Contents of the README.TXT file
by Bruce Sargent
This program is a MS Windows version of 'whereis'. The design is simple
and straight forward, keeping memory utilization to a minimum while
providing some of the additional features of the Window's environment.
WinWhere is easy to use. Just select the 'whereis' menu option and fill
in the file name (wildcard chars are OK) with optional directory
specifications. Do NOT put a drive on the file name, use the drive listbox
instead. The drive listbox will be set to the current drive, multiple
drives can be selected. WinWhere will locate the file(s) in every
subdirectory and drive you specified. If you entered a subdirectory,
then only sibling subdirectories will be searched. The subdirectory will
apply to ALL drives.
The list of files is placed into a Windows Edit class window (like notepad).
This gives you the flexibility to edit, print or save the list in the
Windows Notepad format.
Because the Edit class is used, WinWhere is limited to approximatly
64K for the file list (depending on how the local heap/stack is being used).
If not enough local memory is available to display the entire file list,
WinWhere will tell you this and display as much as possible. The file size,
date and time are optional so that more files can be listed.
Cut and paste can only handle up to 16K, therefore you may not be able to
cut or copy the entire list. If you save a list that is larger than 16K,
Notepad will not read it (use Write instead). Due to actual memory
utilization, the size of the file list tends to be limited to approx. 25K.
There are three levels of priority. High priority will stop all other
processing until the search is complete, this will complete the search
quickly at the expense of locking up Windows. Medium will yield some
processing time to other tasks, it is a good compromise between allowing
other tasks to run and getting the search done in a reasonable amount of
time. Low will yield alot of processing time to other tasks, it is
recommended if you have a large drive (e.g. 100 Meg.) and wish to iconize
Winwhere to do other work.
You are welcome to copy and distribute this program as long as it is not
modified. WinWhere is a copywrited product of Sargent & Associates.
Sargent & Associates makes no warranty of any kind, express or implied,
including without limitation, any warranties of merchantability and/or
fitness for a particular purpose. Sargent & Associates shall not be
liable for any damages, whether direct, indirect, special or consequential
arising from a failure of this program to operate in the manner desired
by the user. Sargent & Associates shall not be liable for any damage to
data or property which may be caused directly or indirectly by use of
If you have any problems or questions about this program, I can be
contacted on Compuserv (76234,751).
If you like this program, please send $5 to:
11134 NE 145th
Kirkland, WA 98034