *.DOC and *.TXT files, type:

C:\> SD *.DOC *.TXT

You can also specify files to exclude. Suppose you
wanted all *.DOC files, but not the files that start with
the letter A. You would type:

SD *.DOC -xA*.*

The -x tells StupenDOS to exclude that filespec from the
filelist. You can also open two file windows when
starting StupenDOS. Suppose you want to see all *.EXE
and *.COM files in the C:\DOS directory, and all SD*.*
files in the D:\UTIL directory. You would type:

SD C:\DOS\*.exe *.com D:\UTIL\SD*.*
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Exiting StupenDOS
Press ESC repeatedly, or press CTRL X to exit to the
currently selected directory.

How To Select Pull Down Menu
The Pull Down menu items are listed on the top line of
the screen. One letter in each item is capitalized and
is a different color. Press ALT + the capitalized letter
to select the desired menu. The menus can also be
selected by pressing the RIGHTARROW or LEFTARROW key,
until the desired menu is displayed.

MOUSE: Click once on the menu name at the top of the screen.

Selecting items in a Pull Down Menu
Use the UPARROW and DOWNARROW keys to move the
highlighted bar up and down while in a Pull Down menu.
Some items in the Pull Down menus can be either selected
or not selected (turned ON or OFF). To toggle an option,
press the SPACE bar. Some options are either/or options.
For example, in the Prune and Graft option, you are asked
to select from either Copying or Moving the files. You
can only do one or the other, but not both. This would
be displayed as follows:

(*) Copy
( ) Move

An option with a dot indicates that this option is
selected. Some options can be selected in combination
with other options. For example, the Print Directory menu
allows you to print information about the files in the
filelist to the printer. You can choose to print
additional information about the files, such as the Size,
Time, and Date of the files. These items can be
selected independently of each other. Items such as
these are displayed with brackets. Empty brackets
indicate the item has not been selected. Brackets with
a 'X' between them indicate the option has been selected.
In the example below, the Size and Date have been
selected, but the Time has not been selected.

[X] Size
[X] Date
[ ] Time

Press the ENTER key to select the highlighted item. If
the item is an option that you wish to toggle, press the
SPACE bar to toggle the option. Important: There is a
highlighted letter in most items, and pressing this
letter will select that item. If the item is a option
that toggles, pressing the highlighted letter will toggle
the option.
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MOUSE: Click on the item you wish to select with the left
mouse button. If the item toggles, clicking the left
button will toggle that item.

Moving Around the Filelist

Use the UPARROW and DOWNARROW keys to move up or down one
line at a time. Use PGUP and PGDN keys to move an entire
page at one time. The HOME key will place you at the top
of the filelist, and the END key will place you on the
last file in the filelist.

MOUSE: To move the highlight bar up and down, click on the
arrows that point up and down at the top and bottom of
the file scrollbar (See figure 1). Click once to move
the filebar one file, or hold down the mouse button to
scroll continuously. This simulates the UPARROW or
DOWNARROW keys on the keyboard. Click on the horizontal
bar above the filelist to go one page up in the filelist.
This simulates PGUP. Click on the horizontal bar below
the filelist to move down one page in the filelist. This
simulates PGDN. You can also click on the scrollbar to
move rapidly through the filelist. Clicking above the scroll
marker will simulate pressing PgUp. Pressing below the scroll
marker will simulate PgDn. You can also drag the scroll marker
with the mouse.

Tagging a File
When you want to perform an operation on a file, or a
group of files, you need to tell StupenDOS which files to
use. This is done by tagging the desired files. There
are several ways to tag a file or a group of files. All
of the different methods are described later in the TAG
Pull Down Menu section. To tag a single file, you would
use the ARROW keys (described above) to highlight the
file you wish to tag. Then press the SPACE bar to tag
that file.

MOUSE: Click on a file to tag, or drag the mouse with the left
button held down.
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Shortcuts from the Main Screen

Function Keys
The bottom line of the screen lists StupenDOS' most
commonly used features. There is a function key that is
associated with each function. Press the function key to
access that function without having to use the Pull Down
menus.

MOUSE: The bottom line of the screen list StupenDOS' most
commonly used features. Click on the text to activate
that option without having to use the Pull Down menus.

ALT keys
Press ALT + the hightlighted letter to select a Pull Down Menu.
Other ALT key combinations can be configured with the SD.PRO
file (described later).

Changing Directory
MOUSE: The current directory name is displayed at the top
of the filelist. You can click on this directory name to
change to that directory. For example, if the current
directory is C:\UTIL\SD, you could click on the
letter U in UTIL to change to the C:\UTIL directory. If
the desired subdirectory name is displayed in the
filelist, double click the mouse on the subdirectory name
to change to that directory.


Changing Drive
MOUSE: All disk drives available to the system are listed
in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. To change
to a different disk drive, click on the drive letter you
wish to change to.

Single letter Options
StupenDOS has several shortcut keys that are active from
the main screen. These keys are listed in the Pull Down
menus to the right of each item. Not all functions have
shortcut keys. Several options are selectable by pressing
a single key. The help screen contains a list of these
shortcut keys. The help screen can be viewed by pressing
F10. These default keys can be overridden with the SD.PRO file.
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The Pull Down Menus

DOS
The items in the DOS menu are items related to DOS
commands. In this menu you will find commands to Copy
files, Delete files, Rename files, etc. All the
commands are listed below.

COPY Shortcut Keys: F1 or C
Copy is one of StupenDOS' most used commands. Tag all of
the files you wish to copy (see the section TAG Pull Down
Menu). If you do not tag any files, the highlighted file
will be copied. Now select the COPY option from the DOS
Pull Down Menu (ALT D), C. The shortcut key for copy is
F1. A PopUp menu will appear. You can then enter the
drive and/or directory you wish to copy to. To copy the
files to the A: disk drive, just type in A:, and press
the ENTER key. StupenDOS will then copy all of the
tagged files to the specified drive/directory. The
information you entered will be retained, just in case
you want to copy more files to that same location. Up to
three copy locations will be retained. You can also
modify the old directory locations that have been
retained.

MOUSE: To copy to a drive, without specifying a directory
name, you can click on the drive letters that appear
below the COPY TO: area. If two file windows are open,
you can copy the tagged files to the other window by
pressing F1. See the FILE Pull Down Menu for information
on opening a second file window. The destination
drive/directory can also be selected from the Tree
Display. This is done by pressing the F2 key. See the
MORE Pull Down Menu for information on how to use the
Tree Display. Before copying, many different options can
be selected from the Copy window. If these options are
changed, they will retain the new value until you change
it again, or until you exit StupenDOS. These options are
described below. After you have selected the copy
destination, press the ENTER key to start the copy
process. The process can be aborted by pressing the ESC
key.

Overwrite
StupenDOS will normally overwrite files with similar
names (like DOS does). If you want to be asked before
overwriting a file, turn off the Overwrite option.
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Error Check Free Space Available On Floppies
Suppose you have 10 files tagged, and you wish to copy
these files to the A: drive. If this option is selected,
StupenDOS will make sure sufficient disk space exists on
the destination drive before starting the copy. If there
is not enough space, you can still copy as many files as
possible before the disk is full. At that time,
StupenDOS will ask you if you want to stop copying files,
or if you want to insert another disk and continue
copying.

Clear Tag After Copy or Move
If selected, the file tag will be removed after a file is
successfully Copied or Moved. This is useful when coping
many files to floppy disks, and you are sure the files
will not all fit on the floppy drive. After each file
has been copied, the tag will be cleared, so the files
that remain tagged have not yet been copied.

Newer
The newer option tells StupenDOS to check the time and
date of the file being copied. If the destination file
exists, the file will only be copied if it has a newer
time and date than the destination file. This is useful
when copying several files to a floppy disk. Suppose you
have a floppy disk that contains backup files. You can
easily update the files on the floppy without recopying
the files that are unchanged. The files that have not
changed will not be copied because the times and dates
are identical.

Only If Target Exists
The file(s) will be copied only if the destination
already contains a file of the same name. Useful for
updating files.

Only If Target Does Not Exist
The file(s) will be copied only if the destination does
not contain a file of the same name. Useful for getting
files off a floppy that you may have deleted or not
installed previously.

