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Contents of the MANUAL.DOC file


LOGICAL CHOICES MENU AND EZDOS SHELL PROGRAM

COPYRIGHT (c) 1990 by THE LOGICAL CHOICE, INC.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


LOGICAL CHOICES MENU AND EZDOS ARE SHAREWARE PRODUCTS


If you find these programs useful after a trial period of 30 days, a
registration fee of $25.00 will be required for each computer on which these
programs are utilized.


Why you should Register

Registering your copy entitles you to a copy of the latest version of
EzDos and the Logical Choices Menu program, including the EZ-DOS hot key
access feature. To register, simply mail the $25.00 registration fee
to the address below.


The Logical Choice, Inc.
12225 Wynmore Lane
Bowie, MD 20715

Page i

TABLE OF CONTENTS


BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Necessary Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
What's Included (1)

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

How to Install Logical Choices Menu System, and EzDos. . . . . . . . . 2
Including 'C:\Menu' and 'C:\' in a PATH Statement (2)

THE LOGICAL CHOICES MENU SYSTEM
Loading The Logical Choices Menu System from the DOS Prompt. . . . 3
The Menu Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
About "pulldown" Menus (3)
Executing a Program from a "pulldown" Menu(3)
Modifying the Logical Choices Menu
Adding a New "pulldown" Menu Title to the Menu Bar . . . . . . . . 4
Creating a "Pulldown" Menu, below the Menu Title . . . . . . . . . 5
How to Change an existing "PullDown" Menu Title, or a Program
Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Deleting an Existing "PullDown" Menu Title, and the "PullDown" Menu
associated with it. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Modifying SubMenus
What is a SubMenu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
How to Create a SubMenu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
How to Delete a SubMenu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Summary on Modifying The Logical Choices Menu . . . . . . . . . .10
Exiting the Menu to a DOS Prompt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
The Logical Choices Menu Setup Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Logical Choice Menu Capabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

THE EZDOS SHELL PROGRAM
Loading EzDos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
The EzDos Help System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
The EzDos Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
EzDos "pulldown" Menus (14)
Executing an EzDos Command (14)
The File Window (15)
Changing Directories from the File Window (15)

EZDOS "PULLDOWN" MENU COMMANDS
Files Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Change File Mask (16)
Copy Tagged Files (17)
Copy Today's Files (17)
Move Tagged Files (17)
Rename a File (18)
Delete Tagged Files (18)
Delete *.BAK (18)
Tag Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Tagging Files (19)
Tag All (20)
Clear All Tags (20)
Tag Specified Files (20)
Untag Specified Files (20)
Tag Today's Files (21)
Sort Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Sorting Files (22) Page ii


Disk Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Change Drive (24)
Tree and Change Directory Commands (25)
Creating Directories (26)
Renaming a Directory (26)
Erasing a Directory (27)
Reread a Directory (28)
Rebuilding the Tree (28)
DOS Gateway (28)
DOS Command (28)
Execute File (29)
Utilities Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
View File (30)
Edit File (30)
Locate File (31)
What is a "zipped" File (31)
Unzip File (31)
Zip File (31)
View Zip File (32)
Change File Attribute (32)
Search Directory (33)
Other Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Exit to Original Dir (34)
Exit to Current Dir (34)
Help (35)
Ez-Setup Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Setup (36)
Filemask Setting (36)
Sort Setting (37)
Sort Direction Setting (37)
View Program Setting (37)
Edit Program Setting (38)
Locate Program Setting (38)
UNZIP Directory Setting (38)
Auto Tag Clear Setting (39)

EzDos Command Quick Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

GLOSSARY OF TERMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Necessary Equipment

Computer: Logical Choices Menu and EzDos Shell Program are designed to
run on the IBM XT, AT, PS/2, and fully compatible computers.

Operating System: DOS 2.0 or later.

Memory: You'll need at least 512K of random access memory (RAM); we
recommend 640K of RAM.

Graphics Card: IBM Color/Graphics Adapter, Hercules (monochrome)
Graphics Card, IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter, IBM Video
Graphics Array.

Monitor: Color Monitor not required.


What's Included

Disk 1 of 1 (Low Density) Label: Logical Choices Menu System with
EzDos Program
TlcMenu.exe Ez.exe
TlcSetup.exe EzSetup.exe
Menu.bat
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE:


How To Install Logical Choices Menu System and EzDos Shell Program:

Insert the Logical Choice/EzDos Program Diskette in Drive A: and close
the drive door.


(Remember that means press the Enter or Return key, not type out
the word "Enter".)

Type:

C:

MD C:\MENU

COPY A:\MENU\*.* C:\MENU

COPY A:\EZDOS\*.* C:\


IMPORTANT NOTE:

The 'MENU' and '\' (root) directory must be in the DOS PATH
variable in the Autoexec.bat file for the EzDos program to work
correctly. Also, the file name 'Menu' must be typed on the last line
of the autoexec.bat file if you want to run the Logical Choices Menu
automatically whenever you boot your Computer.


Including 'C:\Menu' and 'C:\' in a PATH Statement

First, you need to change to your root directory on your C: drive. You
should find a file called AUTOEXEC.BAT. You can usually use the ASCII
mode of your word processor to edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT. Look for a line
in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file that begins with "PATH". If your AUTOEXEC.BAT
file already has a "PATH" line in it, then add the string "C:\;C:\MENU;"
after the word "PATH" and before the rest of your path line.

For example, if your AUTOEXEC.BAT file had a line:

PATH=C:\WP;C:\UTIL
you should change it to:
PATH=C:\;C:\MENU;C:\WP;C:\UTIL

If your AUTOEXEC.BAT doesn't have a PATH statement in it, then just add:
PATH=C:\;C:\MENU

We suggest you read your DOS manual about the PATH command and what it
can do for you. Its main purpose is to enable you to run your important
programs from anywhere on your disk.


THE LOGICAL CHOICES MENU SYSTEM


Loading The Logical Choices Menu System from the DOS prompt:

Simply type 'MENU'

The Menu Interface:

* About "pulldown" Menus

The Logical Choices Menu uses "pulldown" menus to store program names.
The top line of the screen is called the Menu Bar and contains the names
of the "PullDown" menus, and "Submenus" that you specify.

For example, the "pulldown" menus available from the Menu bar can
include the titles of GAMES and UTILITIES as shown in the illustration
below. These titles can be changed and this will be explained later in
the manual; but we will use these titles to demonstrate how "pulldown"
menus work.

There are two ways to pull down a menu. The first way is to use the
Left and Right arrow keys to select the "PullDown" menu name on the Menu
Bar. Next press the key (or down arrow key), and the
highlighted "PullDown" menu will open.

The second way would be to type the first letter of the "PullDown" menu
name on the Menu Bar (this letter will be highlighted). For example,
the key will pull down the Utilities menu.

* Executing a Program from a "PullDown" Menu

To execute a program in a "pullDown" menu, just highlight the desired
program and press the key, or press the number to the left of
the program name.

If you don't want to execute any of the programs in the opened
"pulldown" menu, you can either press the key to close the
"pulldown" Menu, or press the highlighted first letter of another
"pulldown" Menu Title, or use the and arrow keys, and
that "pulldown" menu will open.


GAMES UTILITIES "pulldown" Menu Titles (Menu Bar)

1. Flight Simulator Pull Down Menu (for games)
2. Mean 18 Golf





Logical Choices MAIN MENU



Title Box

MODIFYING THE LOGICAL CHOICES MENU

Adding a New "pulldown" Menu Title to the Menu Bar:

Steps

Press the key at anytime to abort this process.

a. First, position the highlight over an existing Menu Bar title
before, or after, the desired location of the new menu title.
If a "pulldown" menu is open, press the key.

b. Press to ADD the new "pulldown" Menu title AFTER the existing
highlighted title, or Press to INSERT the new Menu title
BEFORE the highlight.

