Contents of the TREEVERS.DOC file
Treeverse - Version 1.5
The purpose of Treeverse is to enable you to browse through the
directories on a disk and see a list of the files each directory
holds. In addition it offers you the ability to display, delete,
rename or unzip files and to insert, rename and delete directories.
To run the program, simply type treevers at
the DOS prompt. All user options are set from within the program.
Treeverse's basic display has a directory tree in a window on
the left side of the screen with the files in the currently
highlighted directory in a window on the right. Pressing the
[Tab] key switches between the windows. At the bottom of the right
window the current file filter is listed. At the bottom of the
left window are instructions for getting help ([Alt][H]) and exiting
the program ([Esc]). Between the two windows, at the top and
bottom of the screen, are arrows which point to the active window.
A third window containing statistics about the disk, the current
directory's files and tagged files can be displayed at the bottom
of the file window. The toggle for this display is the space key.
A-Z, 0-9, \
A-Z, 0-9, \ will take you to the next file or directory
that starts with that character. If no file or directory starts
with the character, the computer will beep and no action will occur.
Using the cursor keys you can move up and down within the file
and directory windows and side to side in the file window.
Pressing either plus key will tag a file.
Pressing either minus key will untag a file.
To delete files, they must first be tagged. Tagging can be done
in two ways. 1. Using the [Alt][T] option or 2. Entering the
file window and using the [+] and [-] keys to tag and untag
files. Once all files to be deleted are tagged, use [Del] to
bring up the delete window. Press [y] to delete the listed files,
any other key to cancel the delete.
When [Del] is pressed and you are not in the file window, Treevers
will attempt to delete the current directory. It will not delete
any directory that is not empty.
[End] will take you to the directory or file at the end of the
currently displayed page.
[Esc] will cause Treeverse to terminate, returning you to the
directory you were in when you called it.
[Home] will take you to the directory or file at the top of the
currently displayed page.
[PgDn] will cause the next page of file or directory information
to be displayed.
[PgUp] will cause the previous page of file or directory information
to be displayed.
Pressing the space bar will cause the file and disk statistics window
to appear if it is not present or disappear if it is.
To move from the directory to the file window or vice versa, use
the [Tab] key.
[Alt][C] will bring up a menu that will allow you to change
certain options within Treeverse. The options are the
1. Enter Name of List Program - this allows you to change the
name or path of the list program for the [Alt][V] option.
The default is c:\util\list.com.
2. Enter Name of Zip Program - this allows you to change the
path of the zip program for the [Alt][Z] option. The
default is c:\util\list.com
3. Select Drives to Save Directory Trees - This allows you
to select the drives where the directory tree will be
saved to a file. Saving trees speeds up Treeverse by
eliminating disk searches. It is recommended that you
save trees for your hard disk. The C drive tree is
saved as the default.
4. Select Black and White or Color Monitor - Although the
program is designed to be run on a color monitor. This
option will allow you to use a black and white monitor.
The default is color.
5. Select Program Colors - All of the colors used in the
directory and file displays can be reset. This option
will let you personalize the displays.
All the information entered though this menu will be saved in a file,
treevers.cfg in the root directory of your C drive. All the options,
except the change between color and black and white, will take effect
as soon as the configuration menu is exited.
Treeverse attmpts to read stored directory trees whenever it accesses
a drive. These stored trees may not be accurate if changes have been
made on the disk, i.e. directories added, deleted or renamed. [Alt][D]
will cause the current drive to be reread and the associated directory
tree to be updated.
[Alt][E] gives a very short explanation of the program and some
of its options. It is basically for users who do not have
access to this document.
A file filter can be set with [Alt][F] that will limit the files
displayed for any directory to ones matching a certain pattern. All
of DOS's wildcard characters can be used. The default filter is *.*
or show all files.
[Alt][H] brings up a window containing a list of all Treeverse's
program options and a color key for the file display. It is the
best source of information about Treeverse while it is running.
A new directory can be inserted by entering [Alt][I]. The program
will prompt you for the name of the new directory and then try
to create it as a subdirectory of the current directory. An error
message will be displayed if the program is unable to create the
[Alt][L] allows you to change the drive for which Treeverse displays
information. You can change to any valid drive.
[Alt][N] allows you to choose a date range for the files displayed.
You are first prompted for a start date and then an end date.
Only files that have a date between the chosen start and end dates
will be shown.
Treeverse will allow you to rename the currently highlighted file.
Just press [Alt][R] and enter the file's new name.
At the top of the right window is information about the currently
highlighted or first file in the file window. This information contains
the file's name, size, date and time of creation and attributes.
Treeverse's default is that this information is shown. [Alt][S] will
toggle the display of this information off and on.
In order to delete a file, it must be tagged. [Alt][T] will bring up
a window which will allow you to tag all files, no files, all files from
the current file to the end of the list (forward), all files from the
current file to the beginning of the list (backward), or the complement of
the currently tagged files (all files not tagged will be tagged, all
files tagged will be untagged). Tagging may also be done by entering
the file window and using to + and - key to tag and untag.
[Alt][V] will display a highlighted file. The default display
program is Vernon Buerg's LIST. Treeverse will expect list.com
to be in the c:\util directory. To use a different display
program or if list is located in some other directory, use the
program's configuration menu ([Alt][C]) to change the default.
If Treeverse blanks the screen and then returns to its original state
without running list, you probably do not have enough memory to run list.
When exiting Treeverse you will normally return to the directory
you were in when you called it. [Alt][X] will allow you to exit
to the directory currently highlighted.
[Alt][Z] will unzip a file. The default unzip program is PKWARE's
pkunzip. Treeverse expects this program to be in the c:\util
directory, use [Alt][C] to specify a different path.
[Alt][Z] will give you the option of viewing the contents
of a zipfile or extracting a file from it. If you choose to
extract a file you will be prompted for its name.
For the most part, you should find Treeverse very easy to use and
self-explanatory. If you have a problem, or a suggestion for a
feature that might be added to the Treeverse program, please
Katherine Degerberg, P372, 963-6010