Contents of the SEARCH.DOC file
SEARCH.COM Version 8.4 Copyright 1986,1987 by Art Hill
SEARCH.COM is a program for searching through text files for
strings. You may specify up to five strings and may specify
actual file names or a "wild card" pattern containing *'s or ?'s.
The program will NOT handle lines longer than 255 characters. In
other words, plain text or ASCI files--not Wordstar, Multimate,
etc. IF YOU USE REPLACE MODE ON FILES WHICH HAVE LINES LONGER
THAN 255 CHARACTERS, you will lose data.
You may include a drive and path spec in front of the file
name. You may run SEARCH from the DOS command line by entering
appropriate parameters SEPARATED BY SPACES as follows:
SEARCH filename var1 [var2] [var3] [var4] [var5] [/P] [/C] [/F] [/R] [/A]
/P produces a printout of all lines with your text patterns
/C means case IS significant. (Default ignores case)
/F sends the output to the file SEARCH.LST.
/R invokes REPLACE mode. REPLACE takes two variables, replaces the
first with the second. Old files are NOT saved. BACK THEM UP!
/A invokes automatic mode requiring no keyboard interaction
You may enter ASCII characters as variables on the command line by
preceding the value with a number sign. Thus to search for IBM PC
you would enter IBM#32PC on the command line. The program will convert
#32 to space. In prompted mode however, numbers and # are used literally.
Use ALT and numeric keys to enter ASCII characters in prompt mode.
You may now page up and down through the previous 8 screens full of data
SEARCH.COM is a copyrighted program released as SHAREWARE. This
means that you are free to copy the program and distribute it
for free. You may not sell it or otherwise charge for it. If
you use SEARCH.COM beyond a reasonable trial period, you are
supposed to register it by sending $12 to:
936 S. Kensington Ave.
La Grange, IL 60525
To remind you to register there is a short delay when the
program completes. Upon receipt of your check, I will send you
instructions on how to eliminate this minor nuisance. Other
than that this version is completely functional.