Ignore Step (C) unless the HelpWindow prompts you to press either
'P' or 'M'.

c. You should now Press the key. The key is used to make a
new Menu title, while the

key is used to make a new "pulldown"
menu below an existing menu title. (The

key will be discussed
later in this section.)

d. At this time, an "Edit Main Menu Bar" box will be displayed on the
screen. There will be a message in the HelpWindow prompting you
to 'type the name' of the New "pulldown" Menu Bar title.

example: Spreadsheets; Databases; Games; etc....

Type in the new "pulldown" Menu Bar title at this point, and Press
the key. The title should be a generalized category name,
describing the programs that will be in the "pulldown" menu.

e. The HelpWindow should now prompt you to type in an optional
description of the New "pulldown" Menu Bar Title you have just
created. It should be noted that typing in a description will
cover up the help information in the HelpWindow, but will still
display other help info - prompts, etc.

f. Press to save.


Modifying The Logical Choices Menu Cont...

Creating a "pulldown" menu, below the Menu bar title, you just created:

Pressing at anytime aborts this process

a. To create a new "pulldown" Menu, move the cursor highlight over the
Menu title that you just created in the previous steps.

b. Next press the key. A large edit box will then be displayed
on the screen.

Remember, always look in the HelpWindow Box for information,
prompting you as to what to do next.

Example:
Modify PullDown Menu

1. Enter Program Description Word Perfect 5.0

2. Path of where program resides C:\wp50 (step d.)

3. Program filename (no extension) WP

4. Optional Program switches /B4

5. Optional HelpWindow message WordProcessing
Press F10 to Save Changes

c. Line 1: of the "Modify PullDown Menu" box, type in a
descriptive name of the program that you want in the "pulldown"
Menu. Whatever you type on this line will be displayed as a title
of a program. After you type in the title press the key.

Good way

d. Line 2: is where the path of the executable file is entered. There
are two ways of entering this information.

One way is to type the full DOS path where the program is
located.
A common mistake is to type the executable filename at the end
of the DOS path. After you type in the DOS path press the
key.
example: c:\wp50

Line 3: type the executable filename without the extension.

example: wp Modifying The Logical Choices Menu Cont...

Better way

Another way (and the fool proof way) is to press the key. You
will then notice a small box with the letter C: displayed inside of
it.

The C: represents the hard drive C:. If your program is located on
the C: drive then press the key, otherwise type the correct
drive and/or directory.

You will then notice a file window will be displayed of the drive
you selected and your current directory is "\".

Now move the highlight over the directory that you want to change
to, and press the key.

Next locate the filename that you would normally type in to run the
program and position the highlight over it. The File must have an
extension of "exe", "com", or "bat". Press the key.


e. The rest of the information in the Modify "pulldown" Menu box is
optional.

Line 4: is used to type in any special switches or options that a
program may require.

example: Word perfect; if you type wp /B4; the /B4 would be typed
here. (The /B4 tells Word Perfect to backup what your typing every
four minutes.)

Refer to the documentation that comes with each program for any
switches or options you may want to use.

f. Line 5: an optional Help Window message can be typed in here. This
is an informative message that you want displayed in the Help Window
whenever you highlight this program choice in the "pulldown" Menu.
This message will cover the help window's help keys (they can be
redisplayed by pressing the key).

g. Press the key to save all the information.Modifying The Logical Choices Menu Cont...

How to Change an Existing "pulldown" Menu Title, or a Program Title:

To change an existing "pulldown" Menu Title, make sure there are no open
"pulldown" menus by pressing the key. Now use the and
arrow keys to highlight the "pulldown" menu title you wish to
change. Next, press the key. A two line "Edit Main Menu Bar" box
will be displayed. The top entry contains the "pulldown" Menu Title,
and the bottom entry contains an optional HelpWindow message. This edit
box is identical to the edit box used in creating the "pulldown" Menu
Title initially. Now make your desired changes, and press the key
to save the new changes.


To change an existing "program title" in a "pulldown" Menu, open the
"pulldown" Menu that contains the program entry. Now use the and
arrow keys to highlight the "program title" you wish to change
(Do not press a number key, or a program will execute). Next, press the
key. This will bring the "Modify pulldown Menu" box into view.
(To see how to make the appropriate entries into the box, see 'Creating
a "pulldown" menu' earlier in this manual).


Deleting an Existing "pulldown" Menu Title, and the "pulldown" Menu
associated with it:

Note: Before a "pulldown" Menu Title can be deleted you first must
delete all the program titles in the "pulldown" Menu associated with it.

To delete a program title, open the "pulldown" Menu, and highlight the
program title you would like to delete. Next press the key, and
a confirmation of the deletion will appear. Press the , or
key to confirm deletion, or the key to abort.

To delete an entire "pulldown" Menu continue the previous process until
all the program titles have been deleted from the "pulldown" Menu, and
the highlight is over the "pulldown" Menu Title. Now press the
key one last time and the "pulldown" Menu Title will be deleted.

Modifying The Logical Choices Menu Cont...

SUBMENUS:

What is a SubMenu?

The Logical Choices Menu program can be expanded to an unlimited menu
system. This is done by creating submenus that are linked to the parent
menu, or other submenus, via a Menu Title. The definition of a submenu
is a "secondary menu" that can contain more "pulldown" menus.

For Example:

GAMES UTILITIES WP SSHEET DBASE


GAMES was created as a submenu, to the MAIN menu




Logical Choices MAIN MENU




Returns you back to MAIN MENU

MAIN MENU ACTION TV BOARD SPORT WORD
(these are the menu titles for the Games Sub Menu that contain their
own "pulldown" Menus)




Logical Choices GAMES MENU



How to Create a SubMenu:

To create a submenu, you first must create a menu title. To do this
read the section of this manual on Adding a new "pulldown" menu to the
Menu Bar.

After you've created a Menu title, highlight the title name you just
created, and press the <+> key. This will automatically create a
submenu. A Menu title that is linked to a submenu can not contain a
"pulldown" menu.

The submenu will have two "pulldown" menu titles on the Menu Bar. One
title is named "Main Menu" and the other is named "New Menu". The Main
menu title is used to return you back to the Main menu, and can not be
deleted or edited. The second title, "New Menu", was selected as a
default "pulldown" menu title to show you that this is a "New Sub Menu",
not the original menu. Create "pulldown" menus for submenus as before.
The "New Menu" title can be rename, by pressing the key, to any
menu title of your choice.Modifying Logical Choices Menu Cont...

How to Delete a SubMenu:

Highlight the submenu you would like to delete.

Next, press the key.

You will be prompted to type in a or .

If a is typed then the title of the submenu will only be deleted
(not the submenu files).

Here's an example of why you might want to do this:
Let's say that your main menu has two submenus, one called "Kids
games", and the other called "Games". Alot of your time was spent
creating the "pulldown" menus in both of these submenus. Now you
decide, that you no longer want both the "Kids games" and "games"
submenus in the main menu, but you want to create the "Kids Games" as
a submenu to the "Games" submenu. Since the option will only delete
the "Kids Games" Title from the main menu, and not the submenu files
associated with "Kids Games", all you need to do is create a "Kids
Games" title in the "Games" submenu, and "Kids Games" submenu files will
automatically be linked. This will save you the time of recreating the
"Kids Games" submenu.


If an is typed, then the complete submenu and title will be deleted.
(Ordinarily, this is the way a submenu would be deleted).


Exiting the Menu to a DOS Prompt:

There are two ways to exit the TLC menu to a DOS prompt. The first way
is by pressing the key. This will release the menu from memory,
and place you in the root directory.

The second way is by pressing the key. This will put you in a "DOS
Gateway". A "DOS Gateway" is a way of leaving the menu program to do
a DOS function without releasing the menu from memory. To return back
to the menu program type in "Exit" at the DOS prompt. The "Gateway"
will save you time when returning to the menu from the DOS prompt. A
common mistake is to try and execute a program while you are in the "DOS
Gateway". Frequently, you will get an "insufficient memory" error
preventing you from executing that program. The reason for this error
is that the program you are executing needs the memory that the menu
program is residing in. To correct this problem return to the menu
program by typing "exit" and exit the menu by pressing . Now you
should be able to execute any program without getting the "insufficient
memory" message. Summary on Modifying The Logical Choices Menu Summary:

There are eight (8) keyboard keys you should remember to create,
modify, or delete a "pulldown" Menu, and the program titles associated
with it. If you forget what the key functions are, then the HelpWindow
will display the functions for you if you press the key.

The Keys are:

F2 = Only used while the "Modify PullDown Menu" box is displayed. Used
to automatically fill in the fields for the DOS path and filename.
F7 = Add a "pulldown" Menu Title, or Program Title After the
highlighted title.
INS = Add a "pulldown" Menu Title, or program title Before the
highlighted title.
F8 = Repeats last directory displayed.
F9 = Modify an existing "pulldown" Menu Title, or Program Title.
F10 = Save any changes from either the "Modify "pulldown" Menu" box, or
the "Edit Main Menu Bar" box.
DEL = Deletes an existing "pulldown" Menu Title, program title or
SubMenu.
+ = To create a SubMenu.


The Logical Choices Menu Setup Program:

The Menu Setup program, by default, is located in the "Utility"
"pulldown" menu. The program name is TlcSetup.exe, and can be put into
any "pulldown" menu you desire, or can be executed from a DOS prompt.

The function of the Setup program is to give you the options of changing
the title, and colors of the Main and Sub menus of the Menu program.

To execute the Setup program from the DOS prompt, type in 'tlcsetup',
and press the key. The setup program will now execute and you
will be prompted to specify if you want to setup the Main Menu or a Sub
Menu. Pressing the key selects the Main Menu setup; the key
selects setup of sub menus.

The Setup program is easy to use. The keys needed to change an option
are the <+> and <-> keys, and to save the options the key should
be pressed.

To change a color setting, simply use the and arrow keys to
position the highlight bar over the option you would like to change.
Next repeatedly press either the <+>, or <-> key, and look at the menu
example on the left side of the screen, until the desired results are
achieved.

To change the Main menu, or sub menu title, highlight the option to
"Change Menu Title". Next press the <+> key. A small window will be
displayed for you to type in the new menu name. Now press the
key.

Note: The last option in the options window, is called "Return to
Defaults". Pressing the <+> key here will return all the settings back
to the way they were when you initially installed the program.

To save settings press the key, or press to abort, and exit.Logical Choice Menu Capabilities:

The Logical Choices Menu is capable of displaying an unlimited amount
of submenus. The Main menu and each submenu holds a maximum of 72
programs. The 72 programs are configured as a maximum of 8 "pulldown"
menu titles with 9 program names in each "pulldown" Menu. * TLC MENU NOTES *



THE EZDOS SHELL PROGRAM




Loading EzDos:

There are a couple of ways that the EzDos program can be run. One way
is to type 'EZ' from your DOS prompt from either your floppy or hard
drive. This will bring the program up with the File Window displaying
the current directory you are presently in when you invoke the EzDos
program. Another way to run EzDos is to press the key from the
Logical Choices menu. This will automatically bring up EzDos with the
File Window displaying the '\' directory as the current directory. When
you exit EzDos it will automatically return you to the Logical Choices
menu. It may be desirable for you to have EzDos display another
directory other than '\' from the menu. This can be accomplished by
setting up EzDos in one of the Pull Down menus in the Logical Choices
menu system and setting up the menu to have the path of the directory
you want EzDos to display and then running the 'EZ' command. Also See
Logical Choices Menu instructions.


The EzDos Help System:

EzDos has been designed with an easy to use Help System. Once you
master EzDos's pull down menus and its Help System, you probably won't
need to refer to this manual often.

If you press from the File Window or Tree, you will see the General
Help screen. The first general help screen gives you the popular
commands used and pressing the key displays a second screen which
gives you a basic introduction.

If you press from any of the EzDos "pulldown" menus, you will see
a detailed description of the command you have highlighted.

Wherever you are in EzDos:
press to get help
press to return back to where you were in the program.

The EzDos Interface:


* EzDos "pulldown" Menus (Pressing at anytime aborts process)

EzDos uses pull down menus for commands. The top line of the screen is
called the Menu Bar, and contains the titles of the "pulldown" menus.


Files Tag Sort Disk Utilities Other EZ-Setup
Path: C:\DOS\*.*
*Change Drive F8
Filename Size Da *Tree y:
PRINT.COM 8995 7/2 *Change Directory (Tree) les: 49
RECOVER.COM 4268 7/2 *Reread Directory tes: 641536
RESTORE.COM 35650 7/2 *DOS Gateway F4
SELECT.COM 4132 7/2 *DOS Command ee: 4079616
SYS.COM 4725 7/2 *Execute File ed: 27688960
TREE.COM 3540 7/2
4201.CPI 17089 7/24/87 0:00a Total Files: 0


For example, some of the titles available from the main Menu Bar include
File, Tag, Sort, Disk. We will use these titles to explain how
"pulldown" menus work.

There are two ways to open a "pulldown" menu. The first way is by
pressing the key to open the "Files" "pulldown" menu, and using the
Left and Right arrow keys to select the menu you want. The second way
is to press the key along with the highlighted first letter of the
menu you want to display immediately. For example, displays the
disk commands as shown above.

* Executing an EzDos Command
To execute the command highlighted on a "pulldown" menu, press the
key. The key will Abort any command. Let's look at an
example. The first item of the "Disk" "pulldown" menu, "Change Drive"
is highlighted. Pressing the key executes the highlighted
command, and lets you tell EzDos the drive you want to log onto. (All
commands are explained in more detail in the EzDos Commands section of
this manual.)

If you want to execute one of the other commands on this menu use the
and arrow keys to move the highlight, and then press
to execute the highlighted command.

Notice, that many of the commands on a "pulldown" menu have a "Circle"
displayed on the left. The "Circle" means you don't have to use the
"pulldown" menu to execute the command. For example, the Change Drive
shows a "Circle" with highlighted as the command to do a Change
Drive. Another example, the command Tree, shows a "Circle" with the "T"
highlighted.

You can press the highlighted key combination to execute the desired
command without having to "pulldown" a menu to select it. The more you
use EzDos the more commands you'll remember without looking at the
"pulldown" menus.

* The File Window

The File Window always displays the files and subdirectory names that
are in the current directory that the Path is pointing to.

Changing Directories from the File Window

The File Window can be used to change directories. All directories in
the File Window are shown with a "DIR" in the "SIZE" field. You will
notice in the illustration below that there is a '..' symbol directly
above the UTILITY subdirectory. The double dots represent the parent
directory. If you highlight the ".." directory, and press the
key, you will notice that the File Window will display the files in the
parent directory.