Move Shortcut Key: F2 or M
Moving files works much the same as COPY. The only
difference is that the source files are deleted after the
file has been copied.
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Delete Shortcut Key: F4 or D
The Delete function is a very powerful option. Care
should be taken to insure that only files you want
deleted actually get deleted. To delete a file or a
group of files, tag the files you wish to delete. Then
bring up the DOS Pull Down Menu. Then either highlight
the DELETE option, or press the letter D, which is the
highlighted shortcut key. The DELETE Sub Menu will pop
up. Highlight the DELETE TAGGED FILES option in the
Delete Sub Menu, and press ENTER. The menus will
disappear, and the tagged files will be deleted. The
number of files deleted, and the bytes used by these
files will be displayed on the right side of the screen.
You can also set the CONFIRM option, which will ask you
if you really want to delete each file before StupenDOS
deletes that file. If you are a computer novice, you may
want to confirm files before deleting.
Note: Pressing ALT F4 from the main screen deletes all of
the tagged files without confirmation. This should be
used with extreme caution!

Delete Highlighted File
This option deletes only the file that is highlighted,
rather than all tagged files. This is useful when you
may be tagging files to copy, and see a file that you
want to delete. You can delete the file, even though
other files may be tagged.

Delete *.BAK Global
Delete *.BAK Local
Many programs leave behind files with .BAK extensions.
These files are usually backup files that are
unnecessary. These files can consume precious disk space
that could be used by other applications. StupenDOS can
delete these files quickly. The DELETE *.BAK GLOBAL
option will delete all of the *.BAK files from the
current drive. It will look through all directories and
delete all .BAK files. The DELETE *.BAK LOCAL option
will only delete the *.BAK files from the current
directory.

Delete Specified
Delete Specified works like the DELETE *.BAK GLOBAL
option, but it allows you to select the files that will
be deleted. Suppose you want to delete all files that
have a .TMP extension. Select the Delete Specified
option, type in the filespec you wish to delete (*.TMP),
and press the ENTER key.
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Change Drive Shortcut Key: F5 or V
When you need to change to a different disk drive and/or
directory, the Change Drive option can be used. Select
the Change Drive option from the DOS Pull Down Menu.
This menu can also be selected by pressing F5. A Pop Up
menu will appear. Type in the new drive and/or
directory. Press the ENTER key. If you have
previously changed drive/directory, the information you
entered previously will be displayed. You can use the
ARROW keys to highlight this information and edit it
(if necessary), or just press the ENTER key to change to
that drive/directory.

MOUSE: If you have changed drive/directory before, you
can Double Click on the text of the new drive/directory.

Save Directory Information to Disk
If there is a drive/directory that you change to often,
you can save this information to disk so that you do not
need to type this information each time you run
StupenDOS. After you successfully changed drive, bring
up the Change Drive menu again, and press F1 to save the
drive information to disk. The next time StupenDOS is
run, this information will automatically be loaded.

TYPE File Shortcut Keys: F8 or Y
You can view text files from within StupenDOS with this
option. You may use any program you like to display the
files. If you do not have a file viewer or text editor,
you can use the DOS Command TYPE. The program used to
display the file is selected in the SETUP Pull Down menu.
See the SETUP, External Programs section later in this
manual. To view a file, highlight the file you wish to
view. Select the TYPE FILE option from the DOS Pull Down
menu. The screen will be cleared, and the file will be
displayed. If you have not configured an external
program to call to view the file, StupenDOS will ask you
if you want to use the DOS Type Command.

TYPE All Tagged
This option works like TYPE File, except that all tagged
files will be displayed, rather than just the highlighted
file. The files will be displayed one by one, starting
from the beginning of the filelist.
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EDIT File
This option is similar to TYPE File, except it is
designed to edit the tagged file, rather than just view
the file. The program used to edit the file is
configured in the SETUP Pull Down menu.

EDIT All Tagged
Similar to TYPE All Tagged, except the files may be
modified, instead of just being viewed. See TYPE All
Tagged and EDIT File options above.

MAKE Directory (Pop-Up)
This option is similar to the DOS Command MKDIR or MD.
You can make a directory on any legal drive. Select the
Make Directory option. Type in the name of the directory
you wish to create, and press the ENTER key.

REMOVE Directory (Pop-Up)
This option is similar to the DOS Command RMDIR or RD.
If you want to remove a directory that is a subdirectory
of the current directory, you can just highlight the
directory you wish to remove, and select the Remove
Directory command from the DOS Pull Down menu. A Pop Up
menu will appear. If you currently have a directory
highlighted, this name will be inserted automatically.
Enter the name of the directory to remove, and press the
ENTER key.

RENAME File / Directory (Pop-Up)
This option is similar to the DOS Command RENAME or REN.
Rename will work on all tagged files. Select the Rename
File option from the DOS Pull Down menu. A Pop Up menu
will appear. StupenDOS will show you the current name of
the file. You are required to enter the new name of the
file. The new name is initially set to the current name
of the file. You can then modify the name to the new
name desired. If several files are tagged, and you want
to skip a file, pressing F2 will go to the next tagged
file in the filelist. If you are done renaming files,
you can press the ESC key to abort renaming files.

Directories can be renamed in the same manner as files.
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SORT Shortcut Key: S
When the files are read from disk, StupenDOS can
automatically display the files in different orders. The
default method is to sort alphabetically by filename.
Subdirectories are listed first, followed by the files.
The default display (sort) method can be changed in the
SETUP Pull Down menu, so the files will be sorted by the
method you prefer every time StupenDOS is run. To display
the files by another method, bring up the SORT Pull Down
menu by pressing ALT S, or by pressing the letter S,
which is the shortcut key. You can sort by File Name,
File Extension, File Date, File Size, or leave the files
unsorted. You can also select ascending or descending
order. Use the ARROW keys to highlight the desired sort
method and press the ENTER key. If you wish to toggle
the sort order from ascending to descending, or from
descending to ascending, highlight that line using the
ARROW keys and press the SPACE bar.

NAME
Sort the filelist alphabetically by the eight character
File Name. If two identical names are found, the files
extensions will be used to sort the files. For example,
SD.A would be listed before SD.B.

EXTENSION
Sort the filelist alphabetically by the three letter File
Extension.

DATE/TIME
Sort the filelist numerically by the File Date and Time.

SIZE
Sort the filelist numerically by the File Size.

UNSORTED
The filelist will be displayed without being sorted.
This is the same order the files would appear in if you
used the DOS Dir command.

TAGS
Sort the files by putting all of the tagged files together.
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TAG Pull Down Menu
Tagging files is a very important option. It allows you
to quickly select a group of files that StupenDOS can
perform an operation on. You can tag a single file, or
a group of files. You are also able to clear tags with
this menu. When a file is tagged, there is a tag
character immediately to the left of the filename. There
is a indicator on the far right side of the screen
showing the number of files tagged, and the number of
bytes in these files. To bring up the TAG Pull Down menu,
press ALT T.

TAG ALL FILES
If you want all files in the filelist tagged, use this
option. All files will be tagged, and the bytes tagged
will be displayed. If a file is already tagged, it will
be remain tagged.

CLEAR ALL TAGS Shortcut Key: ALT C
If you would like to clear all the file tags, use this
option, or press ALT C from the main screen. All of the
file tags will be removed, and the number of files tagged
and the bytes tagged will be zeroed.

TAG Files Toggle
The ( ) parentheses indicate that this item can be
toggled. If a dot appears between the parentheses, the
item is currently selected. If this option is selected,
the other options in the TAG menu will tag files. If it
is not selected, the other options in the TAG menu will
clear file tags. For example, if this option is
selected, and you tag files by name, and select *.EXE,
all files with the .EXE extension will be tagged. If
this option is not set (no dot between the parentheses),
then tagging by name would clear all files with the .EXE
extension. The TAG All Files and Clear All Tags options
are not affected by the TAG Files or Clear Tags Toggles.
Another use of this option could be if you wanted to copy
all files except the *.EXE files to a floppy drive. You
would first tag all files, and then set the CLEAR Tags
Toggle, and then select the tag by Name option, and enter
*.EXE. The result would be that all files would be
tagged, except for the files with .EXE extensions.

