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LO is a file locate utility that searches ALL directories on a hard disk for any files matching a command line filespec. LO differs from other similar locate programs by allowing the user to selectively search only the current directory or only subdirectories down from the current directory ( most will ALWAYS search the entire disk ).
Syntax at the DOS prompt, type: LO filespec /parameters
= LO is the name of the program = filespec can be any valid DOS filespec. For example:
*.* will locate all files on the disk *.bak will locate all files ending with .BAK on the disk F*.* will locate all files beginning with F on the disk RUN.BAT will locate the file RUN.BAT anywhere on the disk \tp\*.* will list all files in the directory TP
--> LO defaults the search to *.* if the filespec is omitted.
= legal parameters are P,S,D,C (case insensitive).
P cancels the default of pausing after each full page of information. S means display the filename only (Short display); the default displays name, size, time, and date. D means search DOWN from the current directory only C means search current directory only. if you get used to using LO, then this switch will provide an alternative to the DOS DIR command.
If a directory path is provided with no options, LO defaults to that directory only. Using D will search down from that directory only. No directory and no options means search the entire disk. C and D can be used together.
** parameters must be separated from the filespec with a forward slash / Even if the filespec is omitted, a forward slash must be used or the parameters will be ignored.
At any time, the listing of filenames can be paused by pressing a key. Once paused, the listing will resume following another keystroke.
Press the ESC key to exit LO at any time.
ELIM is a file erase utility that searches ALL directories on a hard disk for any files matching a command line filespec, and erases those files. Elim will prompt for confirmation before deleting any file.
***** ELIM will not delete any protected files. ***** (unless told to do so)
Syntax at the DOS prompt, type: ELIM filespec /options
= ELIM is the name of the program = filespec can be any valid DOS filespec. For example:
*.* will delete all files *.bak will delete all files ending in .BAK F*.* will delete all files beginning with F etc.....
** ELIM will NOT default if a filespec is omited.
= legal options are P,C,D,Q,X (case insensitive).
*Q means NO confirm before delete (deletes without asking). P will pause the screen when full IF the parameter /C is also used. P will have no affect otherwise as ELIM would pause during each delete confirmation anyhow. D means search DOWN from the current directory only. C means eliminate in current directory only. X Elim will not delete any files marked as Read-Only, System, or hidden UNLESS you use this option.
* Changed from 1.10. See note below anout PJU.EXE
If a directory path is provided with no options, ELIM defaults to that directory only. Using D will search down from that directory only. No directory and no options (C or D) means search the entire disk. C and D together mean elim from here down.
** parameters must be separated from the filespec with a forward slash / . If no / is used, parameters will be ignored.
MOVE is a file move utility that eliminates the need to use COPY and ERASE when relocating files from one directory to another. MOVE moves a specified file from one directory (origin) to another directory (destination). The moved file will retain its original name. Files may not be moved from one drive (disk) to another.
Syntax at the DOS prompt, type: MOVE origin destination
= MOVE is the name of the program = origin and destination are any valid DOS filepaths.
= legal options are X (case insensitive).
X MOVE will not move a file if a file exists in the destination directory of the same name UNLESS you use this option. P no pause when screen full
MOVE RUN.BAT \DOS moves the file RUN.BAT from the current directory to the directory \DOS
MOVE \DOS\*.BAT \UTILS moves all .BAT files from the directory DOS to the directory UTILS
MOVE *.* UTILS moves all files from the current directory to the subdirectory UTILS which is located within (beneath) the current directory
** MOVE will NOT default if a filespec is omited.
You can now (1.20 and later) specify a filespec to move.
FD is a DOS hard disk file manager. A list of available commands is available by typing ? or ^H (CTRL and H simultaneously). Basically, FD provides the means of manipulating files--delete, copy, move, change attributes, etc--in a 'point and shoot' manner. Files can be tagged (marked) for collective processing (any of the above commands) at one time.
FD recognizes only one command line option: H
If you use the option, FD will display and allow manipulation of hidden files/directories. If you do not use H, FD will not display or affect hidden files/directories.