To change to a subdirectory, highlight the subdirectory you wish EzDos
to change to and press the key. The File Window will now
display the files of the subdirectory EzDos just changed into, and the
double dots will represent the parent directory EzDos just came from.

Example: If your current directory is "C:\DOS" and you highlighted the
"double dots", and pressed the key, your File Window will
display all the files in the "C:\" directory. The File Window will also
display the "DOS" subdirectory because "C:\DOS" is a subdirectory of
"C:\".
You will also notice that the "double dots" are no longer present. This
is because the "C:\" directory is the "Top" directory, so there is no
way to move further up the Tree.


Main Menu Bar

Files Tag Sort Disk Utilities
Path: C:\DOS\*.* Current Directory

Filename Size Date Time Attr
..

4/14/87 1:48p File Attributes
UTILITY

ASSIGN.COM 7/24/87 0:00a A Sub Directories
BACKUP.COM 29976 7/24/87 0:00a A
CHKDSK.COM 9819 7/24/87 0:00a A
COMMAND.COM 25276 7/24/87 0:00a A
COMP.COM 4183 7/24/87 0:00a A
DEBUG.COM 15866 7/24/87 0:00a A
DISKCOMP.COM 5148 7/24/87 0:00a A
Date and Time of last
File modification

# Bytes in File
Represents the Parent
Directory


Note: If you are unfamiliar with "DOS", an easier way is to use the
graphical Tree to change directories, which will be explained later.
(See Disk Menu - changing Directories from the Tree)EZDOS "pulldown" MENU COMMANDS



Files Menu


key will display the File menu / aborts operation
or
Figure (1.1)

Files Tag Sort Disk Utilities Other EZ-Setup

Change File Mask
*Copy Tagged Files Time Attr Directory:
*Copy Today's Files F7 0:00a Total Files: 49
*Move Tagged Files 0:00a Total Bytes: 641536
*Rename File 0:00a Disk:
*Delete Tagged Files Del 0:00a Bytes Free: 4079616
*Delete *.bak 0:00a Bytes Used: 27688960
0:00a Tagged:
0:00a Total Files: 0
5202.CPI 459 7/24/87 0:00a Total Bytes: 0
EGA.CPI 49065 7/24/87 0:00a
LCD.CPI 10752 7/24/87 0:00a


Note: The following commands were designed to work on files, not
directories. (See Disk Menu for more details on directory commands.)


- Change File Mask -

Changes the list of files to be displayed in the File Window. You must
use the File menu to execute this command.

You will be presented with a prompt to type in a file specification.
Wildcards are valid.

For example, if at the prompt you typed in *.exe. Then all the files
with the extension of .exe would be listed in the File Window. Your
current File Mask will also be displayed in the "PATH" directly above
the File Window.

The new File Mask will only remain for the current session of EzDos.
To change it permanently you must change it in the EzDos Setup (See
EzSetup Menu).

- Copy Tagged Files -

Makes a second copy of all tagged files in the File Window into another
directory of your choice. You can either use the File menu to execute
this command, or press the key from the File Window.

To Copy files you first must tag the files that you want copied (See
Tagging Files). Files can be tagged, by highlighting the file you want
EzDos to copy, and then press the to tag the file. Now press
the key and a prompt will be displayed asking you which drive you
want the files copied to. Next Type in the drive letter and a tree
display of the drive you specified will appear.

The last step, is to pick the directory where you want to make a copy
of the tagged files. It's worth noting at this time that you can create
a new directory by pressing . To change to the directory that
you want to copy the files to simply press the first letter of the
directory name, or use the or arrow keys (See changing
directories in Disk menu). Press the key to confirm the copy
command or press to return to the File Window, where you will have
the opportunity to continue or abort the procedure. If you press the
key from the Tree the copy procedure aborts, but the files remain
tagged.


- Copy Today's Files -

Makes a second copy of the files in the File Window, that are dated with
today's date, into another directory of your choice. You can either use
the File menu to execute this command, or press the key.

Once you select this command the files in the File Window will
automatically be tagged and you will be prompted to select the drive you
want to copy the files to. From this point on, all your entries will
be thesame as the copy tagged files command. (See copy tagged files for
the rest of the entries).


- Move Tagged Files -

Moving tagged files is the same as the "copy tagged files" command
except for one exception. Moving tagged files makes a second copy of
the files that are tagged in a directory of your choice, but deletes the
original copy of the files. It is important to note that you can not
delete files from a write protected floppy disk or files that are read
only (The files will be copied but not deleted).

You can either use the File menu to execute the command, or the key.

- Rename a File -

The Rename a File command doesn't require you to tag the file that you
desire to rename. When the key is pressed, you are prompted to type
in a new name for the file that is highlighted in the File Window.

When renaming a file, EzDos will not let you duplicate a file that
already exists in your current directory, or rename a file that is
marked with a read only attribute.

You can either use the File menu to execute the command, or the key.


- Delete Tagged Files -

To Delete Tagged Files you first must tag the files that you want
deleted. Once you've tagged the files that you want deleted, press the
key, and all the specified files will be erased. The file window
will automatically be refreshed displaying all the existing files in the
directory.

You can either use the File menu to execute the command, or the
key.

- Delete *.BAK -

This will delete all the files that end with the file extension 'bak'.
The file extension 'bak' is commonly used by file editors to save old
versions of the file your editing.

The command is invoked by typing the <*> key. You will then be asked
to confirm the deletion of all the tagged files. If you answer
then all the files ending with the 'bak' extension will be deleted.

If other files are tagged that do not end in "BAK", they will not be
deleted.

You can either use the File menu to execute this command, or the <*>
key.


Tag Menu


will display the Tag Menu / = aborts operation


Files Tag Sort Disk Utilities Other EZ-Setup
Path: C:\D
*Tag All
Filename *Clear All Tags Attr Directory:
PRINT.COM *Tag Specified Files Total Files: 49
RECOVER.C Untag Specified Files Total Bytes: 641536
RESTORE.C *Tag Today's Files Disk:
SELECT.CO Bytes Free: 4079616
SYS.COM 4725 7/24/87 0:00a Bytes Used: 27688960
TREE.COM 3540 7/24/87 0:00a Tagged:
4201.CPI 17089 7/24/87 0:00a Total Files: 0
5202.CPI 459 7/24/87 0:00a Total Bytes: 0
EGA.CPI 49065 7/24/87 0:00a
LCD.CPI 10752 7/24/87 0:00a


Tagging Files

A file must be tagged before many of the EzDos commands will function
properly.

To tag an individual file, highlight the file you want to tag and press
the . When you tag a file, a marker will be placed to the
left of that file. The highlight will then automatically move down to
the next file.

To untag an individual file, highlight the "tagged" file that you want
to "untag" and press the . The marker on the left of that
file will be cleared. The highlight will then automatically move down
to the next file.

The "Directory Information Window" always displays the number of files
tagged and the total bytes tagged.

Files must be tagged before copying, moving, deleting or zipping
commands can be executed.

The EzSetup Menu has an option called "Auto Tag". This option gives you
the choice to automatically clear the tags from the tagged files, after
an EzDos command is performed. (See EzSetup Menu for more details.)

There are EzDos commands to clear or tag all files, or tag specific
files within the File Window.

EzDos also gives you the added convenience of using the DOS Gateway or
the DOS command line to perform an external function, such as formatting
a diskette, and then returning back to EzDos with the files still
tagged.

- Tag All -

The Tag All command will tag all the files in the File Window.
Subdirectories will not be tagged.