CLEAR Files Toggle
If this option is set, the tag operations will clear file
tags, rather than set the tags. See the Tag Files Toggle
for more information.
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NAME (Pop Up)
When you want to tag (or clear) files by Filename or File
Extension, you use this option. After selecting this
option, a Pop Up window will appear. Enter the
filespec (name of the file, wildcards are legal) you wish
to tag (or clear), and press the ENTER key. The files
specified will be tagged, and the number of files and the
bytes tagged will be updated.

SIZE (Pop Up)
You can tag (or clear) files by File Size using this
option. After selecting this option, you are required to
enter the size to compare the files in the filelist
against. You can press the ARROW keys to toggle the
operator that will be used for the comparisons. You can
select less than, less than or equal to, equal to, not
equal to, greater than or equal to, or greater than.
After you have selected the operator, and have entered
the size to compare against, press the ENTER key. The
files specified will be tagged, and the number of files
and the bytes tagged will be updated.

DATE (Pop Up)
You can tag (or clear) files by File Date using this
option. After selecting this option, you are required to
enter the date to compare the files in the filelist
against. You can press the ARROW keys to toggle the
operator that will be used for the comparisons. You can
select less than, less than or equal to, not equal to,
equal to, greater than or equal to, or greater than.
After you have selected the operator, and have entered
the date to compare against, press the ENTER key. The
files specified will be tagged, and the number of files
and the bytes tagged will be updated.

ONLY TODAYS FILES
Use this option to tag (or clear) all files that have the
current days date. This is useful for tagging all of the
files that have been changed today.

ARCHIVE (CHANGED FILES)
When an application creates or modifies a file, DOS
remembers this and sets an attribute on the file called
the ARCHIVE bit. StupenDOS displays the attributes of
a file in the filelist. An 'A' after the files' time in
the filelist indicates that files' archive attribute is
set. If you save a file with a word processor, the
files' archive bit will be set. Most backup programs
clear the archive bit after backing up a file. This
option will only tag files (or clear) by looking at the
archive bit. The archive bit is not modified by
StupenDOS.
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FLIP TAGS
Use this option to reverse all of the tag characters.
All files that are tagged will be cleared, all files that
have no tag will become tagged. This is useful when you
want to tag many files, and leave only a few untagged.
Suppose you wanted to tag all the files except the .EXE
files. You could tag all of the .EXE files, and
then flip the tags.

REMOVE FROM DISPLAY
Some directories contain hundreds or even thousands of
files. If you are looking for certain files, and you
want to reduce the number of files in the filelist, you
will want to use this option. Suppose you have several
hundred files with the .TXT extension, and you do not
want to work with these files at this time. You can tag
all the *.TXT files with the TAG / NAME option, and then
remove these files from the filelist. The files have not
deleted, they just are not shown on the screen.

LOAD TAG FILE
You may find yourself tagging the same files over and
over again, day after day. If this is the case, you can
make a TAG file with an ordinary text editor. Suppose
you want to tag all *.DOC files and all *.TXT files.
Create a file with a .TAG extension, and enter the
following:

*.DOC
*.TXT

If you called the file MINE.TAG, you can load this from
StupenDOS with the Load Tag File option. The .TAG files
should be located in the directory where SD.EXE is
located. All files with .DOC and .TXT extensions will be
tagged. When selecting this option, a Pop Up window will
appear. You can use the ARROW keys to select the TAG
file you wish to load, and press the ENTER key.
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MORE
The MORE Pull Down Menu contains miscellaneous options
that don't fit in any other menu. Press ALT M to bring
up the MORE Pull Down menu.

FIND A FILE (Full Screen Pop-Up) Shortcut Key: ^
If you have forgotten where you put a file, the File
Finder will find it! Most Where Is programs can find
files, but after a few files are displayed, they scroll
off the screen. StupenDOS remembers all of the files it
has displayed, and lets you use the ARROW keys to review
all of the files found. This option is a full screen
mode and is described later in the manual.

Dos Call
This option allows you to run an external program from
within StupenDOS. There are several other ways to run
external programs. See the EXECUTE option described in
the FILE Pull Down menu section for more information.
You can have StupenDOS write itself to expanded or
extended memory, or to disk, before running an external
program. This is only possible if you are running a .EXE
or .COM file. It is not possible if you are running a
.BAT file, or an internal DOS command, like TYPE. Press
ESC to cancel the DOS Call command.

OS Shell
If you need to return to DOS from StupenDOS, but do not
want to exit StupenDOS, the OS Shell option will allow
you to do this. You will be returned to the DOS
prompt. Do whatever you need to do, and type in EXIT and
press the ENTER key when you are ready to return to
StupenDOS.

Stamp Time
It is sometimes desirable to alter the Time and Date
stamp of a file or a group of files. After selecting
this option, you can either select to use the current
time and date, or you can enter a date and time of your
choice. If you want to use the current time and date,
just press the ENTER key to stamp the files. If you want
to select the date and/or time, ARROW down and select the
Defined Time/Date option. Then ARROW down to the area
where you can type in the date and time. Press ENTER to
tell StupenDOS that you want to alter this information.
A flashing cursor will appear. After entering this
information, press the F1 key to stamp the files. The
stamped files time and date will be reflected in the file
display. Press ESC if you choose not to stamp the time.
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Byte info
A ten byte file may be very small, but it takes up much
more disk space than ten bytes. This is due to the way
DOS formats your disk. The minimum amount of space a
file uses on a disk is the same as the disks cluster
size. The Byte info option tells you how many bytes are
in tagged files, and how much disk space these files
really take. The number of clusters, cluster size, and
other useful information is also displayed. Press any
key to remove this window when you are finished.

Info, disk
You can quickly see how big each disk drive on your
system is, how much space is used, and how much space is
available. The volume label is also displayed. Network,
Joined and Substituted drives are also supported.

Wipe dir(ectory)
WARNING: This is an option that should be used with
extreme caution. Wipe directory deletes all files and
all subdirectories in a given directory. The root
directory cannot be wiped with this option, however it
can be wiped from the tree display. See the Tree options
Pull Down menu section later in this manual for more
information. Suppose you have decided you do not need
the \GAMES directory any longer. In the GAMES directory,
there are several subdirectories, say MONOPOLY and
TETRIS. To wipe the \GAMES directory and all of its
subdirectories, highlight the GAMES directory, and select
the Wipe Dir option. A warning Pop Up will appear asking
if you really want to wipe the selected directory. You
must press the CTRL F1 key to confirm that you want to
start wiping. As the wipe process is being completed,
the number of files deleted and the number of bytes
removed are displayed. You will be informed when the
process is complete. Press ESC during a wipe to abort
wiping, however a files that have already been deleted
will be gone.

Current Directory Stats
Display the total size of all files in the filelist.

Load Pro File
Load a different .PRO file for use with StupenDOS.

Disk format
You can format 5 1/4" disks or 3 1/2" disks, low or high
density. If you try to format a disk for an illegal density,
a error will be displayed. For example, you cannot format a
5 1/4" disk to 720K. A Quick format option allows previously
formatted disks to be reformatted quickly. New boot sectors,
FAT information, and ROOT directory information are written. You
can also verify the disk after it is formatted or quick formatted.
After a disk format is complete, you can format another disk, or
press ESC. The format option supports data diskettes only,
the disks cannot be used to boot (startup) the computer.
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Tree Display (Full Screen Pop-Up)
This option lets you view the structure of all your disks
in a graphic display. It is a full screen mode, and is
described in detail later in this manual.

ReRead Tree
This option is similar to the above option, except the tree
information will not be read from the SD.TRE file.

Help Shortcut Key: F10
One page of help information displaying the basic usage
and functions of StupenDOS.

About SD.EXE
A message about the author, and the development
environment used to create StupenDOS.

Reset Mouse
After running some external programs, the mouse
characteristics may have changed. Some programs change
the mouse cursor, or the distance the mouse cursor
travels when the mouse is moved. The Reset Mouse option
sets these characteristics back to normal.
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FILE
Select the FILE Pull Down menu by pressing ALT F. All of
the items in this menu are options that relate to the
files that are in the filelist.

