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Imagine on-line help for DOS. This utility is a quick-and-easy reference guide to DOS commands, their uses and proper formats. When you need help, just type PCHELP plus the name of the command you are curious about. An explanation of the command and its proper usage come to the screen. Also included on this disk are some of the most popular DOS-like utilities. These routines do things that DOS should: WHERE will find files on your hard drive, RENDIR will rename a directory, LOCATE will find text in a file, DIRCOMP will compare two directories, and more. You can find similar files elsewhere in The PC-SIG Library, but these versions are supported by PCHELP -- you get an explanation and syntax help just like any other DOS command. You'll get helpful information without ever dragging out a DOS manual. PCHELP uses no overhead memory and won't get in the way of normal DOS
Disk No: 1774 Disk Title: PCHelp & Utilities disk 1 of 2 (#2026 2 of 2) PC-SIG Version: S1.1 Program Title: PCHELP & Utilities Author Version: 1.4 Author Registration: $20.00 Special Requirements: None Imagine on-line help for DOS. This utility is a quick and easy reference guide to DOS commands, their use and proper format. When you need help, just type HELP plus the name of the command you are curious about. An explanation of the command and its proper usage come to the screen. Also included on this disk are some of the most popular DOS-like utilities. These routines do things that DOS should: WHERE will find files on your hard drive, RENDIR will rename a directory, LOCATE will find text in a file, DIRCOMP will compare two directories, and the list goes on. You can find similar files elsewhere in The PC-SIG Library, but these versions are supported by PCHELP--you get an explanation and syntax help just like any other DOS command. You'll get helpful information without ever dragging out a DOS manual. PCHELP uses no overhead memory and won't get in the way of normal DOS operation for those who don't need the help. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< Disk #1774 PCHELP & UTILITIES disk 1 of 2 (2026 also) >>>> ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ To install program onto hard drive, type: INSTALL (press enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To start program, type: HELP (press enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To print documentation, type: COPY HELP.DOC PRN ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
PCHELP.DOC V1.4 (C) COMPU.CON 1989 PCHELPxx.EXE (xx = DOS version, PCHELP32.EXE is help for DOS version 3.2) is a utility to provide PC users a quick and easy reference to DOS commands, special DOS files and utilities supplied on the disk. This version of PCHELP includes help for DOS versions 2.X, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 4.0. PCHELPxx is not intended to replace the DOS Reference Manual. Consult the DOS Reference Manual for details on any DOS command. The correct version of PCHELPxx.EXE will be renamed HELP.EXE by INSTALL. Format: [d:][path]HELP [command] HELP may be run with or without a command. The command, if entered at the command line, may be abbreviated to the first unique characters. This HELP emulates the DEC VAX/VMS Help Utility. It is suggested that a subdirectory be created (i.e. UTILS) and the files on the HELP disk copied to that subdirectory. The INSTALL program will create the directory automatically during installation and copy the files to that directory. You will need to include this subdirectory name in the PATH command. The PATH command is generally set in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. PATH=...;[d:]\UTILS;... Where '...' represents paths before and/or after the subdirectory name and [d:] is the drive where the subdirectory name resides. This will allow HELP to be called from any directory and/or drive. It is recommended that you install the HELP and Utilities with the INSTALL program. Format: A:INSTALL The default directory is UTILS, but this may any directory name you choose. The INSTALL program will instruct as to installation of HELP and Utilities. This HELP utility program is distributed under the user supported software concept. If you find it useful, register your copy by sending $20.00 to: COMPU.CON 5225 Canyon Crest Drive, Suite 19-224 Riverside, CA 92507 We will send you the latest version of PCHELP and any information on other programs that are available from COMPU.CON. You are encouraged to make copies of this disk and give unmodified copies to other PC users.