This command can be executed by using the Tag menu, or by typing the
key.


- Clear All Tags -

The Clear All Tags command is exactly the opposite of the Tag All
command.
This command will clear the tag from any tagged files in the File
Window.

The Clear All Tags command can be executed by using the Tag menu, or by
typing the key from the File Window.


- Tag Specified Files -

This command is used primarily to tag a group of files with the same
file extension or files that have a portion of the filename common
between them.

For example:

In the current directory there are 20 files.
You need to delete only 3 of the 20 files.

The files you want to delete are ezsetup.exe, ezdos.exe, and ezcfg.cfg.

Instead of tagging them individually with the , you could
execute the Tag Specified Files command.

You will then be prompted to enter a filespec. In this case if you
typed in 'Ez*.*', all three of these files would be deleted.

The letters 'Ez' are common between these three files and the '*'
represents any character ('*' is referred as a wildcard in DOS).

The Tag Specified Files command can be executed by either using the Tag
menu, or by typing the key.


- Untag Specified Files -

This command is used primarily to untag a group of tagged files with the
same file extension or files that have a portion of the filename common
between them.

The Untag Specified Files command can be executed only from the Tag
menu.

Tag Menu Cont...

- Tag Today's Files -

This command automatically tags all the files that have the same date
as today's date.

The date field across from the filename in the File Window, reflects the
date the file was last modified.

The Tag Today's Files command can be useful if you want to backup the
files that you just created, but not any of the older files.

This command can only be executed from the Tag menu.


Sort Menu


will display the Sort Menu / = aborts operation



Files Tag Sort Disk Utilities Other EZ-Setup
Path: C:\DOS\*.*
Name
Filename S Extension Time Attr Directory:
PRINT.COM 8 Size 0:00a Total Files: 49
RECOVER.COM 4 Date 0:00a Total Bytes: 641536
RESTORE.COM 35 Unsorted 0:00a Disk:
SELECT.COM 40:00a Bytes Free: 4079616
SYS.COM 4725 7/24/87 0:00a Bytes Used: 27688960
TREE.COM 3540 7/24/87 0:00a Tagged:
4201.CPI 17089 7/24/87 0:00a Total Files: 0
5202.CPI 459 7/24/87 0:00a Total Bytes: 0
EGA.CPI 49065 7/24/87 0:00a
LCD.CPI 10752 7/24/87 0:00a
APPEND.EXE 5794 7/24/87 0:00a


Sorting Files

Files can be sorted in five different sort orders.
The files can be sorted by Name, Extension, Size, Date, or Unsorted
(unsorted is the same as it would be sorted by DOS).

Any one of these sort orders can be selected in Ascending or Descending
order. Ascending order would put the smallest value on the first line
of the File Window (below any subdirectories), and descending would put
the largest value on the first line of the File Window (below any
subdirectories).

The files will be sorted in the File Window only. They will not be
sorted on the hard disk. In other words, if you exited EzDos and did
a "DIR" from the DOS command line, the sort order would be different
than what you viewed in the File Window.

Changing the sort order can be done permanently or temporarily.

Note: The subdirectories in the File Window will always be sorted by
Name, in Ascending order. The sort order that you specify only pertains
to the filenames.

Use the Sort Menu to change Sort order temporarily.
Highlight the sort order you desire and then press the key.
You will then have to answer the prompt: Do you want ascending or
descending order? (The default "A" or "D" is from the setup sort
direction) Press , or
or .

A check mark will be placed to the left of your new sort order. This
new sort order will remain until you exit EzDos, or change it again with
the Sort menu.

Sort Menu Cont...

To change your sort order permanently, use the EzSetup menu.
Display the EzSetup menu and highlight the command "SORT". Then press
the key until the desired sort order is shown. Last press the
key to save this permanently.

Also note, below this command, there is another command called "SORT
DIRECTION". Use the SORT DIRECTION command to select ascending or
descending order.


Disk Menu


will display the Disk Menu / = aborts operation


Files Tag Sort Disk Utilities Other EZ-Setup
Path: C:\DOS\*.*
*Change Drive F8
Filename Size Da *Tree y:
PRINT.COM 8995 7/2 *Change Directory (Tree) les: 49
RECOVER.COM 4268 7/2 *Reread Directory tes: 641536
RESTORE.COM 35650 7/2 *DOS Gateway F4
SELECT.COM 4132 7/2 *DOS Command ee: 4079616
SYS.COM 4725 7/2 *Execute File ed: 27688960
TREE.COM 3540 7/2
4201.CPI 17089 7/24/87 0:00a Total Files: 0


- Change Drive -

The Change Drive command is the only way to move between your floppy and
hard disk drives.

When you press the key, you will be asked which drive you would
like to display.

You must then type in the drive letter that you would like to be
displayed in either the File Window or Tree.

Whether you are presently viewing the File Window, or the Tree, and you
elect to change drive, the present view will remain the same.

Whenever you change drive, you will be placed in the same directory that
was previously displayed the last time you were logged onto that drive.

For example:

You are currently logged onto the C: drive, and the File Window is
displaying the "C:\DOS" directory and you Change Drive to A:
Then you Change Drive back to C:, you will be displaying the "C:\DOS"
directory in the File Window again.

If you were displaying the Tree and the "C:\DOS" directory is
highlighted (this is your current directory) and you use the Change
Drive command to display A:.

Then you Change Drive back to C:, then your current directory would
return back to "C:\DOS" and it would be highlighted.

The Change Drive command can be executed three different ways;

The first way is from the File Window, by pressing the key.
The second way is from the Tree, by pressing the key,
and the third way is by using the Disk menu from the File Window.



Disk Menu Cont...

- Tree and Change Directory Commands -

There are two ways to change directories. One way, as discussed
earlier, is from the File Window, the second way is from the Tree.

Change directories from the File Window. First, by using the and
arrow keys, move the highlight bar over the directory you want
EzDos to change to.

You should note, that all subdirectories in the File Window, have the
word
printed after the subdirectory name.
After the highlight is positioned over the desired directory press
.
Now you face the problem of how to return back to the directory in which
you just came from.

The simplest way in which this is accomplished is by highlighting the
"double dots" at the top of the File Window and pressing the
key. The ".." will be present in all the subdirectories (a subdirectory
is any directory, other than the root or top directory). This returns
you to the parent directory.

Another way to change directories is by displaying the Tree (pressing
the key from the File Window). The Tree is a graphical image of
the directory structure of your hard, or floppy disk.

Path: A:\

A:\
DOS
UTILITY
ARCHIVE
WINDOWS

Help: F1
A-Z: First Letter
Line:
Page: PgUp PgDn
First: Home
Last: End
Exit: Esc

^Create Dir ^Erase Dir ^Rename Dir Enter-Select F8-Drive F9-Build Tree

Once the Tree is displayed, press the first letter of the directory name
you want EzDos to Change to until the highlight is over that directory
name. Now, just press the key and EzDos will return back to
the File Window, displaying the files and subdirectories in the new
directory.

Important Note:
If a directory is not displayed in the Tree, but you are sure it is
present on the disk, you must rebuild the Tree, to include it. The most
common reason for this happening is that the directory was not created
with EzDos, but some other external program, or from a DOS command line.
* Creating Directories

A directory can only be created from the Tree or from the File Window
with the command (MD __) but will not be included in the Tree.

Display the Tree by pressing the key.

Next position the cursor highlight over the parent directory. The
parent directory is the directory in which you want to create the new
subdirectory beneath.

Now while holding down the key, press the key. EzDos will
now ask you to type in the new directory name.

