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WRU v3.1.1 - A Windows 3.1 file finder for systems with large or networked hard disks. Multiple file lists with 10,000 entries per list. Compressed files can be scanned (ARC,ARJ,LZH,ZIP, ZOO) and DOS files can be ignored.

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WRU v3.1.1 - A Windows 3.1 file finder
for systems with large or networked
hard disks. Multiple file lists with
10,000 entries per list. Compressed
files can be scanned (ARC,ARJ,LZH,ZIP,
ZOO) and DOS files can be ignored.
Search on multiple search masks,
file size and date. Unique list
display with full searching.


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WRU v3.1.1 – A Windows 3.1 file finder for systems with large or networked hard disks. Multiple file lists with 10,000 entries per list. Compressed files can be scanned (ARC,ARJ,LZH,ZIP, ZOO) and DOS files can be ignored.
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WRU
The Windows 3.1 File Finder
v3.1.1 [Shareware]

AT-Ware
720 Sunrise Ave. #28
Roseville, CA 95661


Copyright 1992, AT-Ware
All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

How WRU uses the screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Menu Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Control Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

File List Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Mask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

File Size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

File Date. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Archive formats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Beginning a file search. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

During a search. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

After a search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

The WRU.INI file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Selecting the drives to search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Entering a file mask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Selecting an Archive format. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Entering a file size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7


Entering a file date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Browsing a file list window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Searching the current file list. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Screen Colors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Keyboard Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Ordering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14


Introduction


WRU is a Windows 3.1 file finder that has been designed to
address the need of users with large hard disk and multiple
thousands of files.

WRU has the following features:

* Multiple file list windows with 10,000 entries
each.

* Up to 13 fixed drives supported (no floppies, CD
ROMS, or Tape drives) and they can be local or
network drives.

* All five of the popular compressed file types are
supported (ARC, ARJ, LZH, ZIP, and ZOO).

* DOS file searches can be turned on or off.

* Full DOS wildcards

* The search mask can contain more than one file
name.

* File size and date can be used in the search.

* All user parameters saved in private INI file (no
changes to any of the Windows INI files).

* No files are placed in the Windows directory.

* Each file list can be printed or save to a plain
ASCII text file (with all search parameters).

* The colors follow the colors scheme you selected
for the windows desktop.

* All control selections can be saved to the private
INI file.


How WRU uses the screen

WRU follows the Windows MDI (Multiple Document Interface)
format. Below the normal Title bar are the following sections.

Menu Bar

By using the menu and hotkey combinations you can control all
of the operations of WRU without using the mouse.

Control Area

Below the Menu Bar is the control area which contains the
status messages, edit controls, buttons, and latches used to
control the operation of WRU.

File List Area

Below the Control Area is the file list area. This is where
WRU will place the file list windows after each search. These
windows can be maximized, reduced to icons, cascaded, tiled,
or closed.

Drives

WRU examines your system and finds all of the hard disks
available (even network drives) and displays them on the first
row of the command area. Currently, a maximum of thirteen
drives can be displayed (C - O).

WRU does not display or access floppy disk drives, CD ROMS, or
tape drives.

Mask

WRU allows you to enter a file mask to be searched for. You
can enter one file name (WIN.COM) to be searched for or by
using the DOS wild cards you can search for many files
(WIN*.*). WRU also allows you to enter more than one mask for
each search (WIN*.* *.PAS *.C COMMAND.COM) as long as the
entries are seperated by a space and the total number of
characters entered is less than 128.

File Size

If you need to locate files of a certain size you use the size
edit control to enter the file size. Currently you can enter
a file size with up nine digits.



File Date

You can also locate files by their date stamp. The date MUST
be entered in the 'MM/DD/YY' year format.


Archive formats

WRU will search the internal directories of the five most
common archive formats. The file extensions for these formats
are:

ARC
ARJ
LZH
ZIP
ZOO

WRU also allows you to control whether the normal DOS files
are included in the search with the DOS control. If you only
need to see the matching files that are in one or more of the
supported archive types you can use the DOS control to stop
any DOS files from being included in the file list.


