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DualTools Quest ver 2.1, April 1995

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DualTools Quest ver 2.1, April 1995

DTQ is a file search and management
utility that uses virtual memory for
unlimited file handling capability.
DTQ can search on multiple keys then
copy, move or delete located files.
Fast CD - Rom, Hard Drive and floppy
disk scanning, with fuctional screen
graphics and password security.
TESTED WITH ONE MILLION PLUS FILES!!


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April 9, 1995

DualTools Quest version 2.1s
Copyright 1993-1995 by Frank Sawchuk


DualTools shareware may be copied and distributed
freely under the general rules of the shareware market.


IMPORTANT RESTRICTIONS

You may not use this product in a commercial environment or a
governmental organization without first paying the registration
fee of $15. Site licenses and commercial distribution licenses
are available. See the order form enclosed with this manual.You
may not sell, rent or lease any DualTools product. You may not
reverse engineer, decompile/disassemble any DualTools product.


DISCLAIMER

Frank Sawchuk makes no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied,
including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to any DualTools
product and the accompanying documentation. Under no circumstances
shall Frank Sawchuk the author of this software be liable for any
incidental or consequential damages, nor for any damages.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS(Minimum)

General: IBM XT or Compatible (DOS 3.30).
Monitor: Color or Monochrome (80 Column mode).
Memory : 256k
Compatible with : HIGHMEM, QEMM, 386 MAX and all disk doublers.


OTHER PRODUCTS

Check with your local BBS or shareware vendor for these:

1) DualTools (File manager & Editor) The PC-TOOLS of Shareware.
Current version 1.6s

2) DTA (File Manager for compressed files ZIP, ARJ, ARC, ect.)
Current version 1.0s

3) DTG (Graphics file viewer handles, GIF, PCX and BMP files)
Current version 1.1s

4) DTS (Computer Systems information utility)
Current version 2.0s

If you can't find these in your area, I can send them to you at
5$ cost. See the Registration Form at the end of this document.





DualTools Quest version 2.1s (a.k.a. DTQ)


DTQ (General)

1) DTQ will locate any file or group of files on your system.
2) DTQ can copy, move or delete the files that were located.
3) DTQ lets you craft searches to meet your special needs.


DTQ (Things you should know)

DTQ has virtually unlimited file handling capacity while using
the base 256k to 640k memory you already have on your computer.
DTQ accomplishes this by substituting hard or floppy disk space
in the form of a temporary file for the additional memory that
the program requires to hold the files data. The temporary file
increases in size as the number of files located in the search
increases. DTQ requires approximately one megabyte of free disk
space on the drive where DTQ is located for every 20,000 files
it locates. This temporary file is automatically deleted when
you terminate the program, unless you specified that the file
should be saved as a "permanent file" in the DTQ arguments.

I was able to test DTQ on a computer system that contained over
one million files and directories and DTQ demonstrated no signs
of program instability or reduced fuctionality.


DTQ (Special notes)

DTQ automatically searches all the drives on your system unless
you specify the drive or drives you want to search.

DTQ will not crash, if it finds an empty floppy or CD-ROM drive
when doing a *.* search. However if you specify a drive and
the drive is not ready the program will give you an error.

DTQ takes a maximum of 20 file arguments, the optional
parameters are not counted as arguments.


DTQ (Password protection)

How to install your password, at the DOS prompt type DTQ $ and
press the Enter key, you are then asked for your password, type
in your password and then press the Enter key again. You will
then be asked to confirm your password, type in your password
and press the Enter key.

If you want to remove your password, at the DOS prompt type DTQ $
and press the Enter key, type in your password, leave a space and
type and then press the Enter key again.







DTQ (Some other uses)

1) find un-authorized files on your system.
2) keep an inventory of your systems contents.
3) find copies of out dated files on your system.
4) retrieve specific groups of files from a CD-Rom......ect.


DTQ (Help screen)

In DOS, type DTQ with no arguments to display the help screen.

DTQ - DualTools Quest, Version 2.1s Copyright 1993-1995 by Frank Sawchuk
1104 Courtney Street, Regina, Sask. S4T 7R8 Canada, All Rights Reserved.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Usage: DTQ [drive:] search item(s) [=] [+] [-] [@] [#] [""] [$] [!]

Items in [ ] are optional and their order on the command line is un-important.


example: DTQ $ (Set password security for DualTools Quest)

example: DTQ *.* (Includes all drives, directories and files)

example: DTQ *.EXE (Only include files with the .EXE extension)

example: DTQ *.* @R (Only include Read-only type archive files)

example: DTQ *.* =0 (Only include the files that are zero bytes)

example: DTQ *.* "SYS.TXT" (Save the search to your file named SYS.TXT)

example: DTQ *.* +5000 -02/09/93 (Only include the files with more than 5000
bytes that were created before Feb 9, 1993)

example: DTQ C: F*.COM HEL?.* # (Search drive C for F*.COM and HEL?.* files
and then create a most recent files report)

example: DTQ D: D: *.GIF C*.* ! (Search drive D then pause, so the disk can
be changed. enter up to 53 drive letters)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

= files with the same size or date + files of larger size or more recent date

" save output to "your file name" - files of a smaller size or a prior date

# create a most recent file report @ files with a certain archive bit setting

$ install password protection ! pause to change disks, CD-Rom or floppy
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------








DTQ (Search screens)

This screen box displays the drives that are involved in the search, when
the search of a specific drive starts it's letter is removed from the box.
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| C D E |
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Below is the action box which shows the progress of the search as it scans
through your system. I'll try to explain the drawing:

Files : Shows the number of files located in the search.
Dir's : Shows the number of directories that contain the located files.
Scan : Shows the total number of directories that were scanned.
ET : Shows the elapse time.

Searching drive : [ C ]
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| +--------------------------------------------+ |
| | Files | | ...........................#.............. | | 100000 | |
| | | |
| | Dir's | | ............#............................. | | 623 | |
| | | |
| | Scan | | ..................#....................... | | 690 | |
| +--------------------------------------------+ |
| ET 00:05:49 04:38:58 pm |
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------+


The only time you will see the screen below, is when you use the # sign as
part of your search and the search you specify ends in a asterisk (*). Such
as C*.* #

This screen box displays the percent of files completed.
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| 51 % complete |
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+--------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| +--------------------------------------------+ |
| | Files | | ...........................#............ | | 100000 | |
| | | |
| | Verify | | ..................#..................... | | 2211 | |
| | | |
| | Match | | .........#.............................. | | 1793 | |
| +--------------------------------------------+ |
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------+

This screen box is an action box which shows the progress of the search as
it scans through your system looking for only the most recent files in each
file extension catagory on your system. I'll try to explain the drawing:

Files : Shows the scanning of files located in the search.
Verify: Shows the testing of the files for dates and times.
Match : Shows the number of files that are the most recent.





DTQ (Command screen)

DOS command line arguments used for this example.
DTQ E: *.BAT *.DOC *.COM +02/25/92 -5000 @A # "TEST.TXT"

Typical screen view.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DualTools Quest Version 2.1s
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Elapse time 00:00:57
---------------------- +-----------------+
|1 |
Date > 03-02-1995 | F1 Help |
Time > 19:16:01 | |
| F2 Copy |
Drive > E | |
| F3 Move |
Search > *.BAT *.DOC *.COM | |
| F4 Delete |
Qualify > only files "created after" 02/25/92. | |
Qualify > only files "with less than" 5,000 bytes. | Esc to Cancel |
Qualify > only files with " A " archive bit set. | |
Qualify > report included. | F5 Fast Copy |
| |
Located > 53 files. | F6 Fast Move |
| |
Saved to > "TEST.TXT" | F7 Delete/Wipe |
| 79,561 b|
Disk Type > hard drive +-----------------+
Disk size > 106,711,040
Bytes used > 63,110,256
Bytes free > 43,600,784

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List showing ALL of the most recent files.

E:\C7\DTWAVE\
VOC2LOAD.BAT 40 02-23-95 06:47p A.

E:\C7\DTQUEST\
DTQ.DOC 4413 03-02-95 06:51p A.

E:\MASM\BIN\
SPEAK.COM 96 02-15-95 08:04p A.

And So On........












DTQ (Command box)


+-----------------+
| 1 - Shows the file line number.
| |
| F1 Help - Press F1 to display a short help screen.
| |
| F2 Copy - Press F2 to copy the files to the destination.
| |
| F3 Move - Press F3 to move the files to the destination and
| | to delete the files at there present locations.
| |
| F4 Delete - Press F4 to delete files at there present locations.
| |
| Esc to Quit - Press the Esc key to Quit back to DOS.
| |
| F5 Fast Copy - Press F5 to copy the files to the destination,
| | but don't check for the available disk space at
| | the destination and don't check for file errors.
| |
| F6 Fast Move - Press F6 to move the files to the destination and
| | to delete the files at there present locations,
| | but don't check for available disk space at the
| | destination and don't check for file errors.
| |
| F7 Delete/Wipe - Press F7 to delete the files at there present locations
| | and to change the file data so they can not be undeleted.
| |
| 79,561 b - Total bytes of all the listed files, this is the minimum
| | free space in bytes that is required on the destination
+-----------------+ drive to hold the files.


You will be asked for the destination of the files, after
pressing either the F2, F3, F5, or F6 command fuction keys.

You will be asked to confirm your intension to delete files,
after pressing either the F4 or F7 command function keys.


DTQ (The best part)

This program is free for you to use, for as long as you want.
I only ask, that you consider buying the new Pro version of DTQ.

DTQ Pro (what you will recieve)

The latest version of "DTQ Pro" with full support and free upgrades.
A batch mode for unattended file management, a Sounds Like file search
and more sorting options. All the Shareware versions of my other programs.

Your questions and suggestions about any DualTools program are welcome.
Contact me at the address below or on Fido, netmail address 1:140/23.17


--------------------------------------
Registration and Payment Form
--------------------------------------

DualTools DTQ Pro Software Package

You will be notified of future updates. Updates are free.
All orders are sent by first class mail, with next day shipping.

Please fill out a new form for each copy of DualTools DTQ Pro that
you purchase or in the case of a company, supply me with a list of
the departments involved. This information and a serial number are
written into each copy of DTQ.

Date: __________________

Name: _______________________________ Title: _______________________

Company: ____________________________________________________________

Department: _________________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________

City: _______________________________________________________________

State/Prov/Country: _______________________________ Zip: ____________

Phone Work: (_____) _____ - _______ Home: (_____) _____ - _______

+--------+--------------------------+----------+----------+---------+
| Num. | | Cost US | Cost CAN | Total |
| Copies | DualTools DTQ Pro. | per unit | per unit | Cost |
+========+==========================+==========+==========+=========+
| | 1-5 Software Packages | $15 US | $15 CAN | |
|--------+--------------------------+----------+----------|---------|
| | 6-15 Software Packages | $12 US | $13 CAN | |
|--------+--------------------------+----------+----------|---------|
| | DualTools Shareware | $5 US | $5 CAN | |
+--------+--------------------------+----------+----------+---------+
| Shipping Cost if Overseas, add $3 CAN | |
+================================================+=========+
TOTAL | |
Please indicate diskette format [ ] 3.5 +=========+
and the number of each type. [ ] 5.25

[ ] Money Order with order [ ] Check with order [ ] Cash with order


To obtain site licenses and commercial distribution licenses contact
me directly at (306) 545-6417
*********************************************************************
Please, make Checks and Money Orders payable to and send all items to:

Frank Sawchuk
1104 Courtney Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4T 7R8 Canada
*********************************************************************


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