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4Files & DV/X users help needed

Yes, I tried 4Files 3.12. The doc’s say that it works in large and SMALL
windows in DV (DV/X?) In a small window all I get are a bunch of green
streaks and a few other colors. I have tried /8 /+ and setting the modes
in config. In full screen it works fine, can’t get the streaks. In small
window (virtual w/ & w/o uses own colors) I ALWAYS get the streaking in
top half of screen. I am using 1024 x 768 noninterlalced for DV/X. All
other text progarms run just fine in this setup. Only 4Files has this
run in.

Anyone have ideas?

Rich

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Re: Suggestion for 4DOS f

PL>global /iq attrib -h descript.ion
PL>Sum’n like that?

Why global /iq ? Attrib has /s switch to go through subdirs.

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4Files & DV/X users help

+  SUBJECT: 4Files & DV/X users help needed Yes, I tried 4Files 3.12.
+  The doc’s say that it works in large and SMALL windows in DV (DV/X?)
+  In a small window all I get are a bunch of green streaks and a few
+  other colors. I have tried /8 /+ and setting the modes

I ordinarily don’t use 4files, but have you tried fiddling with the
configuration options available with <Alt-F10>?  I just opened a DV/X
1.1 DOS window and no color problems running 4files.

Mike Fieschko, in West Orange, NJ
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Piping in 4DOS aliases

I am using 4OS2 V2.0D and 4DOS V5.0E, and I have an alias in 4OS2
that makes the "l" command call "list /w" or "list /w /s" depending
on whether there are any parameters for "l" or not:

l iff #%1==# then&*list /w /s %$&else&*list /w %$&endiff

Under 4DOS (running in an OS/2 DOS box), I have a translation of the
same alias:

l iff #%1==# then^*list /w /s %&^else^*list /w %&^endiff

The aliases are loaded at startup using "alias /r c:\aliases" type
commands – I lifted the lines above directly from that file.

The 4OS2 alias works fine.  The 4DOS alias works if it has
parameters, but when used with a pipe (eg "echo x | l") it takes its
stdin input from the keyboard, not the pipe.  Can anyone see anything
wrong with this, or have I found a bug in 4DOS?

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4os2 Win/Full Screen test

Is there any way within a batch (.CMD) file to tell if we are running in a full
screen shell or a shell running within a window?

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Has anyone noticed that inkey cannot read <ESC> useably??

If inkey reads the <Esc> key it sets the environment variable equal
to a hard carriage return, ie. ASCII code 13.  This of course makes
it impossible to use since the CR breaks any 4dos line in two and
is lost (thus <Return> is saved as @28 rather than a hard return).
This means you cannot let a batch file abort on <Esc> as PC usage
normally dictates.

Anyone know why this is???

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move inconsistency?

When I del a file, its directory entry and allocated clusters are given
free: usual behavior.

When I move a file (to a location on the same drive) and the target
does not exist, only the directory entries are adjusted and the
allocated clusters are not touched: smart and fast.

When I move a file (to a location on the same drive) and the target
*does* exist, from the increased disk activity I must assume that the
file is physically copied. I can imagine no reason, safety or
otherwise, why this should be necessary.

Comments?

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Redirect to an environment variable?

Is there a way to redirect stdout to an environment variable?
Ex: type file > %variable
    (where <file> is a one line file…)

Currently, I’m redirecting stdout to a temporary file and use @LINE[]
function to put the result in a variable.

Thanks!

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