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    discussion area for dirslist.bas by paul purvis in source code section
    PowerBASIC and related source code. Please do not post questions or discussions, just source code.

    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, 02:21 AM.
      p purvis