Attribute Change (Pop Up) Shortcut Key: ALT A
An attribute is saved by DOS for every file and directory
on a floppy or hard disk. This option allows you to
change the attributes of all tagged files. If you don't
know what DOS uses attributes for, you will not need to
use this option. You can set the Archive bit, Hidden
bit, System bit, and Read Only bit. You can set the
files attributes, or add the selected attributes. After
bringing up the Change Attributes Pop Up window, use the
ARROW keys to highlight the different attributes you wish
to select, then press the SPACE bar. After you have
selected the attributes you wish the files to have, ARROW
down and select either Set Attributes or Add Attributes.
Press F1 to make the change. The attributes will be
updated in the filelist.

Filespec Change (Sub Menu)
It is sometimes desirable to have just certain files
listed in the filelist. You may be in a directory where
many files exist, but you just want to view the .TXT and
.DOC files. You can tell StupenDOS that you just want to
view the .TXT and .DOC files with the Filespec Change
menu. After selecting this option, a menu will appear.
Type in the filespec you wish to view. You can enter up
to five filespecs. You can specify if this filespec is
to be included or excluded. To toggle the
INCLUDE/EXCLUDE toggle, press the SPACE bar. If you
wanted to view all .TXT files except B*.TXT, you would
enter *.TXT as a filespec to include, and B*.TXT as a
filespec to exclude.

Locate On (Pop Up) Shortcut Key: /
If many files exist in the filelist, and the files are
not displayed alphabetically, it may be difficult to find
a file in the filelist. The Locate On option locates the
highlight bar on the specified file. Suppose you wanted
to find SD.EXE so you could copy it to a floppy drive.
Select this option from the FILE Pull Down menu or press
/ (slash) from the main screen. A Pop Up window will
appear. Enter the name of the file. As you type each
letter, the highlight bar will be moved to the
first file matching the text you typed. The wildcards *
and ? are legal.
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Execute File Shortcut Key: X
If you want to run a program from inside StupenDOS, use
the ARROW keys to highlight the file. Then select the
Execute File option from the FILE Pull Down menu. Press
the ENTER key to execute the file. You can Execute any
type of file. Only .EXE and .COM and .BAT files are
actually run, but you can configure the SD.PRO file to
execute any type of file. For example, if you try to
execute a picture file, StupenDOS can automatically run
your picture viewer. The SD.PRO file must be configured
for this to work properly. See the section on
programmable options for more information.

MOUSE: Double click the file you wish to execute.

New Directory Shortcut Key: N
This option rereads the current filelist. It is
sometimes necessary to update the files in the list.
For example, if you wanted to view the contents of
several floppy disks, you could insert a new floppy disk
and press 'N' to show the files on the floppy. Using
this option will clear all of the file tags.

Create File List (Pop Up)
List Files are used by many popular programs, like PKZIP
and PKUNZIP. You can easily create a List File that is
compatible with these programs. To make a List File
from all of the tagged files, select this option from the
FILE Pull Down menu. You can save just the filenames, or
you can also save the path information. You must
enter the filename to use for the List File. If the List
File already exists, you will be asked if you wish to add
to that List File, or make a new List File.

Compare Files
You must have two windows open for this option. Tag the files
you wish to compare in one window, and select the desired options.

Print (Sub Menu) Shortcut Key: P
This option prints the tagged files to the printer. The
printer port can be set in the SETUP Pull Down menu.

Form Feed NOW
If you want your printer to do a Form Feed, use this
option. It will send a Form Feed character to the
printer.
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Directory List
Use this option if you need a listing of files printed on
the printer. You can specify if you want all files
printed, or just the tagged files. You can also specify
what information about the file is to be printed. The
file Size, Date, Time, Attributes, and path name can be
printed. Only files will be printed by default. If you
want to print the information about sub-directories,
select the Directories option. Press F1 to start
printing after you have set the desired options.

Window - OPEN or CLOSE Shortcut Key: ALT W
StupenDOS supports two file windows, in a vertical format
(See figure). If one window is currently open (there is
always at least one window open), selecting this option
will open a second window. If two windows are open, this
option will close the current window. If the highlighted
entry in the filelist is a directory, the second window
will contain that subdirectories information. For
example, if you have one file window open, and you
highlight a directory using the ARROW keys, and then
press ALT W, the second window will be opened displaying
the files from the highlighted directory. When
performing operations from StupenDOS, the operations are
only executed in the current window. For example, if you
have two windows open, and all files are tagged in both
windows, and you delete all tagged files, only the files
in the current window will be deleted.

Expand/Reduce Window Size Shortcut Key: +/-
Used to alter the size of the current window. Pressing +
or - will move the bar separating the two windows.

MOUSE: Press and hold down the left mouse button while
located on the character at the far right side of the bar
separating the two file windows. Move the mouse up or
down until the bar is in the desired location. Release
the mouse button.

Switch Windows Shortcut Key: TAB
Used to change to the other window. The highlighted bar
will appear in the other window. The highlighted bar
indicates which file window is currently active.

MOUSE: Click on a file in the window you wish to change to.

Unzip a ZIP file Shortcut Key: U
This is a full screen mode function described on page 35.

ZIP tagged files Shortcut Key: Z
This is a full screen mode function described on page 32.

PKZMENU
You can run PKWARE's popular PKZMENU program with this
option.
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SETUP
You can configure StupenDOS just the way you like it.
The settings can be saved to disk, so that every time
StupenDOS is run, it is setup properly for your needs.
Bring up the SETUP Pull Down menu by pressing ALT P.

File Options
Selecting this option displays a sub menu containing
several options.

Hidden
System
Read Only

You can tell StupenDOS that you want to display Hidden
files, System files, and Read Only files in the filelist.
These files will not be displayed by default.

Filespec
You can specify the files StupenDOS displays in the
filelist. You can specify up to five different filespecs
(file names, wildcards are legal). See the FILE,
Filespec change pull-down menu option for more
information.

Initial Sort
Specify the way you would like the files displayed when
StupenDOS is first run. Nine different methods are
available. See the SORT Pull Down menu for a
description of the different sorting methods.

Windows
Normally StupenDOS has one file window when first run.
You can force a second window to be opened with this
option.

Video & Sound options
Snow problems
Some monitors display screen snow when running StupenDOS.
If you have this problem, turn this option on.

Time on Screen
You can turn off the time display in the upper right hand
corner of the screen with this option.

Beeps
Turn off the sounds StupenDOS makes with this option.

Exploding Screen
When StupenDOS is first run, the text that was previously
on the screen is removed in a exploding fashion. Turn
this option off if you don't want the screen to clear
this way. The loading time will be faster with this
option turned OFF.
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Monitor
Choose between Black & White or Color. You can also
choose 25 line or 43/50 line display. You must have a
EGA or VGA monitor to display more than 25 lines. A EGA
video card displays either 25 or 43 lines. A VGA card
will display either 25 or 50 lines.

Change Colors
You can change nearly all of the colors in StupenDOS.
Use the ARROW keys to highlight the desired screen
option, and press the SPACE bar. The colors will be
changed immediately. There are over ten different items
you can change. As you press the DOWNARROW key, the list
will scroll. You can press the F10 key to reset all of
the colors to their defaults. After you have finished,
press F2 to save the colors to disk.

External Programs
List Files
Edit Files
The List Files and Edit files options are very powerful.
You can select several options about the programs that
StupenDOS uses when you wish to LIST (view) or EDIT a
file. A Pop Up window will appear. You must type in the
name of the program you wish to use to LIST or EDIT. You
can also select other options. These options are
described in detail in the Programmable section near the
end of this manual. If you use the LIST File command
from the PKZIP or PKUNZIP screens, it uses the options
you specified in the LIST option.

Pkzip Directory
If PKZIP and PKUNZIP are not in a directory that is in
your DOS PATH statement, you must tell StupenDOS where
these files are located. If PKZIP/PKUNZIP are in the
D:\UTIL directory, you would type in D:\UTIL for this
option.

Zip Extract Directory
If you extract ZIP files to the same directory often, you
can enter that directory here, and it will be used as the
default extract directory each time StupenDOS is run.
The extract directory tells PKUNZIP where to place the
files being extracted from a .ZIP file.

