Dec 072017
A simple, 4DOS compatable diskette catalog manager.

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Catalogue for 4DOS and NDOS. Automatically
logs disks as 1A, 2A, 1B, 2B, etc. Includes
4DOS or NDOS descriptions, file size, free
disk space & date.Can rename & delete.Easy!

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A simple, 4DOS compatable diskette catalog manager.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
CAT.EXE 21543 12068 deflated
CAT.TXT 4342 1570 deflated
DESCRIPT.ION 523 279 deflated
DISKNUMB.ERS 3 3 stored
FILE_ID.DIZ 289 164 deflated
FINDIT.BAT 25 25 stored
FRESPACE.BAT 108 73 deflated
REGISTER.TXT 301 208 deflated
RPSORT.COM 18280 10750 deflated
SEE_DATA.BAT 67 66 deflated
SEE_FREE.BAT 65 59 deflated
SEE_SORT.BAT 60 58 deflated
SORTEM.BAT 32 29 deflated
TPCREAD.ME 199 165 deflated

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Contents of the CAT.TXT file

Install Directions:

Copy the files to your hard drive in it's own directory.

You must have or loaded in place of in config.sys for this program to work.
You can't just run them.



To catalogue drive A type: cat
To catalogue drive B type: cat b
To re-catalogue a disk type: cat r
To delete a catalogued disk type: cat d

Thats it!



You're database will be saved in a file called database.txt. You
can alter the file any way you please with a text editor.

Deleting catalogued disk will not change the current disk number
means if you catalogue disk 6 and then delete it, the next disk to
be catalogued will be disk seven. You should just re-catalogue disk
six. The delete option is just in case you rename a disk 77 instead
of disk 7. Then you can delete disk 77 and catalogue disk 7.

The disk numbers are kept in the file disknumb.ers You can also
manually change the numbers to start a new database or make your
current database start counting from another point. The first number
is the A disk and the second number is the B disk.

This is an easy to use catalogue program for 4dos and NDOS users.
The reason for the very limited options is because it is the way I
like it: fast and easy. The best feature of this program is that it
automatically names your disks put into the catalogue 1A, 2A, 3A,
1B, 2B, 3B. This makes it so you can distinguish between disk sizes
and not have any gaps between disks. This program will not rename
the actual disks. This is because some disks need their correct
disk name to install properly.
The program is meant to catalogue file descriptions. These
descriptions should be on the files first by using the 4dos describe
command. If you are not using 4dos or NDOS then it would not make
any sense to use this program and it will not work properly either.
Because this program just appends the new data to a text file
database.txt, you can use any previous ascii database that you
already have. Just rename your old text file to database.txt and
then edit the file disknumb.ers to start naming the next desired
disk numbers. For example: if you want the next A disk to be 124
and the next B disk to be 172, just put the numbers 123 and 171 in
the file disknumb.ers.
This also makes you the master of your database file. Therefore
you can alter your database any way you please with a text editor.
I did not check every fathomable situation in this program so back
up your database for I will not be responsible for any unlikely
problems that might occur. (It is a good idea anyway.)

Another feature of this program is it keeps track of your file
sizes and your free space left on each disk. This will enable you
to search for free space on a disk, put a new file on it, and then
re-catalogue the disk. The date is also included in the database.
This program will not log the sub-directories of the disks. I
do not want this feature so it will not be implemented. I prefer
to just describe the sub-directories with the describe command.

The batch files included are just to take advandage of more 4dos
commands. I did not implement these features for the simple reason
that they already exist.

see_data.bat will show you your database file

findit.bat will search for a text string that you enter
example: findit.bat picture
this will search for every accurance of picture in
the database file

frespace.bat will sort the free space information in a file called

see_free.bat will show you your frespace.txt file

sortem.bat will sort the files according to file name and put the
sorted data in a file called sorted.txt

see_sort.bat will show you your sorted.txt file

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