Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
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MicroSource Utilities (c) 1992 MicroSource

Enclosed in this archive file are several small utilities that I have written
over the years at the request of other people. The batch utilities are listed
first, followed by the stand-alone utilities (which could, of course, be used
in batch files).

These utilities are released as shareware - please read the file LICENSE.DOC
for information on registration. Please note that if you register for the use
of MicroSource's very popular Postscript conversion program "PCPS", you are
automatically registered to use the following utilities.

All care has been taken in the writing of these utilities, but no responsibility
will be taken by MicroSource or Paul Carapetis for any result (good or bad)
incurred from the useage of the utilities detailed below:

------------------------------Batch Utilities----------------------------------- 6404 22 April 1992 18:13
This program will check for the existance of a specified directory.

For help enter ISDIR 278 22 April 1992 18:13
This program checks for a working mouse and driver being present.

For help enter ISMOUSE ? 6598 22 April 1992 18:13
This program checks that the specified disk is write protected or not.

For help enter ISWRITE 562 22 April 1992 18:13
Useage Í TASK "Question",[,,]

eg. TASK "Please enter a,b or c : ",abc,60,1

(TASK = Timeout ASK)
This utility is designed for use within batch files to make them interactive.
The above example works as follows:
- The question "Please enter a,b or c : " will be output to the screen
- The program will wait up to 60 seconds for one of the specified keys
(a,b or c) to be entered and will exit setting a corresponding error
level (1 for a, 2 for b etc.).
(the timeout period is handy if, for example, you wish to have a question
asked within the autoexec.bat on boot-up, but wish it to default to a
particular action after a given time when there is no-one around to
press keys)
- If none of the specified keys is pressed within the specified time
(60 secs in this example), then TASK will exit with an errolevel of 1
as specified in the last argument above.
- This errorlevel can then be tested as such:

  3 Responses to “Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : MSUTIL13.ZIP
Filename : MSUTILS.DOC

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

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

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