Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : TYP.ZIP
Filename : TYP.DOC

Output of file : TYP.DOC contained in archive : TYP.ZIP

º An Alternative to the DOS TYPE Command º
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º (c)Copyright 1985, by MagicSoft º
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º All Rights Reserved º
º Contributed to the Public Domain º
º for Non-Commercial Use Only º

To provide an alternative to the DOS TYPE command, allowing for
page breaks, detabbing, summarizing, searching and line numbering.

From the DOS prompt, enter

Typ [-cfnost] FileName.Ext [SearchString]

Note: The brackets [] indicate optional fields.

There are a number of options available. Firstly, entering Typ
without anything following it will result in a display of helpful
information. The other options are as follows:
C Continuous Listing (No page breaks)
F Find Search String
N Include Line Numbers
O Only Display the Summary
S Suspend Summary Display
T Expand Tabs to Blanks
All options must be preceeded by a dash - to distinguish them
from filenames and search strings.
If the -F option is used, a search string must be included as the
last item on the command line. Embedded blanks are not allowed.

Typ FileName.Ext will display the contents of FileName.Ext to the
screen, pausing at each screen-full. To continue the listing, simply
press any key. To discontinue the listing, press the letter N.
Typ -o FileName.Ext will display a summary of the number of
character, words, lines, tabs and blanks contained within FileName.Ext
without actually displaying the file itself.
Typ -cst FileName.Ext > Lpt1: will copy the contents of
FileName.Ext to line printer number one, expanding tabs to blanks.
Typ -fn FileName.Ext String will display each line within
FileName.Ext which contains the characters String, including line

If you find this utility to be of use, please send a donation
($30.00 suggested). If you include your name and address, you will be
sent The MagicSoft Utilities, a fifty dollar value, in appreciation of
the contribution. We are making this offer in an effort to spread the
name of MagicSoft, a software design business dedicated to the
simplification and expansion of micro-computers.

Thank you, and above all, enjoy!


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