Temp Drive
StupenDOS sometimes needs to write to the disk. If you
are running on a write protected floppy disk, or on a
disk with little free space, you need to tell
StupenDOS where it can write temporary information to.
When SD runs external programs, it writes itself to
expanded or extended memory if it is available. If
expanded or extended memory is not available, it writes
itself to disk, so it must have a temporary space on disk
to write to. For example, enter C: to use the C: drive as
the temporary drive. This drive is also used when
LISTing a file that is inside a .ZIP file.
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Reread After Zip/Unzip
If you do a PKZIP with the -Move option, the filelist may
not be accurate. You can have StupenDOS automatically
reread the files in a directory with this option. You can
specify these options: YES, NO, ASK, OTHER, BOTH. ASK will pop
up a window after a ZIP or UNZIP operation, and ask you if you
would like to reread the files at that time.

PKZIP Ver >= 2
You must tell StupenDOS is your version of PKZIP is 2.04c or higher.

EMS/XMS/UMA/Swap to Disk
Select where StupenDOS can write itself to when running external
programs.

Copy Options
Overwrite
By default, the COPY option will automatically overwrite
files of the same name. This can be changed with this
option. This can be also be overridden in the COPY Pop
Up window.

Error Checking
If selected, StupenDOS will see if sufficient disk space
exists on the destination drive before starting a copy
operation. This can also be overridden in the COPY
window.

Clear Tags
After a file is Copied or Moved, the file tag will be
cleared. This can be overridden in the COPY window.

Mouse Setup
Selecting this option displays a Pop Up window.

Tracking Speed Adjustment
You can set the tracking speed of the mouse by clicking
on the tracking speed line. The tracking speed is the
distance the mouse cursor will travel with a given
movement of the mouse.

Double Click Speed Adjustment
The Double Click speed is the amount of time between clicks
of the mouse. A Fast Double Click speed will require rapid
clicks of the mouse to be accepted as a Double Click.

Mouse Character
Clicking on this area of the screen will display a Pop Up
window that contains all of the characters available for
the mouse cursor. Click on the desired character.

Mouse Color
Clicking on this area of the screen will display a Pop Up
window that contains all of the colors available for the
mouse cursor. Select Foreground or Background color, and
click on the desired color.
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Change Directory with a Single Click
Execute Files with a Single Click
Run USR commands with a Single Click
Configure StupenDOS to use either single or double clicks.

Left Handed
Set the mouse for Left Handed use.

Auto Locate Mouse
You can have StupenDOS try to guess where to locate the
mouse with this option turned on. Whenever a Pull Down
Menu is selected, the mouse will be located on the line
you were on when you were previously in this window.

Printer Options (Sub-Menu)
Form Feed Between Files
If you are printing several files, this option will send
a Form Feed to the printer after each file is printed, so
the next file will start on a new page.

PRN, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, COM1, COM2
Set the printer port to whatever your system requires.
If you are not sure, you will most likely want to leave
this set to PRN.

No Mode, ASCII Mode, Binary Mode
If you are printing a Binary file, you will want to set
this option. If you are printing regular ASCII text,
either None or ASCII should be set. Most users will
never need to set this option.

Other Options
Directory Return
StupenDOS will automatically exit to the Drive and
Directory you were in when you started StupenDOS. You
can override this with this option. If Directory Return
is turned off, StupenDOS will exit in the current
directory. This can be overridden by using ALT X or CTRL
X when exiting StupenDOS. ALT X, ENTER always exits to
the original directory, CTRL X always exits to the
current directory.

Use Tree File
After the TREE command is used to display the layout of
the disk, this information is written to the disk. When
running StupenDOS in the future, if you again choose
the TREE display option, the information saved previously
will be used by default. The SD.TRE file is read from the
disk, rather than scanning the entire disk again. The
advantage to reading the Tree file is speed. Reading the
old information from a file is many times faster than re-
scanning the disk. The disadvantage is that the
information may not be correct. If you added directories
or removed directories since you last used the Tree
display, the SD.TRE file will no longer be accurate. If
the Use Tree File option is turned off, StupenDOS will
always scan the disk when you ask for the Tree Display.
loaded the SD.TRE file. See the TREE Display section
discussed previously in this manual for more information.
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Screen Blanker
If StupenDOS has been running for several minutes with no
activity, it will blank the screen. A message will
appear instructing you to press a key when you want to
resume working. You may wish to turn this option off if
you have some other screen blanker installed.

Confirm Delete
Configures StupenDOS to prompt you before deleting files.

DesqView Aware
If you are running DesqView, enable this option.

Directory Locate
When changing back one directory, StupenDOS will highlight the
directory name that you just exited.

Window Open CHDIR
If you have a directory highlighted when you open a Window, SD will
open the window and display the highlighted directory if this
option is selected.

Write Setup to ...
StupenDOS can write the setup information to several
different places. By default, the information is
appended to the SD.EXE file. When StupenDOS is run, it
looks for setup information in several places:

1) The current directory (File SD.SET)
2) In the directory specified by the SDCONFIG
environment variable.
3) In the directory where SD.EXE is located (File
SD.SET)
4) In the SD.EXE file

SD.EXE file (best)
The setup information will be appended to the SD.EXE
file. If you have a DOS version >= 3.0, this option may
not work for you (see options below).

SD.SET in EXE directory
The setup information will be written to a file called
SD.SET in the directory where SD.EXE is located. You can
then copy this file to other directories and modify it,
creating multiple configurations.
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SDCONFIG directory
If you run StupenDOS from a RAM disk, you will need to
write the setup information to a file that is not on the
RAM disk, so the information is not lost when the
computer is shut off. If you have a DOS version less
than 3.0, you will also need to use this configuration.
Suppose you want to write the setup information to the
C:\UTIL directory. You must add the statement SET

SDCONFIG=C:\UTIL

to your autoexec.bat file.

ESC Key
You can have the ESC key do several things from the main
screen. It can either be used to Exit To DOS, enter the
TREE Display, or do nothing. Press the SPACE bar to
change this option.

ENTER Key
The ENTER key can be used to TAG Files, or execute files.
Press the SPACE bar to change this option.

User Level (Menu)
The user level has three settings. Novice users are
locked out of certain dangerous features on the main
screen, such as Wipe Directory. Choose the
appropriate level for your skill level.

EXIT
Original Directory
Exit to the drive and directory from which you started
StupenDOS, even if you changed drive or directory while
running StupenDOS.

Current Directory Shortcut Key: CTRL X
Exit to the current drive and directory.
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MODES
File Finder (Full Screen Mode) Shortcut Key: ^
The File Finder can help you locate lost files. Up to
five different filespecs can be searched for at one time.
You can also search multiple drives. Unlike most file
finding programs, the StupenDOS file finder retains the
list of files it has found, so that the list of files can
be reviewed. Pressing ESC during a search aborts the
search process. Press ESC to return to the StupenDOS
main screen after you are done with the File Finder.
The File Finder takes over the entire StupenDOS screen,
and has its own set of Pull Down menus.

Go
The GO Pull Down menu starts the search process with the
parameters selected in the other Pull Down menus.

Sort
After the search process is complete, you can display the
files many different ways. See the SORT Pull Down menu
section described earlier in this manual for more
information.

Filespecs
You can search for up to five different filespecs at a
time. To enter a filespec, press the ENTER key. A
flashing cursor will appear. Enter the filespec you wish
to search for. Press the ENTER key again to finish
entering the filespec. You can use the ARROW keys to
move to other lines in this menu and enter additional
filespecs.

Drives
StupenDOS automatically assumes you will want to search
on the current drive (the default drive). You can change
this, or select additional drives using the Drives Pull

Down menu. Use the ARROW keys to highlight the drive you
wish to select, and press the SPACE bar.

