Contents of the SLIST.DOC file
Search List v2.0, by Guang-Ien Cheng
1.0 Program description
Search List is a small utility which searches a specified set of
files for a specified string, and outputs a list of matching files to
a specified file.
2.0 Program usage
Search List is extremely easy to use. To run Search List, simply
run SLIST.COM. It requires no command-line parameter, as it will
prompt for all needed information.
2.1 Specifying files to be searched
The first prompt Search List displays is "Enter files to be searched
(wildcards are valid):." You should enter the filename, or wildcard,
with or without pathname, of the file(s) to be searched. Valid
examples are *.*, SEARCHME.TXT, A:\DOCS\*.DOC, E:\DEVELOP\C\*.C, and
2.2 Sepcifying the search string
The second prompt is "Enter search string (use the character '_' to
represent spaces):." This is when you should enter the string you want
to search for, in the previously specified files (see section 2.1).
Always use the underscore character instead of a space character in the
search string (i.e. Search_String_is_more_than_one_word). Valid search
strings are Hello, How_are_you, abc, and so on. NOTE: The search string
is case-INsensitive (i.e. Hello will match HELLO).
2.3 Specifying the output list file
The thrid and final prompt is "Enter output list file:." You should
enter the filename, with or without pathname, of the files to which the
search results will go. This file will contain the search files (see
section 2.1), the search string (see section 2.2) the list of files which
contain the search string, and the total number of files found. Valid
answers to this prompt include LIST.TXT, E:\FOUND.LST, and so on.
3.0 Registering your copy of Search List
Search List v2.0 is being distributed as shareware, which means you can
try out a program before you pay for it, but then you must register it with
the author if you find it useful and plan to use it in the future. Please
support shareware, to ensure that many great programs will continue to be
offered on this try-before-you-buy basis.
Search List costs $10.00. To register Search List, send your name and
address to Guang-Ien Cheng, 11535 LeHavre Drive, Potomac, MD 20854 U.S.A.
Also, include where you obtained Search List and also any comments you might
have. As a registered user, you will received notices on new versions of
SLIST and info on other great programs.
The source code to SLIST is also available. To register SLIST and receive
a disk with the latest version and C source code, send $25 to the above
address. In addition to you name, address, etc., include the disk size you
want (5.25" or 3.5"). You might even get another great program on the disk
to try out!
Even if you decide not to use Search List, I welcome and comments on the
program. And please feel free to distribute SLIST to your friends and
co-workers, or onto BBS's, as long as you include this documentation file and
don't charge them.
11535 LeHavre Drive
Potomac, MD 20854