Simply type in any desired directory name (not longer that 8
characters), and press the key.

Ezdos will now automatically rebuild the Tree and your highlight will
remain over the parent directory. To view the directory just created,
move the cursor highlight over the new directory and press the
key. If you would like to return back to the previous directory that
was displayed in the File Window, press the or key (if
highlight is still over the parent directory).


Example:

On the previous page, there's an illustration showing a directory called
"ARCHIVE".

The parent directory to "ARCHIVE" is "UTILITY".

If you are interested in creating a new subdirectory below "UTILITY",
you would move the highlight over the "UTILITY" directory, and while
holding down the key, press the key.

Next you would type in your desired new subdirectory name.
Either pressing the , or key, would bring you back to the
File Window, and the utilities files would be displayed.

Note about creating directories:

Directories may have common names, as long as they are not under the
same parent directory.

EzDos allows you to create up to 7 levels of subdirectories.
If a subdirectory below the 7th level is created outside of EzDos, then
EzDos will not display it, or let you delete it.
You must exit EzDos, and use DOS to manage that subdirectory.

* Erasing Directories

A directory can only be erased from the Tree.
A directory must be empty before it can be erased, meaning it can not
contain any files or subdirectories (See deleting tagged files).

Highlight the lowest level subdirectory in the Tree that you want EzDos
to delete.

In other words, if you want to delete the subdirectory "UTILITY" from
the example below, first you must remove all the files from the
"UTILITY" and "ARCHIVE" subdirectories. Then you must delete the
"ARCHIVE" subdirectory itself.

The lowest level subdirectory under "UTILITY", in the example below,
would be the "ARCHIVE" subdirectory.

Path: A:\

A:\
DOS
UTILITY
ARCHIVE
WINDOWS


Now while Holding down the key, press the key.

This will delete the directory and the Tree will rebuild itself and
position you in the parent directory.

Continue this process until you've erased the desired subdirectory.


* Renaming a Directory:

A directory can only be renamed from the Tree.

If you're currently displaying the File Window, then bring up the Tree
by pressing the key.

Once you have the Tree displayed on the screen, highlight the directory
which you wish to rename.

To do this, simply hold down the key and press the key. Then
type in the name for the new directory and press the key. The
Tree will automatically rebuild.

- Reread a Directory -

Rereading a Directory will clear all the tags, and display any new files
and attributes in the File Window.

The directory will have to be reread when a file was created from either
the DOS Gateway, DOS Command line, or an Editor.

This command is executed by pressing the key from the File Window.



* Rebuilding the Tree

While the Tree is displayed, press the key. This will
automatically create (or update) a Tree.cfg file on your disk containing
your current directory structure.

The only time you will need to Rebuild the Tree, is when you use the
"DOS Gateway", "DOS command" line, or any other external program to
create, or remove a directory, and then return to EzDos, to display the
altered directory.


- DOS Gateway -

Entering the DOS Gateway is achieved by pressing the key from the
File Window, or from the Disk menu. The DOS gateway leaves a portion
of EzDos in memory while invoking a new command Shell.


This is another convenient way to execute DOS commands such as format
and Diskcopy, which are not incorporated in the EzDos shell.

To return to EzDos from the DOS shell type "EXIT" at the DOS Prompt, and
press .

When you return any previous tagged files will remain tagged. If any
new files or directories were created from the gateway you must reread
the File Window or rebuild the Tree respectively. (See rebuilding the
Tree, and rereading the File window).


- DOS Command -

EzDos gives you the flexibility to execute DOS commands, or external
programs from EzDos. To execute a DOS command, press the key. This
will display a line at the bottom of the screen requesting you to type
in a DOS command.

Next type in your desired DOS command, and then press the
command. EzDos will then execute the DOS command you specified and
display the results, before returning back to EzDos. Press the Bar> to return to the EzDos program.

Note: EzDos remains in memory while executing a DOS command.

- Execute File -

The Execute File command is identical to the Execute DOS command, except
for some subtle differences.

The difference between the Execute File command and execute DOS command
is that you use the arrow keys to highlight the file you want EzDos to
execute and then press the key to execute it, instead of typing in
the filename. The cursor is displayed after the filename on the bottom
line to type in any additional commands that program may need. Also,
after quitting the Execute File command you will be returned to EzDos
immediately, without hitting the space bar, as in the execute DOS
command.

Note: EzDos remains in memory while the executing file command is being
run. Some programs may require this memory, and those programs will not
run.


Utilities Menu

( displays the Utilities)

Files Tag Sort Disk Utilities Other EZ-Setup
Path: C:\DOS\*.*
*View File
Filename Size Date Ti *Edit File
PRINT.COM 8995 7/24/87 0: *Locate File Alt L
RECOVER.COM 4268 7/24/87 0: *Unzip File 36
RESTORE.COM 35650 7/24/87 0: *Zip File
SELECT.COM 4132 7/24/87 0: *View Zip File Alt V 9616
SYS.COM 4725 7/24/87 0: Change File Attribute 8960
TREE.COM 3540 7/24/87 0: *Search Directory Ins
4201.CPI 17089 7/24/87 0:
5202.CPI 459 7/24/87 0:00a Total Bytes: 0
EGA.CPI 49065 7/24/87 0:00a
LCD.CPI 10752 7/24/87 0:00a


- View File -

EzDos uses an external program that you supply. This gives you
flexibility to include your favorite text viewer program. You must
specify the program name in the EzSetup Menu, and the program name must
be in the "PATH" or current directory of the file to be viewed for the
View File command to execute properly (See EzSetup menu).
Common "DOS" ASCII text file extensions are, .DOC and .TXT.
To view a text file from the File Window, highlight the file you wish
to view and press the key.


- Edit File -

EzDos uses an external editor program that you supply. You must
specify the program name in the EzSetup Menu, and the edit program must
be in the "PATH" or current directory for the Edit File command to
execute properly. The editor program can be a word processor you are
familiar with or a line editor (See EzSetup menu).

It can be very useful to have the edit file command set up with a word
processing program. To edit, highlight the text file and press the
key and your word processor will be executed, automatically loading the
letter or document, ready for you to make your changes and print, if
desired.

To edit a file from the File Window, highlight the file you wish to edit
and press the key.


Locate File -

The Locate File command requires you to supply a "file finding program"
and specify the name of the program in the EzSetup Menu. This "file
finding program" must also be in the "PATH" to execute properly.

To locate a file from the File Window, hold down the key and press
the key. You will be prompted to type in the filename you want to
locate.

What is a "zipped" file?

Files are normally in "zipped" format to save space on the hard disk or
to save time when transferring the file across a telephone line. It can
be determined that a file is "zipped" by the file extension of ".ZIP".
Many times "zipped" files may contain multiple files and be placed into
one file.
A file must be "Unzipped" before it can be executed or read.

Important Note:
All of the "Zip" commands in EzDOS require that you have the filenames
"PKUNZIP.EXE" and "PKZIP.EXE" in a directory that is in your "DOS" PATH
variable. The "PKUNZIP" and "PKZIP" programs are to be supplied by you.


- Unzip File -

The Unzip File command is used for files that have the file extension
of "ZIP".

To "Unzip" a file, highlight the "zipped" file in the File Window and
press the key.

The file will automatically be "unzipped" and placed in the "UnZip"
directory that you've specified in the EzSetup Menu (See EzSetup Menu).


- Zip File -

The Zip File command is used to create a "zipped" file.

To "zip" a file, tag the file(s) that you want to be "zipped" in the
File Window. If you tag multiple files, all the files will be "zipped"
into one file. When the file is "unzipped" at a later time the files
will return to multiple files again.