Misc
Pause after each page
If you are searching for a filespec that will have many
matches, you may wish to pause the display after each
page of files.
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TREE (Full Screen Mode) Shortcut Key: T
The TREE mode allows you to display a graphical listing
of systems disks. Unlike other Dos Shells, the StupenDOS
TREE display can display up to 26 (A: to Z:) drives
simultaneously. The tree information is saved to the
disk in a file called SD.TRE. This information is read
when you enter the TREE mode. Reading this information
from a file is much faster than scanning the disk each
time you enter the TREE display. The drawback is that
the information may not be up to date. This can be
configured in the setup pull-down menu. The information
can easily be reread (described below). Information
displayed in the TREE display includes:

Bytes Free
Bytes Total
Percent of the disk used
Number of Files in the highlighted directory
Percentage of the disk the highlighted directory occupies
Volume label
Truename (The TRUENAME pertains mostly to users
running on a network)

If the TREE display has listing for more than one disk,
the information displayed relates to the drive that is
currently highlighted. If the drive you wish to view is
not currently in the TREE display, just press the drive
letter you wish to display. If you need to see the
display of the D: drive, simply press the 'D' key.
You can delete the SD.TRE file if you do not want to read
in old directory information (this can also be selected
in the setup). When you are finished with the TREE
display, press ESC to return to the StupenDOS main
screen.

TREE Options Pull Down Menu
Change directory
If you would like to change to the highlighted directory,
press the ENTER key.

MOUSE: Double click on the desired directory.

Reread current drive
If the tree display is not up to date (the SD.TRE file
may be old), you can use this option to rescan the disk
and update the SD.TRE file. This option also refreshes
the items displayed about the TREE. If the File(s) in
the directory currently shows ?????, rescanning the disk
will refresh this information.

Reread selected drives
It is sometimes necessary to reread more than one drive
at a time. This option allows several drives to be
selected, and then reread.
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Wipe directory
WARNING: This is an option that should be used with
extreme care. Caution should be used when using this
option. Wiping a directory deletes all the files in the
highlighted directory, as well as all the files in its
subdirectories. See the WIPE Directory option in the
MORE Pull Down menu for more information. After
highlighting the directory you wish to WIPE, select this
option. A window will pop up asking for confirmation to
continue. Pressing CTRL F1 will then start the wiping
process. After the wipe is complete, the TREE display
will be updated, as well as the SD.TRE file.

Print tree structure
You can get a printed copy of your tree structure with
this option.

Prune and graft
It is sometimes necessary to move an entire directory
structure to another hard disk, or to a different
subdirectory. The Prune and graft option allows you to
do this easily. Unlike other DOS Shells, the destination
disk can be a different drive than the source drive.
StupenDOS checks for sufficient disk space before
starting the Pruning. You can either make an additional
copy of the structure you are pruning (COPY), or relocate
the structure (MOVE). After selecting this option,
StupenDOS will ask you to select the SOURCE directory
(the directory where the pruning will start). Use the
ARROW keys to locate the desired directory and press the
ENTER key. Then select the destination directory
the same way. At this point, StupenDOS will check to see
if enough disk space is available on the destination
drive. A If there is enough disk space, you are
allowed to continue. At this point, you can choose to
COPY or MOVE the tree structure, using the F1 or F2
function keys. Press the ENTER key to start the Prune
and Graft operation. After the prune is complete, the
tree display and the SD.TRE file will be updated.

Directory Information
This is a very useful option that tells you detailed information
about your disk. You can view not only how many files are in
the current directory, but also how many files are in the
subdirectories below the current directory. The amount of disk
space used by the directory tree is also displayed.
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ZIP (Full Screen Mode) Shortcut Key: Z
You can easily add files to a ZIP file, or create a new
ZIP file with this option. If you want to work with a
ZIP file that is in the filelist, highlight the file and
invoke this option. A listing of the files inside the
ZIP file will be displayed. You can tag files using the
ARROW keys and the SPACE bar. If you want to make a ZIP
file, or add files to a ZIP file, tag the files you wish
to add before invoking the ZIP option. You may wish to
consult your PKZIP manual for more information on the
following options. If you need to create a new ZIP
file, you can enter a new ZIP file name after you
select START from the GO Pull Down menu.

GO
This option invokes PKZIP with the options specified in
the other Pull Down menus.

SORT
The files inside the ZIP files can be displayed several
ways. See the SORT Pull Down menu section described
earlier in this manual.

ZIP
In this menu you select the main options to pass to PKZIP.

Add
Add the files that were tagged in the filelist to the ZIP file.

Freshen
Freshen the files in the ZIP (rezip files with newer time/date).

Update
Update the files in the ZIP (rezip files with newer
time/date or new files).

Delete
Delete the files tagged in the ZIP file.

View
Use PKZIP to view the files inside of the ZIP file.

View options
Select the display method PKZIP will use to view the
files inside the ZIP.

Move
Erase the files after they are moved into the ZIP file.

List File
StupenDOS will extract the highlighted file to disk, and
run your favorite file viewer to display the file.
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Save Options
You can save your configuration to disk, so you do not
need to reconfigure StupenDOS each time it is run. The
default filename is SD.PKZ. The file is stored in the
directory where SD.EXE is located. The file SD.PKZ is
loaded by default when you enter the ZIP mode.

Restore Options
Load a .PKZ setup file. You can save several setup
files, each containing a different setup.

Compression
PKZIP can be configured to use different compression
algorithms.

Path
Recurse
PKZIP can compress files in the current directory, as
well as its subdirectories. Select this option if you
want to include subdirectories in the ZIP file. This
option should be used with one of the 'path' options
described below.

Pathnames
Store the directory name for directories recursed. See
your PKZIP manual for more information.

Absolute Paths
Store the directory name for directories recursed and
directories specified. See your PKZIP manual for more
information.

Comments
Zipfile Comment
This option allows you to add a comment to a ZIP file.

File Comments
PKZIP will pause and ask you to enter a comment for each
file if this option is selected.

New File Comments
PKZIP will pause and ask you to enter a comment for each
new file that is being added to a ZIP if this option is
selected.

MISC
Password
If you select this option, StupenDOS will prompt you to
enter a password that PKZIP will use to encrypt the files
that will be compressed. Do NOT forget the password
or you will never be able to UNZIP the files!
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Other Options
Selecting this option will prompt you to enter a text
string that will be passed to PKZIP.

Temp Drive
PKZIP sometimes needs to write temporary files. If this
option is selected, PKZIP will use the drive specified.

ANSI Comments
If selected, PKZIP will display ANSI comments.

Keep zipfile date
If selected, the time and date of a ZIP file will not
change, even if the file has been updated.

Latest file date
If selected, the time and date of a ZIP file will be set
the time and date of the newest file in the ZIP.

Date >=
Date <=
You can tell PKZIP to ZIP just files indicated by the
selected date ranges.

SPAN
See you PKZIP manual regarding information on disk spanning.
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UNZIP (Full Screen Mode) Shortcut Key: U
The UNZIP mode is a full screen mode function with it's
own set of Pull Down menus. Highlight the ZIP file you
wish to work with before invoking this option.

GO
This option invokes PKUNZIP with the options specified in
the other Pull Down menus.

SORT
The files inside the ZIP files can be displayed several
ways. See the SORT Pull Down menu section described
earlier in this manual.

UNZIP
Extract
Tells PKUNZIP to extract the tagged files to disk.

Console
This option tells PKUNZIP to extract the files to the screen.

Printer
If selected, this option tells PKUNZIP to extract the
tagged files to the printer.

Newer
If selected, this option tells PKUNZIP to extract the
tagged files only if the files in the ZIP are newer than
the files on the disk.

Newer & Exists
If selected, this option tells PKUNZIP to extract the
tagged files only if the files in the ZIP are newer than
the files on the disk, and they already exist.

View
This option tells PKUNZIP to display the files that are
inside of a ZIP file.

Test
If selected, PKUNZIP will test the files in the ZIP file
and will check for errors.

Generate List File
PKUNZIP will create a list file of the files that will be extracted.

List File
StupenDOS will extract the highlighted file to disk, and
run your favorite file viewer to display the file.

Overwrite
This option tells PKUNZIP to overwrite files with files
in the ZIP file of the same name.

Create directories
This option tells PKUNZIP to create directories stored in
the ZIP file.
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MISC
Password
If you select this option, StupenDOS will prompt you to
enter a password that PKUNZIP will use to decrypt the
files in a ZIP.

Other Options
Selecting this option will prompt you to enter a text
string that will be passed to PKUNZIP.

Extract Directory
When selected, PKUNZIP will extract the files in the ZIP
file to the directory specified.

ANSI Comments
If selected, PKZIP will display ANSI comments.

Volume Label
If selected, PKUNZIP will restore the volume label, if
one was stored in the ZIP file.