Submission/Update Information Form Program Title: PCHELP Submission Tracking No.: 1774 Submission's Version Number: V1.4 Name: Dick Mathews Company Name: COMPU.CON Address: 5203 El Cerrito Drive, #242 City: Riverside State: CA Zip: 92507 Daytime Phone: 714-684-3569 Evening Phone: Same I wrote the above program and hereby place it in the public domain to be distributed freely. Signature: Date: 2-4-90 Program Title: PCHELP Submission Tracking No.: 1774 If this is an update, improvements over last update?: Yes. Additional help for other versions of MS-DOS and some enhancements and bug fixes to the utilities. DOS Version 2.X and 3.0 were added by popular demand. Unique features of the program (why is your program better?).: Program's capacity or limitations (i.e. how many records it will hold, situations or conditions where the program won't work, features described or implied described or implied above that only come with registration).: Should work in any version of MS/PC-DOS Ver. 2 or later. Does your program require any special system requirements other that 256K memory, one floppy disk drive, and a monocrome monitor. If yes, please list them.: No How to start the program.: HELP What is the registration fee for your program?: $20.00. Who is the intended user?: Anyone using MS/PC-DOS. Materials or services that come with registration.: Udated version of HELP and/or utilities. List program files and one-line descriptions of each file.: Disk 1: INSTALL .EXE Installation program for PCHELP PCHELP31.EXE HELP for MS-DOS Ver. 3.1 PCHELP32.EXE HELP for MS-DOS Ver. 3.2 PCHELP33.EXE HELP for MS-DOS Ver. 3.3 PCHELP40.EXE HELP for MS-DOS Ver. 4.0 HELP .DOC Documentation for PCHELP REGISTER.FRM PCHELP register form PC-SIG .TXT This file Disk 2: PCHELP2X.EXE HELP for MS-DOS Ver. 2.X PCHELP30.EXE HELP for MS-DOS Ver. 3.0 HELP .DOC Documentation for PCHELP REGISTER.FRM PCHELP register form CHANGES .EXE List file changes between two directories. DIRCOMP .EXE List files in two directories for comparision. LISTBKUP.EXE Lists the files in the backup save-set (ver. 3.3 and later). SD .EXE Display two column sorted directory. SIZE .EXE Reports the total size and the number of files in a directory. TREE .EXE Displays a visual representation of subdirectory tree. All the above software was authored by Dick Mathews, COMPU.CON. Disk 3: The following software descriptions are included in the PCHELP. The source for these came from the book and disk, PC MAGAZINE DOS POWER TOOLS, edited by Paul Somerson, Copyright 1988, by Paul Somerson and Ziff Communications Company. BROWSE .COM Scrolls forward and backward through a file. PARSE .COM Counts characters, words and sentences in ASCII files. RENDIR .COM Renames subdirectories. SCLEAN .COM Searches, erases or retains files selectively. SEARCH .COM Searches for filenames or character strings. TOUCH .COM Changes file date and/or time in a directory. TYPEA .COM Displays text strings within files. WHERE .COM Finds a file or group of files on the drive:path. The following software description is included in the PCHELP. (C)1985 S.Holzner. LOCATE .COM Finds text strings in file(s) in the current directory. The following software descriptions are included in the PCHELP. The authors and origins are unknown. FINDFILE.COM Finds a file or group of files on the current drive. MEMAVAIL.EXE Reports conventional, extended and expanded memory. PURGE .COM File deletion program. The above utilities may be added to Disk 2, they will install if present.
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ INSTALL EXE 12688 2-05-90 6:35a PCHELP31 EXE 72544 2-04-90 10:03a PCHELP32 EXE 75872 2-04-90 10:04a PCHELP33 EXE 81216 2-04-90 10:04a PCHELP40 EXE 87792 2-04-90 10:05a HELP DOC 2214 2-03-90 7:26p REGISTER FRM 1471 2-03-90 8:57a PC-SIG TXT 3922 2-04-90 7:35a GO BAT 38 1-01-80 1:37a GO TXT 694 1-01-80 12:20a FILE1774 TXT 2383 3-15-90 10:47a 11 file(s) 340834 bytes 15360 bytes free