Contents of the CATALOG.TXT file
BOB'S SHAREWARE CATALOG
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
Graphic representation of subdirectory size in Pie & Bar charts.
Pinpoints where disk space is being used. CGA,EGA,VGA
Navigate around your disk by selecting & examining directories
from the list on the graphics screen using arrow keys, PageUp
and Down, Home & End keys. Or enter drive/directory name from the
command line. Latest revision saves the directory info to avoid
unnecessary disk reads. Drive selection window added to graphics screen.
Reviewed in PCM Magazine June 1991 and in the May 1992 issue of COMPUTE.
Ver 1.39 $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 1.11 $7.00
SINCE: LIST MODIFIED FILES
Typical screen after running "SINCE":
SINCE 1.25 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 1.26 $7.00
STF: SHOW TWO FILES
STF Shows 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.
Latest version eliminates the 32k line limit. Ver 1.42 $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 1.19 $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-
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.
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 GEnie 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.
UPGRADE POLICY : 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.
Please note the date of this catalog. Each month I make significant
revisions to one or more of the programs. If this catalog is out of date,
say 3 months or more, you may want to write for a free up to date catalog.