Check Free Space
StupenDOS can check the available disk space before
running PKUNZIP. A warning message will appear if there
is not enough disk space available.
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Configurable Options

There are several ways to customize StupenDOS. The file
SD.PRO, is read when StupenDOS is run. A Sample file is
provided to serve as an example. There are three
different ways to program StupenDOS:

You can reconfigure the keyboard so your favorite options
or programs can be run with a single key stroke.

You can tell StupenDOS how to act on a file that
is 'executed', or double clicked on with the mouse.

You can configure an area of the screen to list
your favorite programs or StupenDOS option(s).
These options can be run by pressing F9, and then
selecting the desired option, or double clicking the
mouse on the desired item.

SD.PRO is a ASCII text file. You can use any standard
ASCII text editor to modify or create this file. If you
have DOS 5 or higher, you can use the EDIT program included with
DOS. Each entry in the SD.PRO file has four sections.
These sections vary depending on the type of entry in the
file (KEY, RUN, USR). StupenDOS gives you a lot of power
when using the programmable options. The following list
describes what you can tell StupenDOS to do before and
after running an external program.

C = Continue from previous option.

If you have a command that does a CHKDSK C:, and also
want to do a CHKDSK D:, you could have the following in
SD.PRO;

USR:CHKDSK;W;CHKDSK C:USR:CHKDSK;CW;CHKDSK D:

D = Change Directory

Force StupenDOS to change directory after running this
command. If your application changed the default drive
or directory, you may want StupenDOS to change you back
to the drive and directory where you were originally.

L = Looping Control.

Suppose you want to run a certain program on each tagged
file. For example, if you wanted to run PKLITE on each
tagged file, you would tell StupenDOS that you want to
'loop' through the filelist and run PKLITE on each tagged
file, rather than on just the highlighted file.

M = Do not reset the mouse after running.
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Some programs do not use the mouse, or do not change the
mouse's speed settings. When your application is done
being run, StupenDOS will normally reset the mouse. This
takes about 1 second or more, even on a fast computer.
If you do not want to reset the mouse after running a
program, use the 'M' option.

P = Prompt for more parameters before Running.

Some programs need to have information passed to them before
they are run. If you have the 'P' parameter set, StupenDOS
will prompt you for parameters to pass to the application.

R = Reread files after running application.

If your application creates or deletes files in the
current directory, the filelist will become inaccurate.
This option allows you to reread the files in the
filelist. Then all deleted files will not appear, and
any new files will appear.

U = Update the highlighted files Time/Date after Running.

If the program you are going to run affect the Time/Date
of the highlighted file, StupenDOS will update this
information in the filelist if this option is specified.

W = Wait after running the program for a key to be pressed.

If you are running a program like CHKDSK, you will want
to pause after running the program, or you won't have time to
see what CHKDSK displayed. If the 'W' option is used, StupenDOS
will pause and ask you to press a key after the application has run.

X = Do not save StupenDOS to EMS before running.

Some programs need very little memory to run, so
StupenDOS does not need to be saved to EMS memory before
running the application. This saves time, because
StupenDOS does not have to be written to memory, and
restored after the application has been run.

Y = Use the SYSTEM command to run the program.

StupenDOS normally uses the SPAWN command to run external
programs. This works for programs with .COM or .EXE
extensions only. If you are running a .BAT file, or an
internal DOS program, like DIR, you will need to use the
'Y' option. The 'Y' option forces StupenDOS to use the
SYSTEM command, which can run .BAT files and DOS
commands. The drawback is that you cannot save StupenDOS
to EMS memory before running the application. The
applications you are running from StupenDOS may need to
have information passed to them. The following
parameters can be set to automatically pass certain items
to your application.
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%c Pass the current drive letter and a colon. (Like C:)

%C Pass the drive letter and colon from the other window.

%d Pass the directory name to the application.

%D Pass the other windows directory name to the application.

%f Pass the highlighted filename to the application.

%F Pass the highlighted filename from the other window.

%l Create a listfile from the tagged files, and pass it.

%L Same as above, except using the other window.

These options can be used with KEY, RUN and USR options.

Programming KEY Commands

You may have a program that you run often, and you want
to be able to run it with one key stroke. Or you may
have a StupenDOS option that you use often, and you want
to make a shortcut key for that option. The KEY options
in the SD.PRO file allow you to do this. Each KEY entry
in the SD.PRO file has four sections. All four sections
must be on the same line. Suppose you want to invoke the
StupenDOS File Finder by pressing SHIFT F1. You will
need to know what value StupenDOS uses for the key SHIFT
F1. All of the available key stroke values are listed at
the end of this manual. Look up SHIFT F1. The value is
340. The SD.PRO file is used for three different
programmable functions, so the first thing we need to
enter in the SD.PRO file is the type of command we are
running, either a KEY option, a RUN option, or a USR
option. To tell the SD.PRO file that an option is a
keyboard configuration, enter KEY:. Then next item is
the key stroke that you want to define. So enter the
value of SHIFT F1, which is 340. After the value, we
need a semicolon to separate this value from the next
value. Since we are defining an internal StupenDOS
option, you must enter the value of the option next.
These values are listed at the end of this manual. The
value for the File Finder is 11055. Type in 11055, and
then a semicolon. If the command you are configuring is
an internal StupenDOS command, you are done! The entire
line looks like:

KEY:340;11055;

What this says is: If key 340 (SHIFT F1) is pressed, do
option 11055 (File Finder).
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You can also configure StupenDOS to run your favorite
programs with a single key stroke. Suppose you want to
run the DOS command CHKDSK by pressing SHIFT F2. We start
by typing in KEY:. Then we need the value for SHIFT F2,
which we get by looking at the table at the end of this
manual. The value is 341. Type in 341, and then a
semicolon. Since CHKDSK is not a internal StupenDOS
command, you must enter options for running CHKDSK at
this time. The available options are described on the
previous 2 pages. For CHKDSK, we just want to pause
after running CHKDSK, so we can see what the results
were. So we need to use the 'W' command, which waits for
a key to be pressed before returning to StupenDOS. So a
'W' is needed, and a semicolon. The last parameter is
the application to be run. So enter CHKDSK. The entire
line should look like:

KEY: 341;W;CHKDSK

It reads, If key 341 (SHIFT F2) is pressed, run CHKDSK,
and wait for a key to be pressed after it is run.

KEY Examples:

KEY: 317;wmx;MEM

Run the DOS 5 command MEM when F3 (317) is pressed. Wait
for a key stroke after it is run. Do not write StupenDOS
to EMS memory before running, and do not restore the
mouse.

KEY: 350;pu;PKUNZIP %f

Pressing the CTRL F1 (350) key will run PKUNZIP. You
will be prompted for additional parameters to pass to
PKUNZIP. The highlighted files Time/Date will be
updated in the filelist. To use this command, highlight
a .ZIP file, and press CTRL F1. PKUNZIP will be executed
on the highlighted .ZIP file.

KEY:360;l;PKLITE %f

Pressing ALT F1 (360) will execute PKLITE. The 'L'
parameter tells StupenDOS to run PKLITE on each
highlighted file. You can tag several .EXE and .COM
files, and then press ALT F1, and StupenDOS will
automatically run PKLITE on each file.

KEY:340;11306;

This is another example of how to configure an internal
StupenDOS command. Pressing SHIFT F1 will run option
11306, which is SORT by SIZE.
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KEY:368;w;CHKDSK C:
KEY:369;wc;CHKDSK D:

If ALT F10 (369) is pressed, just CHKDSK D: is run. If
ALT F9 (368) is pressed, CHKDSK C: is run, and you will
be prompted to press a key, and then CHKDSK D: will be
run because the 'C' option was specified. You will be
prompted to press a key after CHKDSK D: is run also.

KEY:76;11585;

If you would rather press the 'L' key (76) to list files
from StupenDOS, you can configure 'L' to run your file viewer.

Executing KEY Commands
Press the key that has been configured to execute that
command. These commands are loaded when StupenDOS is
first run, so if changes are made to the file while
running StupenDOS, you must restart the program.

