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PC-CONVERT/SWEEP is a powerful collection of file conversion and disk utilities. PC-SWEEP is a file handling utility. Operating in either single or multi-file mode, this program lets you easily conduct file operations (copy, delete, rename, etc.) and has some very informative screen displays. This one deserves a place in everyone's collection. System Requirements: PC (not MS) DOS 2.0 or greater, BASIC How to Start: To read DOC files, enter TYPE filename.ext and press <ENTER>. To run a BAT or COM program, just type its name and press <ENTER>. For instructions on running BASIC programs, please refer to the GETTING STARTED section in this catalog. Suggested Registration: PC-SWEEP $20.00 File Descriptions: PC-SWEEP COM Disk management utility PCSWP110 COM PC-SWEEP v1.10 PCSWEEP DOC Documentation for PCSWP110.COM PC-SWEEP DOC Documentation for PC-SWEEP.COM PCONVERT EXE Main program PC-CONVERT PCONVDOC Documentation for PCONVERT.EXE
------------------------------------------------------------------------ Disk No 382 PC-CONVERT/SWEEP v1.1 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ PCONVERT - A file conversion utility for the IBM Personal Computer. Compiled for fast processing. Allows user to create and save a template for use in dividing any ASCII record into fields for subsequent conversion into spreadsheet cells. Can be impor ted into Lotus 1-2-3, Visi-Calc, etc. User friendly and menu driven. Complete with documentation. If you've ever had to import large amounts of data into a spreadsheet, this will take the work out of it. PCCONMNU EXE Main PC-CONVERT file. PCCONDOC Documentation for PC-CONVERT ------------ Useful file conversion and disk utilities. PC-SWEEP COM Disk management utility. PC-SWEEP DOC Documentation for PC-SWEEP.COM. PCSWEEP DOC Documentation for PCSWP110.COM. PCSWP110 COM PC-SWEEP v1.10. PC-SIG 1030D E Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1987 PC-SIG
PC-SWEEP -- THE ULTIMATE DISK MAINTENANCE UTILITY USER'S MANUAL FOR VERSION 1 3 AUGUST 1984 BY SANDI & SHANE STUMP BOX 13719 COLLEGE STATION,TX 77841 (c) SANDI & SHANE STUMP COPYRIGHT COPYRIGHT 1984 BY SANDI & SHANE STUMP. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced for profit without written permission from SANDI & SHANE STUMP, BOX 13719, COLLEGE STATION, TX 77841. DISCLAIMER SANDI & SHANE STUMP make no representation or warranties with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaim any implied warranties to the suitability of this fine product for any particular purpose. SANDI & SHANE STUMP reserve the right to make changes from time to time in the context hereof without obligation to notify any person or persons of such changes. TRADEMARK PC-DOS is a registered trademark of IBM corporation. MS-DOS is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER 1: HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS ........... 1 2: INVOKING PC-SWEEP ........... 1 3: MODES OF OPERATION ........... 1 4: OPERATION WINDOWS ........... 2 5: CHANGING COMMAND MODES ........... 2 6: MOVING THROUGH THE DIRECTORY ........... 2 7: PC-SWEEP COMMANDS ........... 3 < B > -- BACK UP ONE FILE ........... 3 < C > -- COPY FILE(s) ........... 3 < D > -- DELETE FILE(s) ........... 4 < F > -- FIND FILE ........... 5 < L > -- LOG TO NEW DISK\DIRECTORY ........... 5 < M > -- CHANGE MODES ........... 5 < P > -- PRINT FILE(s) ........... 6 < R > -- RENAME FILE ........... 6 < S > -- SPACE ON A DISK ........... 6 < T > -- TAG FILE ........... 6 < U > -- UNTAG FILE ........... 6 < V > -- VIEW FILE ........... 6 < X > -- EXIT FROM PC-SWEEP ........... 7 < Y > -- CHANGE FILE(s) ATTRIBUTES ........... 7 < Z > -- SET VERIFY OFF/ON ........... 8 < ? > -- TOGGLE HELP SCREEN ........... 8 9: CLOSING COMMENTS ........... 