FD is fairly well self-explanatory: type FD from the DOS prompt and select the help screen by entering a question mark. The rest should be simple. But, just in case, the commands available in FD are as follows:
ESC - Exits program cursor keys - moves the highlight bar in the direction of the arrow key pressed. HOME - moves the highlight bar to the top left filename of the display END - moves the highlight bar to the last filename in the list PAGE DOWN - displays the second page of filenames IF there are more than 90 files/directories in the display PAGE UP - displays the first page of filenames IF there are more than 90 files/directories in the display ? - displays a list of commands (help) D - (DOWN) change directories to the directory under the highlight bar P - (PARENT) change directories to the parent directory. same as DOS command CD .. O - change directories to the original directory. The name of the origin directory displays at the top right of the screen (line one). N - NEW ORIGIN. makes the current directory the origin directory L - LIST all directories. You can then select to change directories to one in the list. K - maKe a directory/subdirectory in the current directory S - screen refresh. after erasing or moving several files, S will clear the screen and redisplay the current directory * - change the current filespec being used to search for files. A list of available filespecs will display. 0-8 are fixed; 9 can be changed by the user during operation of FD without affecting the start-up mask values. ^Q - change the available list of masks. changes ARE saved to the disk FD.EXE file: you must be in the directory where FD resides. (I know, ^Q isn't mnemonic) If you have changed mask #9 (during *), the new value for #9 will also be saved to disk! ^X - change the exit directory. By default, FD exits to the origin directory (start-up directory). This setting is saved to disk and will affect FD until changed again. If changed, FD will thereafter exit to the current directory. The current directory is displayed on line one starting in column one. To save this change, you must be in the directory where FD resides.
The following commands ONLY affect the file under the highlight bar:
C - copy this file to another directory/drive. FD will prompt for the destination drive/directory. The name of the file cannot be changed during copy. M - Move this file to another directory. FD will prompt for the destination directory. The name of the file cannot be changed during move. The destination must be on the same disk/drive. E - Erase this file or erase this directory. If you select to erase a directory that contains files, FD will change to that directory and display the files. R - rename this file/directory A - change the attributes of the current file. FD will only allow changes to the SYSTEM, HIDDEN, READ ONLY, ARCHIVE attributes
T or + - tag the file under the hightlight bar. when a file is tagged, an arrow will display pointing to the name of the tagged file. U or - - untag the file under the highlight bar. of course, this will only affect a file already tagged.
Tagged files allow applying a command to several files at once. If you want to erase several files having different names, you could tag them and then erase all at once. The following commands can be used on tagged files (^ before a command means to enter the command while holding down the CTRL key):
^T - tags all files ^U - untags all files ^E - erases all tagged files ^M - moves all tagged files ^C - copies all tagged files ^A - changes the attributes of all tagged files to a specified attribute. ^B - tags all files that have the archive bit turned on (for subsequent copying by ^C)
1) If you don't know what an archive bit is, I'll try to explain. DOS maintains several bits (pieces) of information about each file on the disk: size, name, location, etc. DOS also records whether the file has been written to or modified since the last backup. It is the responsibility of the backup program (the DOS Backup command, FAST BACK, etc) to change this bit reflecting that the file has now been backed up. This way, during your next backup, you can select to only back up those files that have been modified since the previous backup. FD does the same. If you use FD to copy files to floppy, FD will ask whether you want to turn off the archive bit: Answer Yes if you are using FD as your backup utility; Answer N if you use another backup utility.
^B will tag for copying (as well as any other ^ command) all files that have been modified since the last backup. (Thanks, CSR)
2) FD will prompt for additional disks if needed during a ^C copy when a floppy drive is the destination. Unlike BACKUP, FD maintains a DOS readable file format. So, if you are backing up a directory, or many files from several directories, yet want to be able to read any file individually from the floppies, ^C will prove very handy.
PJU.exe integrates the individual Plain Jayne Utilties into one, command-line utility. Plus, PJU adds Purge and Transfer to manipulate entire sections of the directory tree.
Locate any/all files matching a pattern anywhere on the disk. This is the same as LO. Elim (erase) any/all files matching a pattern anywhere on the disk. The same as ELIM. Move any/all files matching a pattern from one directory to another. The same as MOVE. Transfer a directory and all its subdirectories/files to another location on the disk. Purge a directory and all its subdirectories/files from the disk.
For more information on an specific function, type:
PJU - /?
EX: PJU -L /? lists help on Locate EX: PJU -M /? lists help on Move EX: PJU -E /? lists help on Elim EX: PJU -P /? lists help on Purge EX: PJU -T /? lists help on Transfer
Each of the functions operates the same as the stand alones and are not explained in detail here. However, because of the need to also integrate the program options, one change has been made:
The C (or /C) option in ELIM no longer means NO confirm defore delete. Q (for no Query) replaces the C option. This allows the C to select 'perform in current directory only' for all routines. Several users were polled prior to this change and felt that it was justified for the sake of consistency in all PJ Utilities. Besides, if you still enter option C with ELIM, the only result will be to restrict the ELIM to the current directory.