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    discussion area for dirslist.bas by paul purvis in source code section

    the program was compiled from pbcc 4.04

    This project was created out of two threads i started and what information was shared with me from several members and some source code listings of source code for getting listing into a window using pbwin.

    One on dir$ and the other on retrieving the date and time a file was last written to.
    p purvis

  • #2
    The ultimate directory utility?

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Michael>help dir
    Displays a list of files and subdirectories in a directory.
    DIR [drive:][path][filename] [/A[[:]attributes]] [/B] [/C] [/D] [/L] [/N]
      [/O[[:]sortorder]] [/P] [/Q] [/S] [/T[[:]timefield]] [/W] [/X] [/4]
                  Specifies drive, directory, and/or files to list.
      /A          Displays files with specified attributes.
      attributes   D  Directories                R  Read-only files
                   H  Hidden files               A  Files ready for archiving
                   S  System files               -  Prefix meaning not
      /B          Uses bare format (no heading information or summary).
      /C          Display the thousand separator in file sizes.  This is the
                  default.  Use /-C to disable display of separator.
      /D          Same as wide but files are list sorted by column.
      /L          Uses lowercase.
      /N          New long list format where filenames are on the far right.
      /O          List by files in sorted order.
      sortorder    N  By name (alphabetic)       S  By size (smallest first)
                   E  By extension (alphabetic)  D  By date/time (oldest first)
                   G  Group directories first    -  Prefix to reverse order
      /P          Pauses after each screenful of information.
      /Q          Display the owner of the file.
      /S          Displays files in specified directory and all subdirectories.
      /T          Controls which time field displayed or used for sorting
      timefield   C  Creation
                  A  Last Access
                  W  Last Written
      /W          Uses wide list format.
      /X          This displays the short names generated for non-8dot3 file
                  names.  The format is that of /N with the short name inserted
                  before the long name. If no short name is present, blanks are
                  displayed in its place.
      /4          Displays four-digit years
    Switches may be preset in the DIRCMD environment variable.  Override
    preset switches by prefixing any switch with - (hyphen)--for example, /-W.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Michael>
    Michael Mattias
    Tal Systems (retired)
    Port Washington WI USA
    [email protected]


    • #3
      that is nice for people who do not have to manage computers and a big improvement over the msdos dir program.
      and also i want to thank you Michael for pointing out utilities that would be helpful to others.
      Last edited by Paul Purvis; 23 Dec 2007, 03:21 AM.
      p purvis