Buttons

The two buttons in the control area allow you to Begin a file
search and exit WRU and return to the Program Manager. Each
button has a hotkey combination associated with it, to begin
a file search either click on the "Begin" button or press the
"ALT-B" key combination. To exit WRU click on the "Exit"
button or press the "Alt-X" key combination.


Status

The area next to the Begin and Exit buttons are where WRU
displays the status information for the currently selected
file list window. The first line contains the file mask used
when that search was begin. The second line contains the
drives and archive formats searched and the file size and date
values used during the search.

Beginning a file search

Setting up WRU for a file search is a simple six step process:

1. Select one or more drives to search (at least one
must be selected).

2. Enter or select the file mask to search for.

3. Select one or more archive formats to examine (at
least one must be selected).

4. If the file size must be compared, enter a numeric
value and select the size criteria value for the
compare. If the file size is not important for this
search make sure the size criteria is set to none.

5. If the file date must be compared, enter a date and
select the date criteria value for the compare. If
the file date is not important for this search make
sure the date criteria is set to none.

6. Press the 'ALT-B' hotkey or click on the 'Begin'
button to start the search.

During a search

Once a file search has begun a dialog box will be displayed
showing you a running status of the search. The information
displayed includes:

The current drive and directory being searched.

The name of any archive file matching a selected format
(besides DOS) that is being searched.

The name of any file that matches the search mask.

The current count of matching filenames found.

You can stop the search at any time by pressing the return key
or clicking on the 'Cancel' button at the bottom of the dialog
box.

While a search is in progress all of the menu items, buttons,
and latches will be disabled. When the search is complete or
canceled everything will be re-enabled.

After a search

If a search has found at least one matching file, a new file
list window containing the matching file list will be
displayed in the file list area. You can use the mouse or the
cursor keys to browse the list. If you wish, you can save the
list to a disk file by pressing the 'F7' hotkey, or print the
list by pressing the 'Alt-F7' hot key.

If more than one file list window exists in the file list area
you can use the commands found under the Windows (ALT- W) menu
item to cascade, tile, arrange, close, or select different
windows.


The WRU.INI file

When WRU begins executing it looks for the WRU.INI file (found
in the same directory WRU.EXE is located) and configure the
controls in the control area with the information stored in
the file.

The information in the WRU.INI file tell WRU the following:

How many drives exist and which ones should be selected
for searching.

What values should be placed in the mask, size, and date
edit controls.

Which archive types should be selected for searching.

If the WRU.INI file is not found, then a limited amount of
default values are set and a new WRU.INI file is created with
these default values:

The current drive is selected for searching.


The file mask '*.*' is entered in the mask edit control
and selected.

The DOS latch is selected for searching.

The file size edit control is set to '0' and the size
criteria is set to 'None'.

The file date edit control is set to the current system
date and the date criteria is set to 'None'.

You can customize the WRU controls for your system and save
the values to the WRU.INI file by pressing the 'ALT-F2'
hotkey. From then on each time WRU is executed your preset
values will be automatically loaded for you.

You can force WRU to reload the preset values by using the
'F2' hotkey.


Selecting the drives to search

WRU displays all of the fixed disks that were found connected
to your system on the first line of the control area. Each
drive control is a latch that can be toggled on or off. If the
latch is raised the drive will not be searched.

If the WRU.INI file is not found then the current drive will
automatically be selected.


Entering a file mask

You enter a file mask by clicking on the mask edit control (on
the second row of the control area). File masks can contain
the normal DOS wild cards (* and ?) and you can place more
than one file mask on each line.

Each time a new file mask is entered it is stored within the
edit control and you can recall any of these by clicking on
the down arrow on the right side of the edit control and
selecting a different mask. If you use the hotkey (F4) to
access the mask edit control the other entries will be
displayed so you can use the cursor keys to move the high
light bar to a different entry. To select an entry double
click the left mouse button or press the return key.

If the WRU.INI file is not found then the default file mask
'*.*' will be the only entry in the mask edit control.


Selecting an Archive format

Telling WRU which archive formats to search is done with
latches. If a latch is depressed any file with a matching
extension will have its internal directory entries compared
with the file mask. If the latch is raised then files with a
matching extension will not have their internal directories
examined.

If the WRU.INI file was not found then the DOS latch will be
automatically selected.

