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

 
Output of file : DIRS.DOC contained in archive : UTILS.ZIP

DIRS.COM
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USAGE: DIRS (wildcards permitted)

DIRS works just like DIR except instead of displaying each of the files,
it simply adds the sizes of all of the files that would have been
displayed had it been the DIR command. DIRS uses the space actually
occupied on the disk, not just the listed file size in the DIR listing.
NOTE: hard disk space is allocated in 4k increments on the XT so that a
file that shows up as 7 bytes like BEEP.COM actually takes up 4k on the
hard disk. DIRS takes this into account.

For example "DIRS *.WKS" would show you how much space all your .wks files
were occupying. Or "DIRS *.BAK" would show you how much space would be
freed if you erased all the .BAK files.

  3 Responses to “Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : UTILS.ZIP
Filename : DIRS.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: http://www.os2museum.com/wp/mtswslnk/