Programming RUN Commands
DOS can only run .EXE, .COM and .BAT files. StupenDOS
extends this so that any type of file can be 'run'. The
file itself is not run, but rather another program is run
on the highlighted file. For example, if you try to
execute a .DOC file, you can tell StupenDOS that you want
to run your favorite file viewer on any .DOC file that is
executed. You can configure .GIF files to be sent to a
picture viewer, etc. The format for the 'RUN' option is
listed below. You must edit the file SD.PRO with a
standard ASCII text editor to modify the RUN options. If
you modify SD.PRO while running StupenDOS, you must
restart StupenDOS for the changes to take effect. The
format for RUN options is similar to the KEY options
described previously, except the first parameter after
'RUN:', is the filespec of the files to be 'run'.
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RUN Examples:

RUN: *.GIF;;PICEM %f

If a file with a .GIF extension is 'executed', run PICEM
and pass the highlighted filename.

RUN:*.EXE;pw;%f

If a .EXE file is executed, StupenDOS will prompt you for
additional parameters before running. After the program
has been run, StupenDOS will require you to press a key
before continuing.

RUN:*.DOC;u;EDIT %f

If a file with a .DOC extension is 'executed', StupenDOS
will run the text editor EDIT, and will pass EDIT the
highlighted filename. When EDIT is done, the
highlighted filename in the filelist will have its
Time/Date updated.

RUN:*.WKS;;123 %f

If a file with a WKS extension is 'executed', run a
program called 123 and pass the highlighted filename.

RUN:*.*;;LIST %f /m

If the filespec does not match any of the RUN commands
filespecs found above it (in this case *.GIF, *.EXE,
*.DOC, *.WKS), it will execute LIST. The highlighted
filename will be passed, and the /M is a LIST option to
tell LIST you wish to use the mouse. It is a good idea
to have the last RUN command have the filespec *.*. This
will catch any file that did not match any of the
previous filespecs.

Executing RUN Commands
Highlight the file in the filelist that you wish to
'run'. Press X to execute, or select Execute from the
FILE Pull Down menu. These commands are loaded when
StupenDOS is executed, so if changes are made to the file
while running StupenDOS, you must restart the program.

MOUSE: Double Click on the file you wish to 'run'.
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Programming USR Commands
The Mouse Menu is located to the right of the Filelist
Window. You have complete control of these items.
You can modify the file SD.PRO with a standard ASCII
text editor. The USR options can be internal commands,
like Open Window, or external programs like WP, or 1-2-3.
The first USR parameter is the text you want to display in
the menu to the right of the filelist. The last two
parameters are the same as the KEY and RUN parameters.

USR Examples

USR: OPEN;11512;

Selecting this command will open a second file window. If
a second window is already open, the current window will
be closed.

USR: PKLITE;u;PKLITE %f

Run PKLITE on the highlighted file. Update the files
TIME/DATE after running PKLITE.

USR: COPY A:;11150;

The text COPY A: will appear on the screen, and if
selected, the tagged files will be copied to A: (11150).
Don't forget that the codes for the StupenDOS options
are listed at the end of this manual.

USR: DEL NOW;4006;

Delete the tagged files without confirmation.

USR: QPRO;;C:\QPRO\Q.exe

Run the program Q.exe in the C:\QPRO directory.

Executing USR Commands
Press F9 to enter the USR mode. A highlighted cursor bar
will appear to the right of the filelist. Use the
UPARROW and DOWNARROW keys to select the desired
option. Press the ENTER key to execute that command.
These commands are loaded when StupenDOS is executed, so
if changes are made to the file while running StupenDOS,
you must restart the program.

MOUSE: Double Click on the item in the Mouse Menu you
wish to execute.
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PRO Values
The following is a list of the options in StupenDOS and
its' associated value. These values are used in the
SD.PRO file. A sample SD.PRO file is included with
StupenDOS. You may wish to view this file for
programmable option examples.

Text Value Description (do not include in SD.PRO)
RMDIR 11050 Remove a Directory
MKDIR 11051 Make a Directory
STATS 11006 Disk Statistics
TOUCH 11005 Touch Files
PKZMENU 11004 Run PKZMENU
WINDOW 11512 Open a Window
SWITCH 11513 Switch Windows
COLORS 11001 Change Colors
ABOUT 11000 About SD
ViewZip 11520 View A ZIP Files contents
ZIP 11520 Zip Tagged Files
UNZIP 11521 Unzip a ZIP File
PRINT 11530 Print Tagged Files
Loc BAK 4003 Delete local *.BAK

Glo BAK 4000 Delete Global *.BAK
DelSpec 4001 Delete Specified Files
TagName 4020 Tag by Name
ClrName 4021 Clear by Name
TagSize 4022 Tag by Size
ClrSize 4023 Clear by Size
TagDate 4024 Tag by Date
ClrDate 4025 Clear by Date
ArchTag 4028 Tag Archive
ArchClr 4029 Clear Archive
2DayTag 4026 Tag Todays Files
2DayClr 4027 Clear Todays Files
Reverse 4030 Reverse Tags
Remove 4031 Remove Tagged Files
List 11585 Create a List File
Locate 11545 Locate a File
DosCall 11052 DOS Call
Shell 11053 DOS Shell
RENAME 11054 Rename a File
TREE 11596 TREE display
TreeNew 11605 Read TREE
ATTRIB 11602 Change Tagged Files Attributes
Find 11055 Find a File
DrvInf 11056 Info, All drives
NewDir 11565 Reread Files
COPY 11570 Copy Tagged Files
MOVE 11575 Move Tagged Files
DelNOW 4006 Delete Tagged Files without confirm
DELETE 11601 Delete Menu
CHDIR 11600 Change Drive and/or Directory
Clr All 4034 Clear all Tags
Tag All 4013 Tag all Files
TYPE 11540 Type File
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TypeAll 4011 Type All Tagged Files
EDIT 11590 Edit a File
EditAll 4015 Edit All Tagged Files
HELP 11595 Help Screen
EXECUTE 11603 Execute a File
EXIT 11201 Exit to Startup Directory
EXIT 11200 Exit to Current Directory
FORMAT 11505 Format a Floppy disk

In the following example, StupenDOS will change to the
C:\DOS directory. Normally there are only two parameters
specified for internal commands. In the following
example, the third parameter, C:\DOS, is necessary, and
is used to specify what drive and directory to change to.

CD DOS;12000;C:\DOS

Any keystroke that can be pressed from the main screen
can be placed in the SD.PRO file as a USR option. Like
'U' calls the UNZIP screen, so the USR line would be as
follows:

UNZIP;11521;

Copy to Drive . . .

COPY A:;;11150
COPY B:;;11151 etc...
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Keystroke Values that can be used for KEY options in
SD.PRO.

BACKARROW 8 F1 315 SHIFTF1 340
COLON 58 F2 316 SHIFTF2 341
SPACE 32 F3 317 SHIFTF3 342
PERIOD 46 F4 318 SHIFTF4 343
COMMA 44 F5 319 SHIFTF5 344
EQUAL 61 F6 320 SHIFTF6 345
QUOTE 39 F7 321 SHIFTF7 346
DBLQUOTE 34 F8 322 SHIFTF8 347
INS 338 F9 323 SHIFTF9 348
F10 324 SHIFTF10 349
CTRLF1 350 ALTF1 360 ALTB 304
CTRLF2 351 ALTF2 361 ALTE 274
CTRLF3 352 ALTF3 362 ALTG 290
CTRLF4 353 ALTF4 363 ALTH 291
CTRLF5 354 ALTF5 364 ALTI 279
CTRLF6 355 ALTF6 365 ALTJ 292
CTRLF7 356 ALTF7 366 ALTK 293
CTRLF8 357 ALTF8 367 ALTL 294
CTRLF9 358 ALTF9 368 ALTO 280
CTRLF10 359 ALTF10 369 ALTQ 272
ALTR 275 ALTY 277
CTRLLEFT 371 CTRLUP 416 SHIFTUP 500
CTRLRIGHT 372 CTRLDN 420 SHIFTDOWN 501
CTRLEND 373 CTRLDEL 422 SHIFTLEFT 502
CTRLPGDN 374 SHIFTRT 503 CTRLHOME 375
SHIFTDEL 504 CTRLPGUP 388
A 65
B 66
etc...

Other key strokes that are not listed can be determined
by running the WHATKEY.EXE program on the StupenDOS
installation diskette.



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