At least one of the Archive formats must be selected before
WRU will begin a file search.


Entering a file size

You enter a file size by clicking on the size edit control (on
the third row of the control area). File size values can only
be numbers (0-9) between 0 and 999,999,999 (you can enter the
commas!). If you enter a value that is out of range an error
message will appear.

Each time a new file size is entered it is stored within the
edit control and you can recall any of these by clicking on
the drop control on the right side of the edit control and
selecting the desired value. If you use the hotkey (F5) to
access the size edit control the other entries will be
displayed so you can use the cursor keys to move to the
desired entry. To select an entry press the return key.


Selecting the size criteria

The size criteria values are stored in a drop down list box.
Simply click on the drop control on the right side of the
control or use the ALT-F5 hotkey. To select one of the entries
either use the cursor keys to move the highlight bar to the
new selection and press the Return key or place the mouse
cursor on the new selection and double click the left button.


Entering a file date

You enter a file date by clicking on the date edit control on
(on the third row of the control area) or by using the F6 hot
key. File dates must be in a 'mm/dd/yy' format with or without
the leading zeros (9/2/92 or 09/02/92). Once you have entered
a date WRU will check your entry to make sure it is valid and
display an error message if it is not.

Each time a new file date is entered it is stored within the
edit control and you can recall any of these by clicking on
the drop control on the right side of the edit control and
selecting a different entry. If you use the hotkey (F6) to
access the date edit control the other entries will be
displayed so you can use the cursor keys to move the highlight
bar to a different entry. To select an entry press the return
key.


Selecting the date criteria

The date criteria values are stored in a drop down list box.
Simply click on the drop control on the right side of the
control or use the ALT-F6 hotkey. To select one of the entries
either use the cursor keys to move the highlight bar to the
new selection and press the Return key or place the mouse
cursor on the new selection and double click the left button.

Browsing a file list window

To browse a file list with the cursor keys you must either
press the F8 hotkey or place the mouse in the list window and
click the left button.

If more than one file list window is in the file list area you
can switch to a different window by pressing 'ALT-W' for menu
access or by placing the cursor on the window and clicking the
left button.

The current file list window will set the Current Mask,
Drives, Count, Archives, Size, and Date message areas (the two
bottom rows of the control area) to the values that were used
by that window for its file search.

Searching the current file list

You can search the current file list for matching values you
enter. WRU uses a partial match method of searching which
allows you search all of the fields displayed (directories,
names, sizes, dates, and times) without using wild cards (if
you enter a wild card character it will be searched for also).

To begin a search simply press the ALT-F3 keys (or click on
search and find) and you will be prompted for a string to
search for. Once you have entered the string simply press the
return key to begin the search.

If a match is found the entry containing the match will be
highlighted. If no matches are found the a small dialog box
will be displayed telling you no matches were found.

After the initial search (and at least one match was found)
you can press the F3 to continue the search. This step can be
repeated until all of the matching entries have been found.


Screen Colors

WRU uses the current system colors for all of the windows,
controls and dialogs. The only colors that do not change are
the reference colors used in the list windows to highlight
directories and other file information.

There are three fixed colors WRU uses:

RED - To display the drive and path of the entries
to follow.

BLUE - To display compressed file names.

BLACK - To display normal DOS files and archived file
members.

Keyboard Commands

You can control WRU with your mouse or keyboard. To use the
mouse simply place the cursor on the selected control and
click the left button. To use the keyboard press the ALT key
combination to select the proper menu item or use the
following 'hotkeys':

Alt-F File Menu.

F7 Save list Saves the file list in the current
list window to a text file that can
be edited or printed.

Alt-F7 Print list Print the file list in the current
file window. You can select and
setup the printer before you begin
printing.

F2 Load INI Reloads the default (or previously
saved) initialization values back
into WRU. The current values will be
lost.

Alt-F2 Save INI Save the current configuration for
WRU to WRU.INI. The current
configuration file will be saved as
a backup.

Alt-X Exit Exits WRU and returns to Windows.

Alt-D Drives Menu.

When using the keyboard, the drives can only be selected from
the menu. The drives displayed will depend on the number of
fixed drives (no floppies) found connected to your system.

Alt-M Move to Menu.

