Contents of the TRANSDIR.DOC file
Dual Directory/File Manager
Copyright (c) 1989 Rob Bagsby
TRANSDIR allows you to look at and work with two directories/filespecs at the
same time while allowing you to copy, move, delete, view and print files in
either directory. This version also supports a mouse for ease of use.
TRANSDIR requires an IBM XT, AT, PS/2 or compatible with 85k of free RAM
TRANSDIR is distributed as Shareware. You may copy this program freely as long
as it is not for profit and all files remain together. You may also use this
program for a 30-day trial period. If after that time, you like the program,
you must register with the author to continue using TRANSDIR.
I would like to thank everyone who responded to the earlier versions of TRANSDIR
and special thanks to:
The Programmer's Corner BBS
If you plan to use the ZIP functions you should either have the PK-ware
programs in the current directory or SET PKPATH= to the directory where you
keep the PK programs.
Command line syntax for TRANSDIR is:
TD [d:]path1[filespec] [d:][path2][filespec]
TRANSDIR was designed with using two directories in mind, but will also accept
two file specifications for input. If only one directory/filespec is given,
TRANSDIR will use the default directory for Directory 2 and the specified
directory as Directory 1. Examples:
TD \DOS \UTIL
This will cause TRANSDIR to display all files in both the \DOS and \UTIL
This will cause TRANSDIR to display all files in the current directory and
all files in the \DOS directory.
TD \DOS\*.COM \UTIL\*.COM
This will cause TRANSDIR to display all files with the .COM extension in the
\DOS directory and in the \UTIL directory.
This is the title line.
Is the menu line. You can access menus by press ALT + the highlighted
letter on the menu line.
This is the directory display area. The two directories will be
displayed 10 files at a time in two boxes. The 'ACTIVE' directory
will be highlighted. The files' name, extension, size, and date &
time stamps will be displayed. Files with matching names will be
displayed in a different color from unique files.
This is the directory/disk information area. The number of files
number of matching files, and number of unique files for each directory
will be displayed at all times. Also, the size of the disk the di-
rectory is on, the amount of used space on the disk, and the amount of
available space will be displayed at all times.
The system date and time will be displayed at all times on this line.
Once the directories have been displayed, the active directory will be high-
lighted and will contain a highlight bar. You can view the directory by using
the Home, End, Page Up, Page Down, and Up & Down arrow keys. With a mouse, you
can also use the scroll bars.
You can change the active directory to the other displayed directory by press-
ing the TAB key or by clicking inside the display box with the mouse. The high-
light bar can be moved with the Up & Down arrow keys or by clicking the left
mouse button on the file in the display. Any actions chosen will only affect
the active display directory.
Files can be tagged for multiple operations by pressing the Space bar or by
clicking the right mouse button on the file display. A check mark will be
placed beside all tagged files. You can also tag all files at once by press-
ing T or untag all files by pressing U.
The menus currently consist of File, Directory, Zip and Exit. By press-
ing ALT + the first letter of the menu, the menu will be displayed. You can
also access the menus by clicking on the menu name with the mouse.
The file menu consists of the options Attrib, Copy, Move, Delete, View, and
Print. All options can be chosen by pressing the first letter of its name,
by highlighting with the arrow keys and pressing Enter, or by clicking with
When Attrib is chosen a window will pop up displaying the file name, and
status of the attribute bits. You can toggle the status of the attribute
bits by pressing the first letter of its name or by clicking on it with
the mouse. Press Update to physically change the attributes, Next to go
on to the next tagged file, or Cancel to abort.
When copy is chosen a window will pop up asking for confirmation of
the copy action. If you respond with Y or by clicking on Yes, all
tagged files in the active box will be copied to the other displayed
directory. If no files are tagged, the highlighted file in the active
box will be copied.
Move works identically to copy except that the original file is de-
leted after the copy. NOTE: If the two directories are on the same
disk, TRANSDIR is VERY fast at moving files. TRANSDIR will also
delete any file regardless of its attributes.
When delete is chosen a window will pop up asking for confirmation
of the delete action. If you respond with Y or by clicking on Yes,
all tagged files in the active box will be deleted. If no files are
tagged, the highlighted file in the active box will be deleted.
NOTE: TRANSDIR will delete any file, regardless of its attributes.
When view is chosen, the highlighted file or the first tagged file in the
active box will be displayed on the screen 24 lines at a time. You can
press Esc at any time to stop viewing or to view next tagged file.
When print is chosen, the highlighted file or the first tagged file in
the active box will be printed to LPT1.
This will pop up a window asking for the new directory/filespec.
If the active directory is not the root directory and does not contain
any sub-directories, all files will be deleted and the directory will be
removed. Exercise caution.
A window will pop up asking for the new directory name.
This will pop up a window asking for the name of the ZIP file, directory
to place it in and options for creating the ZIP. Press Tabkey to move
from the name box to the option area. You should only ZIP five or six files
at a time due to DOS command line limitations.
Will convert all tagged files to the self-extracting format.
Will prompt for text file name in ZIP(s) and then display them.
Will test integrity of specified ZIP files.
Will decompress specified ZIP files.
Will display directory contents of ZIP files.
Exit to DOS
The exit menu allows you to terminat TRANSDIR and exit to DOS.
You can also acces then exit menu by pressing Esc.
Why should I register? By registering you will encourage the author to
continue to improve the program and to write new programs. You will also
receive the next upgrade of the program in the mail - free. Also, once you
have registered, you will be considered a registered user of all future
How do I register? By sending $10.00, your name, address, title, company, and
the source of your copy of TRANSDIR to:
111 Whitsett Road, I-7
Nashville, TN 37210-5327
Regardless of whether or not you have registered, I would be very interested
in any comments, suggestions, etc.