Now press the key. Next you will be prompted to type in the name
that you want to call the new "zipped" file.

The files that you tagged to be "zipped" will remain in their original
form, but you will now have a new "zipped" file in your File Window with
the filename you specified.


- View Zip File -

The View Zip command is used to display the files that make up a
"Zipped" file. This command can only be used on files that have the
file extension of ".ZIP".

To view a "zipped" file, highlight the file you want to view and press
the key while holding down the key.

A display will appear on your screen listing all the files and file
sizes that make up the "zipped" file.


- Change File Attribute -

The Change File Attribute command allows you to change the
characteristics of a file.

The current attributes of a file are displayed in the "Attr" field of
the File Window.

The attributes of a file are: archive, hidden, system and read only.
Any or all of these attributes can be turned 'off' or 'on' for any file.

The following is a description of what each attribute represents:

archive - the character 'A' indicates that the "archive" attribute is
'on'. The "archive" attribute is used as a "flag" to backup programs.
When there is an archive attribute present, this tells backup programs
that the file has been modified or created since the last backup.

hidden - the character 'H' indicates that the "hidden" attribute is
'on'. The "hidden" attribute is used to hide a file from "Users". The
only way a "hidden" file can be displayed in a directory is with EzDos
or a similar program.

system - the character 's' indicates that the "system" attribute is
'on'. This attribute is very rarely, if ever, changed by a "user". It
is used to deny access to file unless "system" privileges are invoked.
The "DOS" operating system is the only program that has system
privileges.

read only - the character 'r' indicates that the "read only" attribute
is 'on'. This attribute is used to protect a file from being modified.
If the "read only" attribute is 'on', and you try to delete the file,
an error will occur.

To use the Change File Attribute command, highlight the desired file in
the File Window, and display the Utility Menu by pressing the
keys.
Now press the
key. This will display the current attributes of the
highlighted file. Next use the and arrow keys to select the
attribute you would like to change.
To change the attribute press the , then press the key
to save and exit.

- Search Directory -

The Search Directory command can only be used from the File Window.
This command is used to move the cursor highlight to the subdirectory
or filename quicker than by using the arrow keys.

To execute this command press the key from the File Window, and
then type the first letter of the subdirectory or file you want the
highlight to move to. EzDos will then position the cursor highlight
over the first subdirectory or filename that starts with the letter you
typed. If the highlight is not positioned over the desired filename you
must now use the arrow keys, or and keys to move the
highlight.


Other Menu


= displays the Utilities / = aborts operation


Files Tag Sort Disk Utilities Other EZ-Setup
Path: C:\DOS\*.*
*Exit to Original Dir F5
Filename Size Date Time At *Exit to Current Dir F6
PRINT.COM 8995 7/24/87 0:00a *Help F1
RECOVER.COM 4268 7/24/87 0:00a About Logical Choice, Inc.
RESTORE.COM 35650 7/24/87 0:00a
SELECT.COM 4132 7/24/87 0:00a Bytes Free: 4079616


- Exit to Original Dir -

The Exit to Original Dir command is used to "exit" EzDos. The command
was designed to return you back to a DOS prompt, in the original
directory that you ran the EzDos program.

Example:
If you loaded EzDos from the "C:\" directory, the File Window would
display the files that are in your "C:\" directory. Then from EzDos,
you changed directory to "C:\util".

If you were now to press the key, EzDos would "Exit" to the "C:\"
directory. This was the original directory where "Ez" was typed at the
"DOS" prompt.


If you executed the EzDos program from the Logical Choices Menu program,
this command would "Exit" back to the Logical Choices Menu, not a "DOS"
prompt.

The Exit to Original Dir command can be executed from the File Window
or the Other Menu.


- Exit to Current Dir -

The Exit to Current Dir is used to "Exit" EzDos. This command is
designed to exit EzDos to a "DOS" prompt, to the "current" directory
that the File Window was displaying.

Example:
If EzDos was loaded from the directory "C:\DOS", and you changed to the
"C:\UTIL" directory, the "current" directory would be "C:\UTIL". If
you pressed the key, the EzDos program would exit to a "DOS"
prompt in the directory "C:\UTIL".


If you Loaded the EzDos program from the Logical Choices Menu program,
this command would "Exit" back to the Logical Choices Menu, not a "DOS"
prompt.

Other Menu Cont...

- Help -

The command Help is documentation built into EzDos to help you use the
program.
There are two levels of Help, general and detailed.

If you press from the File Window or Tree, you will see the General
Help screen. The first general help screen gives you the popular
commands used in EzDos, and pressing the key displays a second
screen which gives you a basic introduction to EzDos. (The File Window
has 2 pages, Tree has only 1).

If you press when the highlight is over any of the EzDos commands
in the "pulldown" menus, you will see a detailed description of that
command.

Wherever you are in EzDos:
press to get help
press to return back to where you were in the program.


Ez-Setup Menu


= Displays Ez-Setup Menu / = aborts operation


Files Tag Sort Disk Utilities Other EZ-Setup

Path: C:\DOS\*.*
Filemask: *.*
Filename Size Date Time Att Sort: Extension
PRINT.COM 8995 7/24/87 0:00a Sort Direction: Ascending
RECOVER.COM 4268 7/24/87 0:00a View Program: List.Com
RESTORE.COM 35650 7/24/87 0:00a Edit Program: edlin.exe
SELECT.COM 4132 7/24/87 0:00a Locate Program: where.exe
SYS.COM 4725 7/24/87 0:00a UnZip Directory: c:\unzip
TREE.COM 3540 7/24/87 0:00a Auto Tag Clear: Yes
4201.CPI 17089 7/24/87 0:00a Colors
5202.CPI 459 7/24/87 0:00a Save Setup F10
EGA.CPI 49065 7/24/87 0:00a
LCD.CPI 10752 7/24/87 0:00a



Setup

The Ez-Setup menu is used to tell EzDos the initial settings to use when
the EzDos program is first loaded, and what external programs to use,
for the Utility menu commands.


* Filemask Setting

The Filemask setting works in conjunction with the Filemask command in
the File Menu. EzDos will set the Filemask to whatever wildcards you
have specified in this field of EzSetup. The Filemask can temporarily
be changed in the File Menu.

To change the default Filemask setting, use the arrow keys to highlight
the Filemask option, in the EzSetup Menu.

Next press the key to display the current Filemask. Press the
key if you want to abort this process.
(See File Menu for details on the Filemask command).

Now type in the new filemask settings that you want for a default, and
press the key.

You must press the key before leaving the EzSetup menu if you want
to make settings permanent. Press the key to close the EzSetup
menu.

EzSetup Menu Cont...


* Sort Setting

The Sort Setting is used in conjunction with the Sort command in the
Sort Menu.

The Sort setting is the default sort order that EzDos will use to
display the files in the File Window.

To change the default sort setting, use the arrow keys to highlight the
Sort field in the EzSetup Menu, and press the key until the
desired sort option is shown.

You must press the key to permanently save this setting and then
press the key to close the EzSetup menu.


* Sort Direction Setting

The Sort Direction setting is used in conjunction with the Sort
Direction command in the Sort Menu.

The Sort Direction setting is the default sort direction the EzDos will
use to display the files in the File Window.

To change the default sort direction, use the arrow keys to highlight
the Sort Direction field in the EzSetup menu, and press the key
to display either ascending or descending order. (See Sort Menu for
more details).

You must press the key to permanently save this setting and then
press the key to close the EzSetup menu.