F4 Mask This command allows you to edit the
current file mask WRU will use when
looking for matching files.

F5 Size This command moves the cursor to the
Size edit control.

Alt-F5 Size criteria This command moves the cursor to the
Size criteria list box.

F6 Date This command moves the cursor to the
Date edit control.

Alt-F6 Date criteria This command moves the cursor to the
Date criteria list box.

F8 List window This command moves the cursor to the
current list window.

Alt-E Examine This command allows you to select
which file formats will or will not
be examined for matches.

Alt-S Search

Alt-F3 Find After entering a string to be
searched for, an initial search
begins.

F3 Find next Continues the previous search
command. The search can continue
until all of the matches are found.

Alt-W Windows

C Cascade This command cascades all of the
list windows so that the title bar
for each window is visible.

T Tile Tiles all of the list windows so at
least some part of each window will
be shown.

I Arrange Arranges any list windows that have
been reduced to icons along the
bottom of the main window.

L Close all Closes all of the list windows.

Help
I Index This command displays an index of
the available help topics.

Alt-A About Displays the 'About WRU' box. To
return to WRU simply press the
Return, Space, or ESC key.

Warranty

With respect to the physical disk, AT-Ware warrants the same
to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a
period of 30 days from the date of purchase. In the event of
notification within the warranty period of defects in material
or workmanship, AT-Ware will replace the defective diskette.
The extent of this warranty shall be limited to replacement
and shall not encompass any other damages, including but not
limited to loss of profit, and special, incidental,
consequential, or other similar claims.

AT-Ware specifically disclaims all other warranties, expressed
or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with
respect to defects in the diskette and documentation. In no
event shall AT-Ware be liable for any loss of profit or any
other commercial damage, including but not limited to special,
incidental, consequential or other damages.

AT-Ware retains all rights to the WRU Package and the right to
make updates to this package and its documentation without
notification to the purchaser. This package is sold and
distributed "as is".

Distribution

This package may be freely distributed as Shareware provided
that no files are modified in any manner. The following files
MUST be distributed with the WRU Package in their original
unmodified form:

WRU.EXE
WRU.DOC
WRU.HLP
INSTALL.EXE
INSTALL.INI
README.ATW
FILE_ID.DIZ

The manner of distribution of this package does not relieve
the final recipient of the package from the obligation to
register this product with AT-Ware. Also, the recipient of the
package MUST be made aware of the fact that this is not a
public domain program and that they are required to register
the WRU Package to be able to continue to use it beyond the 30
day evaluation period.

The WRU Package must not be modified in any manner. You are
not allowed to edit the messages that appear in the WRU
Package with any kind of editor (word processor, text editor,
or disk editor).

Ordering

The programs in the WRU Package are Shareware and are not
public domain or free programs. The user is granted a free
license to use the programs contained in the WRU Package for
up to 30 days on one computer for evaluation purposes. To
continue using any of the programs in the WRU Package after
that time, the user must register the WRU Package.


Registration

When you register your copy of WRU you will receive the
following:

A disk with the latest version.
(Shareware messages are removed).
Printed documentation.
2 FREE Windows 3.1 Utilities.
1 Free major upgrade.
Notification of updates.
Discounts on future purchases.

For $29.95 the user will be sent a registered copy of the
entire WRU Package. The user is then granted a license to use
the software contained in the WRU Package on any computer as
long as only one copy of each of the programs in the WRU
Package is ever in use at any one time. The user will also be
notified of updates to the WRU Package (there may be a small
handling fee).


WRU Order Form

Name : _______________________________________________


Company : _______________________________________________


Address : _______________________________________________


City : _______________________________________________


State : ___________________________ Zip : _________




Quantity Description Cost Total

_______ Registration with :
Latest Version.
Printed documentation.
2 Free Windows 3.1 Utilities.
1 Free Major Update.
Update Notification.
$29.95 _____



_______ Shipping and Handling 2.50

_______ Foreign order Handling $10.00 _____

Total $_____

Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Send this form (with payment in US Funds only) to :


Richard A. Nichols
AT-Ware
720 Sunrise Ave. #28
Roseville, CA 95661


Thank you for ordering the WRU Package and supporting Shareware.



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