8 PC-SWEEP VERSION 1.00 PAGE 1 CHAPTER 1: HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS PC-SWEEP will only run under PC-DOS 2.0 or greater. A version will soon be available for MS-DOS machines. PC-SWEEP needs a minimum of 96k of memory and any combination of disk drives (includes HARD disks). *************** ** IMPORTANT ** PC-SWEEP MAY NOT WORK PROPERLY WITH RAM DISKS!!!! *************** CHAPTER 2: INVOKING PC-SWEEP PC-SWEEP may be invoked with a command line. The format of the command line is as follows: PC-SWEEP [DR:][\DIR1][\DIR2].... where DR -- is the drive you wish PC-SWEEP to use for the current drive. It MUST be followed by a colon. DIR1\DIR\2 . . -- is the directory you wish PC-SWEEP to read in first. Here are a few examples (NOTE: the 'A:' prompt is the DOS ready prompt): A:PC-SWEEP This format would load and execute PC-SWEEP, using the current logged disk and directory. A:PC-SWEEP B: This format would load an execute PC-SWEEP, using drive B as the logged disk and its root directory. A:PC-SWEEP B:\SYSTEM\FILES\BACKUP This format would load and execute PC-SWEEP, using drive B as the logged disk and directory \SYSTEM\FILES\BACKUP. CHAPTER 3: MODES OF OPERATION PC-SWEEP has two modes: SINGLE-FILE mode and MULTI-FILE mode. All commands supported in SINGLE-FILE mode are also supported in MULTI-FILE mode. MULTI-FILE mode has an additional command for grouping (Tagging) associated files. Changing modes is achieved with a single command!!!! READ ON. . . . 1 PC-SWEEP VERSION 1.00 PAGE 2 CHAPTER 4: OPERATION WINDOWS When PC-SWEEP is first invoked, it comes up in the "HELP" mode screen: a list of all the commands is ALWAYS present in a window. This feature is nice when you are first becoming acquainted with all of PC-SWEEP's commands, but it limits the number of directory files that can be displayed at one time. After you have become acquainted with PC-SWEEP, you may toggle (remove) the help screen in order to see more of the directory on the screen. The "DIRECTORY" window (the window in which the directory files are displayed) will scroll from the bottom of the window after it becomes full. CHAPTER 5: CHANGING COMMAND MODES As mentioned earlier, PC-SWEEP currently has two modes of operation: SINGLE-FILE mode and MULTI-FILE mode. To change modes, simply press the "Change mode command" ('m' or 'M'). If you are in the "HELP" mode, the help window will be updated with the appropriate command list. Otherwise, if you have toggled the help screen, the "mode" line will display the appropriate change in operation. CHAPTER 6: MOVING THROUGH THE DIRECTORY LIST Before we go any further, it may be nice to learn how to move through the directory list. To move forward one file, simply press the SPACE bar ("sp") or RETURN key ("cr"). To move backwards one file, simply press the 'B' key. Once the file window fills, the contents of the window will begin to scroll upward. While the above commands are fine for movement through directories with a couple of files, you may encounter a directory with hundreds of files (ex: HARD disk). If you wish to goto to a file beginning with the letter 'K', you would have to perform one of the above commands repetitively; but PC-SWEEP supports a FIND command. < F > -- This is used to move immediately to a particular file position. When entered, followed by the file name that you wish to find, this command will list the specified filename at the next file position. This command supports wild cards to facilitate use. 1. APPLE.BAS ( 0) : F FIND WHAT FILE? *.COM 112. PRINTER.COM ( 3646) : _ As example 2 illustrates, entering the first letter or letters will transfer you to that section of the directory. 112. PRINTER.COM ( 3646) : F FIND WHAT FILE? FI 37. FILE1.DOC ( 0) : _ 2 PC-SWEEP VERSION 1.00 PAGE 3 CHAPTER 7: PC-SWEEP COMMANDS Before talking about the individual commands, a quick comment is necessary. Several of the commands ask for the user to enter a "DRIVE\DIR\" and some ask for an additional filename ("DRIVE\DIR\FILENAME"). It must be pointed out now, that PC-SWEEP will NOT ACCEPT any illegal drive characters or ANY illegal directory and\or filenames!!!. ************ ** NOTE ** YOU MAY ABORT ANY OF THE COMMANDS BY SIMPLY ************ PRESSING RETURN!!! The following sections discuss in alphabetical order the various PC-SWEEP commands (NOTE: Each section will discuss both the SINGLE-FILE and MULTI-FILE version of each command. < B > -- This will return to the previously listed file. ______________________________________________________ < C > -- Copies a file. In the SINGLE-FILE mode, there are two different actions: (1) You may copy a file to a different disk and/or directory keeping the same file name. B:APPLE.BAS ( 0) : C COPY TO WHAT DRIVE\DIR\FILENAME: A:\SYSTEM\ Please note the '\' after the directory 'SYSTEM'. This tells PC-SWEEP that you wish to copy 'APPLE.BAS' to drive C into directory SYSTEM. If the '\' had not been supplied, PC-SWEEP would have interpreted the command as follows: copy APPLE.BAS to drive C into the root directory and name the file