Category : Tutorials + Patches
Archive   : DOSTIPS6.ZIP
Filename : READ.ME

Output of file : READ.ME contained in archive : DOSTIPS6.ZIP

Over the past year and a half, I distributed to various BBS's
a series of files named DOSTIPS1.ARC, DOSTIPS2.ARC, DOSTIPS3.ARC,
DOSTIPS4.ARC and DOSTIPS5.ARC. Users of these files will recall
that I compiled and editted a variety of articles from various
computing magazines and other sources which I had found to be useful
in using DOS.

DOSTIPS6.ARC file is a continuation of the series. Regrettably
it will be my last for a while. Of necessity, I'm going "off-line"
and won't be able to continue the DOSTIPS files for a time. While
I'm in this state, I will continue to catalog and, as time permits,
consolidate the various articles and pieces that I've used in the past
to prepare the TIPS files. Sorry folks.

The tips, hints, tricks and techniques in this file are taken
from a variety of magazine articles and other sources over the first
few months of 1987. As before, I take NO personal credit for authoring
any of the items. I did take certain liberties in editting the items.
Nevertheless, attribution is properly given in all instances.

The various files contained within DOSTIPS6.ARC were all prepared
using WordStar in nondocument (ASCII) mode. This DOSTIPS file is
arranged in the following categories.

DOSBATCH Creating and using DOS batch files
DOSCOLOR Changing colors from DOS
DOSCOPY Using the DOS COPY command
DOSDISK Cluster sizes
DOSFIND Better use of the DOS FIND command
DOSKYBD Enhancing the keyboard
DOSMISC Miscellaneous DOS tips
DOSPART Hard disk partitioning
DOSPRINT Printing from DOS
DOSPRMPT Manipulating the prompt from DOS
DOSSCRN Controlling the screen from DOS
DOSSCTY Simple DOS security procedures
DOSTIME Setting time via DOS
EGAPRINT Printing EGA graphics displays (untested; no EGA
on my system)


Dean Wood

  3 Responses to “Category : Tutorials + Patches
Archive   : DOSTIPS6.ZIP
Filename : READ.ME

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: