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Vernon D. Buerg's excellent LIST program - version 9.1c.

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LIST Plus is a general purpose file browsing
and viewing utility. Features include file
selection/utility menu, selective printing,
telephone dialer, scrollable windows, and
viewing files within archive files. Version
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Contents of the LIST.DOC file















LIST





A File Viewing and Browsing Utility

Version 9.1




















(c) Copyright Vernon D. Buerg 1983-95. All rights reserved

LIST is a copyrighted program. LIST is NOT public domain. LIST may be copied
for personal use only subject to the restrictions set forth in the last chapter.

T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S

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Getting Started ...................................................... 2
Introduction ..................................................... 2
Installation ..................................................... 2
MS Windows ....................................................... 2
Printing the manual .............................................. 4
Varieties of LIST.COM ............................................ 5

Definition of DOS terms .............................................. 7
DOS Redirection .................................................. 7
DOS Filters ...................................................... 7
DOS Pipes ........................................................ 9

Command line ......................................................... 10
Command line syntax .............................................. 10
Command line switches ............................................ 10

How to use LIST ...................................................... 13
Starting LIST .................................................... 13
Exiting LIST ..................................................... 14
Entering Commands ................................................ 14
Display Format ................................................... 15
Status Line Format ............................................. 15
Command Line Format ............................................ 18
Scrolling ........................................................ 20
Positioning to Lines ............................................. 21
Filtering ........................................................ 23
Wrap Filter .................................................... 24
Hi-bit Filter .................................................. 24
Star Filter .................................................... 24
Junk Filter .................................................... 24
Hex Format Filter .............................................. 25
Tab expansion filter ........................................... 25
Scanning for text ................................................ 26
Marking and Extracting Lines ..................................... 29
Printing ......................................................... 31
Displaying multiple files ........................................ 32
Split Screen Display ............................................. 34
Telephone dialer ................................................. 35

DOS considerations ................................................... 36
File Sharing ..................................................... 36
Invoking DOS Commands ............................................ 36
Screen Saving .................................................... 36

File Selection Menu .................................................. 38
LIST PLUS Display ................................................ 38
Movement Keys .................................................... 39
Changing Directories ............................................. 40

Contents 1 LIST User's Guide
T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S

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List file ........................................................ 40
Copy file ........................................................ 40
Delete file ...................................................... 40
Edit file ........................................................ 40
Invoke file ...................................................... 42
Move file ........................................................ 42
Path changing .................................................... 42
Rename ........................................................... 42
Sort filenames ................................................... 42
Attribute display/change ......................................... 44
1-9 up display ................................................... 44
ViewArc .......................................................... 45

Command key summary .................................................. 46
Cursor keys ...................................................... 46
F- function keys ................................................. 46
Letter keys ...................................................... 48
Control- keys .................................................... 50
Alt- keys ........................................................ 52

Configuring LIST ..................................................... 54
Screen Colors .................................................... 54
Cloning .......................................................... 55

Modifying LIST.COM ................................................... 57
Locations of option values ...................................... 57
LIST Plus offsets ............................................... 58
Reassigning keys ................................................ 60
Table of Routines ............................................... 61

ARCE - Extract ARC File Utility ...................................... 64
ARCE Version 4.0g ................................................ 64
Description ..................................................... 64
Format .......................................................... 64
Parameters ...................................................... 64
ARCE Examples .................................................... 66
ARCE Messages .................................................... 67

FV - Verbose Archive Directory Lister ................................ 71
FV - Version 1.45 ................................................ 71
Description ..................................................... 71
Format .......................................................... 71
Parameters ...................................................... 71
FV Examples ...................................................... 73

Restrictions ......................................................... 74
Registration ......................................................... 75
Copyright/License/Warranty ........................................... 76

LIST User's Guide Contents 2

--------- LIST is a user supported program. It is not public domain. ---------

Copyright/License/Warranty
______________________________________________________________________________


You may use LIST and give it to your friends, but you may
not sell it or use it in business without obtaining a
license. See the last page for information about licensing.














































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Getting Started
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Introduction


You use LIST to display files on your monitor, line by line with the
aid of scrolling, positioning and filtering commands.


LIST PLUS has many new commands which go beyond usual file viewing
and browsing. We will explain how LIST is used, and then how the
new file management commands are used.


Before going into all of the ways in which LIST can be used to
display files, let's look at the three different varieties of LIST
so that you understand the capabilities of each. Then, we'll go on
and define certain terms like: redirection, piping, and filtering.
In this way, you will better understand how you can use these things
with LIST.


Installation

There are three varieties of the LIST program on the disk that you
received (or in the file that you downloaded). This allows you to
pick the version of LIST that is right for you, and to configure it
to be exactly the way YOU want it to be.

Decide which of the LIST programs you would like to use and copy the
.COM file to your working disk, or into a subdirectory on your hard
disk. Selecting a directory that is in your PATH will allow you to
use LIST from anywhere on your system.

You may rename the program file to any convenient name, such as
L.COM, READ.COM, LST.COM or leave it as LIST.COM. For example,
place the distribution disk into drive A and enter the commands:

A:
COPY LIST.COM C:\L.COM

to copy the Plus version to the root directory of your C drive,
renaming the program to L.COM in the process.


MS Windows

LIST can be used as a DOS application under MS Windows as a full
screen or windowed task. To make LIST available to MS Windows:

1. - Copy LIST.COM, LIST.ICO and LIST.PIF to your WINDOWS directory

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Introduction


2. - Within MS Windows Program Manager,
- select File (alt-F),
- select New and choose new program (default)
- type in LISTwin as the description
- type in LIST.PIF as the program name
- click on Change Icon
- select browse and pick LIST.ICO
- select OK







































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Introduction


Printing the manual

To print the documentation, set your printer for six lines per inch,
and 10 characters per inch. Then, use the DOS PRINT command. For
example,

PRINT LIST.DOC

You may also print out the documentation by using redirection and
entering:

TYPE LIST.DOC > LPT1

Better yet, use LIST to print the manual. Enter

LIST LIST.DOC

then press Ctrl-P (the Ctrl and P keys at the same time).


The documentation file is marked with | before new and changed
lines. It is marked with a double asterisk ** for LIST PLUS
only features.







WARNING
LIST PLUS (LIST.COM) HAS THE ABILITY TO *DELETE*

FILES FROM YOUR SYSTEM!!






IF YOU ELECT TO USE LIST PLUS, PLEASE READ THE SECTION ON THE FILE
SELECTION MENU FOUND LATER ON IN THIS MANUAL.





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Varieties of LIST.COM



- LISTS.COM small version

- runs in about 30k
- limited to smaller files (around 600kb),
- excludes the Alt-X (screen saving) function
- excludes the Alt-G (goto DOS) function
- the Help screen is minimal.



- LISTR.COM regular version

- runs in about 80K
- handles files up to 16 mb
- excludes the Alt-V (file selection) function
- excludes the Alt-I (insert filename) function
- the Alt-W (windowing function) is minimal, i.e. you get two
equal sized windows; there is no ability to change window
dimensions



- LIST.COM PLUS version

- plus Alt-V file selection menu
- plus file management functions like copy and delete
- plus Alt-I hypertext-like file selection
- plus a help screen for the file selection Alt-V functions
- plus a second help screen for regular functions
- plus the Ctrl-T telephone dialer



- LISTOS2.EXE OS/2 v1.2 version (for registered users only)
- same as LIST Plus except for the following
- long file names are not supported
- mouse support is different









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Varieties of LIST.COM

There is also a commercial version of LIST called LIST Enhanced.
The main differences between LIST Plus and LIST Enhanced are:

- the File Selection menu has:
- file tagging, including tag all, untag, retag, etc.
- archive file extract and add/update commands
- a sweep command to execute a specified program with all of
the tagged files
- a hardcopy (print) command for printing files with a user program
- commands to change screen colors for all displayable items
- shell to DOS
- change video modes
- a directory tree display command
- the rename command that can rename directories
- a command to create new directories

- the viewer part has:
- the alt-E command presents a menu offering up to 6 video modes
including 132x25, 132x43, 80x43, etc., if the video adapter
supports that text mode
- viewing of EBCDIC and ASCII files
- handling of fixed-length record files like database files at two
or more times the usual speed
- optional number (on the left side) of each record
- command line parameters to position to a given record number, or
to the end of file
- handling of files up to 32 mb or 500 mb in size (larger upon request)
- the wrap option splits the line at a word boundary

- in general:
- allocates memory more efficiently: can run in as little as 100k
with all functions
- supports UltraVision video utility
- options to use regular DOS input routines that take advantage of
PCED, DOSKEY, or other keyboard utilities; or, to use an internal
input routine which allows command line editing
- a customization program that can be used to set any of the LIST
options or toggle, and save them to a file, or read the options
saved in a file; the customization program can define other
printer names, can define all the names of archive programs used,
- a 170-page spiral bound manual
- a 6-panel Quick Reference card of all commands
- one year of free updates
- telephone, FAX, and BBS support

LIST Enhanced may be purchased at computer stores or ordered directly
from Buerg Software. Registered users of LIST receive a $20 discount.

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Definition of DOS terms
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DOS Redirection

The output of a DOS command can be "redirected" to a device other
than the standard output device, which is in most cases, the
monitor. This is done simply by entering the command, followed by a
">" and then the name of the desired device. For example.

If you type "DIR > FILE.LST" you will see nothing on your screen and
then suddenly your DOS prompt will reappear. What happened? The
"output" of the DIR command was "redirected" to the file, FILE.LST.

In the same manner, you could enter the following command and send
the contents of FILE.LST to your printer, like so: "TYPE FILE.LST >
LPT1"

The ">" symbol stands for redirection of output to another device.
Broken down simply, the following command is saying:

DIR > FILE.LST
(send output of this) (TO) (This device, which is a file)

By the same token, you can also redirect "input" to a DOS command or
a program like SORT by using the "<" symbol. Here is an example:
"SORT < FILE.LST" This command would take the information in
FILE.LST and "redirect" it into SORT. For more information on
redirection, you may want to consult a DOS manual or other such
reference.


DOS Filters

FILTERS are commands, or programs, that read data from an input
device, and then rearranges or "filters" the data before it then
outputs the filtered information to an output device. DOS comes
with several "filters", one of which is SORT. The following command
would sort the file in alphabetical order.

SORT < FILE.LST

You are redirecting the file, FILE.LST through the SORT filter and
it is rearranging the file. Taking what you know about redirection
and filters, you could now send your alphabetical list to yet
another file by entering: SORT < FILE.LST > ALPHA.LST, which
redirects FILE.LST into the SORT "filter" and then redirects the new
output to the file ALPHA.LST. LIST also has some very helpful
"filters" built right into it and we'll discuss these later on.
Simply keep in mind that when you use a "filter" it will rearrange
or alter the information into a form that is more presentable, or

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useful, to you.

















































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DOS Pipes

Pipes are quite similar, in some ways, to redirection. They are
"connections" between two programs or two commands or a command and
a program. Pipes take data that is output from one program and
redirect it as input to a second program. The DOS symbol for a pipe
is the vertical bar "|". To redirect the output from one program or
command to another, you simply type the first command followed by a
vertical bar and then followed by the second command. Here is an
example of piping.

DIR | FIND "-88"

This command tells DOS to send the output of the DIR command, which
you would normally see on the screen, and send it through the FIND
filter. FIND would be searching each line for the string "-88".
Only the files in the current directory that have a 1988 date stamp
would be displayed on the screen! You can use more than one "pipe"
in a command. Take this final example:

DIR | FIND "-88" | SORT/+14 > PRN

A "pipe" takes the output of the DIR command and converts it into
input for the FIND filter. Then, a second "pipe" is used to send
the output from FIND as input to the SORT filter. As a last step,
output from SORT is redirected to the printer! What would this
command do?? It would take the DIR of the current directory and
pipe it through the FIND filter, looking for files created in 1988.
Then the next pipe would SORT that information, sorting the files by
SIZE (the 14th column of each line) and then send the output to the
printer. For more information on PIPES, consult a DOS manual or
other reference.

Now that you have a basic understanding of redirection, filtering,
and piping, we will go on to discuss the command line of LIST.













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Command line syntax

The command line format is:


LIST [filespec...filespec] [/switches]


You may supply one or more file specifications (filespecs). LIST
will display each file which has a filename matching one of the
filespecs. If you do not supply one, LIST will prompt you for a
filespec, or present you with a file selection menu.



Command line switches
/? displays LIST usage information

/B tells LIST to use the BIOS for displaying data
instead of using direct screen writes

/D forces display of the File Selection menu for the
specified files, e.g. *.TXT for a menu display of
only files with an extension of TXT

/E tells LIST to begin displaying the files from the
end of each file instead of from the beginning

/K disables the mouse; both /M and /K mouse options
are clonable

/Q toggles sounding of beeps; the same as Alt-Q

/V causes a verify operation to be performed after
any Copy or Move operation; the /V option defaults
to the value of the DOS VERIFY setting

/4 places LIST into 43 (or 50) line display mode;
this requires an EGA or VGA display adapter

/S indicates viewing a piped or redirected file

/J sets Junk filter on
/7 sets 7-bit display
/8 sets 8-bit display
/* sets star filter on

/W sets Wrap on

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/H sets Hex dump mode
/L sets pre-Loading on

/M allows use of a mouse for moving the cursor
/K disables mouse for cursor positioning













































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Command line switches (cont'd)


/Ftext begins a text search through all of the selected files
and is case insensitive


/Ttext searches all files immediately for the 'text' and is
case sensitive; the /Ftext and /Ttext options MUST be
the last options on the command line; both cannot be
used at one time


/#nnnn begins displaying the file at record 'nnnnnn'



The command line switch character is normally a slash, "/", but LIST
will use whatever character that is defined to DOS as the command
line switch character, e.g. a dash, "-". Depending on your needs,
you could load LIST using any of these command line switches, such
as:


LIST MYFILE.TXT /W which would set Word Wrap ON.

LIST MYFILE.TXT /J which turns on the JUNK filter


The L, W, M, S and /J command line switches may be used to disable
the corresponding option by adding a minus symbol to them. For
example, /-W or /W- will set wrap off.



The B, D and Q switches are toggles. That is, specifying them
reverses the default, or cloned, setting.












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Starting LIST

To start LIST, you type the command LIST, at the DOS prompt,
followed by the name(s) of the files that you want to see. For
example:

C:>LIST CONFIG.SYS (displays file CONFIG.SYS)

C:>LIST *.DOC (displays all DOC files in current directory)

The "filename" is optional. If omitted, LIST PLUS will bring up a
display of ALL files and subdirectories in the current directory.
You may use the cursor keys to highlight the file that you would
like to work on and press ENTER. Or, you may highlight any sub-
directory entry and press ENTER to change to that subdirectory.

You may also use LIST to display piped or redirected files. A
discussion of redirection, piping, and filtering is at the beginning
of this manual.

To display a redirected file, use a < (less than symbol) before the
name of the file that was redirected and add the /S parameter to the
LIST command.

For example, the output of the DIR command can be written to a file
called XYZ, and then LIST can be instructed to read that file.

dir a: >xyz
list
To see a piped file, omit the filename, but supply the /S.

dir a: | list /s

Or, to LIST a file within an ARC archive:

ARC /p arcname.arc filename.ext | list /s
- or -
ARCE arcname filename.ext /p | list /S

Here, the ARC or ARCE program is invoked to extract the
'filename.ext' file. The /P switch for these programs sends the
output to the standard output device, and this output is piped to
LIST. Once the file is displayed on your screen, you may use the
cursor positioning keys to move around and see different parts of
the file. There are also commands to search for text, print, split
the screen, display other files, change colors, change the way
the data is displayed, and many other operations.


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Exiting LIST


There are several ways to exit LIST depending on how you want the
screen to look.

The F10 command returns you to DOS with the DOS prompt on the bottom
line. The last page that was displayed by LIST is left on the
screen.

The ESCape key also returns you to DOS without changing the screen.
In LIST PLUS, the ESCape key is also used to cancel an operation, or
to exit file selection menu.

The X command returns you to DOS and clears the screen. The DOS
prompt is on the top line of the screen.

The Alt-X command uses the screen saving feature. It returns you to
DOS and displays the screen that you had before LIST was run.


Entering Commands

You enter commands by pressing a single key, or a combination of
keys. There are often several ways to perform the same function
with different keys. For example, D and PgDn both perform a scroll
down one page function. This lets you pick the keys that you are
most accustomed to.

When you press keys, they are entered into a keyboard buffer.
Holding down a key can put many copies of that key into the buffer.
This means that when you let up on a key, the program can still be
processing input from the keyboard buffer. For example, by holding
down the PgDn key, LIST scrolls down one page for each time the PgDn
key is placed in the keyboard buffer. When you let up on the key,
the buffer may not yet be empty and LIST will continue to page down.
To make LIST stop when you let up on a key, you use the Alt-K
key-ahead toggle.

Keyboard enhancement utilities, such as PCED, may also change the
way that LIST reads the keyboard. With PCED, for example, pressing
the ESCape key at a prompt is different. You do not see the / that
DOS normally sends when you cancel an input line.

Operation with DOSKEY, 4DOS and NDOS is not special.





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Display Format

The monitor display is defined in terms of lines and columns. A
typical monitor can display 25 lines of 80 columns each. LIST
attempts to use the number of lines and columns for the monitor mode
in use. For example, if the monitor is in 132 column mode, LIST
displays 132 characters per line. If the monitor is set for other
than 25 lines, such as 35, 43, or 50 lines, LIST displays that many
lines per screen.

If you use the Alt-E command to change EGA/VGA modes, the EGA
palette, cursor, and other settings are set to the DOS default
values. LIST does not preserve fonts or palettes.

The top line of the display is called the Status line. The bottom
line is called the Command line. The remaining lines are called the
primary display window, and are usually lines two through 24.



Status Line Format

The Status line has two formats. The default format is:


LIST lllll nnnnnnn +sss mm/dd/yy hh:mm - filename

where,

'LIST' is the name of this program

'lllllll' is the line number of the first line in the primary
display window (under the status line)

'nnnnnnn' is the line number of the last record of the file;
if the last record of the file has not been read,
| or if the % (percent) command has been used, this
field shows the percentage of the file that has
been read

'+sss' if displayed, this is the Scroll amount, in multiples
of 10, corresponding to the number of columns that
the display has been shifted to the right to view
records longer than 80

'mm/dd/yy' is the file's creation date (not today's date); or
'dd-mm-yy' is the file's date in European format

'hh:mm' is the file's creation time (not today's time)

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Display Format


'filename' is the name of the file you are currently viewing


Note: The date and time shown on the top line is NOT the current
date. It is the date and time that the file was created.










































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Display Format



Use the Alt-Z command to change the Command Line to this format:

LIST 70 2153 +20 09-02-89 18:12 LIST.DOC





By using the Alt-R ruler toggle, the top status line becomes:

10203040506070





or, in Hex Dump (Alt-H) display mode:

Offset: 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F ----- DATA -----



























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Command Line Format


The Command line has two formats. The default format is:


Command Keys: ^v-><- PgUp PgDn F10=exit F1=Help


and the optional format after using the Alt-Z toggle is:


Command Toggles: h8kMpswTclJ F10=exit F1=Help


where,

'command' indicates the current process:

'Command ' function prompt; you are being asked to enter
a command; enter the letter, or press the keys
for the action to be performed

'Reading ' the file data is being read
'Filter ' the file data is being formatted for display
'Looking ' the Scan/Find text is being searched for

'Scan ' you are being asked to enter text to locate
'Find ' in the file, up to 31 characters may be entered

'# lines?' you are being asked to enter a 1 to 5 digit
number that is the amount of lines to skip

'Line #? ' you are being asked to enter a 1 to 5 digit
line number to which the display is to be
positioned

'message' may be one of:

'*** Text not found ***'
the Scan/Text was not found in the file

' *** Top of file ***'
the first line of the file is being displayed

' *** End-of-file ***'
the last line of the file is being displayed



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Command Line Format

Toggles: indicate status of toggles, lower case means OFF, upper
case means the option is ON.

'H' indicates that the hex Dump display option is in use
'b' the 'b' is replaced by a 7, 8, or * depending
on which of those options is in effect
'K' indicates that the Keyboard flush option is in use
'M' indicates that tests for monitor retrace are not made
'P' indicates that Print is in use
'S' indicates file sharing option is in use
'W' indicates that the Wrap mode is in effect
'T' indicates that TAB characters are expanded
'C' toggles continuous scrolling
'L' indicates that the pre-loading option is on
'J' indicates that line feeds are added to lone carriage
return control characters, and backspaces are handled

A sample Command Line might look like this, after looking for
a word that was not found:


Command *** Text not found *** Toggles: h*kMpswTclJ F10=exit F1=Help


























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Scrolling


You view different parts of the file by scrolling. That is, you use
the cursor positioning keys up, down, left and right to move the
display one increment in that direction. For example, press the
down arrow key to move the display one line in the file, i.e.
display the next line in the file.

The PgDn and PgUp cursor keys move the display one full screen in
either direction.

Rather than press the up and down keys once for each line, you may
use continuous scrolling. Use the C key to toggle continuous
scrolling on or off. The default is off. When toggled on, pressing
the up or down arrow keys results in a moving display. For example,
when you press the down arrow, the next line of the file is
displayed automatically every second, or so. It is like holding
down the arrow key. To stop the continuous scroll, press the space
bar.

The speed of the continuous scroll can be adjusted by pressing the +
(plus) or - (minus) key while the display is moving. The plus key
makes the display move faster, and the minus key makes it move
slower. You can save the speed value by using the cloning command
(see Configuring LIST, Cloning, later on in this documentation. The
speed is independent of the computer speed and can be adjusted from
approximately 50 lines per minute to 1000 lines per minute.


Summary of scrolling commands:


right arrow - move display right 10 columns
left arrow - move display left 10 columns

down arrow - display next line of file
up arrow - display previous line of file

PgUp key - display previous "page", 23 (or 41) lines back
PgDn key - display next "page", 23 (or 41) lines ahead

C key - turns continuous scrolling on or off

spacebar - or any key, interrupts continuous scrolling

+ (plus) - makes continuous scroll incrementally faster
- (minus) - makes continuous scroll slower


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Positioning to Lines

Each displayable line of the file is assigned a line number. The
first line is assigned line number 1. The highest allowable line
number is 16 million.

In order to determine the last line number of a file, the entire
file must be read. For this reason, the first time that the END
(bottom) command is issued, it will take longer to process. This is
not necessary if the file has been completely read (see the Alt-L
preloading option).

If the Wrap option is in effect, there is one line number required
for each 80 bytes of the file's records. Thus, the line number does
not represent the actual number of lines in the file.

If the hex dump option is in effect, there is one line number
required for each 16 bytes of the file. For example, an 80-byte
line will be displayed as 5 lines.

You may position to a specific line number by using the Ctrl-Home,
or the # key. When Ctrl-Home is entered, you are prompted for the
line number. Enter the line number. The display will now begin
with that line number at the top of the screen.

To position forward or backward, you may use the + (plus), or -
(minus) keys. You are prompted to enter the number of lines to be
skipped. The display resumes at the line number shown on the top
(status) line, plus or minus the number of lines that you specified.

When you change a filter option, such as Wrap, the line numbering
changes. An attempt is made to retain the same file position, but
the file may be repositioned at the top.

You may also reposition to the last "active" line by using the Alt-Y
bookmark command. The last active line is one displayed after a
Scan or Find command, or marked using the Alt-M or Alt-B commands,
or the line set by the Ctrl-Y bookmark command. Up to ten book mark
lines may be saved by Ctrl-Y and recalled by Alt-Y


Summary of positioning commands:


Ctrl-HOME, or # - Prompts for exact line number to display

+ (plus) - Prompts for the number of lines to skip
for positioning further ahead in the file


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- (minus) - Prompts for the number of lines to skip
for positioning to an earlier line

Alt-Y - Reposition to the last bookmark

Ctrl-Y - Set new bookmark line number










































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Filtering


Filtering is the term used to describe the process that LIST uses to
format file data for displaying on a monitor. After data is read
from a file, it is filtered. The method of filtering depends upon
the options in effect. LIST is fastest with no filter options set.

For a typical ASCII text file, the filter removes carriage return
and line feed characters, and expands TAB characters.

Because files contain different kinds of data, there are several
commands to tell LIST how to display the data. The process that
LIST uses to make the file data readable is called filtering. The
filters in LIST can:

o replace non-text and control characters with blanks
o expand TAB characters
o display line drawing characters
o change 8-bit (W*) data to readable 7-bit text **
o display the hexadecimal values for each character
o remove "junk", such as control codes and backspaces

** W* is an abbreviation for WordStar (tm) formatted files
which contain 'high-bit' characters. Using the '*' filter
makes these files easier to read.

LIST was designed primarily to display ASCII files; that is, files
which contain text, and not binary or control codes. Text
characters, like A-Z and 0-9, are in the 7-bit range. Binary files
like .COM and .EXE files, contain the full range of 8-bit characters
and the Alt-H (hex dump display) command is available for viewing
them.

Characters above 127 (the 8-bit range) may be valid graphic
characters, and may be displayed if the '8' command is in effect.
To insure that characters above ASCII value 127 are NOT displayed,
use the '7' command to limit the display to characters in the 7-bit
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Wrap Filter

The file is displayed with one logical record on each display line:
usually 80 characters. A logical record ends in a linefeed and may
be up to 2048 characters long. If a record exceeds 80 characters,
you may view the portion beyond the 80 columns by using the scroll
right command, or by using the Wrap feature. The Wrap (W) command
toggles ON or OFF the wrapping of lines longer than 80 characters.
With Wrap on, lines are displayed in their entirety, 80 characters
per display line. The scroll left (arrow) and right (arrow)
functions are disabled when Wrap is ON.


Hi-bit Filter

The 7, 8, and * (asterisk) commands determine whether characters
above ASCII-127 are displayed. If the hi-bit option is off (7
command), the filter strips the high order bit from each character.
If the hi-bit option is on (8 command), all characters, including
graphic characters above ASCII-127, are displayed.


Star Filter

The star (* or asterisk) command displays only ASCII characters
below 128 (x'80'), but treats the special characters x'8A' and x'8D'
as line-feed and carriage-return control characters. Any other
characters above 127 are treated as spaces, and control codes below
ASCII-26 are replaced by blanks.


Junk Filter

The Alt-J command toggles the "junk" filter which insures that
carriage returns in the file also result in a new line. Also,
backspace characters result in "backing up" the display by one
position. This allows more readability of files that use
backspacing to emphasize, or over-write, characters.









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Hex Format Filter

The hex dump option (Alt-H) causes the filtering to reformat the
file data into a DEBUG-like display format. The largest file that
can be displayed in Hex is 4 million bytes.

An attempt is made to retain the file position when switching from
normal to hex-dump display, but due to filtering changing record
lengths, the hex display may begin before the current record.

Tab expansion filter

The tab expansion option (Alt-T) cause LIST to insert spaces into a
a line. The default tab expansion interval is eight spaces resulting
in placing non-blank data in columns 1, 9, 17, 25, etc. The Ctrl-I
command can be used to change the tab interval from 1 to 99.

Summary of filtering commands:

8 show all characters as-is
7 strip the hi-bit from each character
* use the star filter to remove control characters
and some special word processor characters

Alt-J use the "junk" filter
Alt-H use the "hex" filter to display in hex dump format
Alt-T expand TAB control characters
Alt-W wrap long lines to fit on screen

Ctrl-I define TAB interval

















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Scanning for text


There are three ways to initiate a search for text. First is the
Find (\ or F) command. Use this command to search for text without
regard to the case (upper or lower) of the letters. Second is the
Scan (/ or S) command. Use this command to search an exact match.
That is, the search is case-sensitive.

The third way to initiate a search for text is with the /F command
line switch. With it, you supply the text to search for, and LIST
begins the search before displaying the file, and before asking for
commands. The search continues through all selected files until a
match is found, or the last file has been searched. This search is
case-insensitive.

Search text may contain wildcard characters. A wildcard character
always matches. LIST uses the question mark (?) as this character.
To search for a question mark, an escape character is used to tell
LIST how to treat the question mark character. LIST uses the
ampersand (&) as the escape character.

Each search begins at the line displayed on the top of the screen
and proceeds in a forward direction until the end of file. You may
start a search that goes backwards rather than forwards by using the
` (left quote) key instead of Find (\), or by using ' (right quote)
instead of Scan (/).

To enter the Scan search text, type a slash (/) followed by up to 31
characters. The Scan text is displayed on the command line. The
Scan is case-sensitive. That is, lower case Scan text will only
match lower case file text.

While the program is searching for the text, the bottom display line
is changed to say "Looking". Pressing ANY key while the search is
in progress will terminate the search and display the message 'Text
not found' on the bottom line.

If the text is found, the line containing it is displayed as a
high-intensity line (bright color) in the middle of the screen. The
search text is displayed in reverse video colors on the highlighted
line. The line where the found text is displayed depends on the
setting of the "Find Row" (see Configuration section).

The display is scrolled left or right, as needed, so that the found
text is visible.

If the text is NOT found, the command line is changed to say '***
Text not found ***', and the rest of the display remains unchanged.

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To find the next occurrence of the same text, use the A)gain
command, or press the F3 key. If you wish to continue the search
through all of the remaining files, use the Alt-A command. To find
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Scanning for text

If a keyboard enhancement program, such as PCED, is installed, the
up/down cursor keys may be used to recall and edit previously
entered Scan/Find text.

In a shared file environment, if the file changes while being
listed, the file position may become invalid. Use the HOME command
to insure proper file synchronization, or use the Alt-S (share
files) command again.

| The speed of text searching depends on whether the search text is
| case sensitive, or not, and upon which filters are in use. Case
| sensitive search is faster than case-insensitive search. Searching
| without the tabs (Alt-T) and Junk (Alt-J) filters is faster; and
| searching with the 8 filter is faster than the 7 or star (*) filters.

Summary of scanning commands:


/ or S Scan for text with exact match

v or ' Scan for text going backwards


\ or F Find text with case-insensitive search

^ or ` Find case-insensitive text going backwards


F3 or A Find next occurrence of text

F9 Find previous occurrence of text


Alt-A Scan for next occurrence of the text, and continue
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Marking and Extracting Lines


There are two ways that lines can be extracted from a file:

o with the P (print) and Alt-P (print marked) commands,
o with the Alt-D (dump data) and Alt-O commands.

The lines to be extracted are either the current lines on the
screen, or lines that you have marked with the Alt-M and Alt-B
commands, or a line found by the Find or Scan commands.

To mark lines, you use either the Alt-M or Alt-B commands. The
Alt-M command marks the top line on the screen, and Alt-B marks the
bottom line on the screen. You can use either or both commands to
mark the starting and ending lines (in the range of lines to be
extracted). The marked lines are displayed in reverse video.

After you have marked a range of lines, you use the Alt-P (print)
command to print all of the marked lines. Or, you can use the Alt-D
(dump data) command to write those lines to a file. The Alt-D
command asks you for a file name. If the file does not exist, a new
one is created. If the file already exists, the extracted lines are
added (appended) to the file. If no lines are marked, Alt-D either
writes the current line (top line) or the highlighted line that was
found by the Find or Scan commands.

For example, you would like to have LIST filter out all of the junk
in a file, and then write a new file. To do this, you might enter
the following sequence of commands:

list TESTDATA ... display your TESTDATA file
Alt-J ... filters out the junk
Alt-M ... marks line 1 (top line)
END ... positions to end of file
Alt-B ... marks the bottom line
(last line)
Alt-D ... dumps data to a file
TESTDATA.NEW ... you enter the new file name
Alt-X ... quit and return to DOS

Once you have marked a range of lines, use of Alt-M or Alt-B does
not reset the entire line range. The first or last marked line may
change, but both do not change. Using Alt-M again expands or
contracts the range appropriately. If the new line for Alt-M/Alt-B
is before the top mark, the top mark is moved. If the new line is
after the bottom mark, the bottom mark is changed. If the new line
is within the currently marked range, Alt-M moves the top mark -
contracts the range - and Alt-B moves the bottom mark.

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If no lines are marked, but there is a "found" line on the screen as
the result of a search by Scan or Find, Alt-D and Alt-O will write
the found line to the file.

Use the Alt-U command to unmark lines, especially after Alt-D (dump)
to be sure.









































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Printing


The file may be PRINTed as it is displayed, in its entirety, or from
a range of lines that you mark. If the printer is not online, you
will receive an error message, and nothing will be printed.


The P command toggles the printer on or off. When first entered,
the P command causes the current screen to be printed. As new lines
are displayed, they too are printed. For example, pressing the down
arrow will display and print the next line of the file.


Printing may be stopped by entering another P command. The PrtSc
key may also be used, but the title and prompt lines will be printed
with the lines of the file. Empty lines cause a line to be skipped
on the printer. The capital letter P is displayed on the status
line while printing if the bottom line is set to show TOGGLES.


The Ctrl-P command prints the file in its entirety.


The Ctrl-F command sends a form feed to the printer. The printer
defaults to the LPT1 or PRN device; this can be changed with the
LISTOPT customization program supplied with registration.

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Displaying multiple files

You can display more than one file at a time. LIST keeps track of
up to 32 files at a time. You supply the filenames in the command
line, through the Alt-F (get new filespec) command, through the
Alt-I (insert filespec) command, and through the Alt-V file
selection menu. The Alt-F command is disabled when viewing a piped
file.

You can specify up to 16 filespecs on the command line. Each
filespec can contain wildcards. Thus, several files can be selected
via the command line. For example,

LIST *.DOC *.TXT

will display all files with an extension of DOC and TXT.

To display the next file, you use the Q or Ctrl-PgDn command. When
the last file has been displayed, you can exit LIST by using the X,
F10, ESCape, or Alt-X commands, depending on how you want the screen
to look when LIST ends.

To display the previous file, you use the Z or Ctrl-PgUp (control
and PgUp keys together). The 1 command restarts the displaying of
files with the first file. LIST can keep track of up to 32 files
at one time. The line number for each file is remembered.

The Alt-F asks you for a new file name, and you may enter a simple
file name, or one that includes wild cards. These new file names
are added to the table of filenames that LIST keeps. Thus, you can
use Alt-F for several different filenames, and use the Ctrl-PgDn and
Ctrl-PgUp commands to move among them.

The Alt-I command allows you to select a filespec that is in the
file you are viewing. You position the cursor to the filespec on
the screen, and press enter to add it to the list of files to
display.

The Alt-V command displays a list of file in the current directory.
You move the cursor to a file that you want to display, and press
enter to add that file to the list.


Summary of file review commands:

Q - display next file, if any
Z - display previous file
1 - display first selected file


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Displaying multiple files

Ctrl-PgUp - display previous file

Ctrl-PgDn - display next file

1 - restart displaying with first file

Alt-F - prompt for new filename or filespec to display
Alt-I or I - insert a filespec that is displayed
Alt-V - select a file from the File Selection Menu







































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Split Screen Display


LIST can display data in one or two parts of the screen called
windows. The Alt-W command toggles this split screen mode.
Entering Alt-W while the screen is split restores the display to a
single, full sized display.


In the regular version, the screen is split in the middle. The top
half of the screen remains the same, and the bottom half becomes the
part of the screen where files are scrolled. Thus, the top window
becomes a scratch pad.


In the LIST PLUS version, you are allowed to split the screen at any
point. After entering Alt-W, you are asked to position the cursor
to the spot where the screen will be split. By placing the cursor
in column 1, you can adjust how many lines will be used by the top
and bottom windows. This would be a vertical, or one window above
the other, split.

By positioning the cursor to the top line with the HOME key, you can
then use the left and right arrow keys to adjust how wide each of
the windows is to be. This would be a horizontal, or side-by-side
split.

You may display a different file in each window, and move between
them. You use the Ctrl-V command to switch from one window to the
other. You may also use the Review commands to display a different
file in the second window. The Ctrl-V command has no effect unless
you are viewing two or more files, i.e. a different file in each
window.

Each window uses different colors. You can use the color commands
to set the colors that you like, and then use the Alt-C command to
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Telephone dialer


LIST has a simple telephone dialer function. It allows you to point
to a telephone number that is displayed on the screen, and to send
dialing commands to your modem on COM1.


You use the Ctrl-T command to start the dialer. You position the
cursor, with the arrow keys, to the start of the phone number and
press enter. The phone number may contain any character, but must
end with a blank. If a highlighted line is displayed on the screen
as a result of Find or Scan, the cursor is initially placed at the
found text.

If the phone rings, you may pick up your telephone. Otherwise, you
may press to return to viewing the file, to dial
the number again, or ESCape to hang up and stop dialing.


The Ctrl-H command hangs up the telephone.


If you are using a communications port other than COM1:, see the
file DIALER.PAT for information on changing LIST to use COM2: or
another COM port. The COM port can also be changed with the LISTOPT
program.


DIALER.PAT
----------
n list.com
l
; Change ctrl-D dialer to COM2 at base port address 02F8
e 0152 F8 02
; Change the modem initialization command string (30bytes long)
e 0157 'ATE0M1X3DT, '
w
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File Sharing

LIST uses two techniques for allowing you to share files with other
processes such as programs running under multi-tasking systems, in
other windows, or on networks.

The first technique is called "file closing" and is enabled by the
Alt-S commands. This forces LIST to close the viewed file unless it
needs to read from the file. If enough memory is available, the
entire file may be loaded once and thus leave the file free for
exclusive access by other processes.

The second technique is called "file sharing". It is a function of
DOS and requires DOS version 3.0 or later. LIST opens the viewed
files with a DENY NONE request. This allows other processes to read
and write to the file if they do not request exclusive use of the
file. If a file is not available to LIST because it is locked by
another process, you will receive the error message "File not found"
or "Access denied". There is no command to enable or disable this
method of file sharing. It is implicit with the use of DOS version
3 and later.


Invoking DOS Commands

If the "goto DOS" option is enabled, you may invoke DOS commands by
using the Alt-G command. LIST reserves about 60k of memory for its
own use. This increases LIST's memory requirements to approximately
96k when using Alt-G. The remaining memory is available to the DOS
commands. Alt-G clears the screen and invokes the DOS command
processor.


After you have finished entering DOS commands, use the DOS EXIT
command to return to LIST.

To disable the "goto DOS" function, you must use DEBUG to alter the
option byte described in the section about cloning. With it
disabled, LIST requires less memory, about 66K.


Screen Saving

If the screen saving option is enabled, LIST saves the contents of
the current display screen when it starts. You can restore the
original screen by exiting LIST with the Alt-X command.

Screen saving requires approximately 10k more memory. This is
sufficient to save 60 lines of 80 characters (EGA 8x6 mode). See

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the section about Configuring LIST and cloning for information about
enabling and disabling the screen saving feature.

The Alt-N command toggles the screen saving feature. Its status is
not displayed on the bottom Line. The small version is the only one
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LIST PLUS Display


LIST PLUS has several new functions that greatly enhance the things
that you can do. If you load the file LIST.COM (LIST PLUS) with no
file specification, you would see something like this:



LIST - File Selection 1 of 40 Path: C:\*.*

^..
vWPW WPSMALL .DRS
vMAIN
vWORK
CONVERT .EXEWPWSTAR .HLP
STANDARD.PRSWP}WP{ .TV1
WP .EXESTORY .DOC
WP .FILFINDER .LTR
WP .MRS

List Copy Del Edit Move Path Ren Sort ViewArc 1-9 F10=Exit



Note that the Command Line contains the following choices:

LIST, COPY, DEL, EDIT, MOVE, PATH, RENAME, VIEWARC, SORT, 1-9 up

Each of these commands may be executed from within LIST PLUS and are
described below.

| The DELETE and MOVE commands can be disabled by using the read-only
| option in the LISTOPT customization program.

The colors used in the File Menu display can be changed. The top and
bottom lines are controlled by the F7 and F8 keys; the text colors
are controlled by the F5 and F6 keys; and the color of the file
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Movement Keys

Use the arrow keys to move the cursor to a filename. The filename
at the cursor is highlighted. The other cursor and filename
selection keys are:

PgDn - displays the next page of files
PgUp - displays the previous page of files

HOME - positions to the first filename
on the screen
END - positions to the last filename
on the screen

Ctrl-HOME - positions to the first filename
Ctrl-END - positions to the last filename

F1 - displays a Help screen
F10 - exits to DOS in new directory
ESCape - exits to DOS in the original directory
Q - returns to viewing the last file, or
returns to the File Selection menu
X - exits to DOS in the NEW directory,
this is the directory in which LIST is
currently operating
| * - re-reads the directory to update the display
Alt-C - save settings (clone LIST.COM)
Alt-X - exits to DOS and displays the screen as
it was before LIST was used
Alt-Z or / - toggles bottom line display from a menu
or F3 command line to a statistics line:

To position quickly to a give filename, press the shift key and the
first letter of the filename at the same time. For example, to move
the cursor to the filename LIST.COM, press shift-L.


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Changing Directories

Any subdirectories contained in the current directory will have a
down arrow next to them. If you highlight one of these and hit
Enter you will go to that directory. If the directory that you are
in is a subdirectory itself, there will be an up arrow followed
by two dots. Selecting this will take you up. Thus, you can easily
move around your hard disk from within LIST!
NOTE: With Novell, the dot-dot entries may not be displayed. Refer
to the SHOWDOTS parameter in th netware manual for more information.


List file

This invokes LIST just as you would from DOS. Simply highlight the
file that you wish to view, enter a carriage return, and you will be
in LIST looking at the selected file. When you are finished, you
may escape back to the original screen, with all of its options.

You may also open a window and then, using the Alt-V command, get
another file directory and select another file to view. Using
Alt-W, you can load more than two files.


Copy file

This function allows you to copy the selected file to a new
subdirectory. Highlight the file you want to copy and press ENTER.
You will be prompted for the new path to which you want to copy
the selected file. Enter the path, press ENTER, and the file is
copied to the directory you indicated.


Delete file

Allows you to delete any file in the current directory. Just
highlight the file you want to delete and press D and ENTER. You will
then be prompted to make sure that you want to delete this file.
Enter Y if you do, and N if you do not.


Edit file

Invokes the EDIT program for the selected file. If you do not have
an editor called EDIT, create a batch file called EDIT.BAT which
calls your editor with the parameters that you like. For example,

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peii %1 /pc:\pe2.pro /q

The default under MS DOS 5 and 6 is the DOS EDIT command.












































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Invoke file

Executes the selected file if it has an extension of .BAT, .COM, or
.EXE. LIST reserves about 80k of memory and leaves the rest for use
by the executed program. The I command is not listed on the menu.
There are two ways to cancel the Invoke function depending on the
CED input option in effect. With the CED option on, press Enter
with a blank line. Without the CED option, press ESCape to. If the
CED option is on, you must supply at least one space for the program
options or the Invoke function will terminate.


Move file

Move any file in the current directory to any other directory.
Select the file that you want to move by highlighting it and hitting
ENTER. You will then be prompted for a new path. Enter the path
and the file is moved to it's new location.


Path changing

This function allows you to switch to ANY other directory on your
system without having to exit LIST! Enter 'P' for Path, and type in
the full path of the directory that you would like to change to, for
example: C:\DNLD. You will find yourself in the selected directory
and still within LIST. The "\" character may also be used to change
to another drive and/or directory.


Rename

Using this function you can rename any file in the current
directory. Highlight the file that you want to rename. You will
then be prompted for the new file name. After you have entered a
new file name, you will be prompted to make sure that you really
want to rename this file. If so, then respond with a 'Y'; if you've
changed your mind, just answer with an 'N' and the renaming
procedure will be abandoned.


Sort filenames

Allows you to sort the files in the current directory by file name,
extension, date, or size. Once you have completed the operation you
will find yourself back at the menu screen of LIST. The sort methods

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include F (by filename), E (by extension), D (by date), S (by size),
and N (no sort). You may add a minus sign to the sort method to
sort in descending, rather than ascending, order. The sort option
can be cloned.












































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Attribute display/change

The A command can be used to display a file's attributes and to
change them. There are four types of files attributes that can be
changed. A letter is assigned to each one these:


A - archive flag is on (file has not changed)
S - the file is a system file, e.g. MSDOS.SYS
H - the file is hidden
R - the file is read-only (can not be deleted or changed)


The attribute command displays the status of the attributes in lower
case or upper case letters. A lower case letter, like 'a' or 'r',
means that the attribute is off. An upper case letter, like 'A' or
'R', means that the attribute is on. For example, 'H' means the file
is hidden, and 'h' means the file is not hidden.

You may supply one or more of the attribute letters. For example,
replying with hs (lower case h and s) only, and no other letters,
changes the hidden attribute to unhidden and the system attribute to
off.



1-9 up display

This function lets you set the display to anywhere from 1 to 9 file
names per line. In subdirectories with few numbers of files, you
will begin to see not only file name, but file size, date, time, and
attributes as well. You can customize this to suit your tastes. The
1-up display includes a display of the file attributes. These are:


A - archive bit is on, the file is unchanged
H - the file is hidden
R - the file is marked read-only
S - the file is a system file









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ViewArc

This function will let you view the directory of an archive (.ARC,
.ZIP, etc.) file, or self-extracting .COM and .EXE archive files. It
requires that you have the matching FV.COM program in your path and
sufficient memory (about 140k).

After you have viewed the desired file's directory, press ESCape to
return to the file selection menu, or use the Alt-I (insert file)
command to display a file within the archive file.

The directory listing is written to a temporary file in the current
directory and is called FVFVFVFV.FV$. You may tell LIST to place
the temporary file elsewhere by setting an environment variable
called LIST. For example, to place all ViewArc and Alt-I extracted
temporary files on drive D in the subdirectory called TEMP, use the
DOS SET command prior to invoking LIST:

SET LIST=D:\TEMP

| If the LIST DOS variable is not defined, the TEMP variable is used.


To view archive directories, the program FV.COM is
required. It must be located in a directory included
in your DOS PATH.


To display files within an ARChive file, the program
ARCE.COM is required. It must be in your DOS PATH. For
ZIP files, the program PKUNZIP must be in your PATH.

Files with a .COM or .EXE extension are assumed to be
self-extracting LHARC (.LZH) files.













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Cursor keys


Cursor key Function
----------- -----------------------------------------------

left arrow scroll left 10 columns
right arrow scroll right 10 columns

up arrow up one (previous) line
down arrow down one (next) line

Enter continue to next page

END position to end of file (bottom)

ESCape Exit program unconditionally

HOME restart from first line (top)

PgUp scroll up one page, 23 lines
PgDn scroll down one page, 23 lines


F- function keys

Function key Function
------------ ---------------------------------------------------

F1 Displays the HELP screen

F3 Find NEXT occurrence of text after Scan or Find

F9 Find the PREVIOUS occurrence of text

F10 Exit to DOS

For changing display colors:

F2 Change background color for Find/Scan text
F4 Change foreground color for Find/Scan text

F5 Change background color for main body of display
F6 Change foreground color for main body of display

F7 Change background color for top and bottom lines
F8 Change foreground color for top and bottom lines

| Alt-F7 Change File Menu selection bar background

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| Alt-F8 Change File Menu selection bar foreground















































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Letter keys


The Letter key commands are mnemonic. That is, the letter in some
way, indicates what the command does.

Letter(s) Function
--------- -----------------------------------------------

A Find next occurrence of 'text' (Again)

B Skip to end of file (Bottom)

C Toggles Continuous scrolling

D Scroll Down one page

F Find 'text' regardless of case

G Get new filename/filespec (also Alt-F)

H Display the Help screen.

K Toggles keyboard key-ahead.

L Scroll LEFT 10 columns

M Toggles Monitor retrace testing to eliminate snow

N Down one (Next) line

P Toggles the printing of displayed lines.

Q Quits current file and displays next file, if any

R Scroll Right 10 columns. command, the 'R' command

S Scan for exact text match, case dependent

T Restart from first line (Top)

U Scroll Up one page (23 lines)

W Toggles the Wrap option for displaying long lines

X Terminate, clear screen and eXit to DOS

Z Display the previous file.


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Letter keys

7 Toggles the 7-bit filter

8 Toggles the 8-bit filter

* Toggles the star filter

+ Position a given number of lines forward

- Position a given number of lines backward

? Displays the Help screen

| % Toggles display of percent versus last line number

space Scrolls down one page

\text Find any case 'text' going forward

/text Scan exact case 'text' going forward

` or ^ Find any case 'text' going backward

' or v Find exact case 'text' going backward

























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Control- keys

The Ctrl- key commands are entered by pressing the Ctrl key at the
same time as you press one of the following letter keys:

Control key Function
----------- --------------------------------------------------

Ctrl-HOME Position to a specific line by number

Ctrl-PgDn Display next file

Ctrl-PgUp Display previous file

Ctrl-left Reset display to column 1, i.e. scroll full left

Ctrl-right Scroll full right (to the end of the current line)

Ctrl-A Scroll full left

Ctrl-C Display next page, scroll down

Ctrl-D Scroll right 10 columns

Ctrl-E Display previous line, scroll up 1 line

Ctrl-F Send a formfeed control character to the printer

Ctrl-H ** Hang up the telephone

Ctrl-L Toggle showing of page break separator lines

Ctrl-N Display previous file

Ctrl-O Toggle laser printer normal and condensed modes

Ctrl-P Print the entire file

Ctrl-R Display previous page, scroll up

Ctrl-S Scroll left 10 columns

Ctrl-T ** Dial a telephone number

Ctrl-U Display previous file

Ctrl-V ** Switch display windows

Ctrl-W Display previous line, scroll up one line

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Control- keys


Ctrl-Y ** Save current line number as bookmark line for a-Y

Ctrl-X Display next line, scroll down one line












































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Alt- keys

The Alt- key commands are entered by pressing the Alt key at the
same time as you press one of the following letter keys:

Alt- letter Function
----------- ---------------------------------------------------

Alt-A Search for next occurrence of text, continue to next
file until found

Alt-B Mark bottom line of display

Alt-C Copy options and setting to LIST.COM

Alt-D Write marked lines, or found line, to a file

Alt-E Toggle 25 or 43/50 line display with EGA or VGA

Alt-F Enter additional filenames to display

Alt-G Goto DOS temporarily to enter DOS commands

Alt-I ** Insert a filespec from the screen display

Alt-H Toggle Hex display mode

Alt-J Toggle the "junk" filter

Alt-L Toggle preloading of files

Alt-M Mark the line at the top of the display

Alt-N Toggle the Alt-X screen saving feature

Alt-O Write marked lines, or found line, to the same file
used by Alt-D

Alt-R Toggle the display of a ruler line on top line

Alt-S Toggle the file Sharing option

Alt-T Toggle the TAB control character filer

Alt-U Unmark lines marked by Alt-M and Alt-B

Alt-V ** Invoke the File Selection Menu

Alt-W Toggle split screen

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Alt- keys


Alt-X Exit to DOS and display the original screen

Alt-Y Reposition to the last "active" line (bookmark)

Alt-Z Toggles the command line in the bottom line. The
default is to display the cursor key usage. Using
Alt-Z changes the bottom line to show the option
switches "Toggles:" settings.







































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Screen Colors


The screen's lines in the viewer may be in one of three different colors:

o the 'special' color for the top status line and the
bottom command line
o the 'normal' color for the file's text windows
o the 'bright' color for lines with Find/Scan text,
and for the upside-down question mark in 7-bit mode

There is a pair of function keys assigned to each color. You use
these function keys at any time to change the background and
foreground colors temporarily, or use the Alt-C cloning command to
make the colors permanent. Alt-C requires that the LIST.COM program
file be on the current drive and in the current directory unless you
are using DOS version 3.3 or later. With DOS 3.3, the program file
may have any name and may reside in any subdirectory.

The border is not changed. The foreground color applies to the
color of the characters.

You may clone a second set of text colors for the second, and any
other windows that you may create.

The color attributes may be changed by using these function keys:

For the main body of text:

F5 - background color
F6 - foreground color

For the top and bottom lines:

F7 - background color
F8 - foreground color

For the line with Find/Scan text:

F2 - background color
F4 - foreground

Once you have decided upon the colors, use the Alt-C key combination
to change the LIST.COM program file. This process is described
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Cloning

The screen colors, the display retrace testing (M), the file sharing
(S), ruler (Alt-R), and other options may be permanently set in the
program COM file by using the Alt-C cloning function.

For cloning to take effect, the program should be called LIST.COM
and on the current drive and in the current directory.

There are THREE versions of the LIST program file. One is the
normal full program, which is LISTR.COM. The other, which is called
LISTS.COM, is a slightly smaller file that excludes the Help screen.
The third is LIST PLUS, found as LIST.COM. You may use any of the
three COM files for cloning. After cloning, you may continue
viewing the file. Several of the command toggles are also
'clonable'.

The values and toggles that are cloned are:

M = Mono monitor, affects retrace testing. If you see
"snow" on your color monitor, turn off this option

Alt-S = file(s) are shared

W = Wrap long lines

8/7/* = display all 256 values, or 7-bit, or special case

K = flush Keyboard each time a command is read

Alt-H = hex dump display, like the DEBUG format
Alt-J = toggle "junk" filter, add LF to CR, fix backspaces

Alt-L = set on to force preloading (reading) of the entire
file before any lines are displayed; default is OFF

Alt-N = toggles screen saving (see Alt-X) feature
Alt-R = toggle columnar ruler on top line

Alt-T = toggle expansion of TAB characters (also Ctrl-I)
Alt-V = number of filenames per line and sort method

F2 = change background color for Find/Scan text
F4 = change foreground color for Find/Scan text

F5 = change background color for main body of display
F6 = change foreground color for main body of display

F7 = change background color for top and bottom lines

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Cloning

F8 = change foreground color for top and bottom lines

| Alt-F7 = change selection bar foreground color
| Alt-F8 = change selection bar background color

NOTE: Be sure you have no other copies of LIST.COM which are
accessible (because of an APPEND type of utility).









































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Locations of option values


This information is offered to those of you who wish to modify LIST
in special ways. You do not need this information to use LIST. An
alternative to cloning is to use DEBUG to make permanent changes.
Also, a special customization program called LISTOPT is available to
registered and licensed users. Subtract hex 100 if you are using a
a file editor and not DEBUG. Here is a list of key items and their
addresses:

Item Offset Value Description of contents
-------------- ------ ----- -----------------------
Special 0132 70 Top/bottom line colors
Special lines 1 and 25 colors, default is 70 (reverse).
Refer to a technical reference guide for the
attribute values for the colors that you want.

Normal 0134 07 Text colors
Bright 0136 09 Find/Scan line colors

Window 1 color 0138 07 Primary window text color
Window 2 color 0139 0F Second window text color

Flag3 013A 09 Retrace off and junk filter on

By specifying the bit value, the option is enabled, e.g. to enable
Shared and Retrace, specify a hex value of the sum, or 01+04= 05.
MRSJ WHK* M = mono, retrace testing if off, x'01'
R = ruler, x'02'
S = shared, x'04'
J = add LF to lone CR, process backspaces,
if on, x'08'; default is off
W = wrap mode, x'10'
H = hi-bit on, x'20'
K = kybd flush, x'40'
* = special document filtering, x'80'

Flag4 013B 08 Tabs on
.PAT DGV. P = Preload file if on, x'02', default is off
A = Apxcore if on, TV/DD/DV if off, x'04,
default is for Topview/Double DOS use
T = if on (default), expand TABs, x'08'
D = hex display mode if on, x'10'
G = if on, Alt-G goto DOS is Disabled, x'20'
V = if on, screen save/restore is Disabled
and 9K less memory is used/required, x'40'

Find row 013C 0800 Position of found line on screen, 8

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When the Find/Scan command is used, the next line which contains
that text is highlighted using the 'bright' color, and is placed in
row 9 of the screen. You can change the row by Altering the byte at
location 13C which is normally '08', i.e. one less than the row.

Scroll incr 013E 0A00 Left/right scroll increment, 10
Scroll start 0140 0000 Starting scroll offset, 0
Tab value 0142 0800 Tab interval, 8
Tab mask 0144 F8FF Tab bit mask
Loudness 0146 C8 Beep tone level
Key rate 0148 FF Continuous scroll increment, 255
Overlap 0149 0000 PgUp/PgDn scroll overlap, 0
Wildcard esc 014B 26 Scan/Find wildcard ? escape character
Alt-V up 014C 0500 Alt-V display files per line, 5

LIST Plus offsets

Eye-catcher 014E 'COM:'
COM port 0152 F803 Default for COM1, use F802 for COM2

Sort offset 0154 00 Default sort key offset
00 by filename
08 by extension
0C by datestamp
10 by file size

Flag6 0156 00 Plus options
04 suppress "Are you sure?" prompts
10 send FF formfeed after ctrl-P
40 /Q option, suppress beeps
80 /V option, verify file copies

Modem init 0157 'AT' 30-byte modem initialization string
Editor name 0175 'Edit' 8-byte name of editor program
Modem hang-up 017E 'ATZ' 9-byte modem disconnect command
Temp var name 0187 LIST 4-character environment name for temps

The following offsets change from version to version. Look for the
eye-catchers to be sure of the offset:

Key table 040F 'WHAT' Eye catcher
0413 0026 Key command table
Routines 0518 'WHERE' Eye catcher
051D xxxx Command routines

Examples of using DEBUG can be found in the DIALER.PAT and

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COLOR.PAT files. To use them, copy LIST.COM to the current
directory and issue the DEBUG command. For example:

DEBUG
COLOR.PAT
---------
n list.com
l
; white on blue for top/bottom lines
e 0132 71
; red on blue for Find/Scan colors
e 0136 41
; blue on white for text colors
e 0134 17
; same for window 1
e 0138 17
; green on white for window 2
e 0139 27
w
q



























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Reassigning keys

LIST performs a function for every character that can be entered at
the command line prompt. There are 128 regular characters and 131
extended characters. The regular characters are numbered from 0 to
127, and they include the letters A-Z, a-z, the numbers, and the
rest of the usual single characters found on your keyboard. The
extended characters represent special function keys and combinations
of keys, such as F1, Alt-X, Ctrl-A, and the cursor positioning keys.

The WHAT table in LIST has a one byte entry for each of the
characters. This byte is a number from 0 to 57 that represents the
identification of a routine that performs a function.

For example,

- the ESCape key has a value of 27 (hex 1B) and its value in
the WHAT table is 16 (10 hex). Routine number 16 is called
"Done". The "Done" routine exits to DOS.

- the Q key has a value of 81 (51 hex) with a routine value of
15 for the "Close" routine. The "Close" routine ends
viewing of the current file and tries to display the next
file, i.e. wildcards used for the filename. There is also a
lower case letter q, so be sure to change both entries.

To change the function that a command character performs, you change
the value in the WHAT table for the routine that the character
invokes.

For example, to change the ESCape key to act like the Q key, you
change the routine value for ESCape from 16 (10 hex) to a 15 (0F
hex).

To find the location of the routine value in the WHAT table, first
determine the value of the character, e.g. ESCape is 27 (1B hex),
and then add that to the location of the WHAT table (36C hex); or,
1B + 36C = 387 hex. Finally, use DEBUG to change the byte at that
location (387 hex) from a 10 hex to a 0F hex.

For example,

debug list.com ; use appropriate file name
-e 387 0f ; change ESC to routine 15
-w ; old data is 10
-q




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Table of Routines


Value Key(s) Description of function performed
----- --------- ------------------------------------------
0 Error, undefined command
2 Alt-E Toggle EGA 43-line mode
3 Alt-F, G Get new filespec
4 Alt-J Toggle Junk filter
5 Alt-L Toggle pre-Load
6 Alt-T Toggle TABs expansion
7 Alt-W Toggle Split windows
8 Alt-X Exit to DOS, restore screen
9 U/up Position to previous line
10 END, B Position to end of file
11 F7 Change top/bottom line background color
12 F8 Change top/bottom line foreground color
13 Ctrl-HOME Position to specified line number
14 Alt-C Rewrite LIST.COM with new options
15 Q, Ctrl-PgDn Quit current file, display next file
16 ESC, F10 Exit to DOS
17 N, down Position to next line
18 X Exit to DOS, clear screen
19 Alt-H Toggle Hex display mode
20 8 Leave hi-bit
21 \, F Search for text, any case matches
22 F2 Change Find/Scan background color
23 F4 Change Find/Scan foreground color
24 Alt-M Toggle monitor rescan testing
25 K, Alt-K Toggle keyboard flush (type ahead)
26 Alt-G Invoke DOS command (shell)
27 L, left Scroll left 10 columns
28 - Position back by number of lines
29 enter Display next page
30 + Position forward by number of lines
31 P Print current screen or marked lines
32 F1 H ? Display Help screen
33 F3, A Search for next occurrence of text
34 R right Scroll display right 10 columns
35 Alt-R Display ruler marks on top line
36 /, S Search for text, same case
37 F9 Search for previous occurrence of text
38 Ctrl-left Reset scroll to column 1, full left
39 F5 Change normal line background color
40 F6 Change normal line foreground color
41 7 Strip hi-bit
42 Alt-S Toggle closing of files
43 * Toggle special * filter
44 Home, T Position to top of file

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45 B, up Position back one line
46 W Toggle display of wide lines
47 Alt-D Write marked lines, or found line, to a file
48 Alt-M Mark top line of display
49 Alt-U Unmark lines
50 Alt-B Mark bottom line of display










































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Table of Routines

Value Key(s) Description of function performed
----- --------- ------------------------------------------
51 Ctrl-pgup Display previous file
52 ^ Like Find but initiates search backwards
53 v Like Scan but initiates search backwards
54 Alt-N Toggle screen saving (Alt-X) function
55 C Toggle continuous scrolling
56 Alt-Y Bookmark, reposition to last "active" line
57 Alt-O Write marked lines to previous Alt-D file
58 Ctrl-F Sends formfeed control character to printer
59 Alt-A Continues text search across files
60 Ctrl-P Print the entire file
61 Alt-I Grab a filespec from the display
62 Alt-V File selection menu
63 ESCape Exit from Alt-V file menu
64 Alt-Z Toggle line 25 command line display format
65 Ctrl-V Switch display window
66 Ctrl-T Grab a telephone number and dial the modem
67 Ctrl-H Disconnect modem (hang up)
68 Ctrl-I Redefine Tab stop interval
69 Ctrl-Y Set new bookmark line number for recall
70 1 Restart displaying files with the first file
*** 71 E ASCII or EBCDIC display mode
*** 72 Ctrl-K Toggle display of line numbers on each line
*** 73 Ctrl-B Set record size for fixed length records
74 Ctrl-right Scroll full right
75 O Toggle date format, US or European
76 Alt-Q Toggle quiet mode
*** 77 Shift-F5 Change line number foreground
*** 78 Shift-F6 Change line number background
*** 79 Ctrl-O Toggle normal and condensed laser printer mode
80 % Toggle percent read and last line number display
81 Ctrl-L Toggle display of page breaks with form feed

Note:
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ARCE - Extract ARC File Utility
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ARCE Version 4.0g


Description
Use ARCE to extract files from an ARC archive file.


Format
The program name may be either ARCE or ARC-E.

ARCE [d:][path]filename.ext [filespecs...] [d:outpath]
[/R]
[/Q]
[/P]
[/T]
[/5]
[/Gpassword]

Parameters

The drive and path names are optional. If omitted, the current
drive and path name is used.

The filename must be supplied. The extension defaults to ARC.
All files matching the supplied filename are processed. The ARC
filename may contain the * and ? wildcard characters.

If no filespecs are supplied, all files are extracted.
Otherwise, only those ARC members which match one of the up to
16 filespecs are extracted.

The extracted files may be placed on another drive, and/or in
another subdirectory by following the optional filespecs with a
drive designator and/or path name.

If the file being extracted already exists, you are asked
whether or not you want to over-write it. You may use the | /R
option to bypass this prompt. Use a Y followed by the | return
key to over-write the file.

Use the /Q option to suppress alarm sounds, beeps, and bells.

Use the /P option to write the extracted files to the DOS
standard output file. With /P, you may pipe or redirect the
output. An initial line feed is added to the beginning of the
output file.

Use the /T option to test the archive's integrity. No files will
be extracted.

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If the file was encrypted, use the /G option to supply the same
password as was used to create the file, e.g. /GSECRET.

Use the /5 option to stop ARCE from creating the subdirectories
for files created with the ARC /Z subdirectory option.










































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ARCE Examples


o Extract all file from TEST.ARC onto the current drive:

ARCE TEST

o Extract only file with an extension of .ASM from the archive
SOURCE.ARC on drive B and in subdirectory SAVE:

ARCE B:\SAVE\SOURCE *.ASM


o Extract all files from all ARC files in the subdirectory
called TEST on drive C:

ARCE C:\TEST\*


o Extract all files from PROGA.ARC and place the files in
subdirectory OLD on drive B:

ARCE PROGA.ARC B:\OLD


o Extract all files with an extension of .COM and .EXE from the
archive PROGS.ARC in directory NEW\WORK on drive B, and place
the them in subdirectory SAVE\TEST on drive A; replace
existing file:

ARCE B:\NEW\WORK\PROGS *.COM *.EXE A:\SAVE\TEST /R


o Extract the file READ.ME from the archive GIZMO.ARC and
display it on the console instead of writing it to a file:

ARCE GIZMO READ.ME /P


o Same as above, except pass the extracted READ.ME file to the
LIST file viewer:

ARCE GIZMO READ.ME /P | LIST /S







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ARCE Messages


'filename - premature EOF reading '

Data is missing from the archive file. The program is
terminated.


'filename - unable to set file datestamp'

The file datestamp is set to the current date and time, and the
next archive member is processed.


'filename - WARNING: file CRC does not match!'

The extracted member is left on the output disk, and the next
archive member is processed. The file is probably invalid but
is left on the disk for your examination.


'Invalid filespec(s)'

The filespec syntax is incorrect. The filename part may be from
1 to eight characters, and may include the ? or * wildcard
characters. The extension may be none to three characters, and
may include wildcards. There is a maximum of 16 filespecs
allowed. The program terminates.


'filename - file already exists. Overwrite it? (y/N) '

The member being extracted already exists. If you are using a
data path utility, the file may not actually be in the
subdirectory be used for output. Respond with the letter Y to
over-write the existing file, or respond with the letter N to
skip this member and continue to the next.


'Abort: Stack overflow'

The member being extracted has invalid data. The program is
terminated.


'filename - invalid decode tree count'

The member being extracted has invalid data. The program is

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ARCE Messages

terminated.


'filename - new archive format 7 not yet supported'

Format 7 is a special file compression method used internally by
SEA, the authors of ARC. Processing continues with the next
archive member.








































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ARCE Messages

'Unable to open archive > arcname'

The specified ARC archive file was not found, or was
inaccessible. The program terminates.


'CREATE failed > filename'

There was insufficient directory space, or a failure accessing
the output disk. The program terminates.


'Invalid archive format!'

The archive file data is invalid. The program terminates.


'Incorrect DOS version'

Version 2.0 or later of PC DOS must be used. The program
terminates


'Not enough memory.'

A minimum of 112k bytes of memory is required. The program
terminates.


'I/O error reading from arcname'

An incorrectable error occurred attempting to read data from the
archive file. The program terminates.


'I/O error writing or disk full > filename'

There was not enough disk space to write the complete archive
member. The partially extracted file is scratched and the
program terminates.


'No matching file(s) found'

No archive files were found that matched the supplied filename
specifications. The program terminates.


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'filename - ERROR: invalid file codes'

An error was detected while attempting to decode a crunched
file. Either some data bytes are invalid, there are extra
bytes, or there are bytes missing. The archive is invalid.










































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FV - Version 1.45


Description
The purpose of FV is to display the names and attributes of files
contained within archive files. Archive files may have the
extensions of ARC, ARJ, ZIP, PAK, DWC, LZH, ZOO, LBR. FV can also
process most self-extracting COM and EXE files created by archive
utilities.

LIST Plus executes FV in response to the ViewArc command. The output
of FV which is normally displayed is written to a temporary file
called FVFVFVFV.FV$ in the LIST or TEMP directory. If the ViewArc
command fails, check to be sure that there is plenty of free disk
space on the LIST or TEMP drive (see SET LIST), or on the current
drive.


Format
FV [d:][path]filespec[.ext] [filespecs ... filespecs]
[/p] [/b] [/w]
[/r] [/c] [/x]
[>outfile]



Parameters
If no operands are entered, a display of the program's command
format is displayed.

The drive and path are optional. The filespec may contain the
wildcard characters * and ?. All archive files matching the file
specification are processed.

If the filespec extension is omitted, all known archive extensions
are checked.

The 'filespecs' operand limits the display to filenames within the
archives which match this file specification. There may be up to
eight 'filespecs'.

Use the /p parameter to pause the display when the screen fills.

Use the /b parameter to suppress the d:\path information in the
display.

Use the /w parameter to display member names only in a 5-up display.

Use the /c parameter to display archive and file comments for ZIP

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files.

The /r redate option changes the archive file date to be the latest
date of the files within the archive.

The /x option converts a self-extracting (.EXE) file to a new archive
file with the proper extension and format in the current directory.

The date format for LU .LBR files varies. The format used by FV
adheres to the LU86 standard.






































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FV Examples


o Display the directory of the TEST.ARC file, in the current
directory:

FV TEST


o Display the directories of all archive files, but redirect
the information to the file FV.DIR:

FV * >FV.DIR


o Print the directory of the file NUBIES.LZH in directory RTEST
of drive A:

FV A:\RTEST\NUBIES.LZH >LPT1:


o Display the entries of all .ZIP archive files which have the
extension .DOC:

FV *.ZIP *.DOC


o Change the date of all archive files to be that of the latest
file within the archive:

FV * /R



















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Restrictions
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o The LIST.COM program requires about 64K of memory. If more
memory is available, it is used to store more of the file in
memory. At least 80K is required to use the DOS shell, and 9K
more is required if the screen saving option (on by default) is
enabled.

o The line number is currently limited to 16 million.

o The file size is limited to 16 million bytes for ASCII files,
and 4 million bytes for hex-dump files. Versions for larger
files are available to licensed and registered users.

o The review limit is 32 files for the regular and Plus versions.
The bookmark limit is 10 entries.

o PC DOS Version 2.0 or later is required. DOS version 3.0 or
later is required for file sharing.

o An OS/2 v1.2 version is available to licensed and registered users.

o Hardware compatibility is required at the BIOS level

o ANSI.SYS is NOT required.

DesqView, TopView, Double DOS, PCED, MS Windows, and IBM are all
copyrighted, trademarked, and all that.























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Registration
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If you are using LIST and find it of value, your gift in any amount
($20 suggested) will be greatly appreciated. Please make checks
payable in U.S. dollars to Vernon D. Buerg. Canadian and non-U.S.
checks require excessive bank charges.


The registered version of LIST Plus is $37 plus appropriate postage;
e.g. $3 in the U.S. You may also register via CompuServe in the SWREG
forum by ordering ID 417. You will be sent a disk with the latest version,
including the LISTOPT customization program, notification of updates,
and a printed manual. The OS/2 version is available only to registered
or licensed users. LIST Plus may be used with MS Windows and registered
users will receive a free upgrade to the future MS Windows version of LIST.

The commercial (retail) program LIST Enhanced is $99 plus shipping and
may NOT be copied or distributed. See the file PROGRAMS for details.


The above products may be ordered by sending check, money or credit card
information with the "Mailer" included with this file to:

Buerg Software
139 White Oak Circle
Petaluma, CA 94952

or you may order with a credit card by phone at (707) 778-1811 from
10 am to 5 pm Pacific time, Monday through Friday.

For use by corporations and other institutions, please contact me
for a licensing arrangement. More information is supplied in the
file LICENSE. Customizing and other special licensing are available
upon request. Purchase orders and invoicing are acceptable.

















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Copyright/License/Warranty
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This document and the program files LIST.COM, LISTS.COM, and
LISTR.COM ("the software") are copyrighted by the author. The
copyright owner hereby licenses you to use the software given these
restrictions:

o the program shall be supplied in its original, unmodified
form, which includes this documentation;


o for-profit use without a license is prohibited;

o the program may not be included - or bundled - with other
goods or services. Exceptions may be granted upon written
request only.

o no fee is charged; an exception is granted to not for
profit user's groups, which are permitted to charge a small
fee (not to exceed $5) for materials, handling, postage,
and general overhead. No other organization is permitted
to charge any amount for distribution of copies of the
software or documentation, or to include copies of the
software or documentation with sales of their own products.


There is no warranty of any kind. The copyright owner may not be
held liable for any damages, including any lost profits or other
incidental or consequential damages arising out of or inability to
use the software. By using the software, you agree to this.


The software and documentation are:

Copyright (C) 1983-1995 by
Vernon D. Buerg
139 White Oak Circle
Petaluma, CA 94952

Data: (707) 778-8944 VOR 24-hour bulletin board
- or - (707) 778-8841 MB 24-hour bulletin board

Voice: (707) 778-1811 10am to 5pm Pacific time;tech support
(800) 44BUERG 10am to 5pm Paciifc, orders only

FAX: (707) 778-8728 24 hours

Compuserve: 70007,1212 Go PCutil
Online registration: GO SWREG
specify ID 417

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Copyright/License/Warranty
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Internet: [email protected]

















































LIST User's Guide Page 77
Index-1 LIST User's Guide
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/*,command line,star filter .. 10, 55
/4,command line,43/50 line mod 10
/7,command line,7-bit option . 10, 55
/8,command line,8-bit option . 10
/B,command line,use BIOS ..... 10, 71
/D,command line,file menu .... 10
/E,command line,end of file .. 10
/Ftext,command line,find text 12
/H,command line,hex option ... 11
/J,command line,junk filter .. 10, 12
/K,command line,disable mouse 10, 11
/L,command line,preload option 11
/Q,command line,quiet mode ... 10, 41, 58, 64
/S,command line,piping option 10, 13, 66
/Ttext,command line,scan text 12
/V,command line,verify mode .. 10, 58
/W,command line,wrap option .. 10, 12, 71
Alt-A,find text again ........ 27, 28, 52, 63
Alt-B,mark bottom line ....... 21, 29, 52, 62
Alt-C,clone new LIST.COM ..... 34, 39, 52, 54, 55, 61
Alt-D,Write marked lines ..... 29, 30, 52, 62, 63
Alt-E,toggle 25/43 lines ..... 6, 15, 52, 61
Alt-F,enter new filename ..... 3, 32, 33, 48, 52, 61
Alt-G,go to DOS .............. 5, 36, 52, 57, 61
Alt-H,toggle hex display ..... 17, 23, 25, 52, 55, 61
Alt-I,insert filename ........ 5, 32, 33, 45, 52, 63
Alt-J,toggle junk filter ..... 24, 25, 28, 29, 52, 55, 61
Alt-K,toggle key ahead ....... 14, 61
Alt-L,toggle file preloading . 21, 52, 55, 61
Alt-M,mark top line .......... 21, 29, 52, 61, 62
Alt-N,toggle screen saving ... 37, 52, 55, 63
Alt-O,write marked lines ..... 29, 30, 52, 63
Alt-P,print marked lines ..... 29, 31
Alt-Q,toggle quiet mode ...... 10, 63
Alt-R,toggle ruler display ... 17, 52, 55, 61
Alt-S,toggle file sharing .... 28, 36, 52, 55, 61
Alt-T,toggle TAB expansion ... 25, 28, 52, 55, 61
Alt-U,unmark lines ........... 30, 52, 62
Alt-V,Change Directories ..... 5, 32, 33, 40, 52, 55, 58, 63
Alt-W,freeze top window ...... 5, 25, 34, 40, 52, 61
Alt-X,exit to DOS ............ 5, 14, 29, 32, 36, 39, 52, 53, 55, 60, 61
63
Alt-Y,reposition to last line 21, 22, 53, 63
Alt-Z,Toggle command line .... 17, 18, 39, 53, 63

LIST User's Guide Index-2
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ARCE,Archive extract utility . 13, 45, 64, 65, 66
archive,files ................ 6, 44, 45, 64, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72
73
Attribute display/change ..... 44
Bookmark,recall position ..... 21, 22, 51, 53, 63, 74
bulletin board,support ....... 76
Changing Directories ......... 40
Cloning ...................... 20, 36, 37, 54, 55, 57
COLOR.PAT,DEBUG script ....... 59
Colors ....................... 6, 13, 26, 34, 38, 54, 55, 57, 59
Command line syntax .......... 10
Command line,option switches . 6, 9, 10, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 32, 38, 39
53, 54, 60, 63
Configuring LIST ............. 20, 37
Continuous,scrolling ......... 19, 20, 48, 58, 63
Copy file .................... 40
Ctrl-A,Full left scroll ...... 50, 60
Ctrl-C,Next page ............. 50
Ctrl-D,Scroll right .......... 35, 50
Ctrl-E,Previous line ......... 50
Ctrl-F,Send printer formfeed . 31, 50, 63
Ctrl-HOME,Position to a line . 21, 39, 50, 61
Ctrl-H,Hang up phone ......... 35, 50, 63
Ctrl-I,Define TAB interval ... 25, 55, 63
Ctrl-left,Position to column 1 50, 61
Ctrl-L,Pagebreak separators .. 50, 63
Ctrl-N,Next file ............. 50
ctrl-O,Output mode ........... 50, 63
Ctrl-PgDn,Show next file ..... 32, 33, 50, 61
Ctrl-PgUp,Show previous file . 32, 33, 50, 63
Ctrl-P,Print entire file ..... 4, 31, 50, 58, 63
Ctrl-right,Scroll full right . 50, 63
Ctrl-R,Previous page ......... 50
Ctrl-S,Scroll left ........... 50
Ctrl-T,Dial telephone ........ 5, 35, 50, 63
Ctrl-U,Previous file ......... 50
Ctrl-V,Switch windows ........ 34, 50, 63
Ctrl-W,Previous line ......... 50
Ctrl-X,Next line ............. 51
Ctrl-Y,Set bookmark .......... 21, 22, 51, 63
DEBUG,changing options ....... 25, 36, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60
Delete file .................. 40
Description .................. 64, 71
DIALER.PAT,DEBUG script ...... 35, 58

Index-3 LIST User's Guide
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DOS Filters .................. 7
DOS Pipes .................... 9
DOS Redirection .............. 7
Edit file .................... 40
Entering Commands ............ 14
Environment,DOS .............. 28, 45, 58
Exit to DOS .................. 46, 48, 61
F- function keys ............. 46
F10,Exit to DOS .............. 14, 32, 39, 46, 61
F1,Display Help .............. 39, 46, 60, 61
F2,Find background color ..... 46, 54, 55, 61
F3,Find next ................. 27, 28, 39, 46, 61
F4,Find foreground color ..... 46, 54, 55, 61
F5,Text background color ..... 38, 46, 54, 55, 61, 63
F6,Text foreground color ..... 38, 46, 54, 55, 61, 63
F7,Status background color ... 38, 46, 54, 55, 56, 61
F8,Status foreground color ... 35, 38, 46, 47, 54, 56, 61
F9,Find previous ............. 27, 28, 46, 61
File Sharing ................. 36, 52, 55, 74
Filtering .................... 2, 9, 13, 23, 25, 57
Find,text .................... 9, 18, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 35, 42, 46
48, 49, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 75
Format ....................... 64, 68, 69, 71, 72
FV,archive directory viewer .. 45, 71, 72, 73
Hex dump,display mode ........ 11, 17, 19, 23, 25, 55
Hi-bit,filter usage .......... 24, 25, 57, 61
Installation ................. 2
Invoke file .................. 42
Invoking DOS Commands ........ 36
Junk,filter usage ............ 10, 12, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 52, 55, 57, 61
License,information .......... 75, 76
LIST Enhanced ................ 6, 63, 75
List file .................... 40, 66
LIST Plus offsets ............ 58
LISTOPT,customization program 31, 35, 38, 57, 75
Mouse,cursor control ......... 5, 11
Move file .................... 42
Movement Keys ................ 39
MS Windows ................... 2, 3, 74, 75
OS/2,special version ......... 5, 74, 75
Parameters ................... 64, 71
Path changing ................ 42
Piped,files .................. 10, 13, 32
Piping ....................... 2, 9, 13

LIST User's Guide Index-4
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Printing the manual .......... 4
Print,files or lines ......... 4, 6, 13, 19, 29, 31, 50, 61, 63, 73
Redirection .................. 2, 4, 7, 9, 13
Rename ....................... 42
Scan,for text ................ 18, 21, 26, 28, 29, 30, 35, 46, 48, 49, 54
55, 57, 58, 59, 61, 63
Screen saving,option ......... 5, 14, 36, 37, 52, 55, 63, 74
Scrolling .................... 20, 48, 63
Shell,to DOS ................. 6, 61, 74
Sort filenames ............... 42
Star,filter usage ............ 10, 23, 24, 25, 28, 38, 49
Status Line Format ........... 15
Switches,command line ........ 10, 12, 53
TAB,control character ........ 19, 23, 25, 52, 55, 58, 63
ViewArc ...................... 45, 71
Warning,regarding LIST PLUS .. 4
Wrap,filter .................. 6, 10, 12, 19, 21, 24, 25, 48, 55, 57




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