* View Program Setting

The View Program is the external program that you supply to EzDos to
view text files. The setting is used in conjunction with the View File
command in the Utility menu.

To change the default view program setting, use the arrow keys to
highlight the View Program field in the EzSetup menu, and press the
key.

Next type the desired view program name with the extension. For the
View File command in the Utility menu to execute properly from EzDos,
the program that you specified must be in the "DOS" path statement in
the autoexec.bat file.

Now press the key and press the key to save. Press the
key to close the EzSetup menu.* Edit Program Setting

The Edit Program is the external program that you supply to EzDos to
edit text files. The setting is used in conjunction with the Edit File
command in the Utility menu.

To change the default edit program setting, use the arrow keys to
highlight the Edit Program field in the EzSetup menu, and press the
key.

Next, type the desired program name with the extension. You can
substitute a word processor for an editor program if you prefer. For
the Edit File command in the Utility menu to execute properly from
EzDos, the edit program that you specified must be in a directory that
is listed in the "DOS" path statement in the autoexec.bat file.

Now press the key and press the key to save. Press the
key to close the EzSetup menu.


* Locate Program Setting

The default Locate Program is supplied by you. A locate program is a
"file finder" that searches the hard drive for the filename that you
specify.

To change the default locate program setting, use the arrow keys to
highlight the Locate Program field in the EzSetup menu, and press the
key.

Type the program name and extension of your locate program. For the
Locate File command to execute properly from EzDos, the locate program
must be in a directory that is in the "DOS" path statement in the
autoexec.bat file.

Press the key and then press to save. Press the key
to close the EzSetup menu.


* UNZIP Directory Setting

The "UNZIP" directory is where all the "unzipped" files will be placed
whenever you execute the UnZip command in the Utility menu.

To Change the "UNZIP" directory, use the arrow keys to highlight the
UNZIP Directory option in the EzSetup menu, and then press the
key.

Next type in the complete path of the drive and directory of where you
want the "unzipped" files to be placed. If the directory that you
specify doesn't exist you will not encounter an error at this time, but
you will have to create the directory before you can execute the UnZip
command.

EzSetup Menu Cont...

An example of the complete path of the UNZIP Directory:
C:\UNZIP

Press the key.

If you specified a long path, you will notice the entire path will not
be displayed. EzDos does save the complete path that you typed in, but
doesn't have enough room to display it all.

Press the key, and press the key to close the EzSetup menu.


* Auto Tag Clear Setting

The Auto Tag Clear setting is used to clear, or retain the file "tags"
after you execute a command. In other words, if you "tagged" all the
files in a directory, and copied those files to another directory. The
Auto Tag Clear setting would determine if the "tagged" files would
remain "tagged" or all the "tags" would be cleared.

When the Auto Tag Clear setting is set to "Yes", then all "tags" will
be cleared after a command is executed (if there were no errors).


When the Auto Tag Clear setting is set to "No", then all "tags" will
remain after a command is executed.

To change the setting, use the arrow keys to highlight the Auto Tag
Clear setting in the EzSetup menu, and then press the key. This
will toggle the setting between "Yes" and "No".

Press to save, and to close EzSetup menu.


EzDos Command Quick Reference


EZDOS COMMAND DESCRIPTIONS FILE WINDOW PULL DOWN MENU
FROM FILE WINDOW COMMANDS COMMANDS


ABOUT THE LOGICAL CHOICE N/A ALT O, A
CHANGE ACTIVE DRIVE F8 ALT D, F8
CHANGE HIGHLIGHTED FILE ATTRIBUTES N/A ALT U, A
CHANGE FILE WINDOW MASK N/A ALT F, F
CHANGE DIRECTORY T ALT D, T
CLEAR ALL TAGGED FILES L ALT T, L
COPY TAGGED FILES C ALT F, C
COPY TODAY'S FILES F7 ALT F, F7
DELETE DIRECTORY T, CTRL E ALT D, T, CTRL E
DELETE FILE SPECIFICATION N/A ALT F, S
DELETE *.BAK FILES * ALT F, *
DELETE TAGGED FILES DEL ALT F, DEL
DOS COMMAND LINE O ALT D, O
DOS GATEWAY F4 ALT D, F4
EDIT HIGHLIGHTED FILE E ALT U, E
EXECUTE HIGHLIGHTED DOS PROGRAM X ALT D, X
EXIT EZDOS TO CURRENT DIR. F6 ALT O, F6
EXIT EZDOS TO ORIGINAL DIR. F5 ALT O, F5
HELP ON HIGHLIGHTED COMMAND N/A HIGHLIGHT, F1
HELP (GENERAL) F1 ALT O, F1
LOCATE FILE ALT L ALT U, ALT L
MAKE DIRECTORY T, CTRL C ALT D, T, CTRL C
MENU "pulldown" F2 N/A
MOVE TAGGED FILES M ALT F, M
RENAME DIRECTORY T, CTRL R ALT D, T, CTRL R
RENAME HIGHLIGHTED FILE R ALT F, R
RE-READ FILE WINDOW DIRECTORY D ALT D, D
RE-BUILD TREE T, F9 N/A
SEARCH FILE WINDOW INS ALT U, INS
SETUP DEFAULT CLEARING TAG OPTION N/A ALT E, A
SETUP DEFAULT COLORS FOR EZDOS N/A ALT E, O
SETUP DEFAULT EDITOR PROGRAM N/A ALT E, E
SETUP DEFAULT FILEMASK N/A ALT E, F
SETUP DEFAULT LOCATE PROGRAM N/A ALT E, L
SETUP DEFAULT SORT ORDER N/A ALT E, S
SETUP DEFAULT SORT DIRECTION N/A ALT E, D
SETUP DEFAULT VIEWING PROGRAM N/A ALT E, V
SETUP DEFAULT UNZIP DIRECTORY N/A ALT E, U
SORT FILE WINDOW N/A ALT S
TAG INDIVIDUAL FILES SPACE N/A
TAG ALL FILES A ALT T, A
TAG SPECIFIED FILES S ALT T, S
TAG TODAY'S FILES N/A ALT T, T
TREE VIEW T ALT D, T
UNTAG SPECIFIED FILES N/A ALT T, U
UNZIP HIGHLIGHTED ZIP FILE U ALT U, U
VIEW HIGHLIGHTED ZIP FILE ALT V ALT U, ALT V
VIEW HIGHLIGHTED TEXT FILE V ALT U, V
ZIP TAGGED FILES Z ALT U, Z

* EZDOS NOTES *


GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Active Drive The default drive that EzDos is logged onto.

Attribute Allows you to change the characteristics associated
with a file. Archive, hidden or system.

Current Directory The directory in which you are located in the
EzDos's File Window, or the directory highlighted
in bold in the tree structure.

Tree EzDos's Graphical image of the active drives disk
structure.

DOS Gateway Leaves EzDos, or TLC Menu, in memory while invoking
another Command shell.

File Window EzDos's main catalog of files.

Mask Used to conceal files from being viewed in EzDos's
File Window.

Parent Directory The directory to the left of the current directory
in EzDos's Tree, or the 1st directory in the File
Window (represented by "..").

"pulldown" Menu These are represented by the title bar on the top
of the screen in EzDos, and TLC Menu.

Tag Marking which file(s) EzDos will utilize in a
subsequent process.

Wildcard A special character representing an unknown value in
a file name. Wildcards are *, ?. An example of
wildcard usage is *.exe. This would display all
files ending with an exe extension.

Zip A compacted file structure normally used to transfer
files across modems. To return a file to its
original state it must be Unzipped (expanded).





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