SYSTEM. (2) You may copy a file to the same disk and directory or a different disk and/or directory with a different filename. The syntax is the same as above, except for the last '\'; it must be left off if you wish the last filespec to be interpreted as a filename rather than as a directory name. In MULTI-FILE mode, the copy command may only be used as described above in case 1. (NOTE: An '*' before the colon in a directory listing informs you that the file has been 'tagged'. This will be discussed further on) B:APPLE.BAS ( 0)*: B:BONKERS.PAS ( 0) : B:FILE1.DOC ( 0)*: C COPY TO WHAT DRIVE\DIR: A:\SYSTEM DO YOU WISH TO COPY TAGGED OR UNTAGGED FILES (T/U)? T 3 PC-SWEEP VERSION 1.00 PAGE 4 COPYING ---> APPLE.BAS TO A:\SYSTEM COPYING ---> FILE1.DOC TO A:\SYSTEM B:FILE1.DOC ( 0)*: _ If in the above example I had answered Untagged: B:APPLE.BAS ( 0)*: B:BONKERS.PAS ( 0) : B:FILE1.DOC ( 0)*: C COPY TO WHAT DRIVE\DIR: A:\SYSTEM DO YOU WISH TO COPY TAGGED OR UNTAGGED FILES (T/U)? U COPYING ---> BONKERS.PAS TO A:\SYSTEM B:FILE1.DOC ( 0)*: _ ______________________________________________________ < D > -- Deletes a file from the disk. The disk statistics are then updated. In the SINGLE-FILE mode: B:APPLE.BAS ( 0) : D DELETE FILE (Y/N)? Y B:BONKERS.PAS ( 0) : _ To abort this command, just enter any key except <Y>. If the file is R/O (read only), you will be prompted with the following: FILE IS R/O. DELETE ANY WAY (Y/N)? If you respond with a <Y> then the file will be deleted. In the MULTI-FILE mode you may delete files automatically or be prompted before any file is deleted. B:APPLE.BAS ( 0)*: B:BONKERS.PAS ( 0) : B:FILE1.DOC ( 0)*: D DELETE TAGGED OR UNTAGGED FILES (T/U)? T DO YOU WISH TO BE PROMPTED (Y/N): N DELETING ---> APPLE.BAS DELETING ---> FILE1.DOC B:BONKERS.PAS ( 0) : _ If you had answered 'Y' to being prompted, the action would be similar to if you had performed the 'D' command several times in the SINGLE-FILE mode. ______________________________________________________ 4 PC-SWEEP VERSION 1.00 PAGE 5 < F > -- Find file. SEE CHAPTER 6. ______________________________________________________ < L > -- This command allows you to change the current logged drive and/or current directory. If there are no files located in the directory that has been designated,the following message will be displayed: NO FILES : _ At this point, only commands that do not involve file operations may be used, such as the < L > command. If you enter a drive that does not exist, the current drive will stay the same. If you enter a drive that does exist along with a non-existent directory, PC- SWEEP will change the current drive to that drive and the current directory will become the root directory. ______________________________________________________ < M > -- This command allows you to switch between Single file operations and Multiple file manipulation operations. After entering <M>, the top menu window will display the appropriate command menu. ______________________________________________________ < P > -- Prints a file to the printer. This procedure will not allow printing of files with the extension of .COM, .EXE, and .OBJ *** WARNING *** Make certain your printer is ready to operate before using this command. If no printer is attached or the printer is not ready, this program will exit into an indefinite loop. You may use this command in the MULTI-FILE mode to print several files. After each file is printed, a FORM FEED will be sent to the printer. ______________________________________________________ < R > -- Renames a file. This procedure will not allow the user to enter an illegal PC-DOS filename, such as one that exceeds the 8 character, 3 character extension limit, or one with an illegal character. B:GHOST.PAS ( 0) : R ENTER NEW NAME: PASCAL.PAS This command is not supported for multiple file renaming. If you are in the MULTI-FILE mode, the command will still work as stated above. ______________________________________________________ 5 PC-SWEEP VERSION 1.00 PAGE 6 < S > -- This command allows you to check the amount of free disk space on any disk. After entering the command, you will be asked to enter the drive you wish to check. It will then skip a line and print the amount. If you enter an illegal drive character, the program will simply display its free space as being 0. B:FILE1.DOC ( 0) : S ENTER DRIVE: A FREE SPACE FOR DRIVE A: 60416 ______________________________________________________ < T > -- This will allow you to tag a file or files for multiple file manipulation. The command will keep a tally of the amount of file space that has been tagged. After a file has been tagged, the directory listing will be marked with an asterisk (*) immediately before the colon. B:GHOST.PAS ( 0) : T TAGGED FILES = 0 B:PRINTER.PAS ( 3646) : T TAGGED FILES = 3646 B:APPLE.BAS ( 0) : B B:PRINTER.PAS ( 3646)*: ______________________________________________________ < U > -- This will untag all files that have been previously tagged. The command will also recalculate the file space that has been tagged after untagging the specified file. ______________________________________________________ < V > -- This will allow you to display the file to the screen. The screen will clear and will allow you to page through the chosen file. At the bottom of the viewing window will be 3 function keys. <F1> -- NEXT LINE Will allow you to proceed one line at a time. <F2> -- NEXT SCREEN This allows you to proceed one screen at a time. <F3> -- QUIT VIEWING This allows you to exit back to PC-SWEEP. Upon reaching the end of the file in which you are listing, the program will display *** END OF FILE *** after which the program will only accept the input of the <F3> command. This is a sequential viewing procedure. 6 PC-SWEEP VERSION 1.00 PAGE 7 This command is not supported for multiple file renaming. If you are in the MULTI-FILE mode, the command will still work as stated above. ______________________________________________________ < X > -- Exits the program to the operating system. ______________________________________________________ < Y > -- Set file status. After entering this command, the program will respond with the statement: B:PRINTER.PAS (3646):ENTER FILE ATTRIBUTE(s)(R,H,S,A): where R -- Read Only H -- Hidden file S -- System file A -- Archive file A Read Only file can normally only be read, not written to or deleted by the DEL command. Hidden files normally do not appear to the user when he issues a DIRectory command. An Archive file is a file that can be both read and written to. Multiple attributes can be designated simultaneously, as in the following example: B:P.COM (3646):Y ENTER FILE ATTRIBUTE(s) (R,H,S,A): HR which would hide the file called PRINTER.COM and would also assign it Read Only status. ********* PC-SWEEP will accept all possible ********* combinations of file attributes, but it is ** NOTE * senseless to assign any combination of ********* attributes with the ARCHIVE attribute ********* since it will take precedence over all ********* others. This command will allow you to set/change the file attributes for multiple files in the MULTI-FILE mode. _____________________________________________________ 7 PC-SWEEP VERSION 1.00 PAGE 8 < Z > -- Set verify OFF/ON. This command is a complement to the copy command ('C'). If verify set to ON, every disk write will be verified!! ****** Verify option is off when PC-SWEEP is first ****** invoked because disk errors are rare and *NOTE* verification slows down disk writing by a ****** factor of 2.5. However, you will probably want ****** to turn it on when you are copying important ****** data. ______________________________________________________ < ? > -- Toggle help screen. This will turn the help screen off/on. CHAPTER 8: CLOSING COMMENTS We hope you find PC-SWEEP useful. After using MS-DOS system commands for the last 6 months, we felt encouraged to write a multi-function disk maintaince utility. As you have guessed, PC- SWEEP is that utility. PC-SWEEP is modeled somewhat like that of NEWSWEEP by DAVID RAND (NEWSWEEP is a CP/M 80 utility), except single-file commands have been extended to handle both single and multiple file operations. If you find this utility useful, we ask that you please contribute $20.00. If you do contribute, you will be put on our mailing list and will be informed on updates. Please send all contributions and problem reports to: SANDI & SHANE STUMP BOX 13719 COLLEGE STATION, TX 77843 TELEPHONE (409)-845-0143 (FROM 8:00 AM ---> 5:00 PM scattered) 8 3
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ PCONVERT EXE 90496 1-08-87 10:54p PCONVDOC 40751 1-12-87 10:29p -------- 3 4-24-85 10:23a PC-SWEEP COM 35813 8-05-84 2:44a PC-SWEEP DOC 24064 8-04-84 1:55p PCSWEEP DOC 1664 10-20-84 2:27a PCSWP110 COM 33536 11-09-84 8:02a FILES382 TXT 1090 1-31-87 2:53p 8 file(s) 227417 bytes 91136 bytes free