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Incompatibility 4DOS <> DOS7

I have noticed that 4DOS V5.52 isn’t fully compatible with it’s DOS V7.0
COMMAND.COM colleague.

If I type ‘ATTRIB +r DIR’ (DIR is a directory).

With 4DOS.COM all files DIR\*.* get the readonly-attribute, while with
COMMAND.COM just the directory DIR gets the readonly-attribute (as if
the -d option was used).

It’s not that I don’t like 4DOS.COM’s default behaviour, but it’s not
the same as COMMAND.COM’s. I thought it should be compatible.

Groeten, Michel.        http://www.cs.vu.nl/~mdruiter
 \—-/==\—-/
  \  /    \  /          "Als je voetbalcriminaliteit wilt tegengaan,
   \/      \/           moet je ophouden met voetballen", Nordholt.

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Re: A batch file for checking disk quota?

Huckleberry <phoe…@earthling.net> wrote:

: I’m trying to write a batch file that will check the allocated spaces under
: a given directory.  If too much space (eg. 2 Mbytes) is used then output a
: message (eg. "exceeded disk quota").  Does anyone have any clue on how to
: do this?

: Thanks for any tips.

Some time ago I wrote a batch called QUOTA95.BTM. It uses the filesize-
function to calculate the qouta of the default directory and its
subdirs. The results are written in a file named QUOTOT.TXT.

It uses temporary files with the names of the subdirs. These temp files are
deleted when the batch completes.

It works fine with 4DOS 5.52 under Windows 95. It recognizes LFNs and
long directory names.

I give it to you in UUencoded form because the format of the lines
is important.

Guenther Schaettiger
UNI Hamburg, Germany
FB Informatik
Rechenzentrum
e-mail: schae…@informatik.uni-hamburg.de

section 1/1   file quota95.btm   [ Wincode 2.7.3 ]

begin 644 quota95.btm
<uuencoded_portion_removed>
/,3<S+CDR-R!">71E<PT*
`
end
sum -r/size 42820/2310

section 1/1   file quota95.btm   [ Wincode 2.7.3 ]

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Metrics

Great Site URL:http://www.psrinc.com/metsys.htm

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Re: I've Lost My History List etc!

Adding/changing a printer driver is definitely not the culprit, but
clearly _something_ changed in yoiur configuration.  The symptoms you
describe suggest that perhaps you are inadvertently invoking command.com
instead of 4DOS, and before you spend too much time on this, you may
want to execute a "VER /R" to check.

If you _are_ under 4DOS (5.52 is the current version, FYI), and your key
assignments are as you describe, then you may have a nasty
memory/console corruption problem perhaps best isolated by comparing
your "before" and "after" configuration files.  You _do_ have a usable
backup so that you can see what changed, right? :-)

If you’re still "stuck", feel free to contact supp…@jpsoft.com with
specific (yet concise) details.

- — -

Andrew McKay wrote:

> Hope someone here can help a bit….

> I’ve been an avid 4Dos user for some years now, and have become
> accustomed to many of the little time-saving features. However, a
> couple of those just dropped dead on me and I’d like to know if it
> would be possible to get them back.

> The things that are now "different" are:

> 1) No history list at all. No arrow/page up/down. F3 works to get the
> last command back, just as normal Dos does.
> 2) No F9 filename completion.
> 3) Press Escape partway thru entering a command, the cursor positions
> itself halfway across the screen – kills the command, but…

> All these things have been working in my (registered) v5.51 for a long
> time, but they seemed to go belly-up when I installed a new Panasonic
> KX-P6500 printer. I didn’t change anything else about the config, that
> change is as far as I recall the only one.

> If I boot into 4Dos without entering Win95 then I get my history list
> and other behaviour exactly as I’m used to – I only note these
> problems from within a 4Dos shell (and it has always worked reliably
> before this darn printer got installed).

 _____________________________________________________________
 Mike Bessy                    JP Software, Inc.
 supp…@jpsoft.com            http://www.jpsoft.com/
 CompuServe 75300,1215         "GO JPSOFT"
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JPsoft still around?

Is Jpsoft still around?  Couldn’t find a web site which *was* at
jpsoft.com

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More Money$$$ Read Here!!!

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MONEY.TXT 8K ]

If you find this post offensive, please accept my apologies to you and
your newsgroup.

Hi, Would you be interested in making thousands of dollars quickly and
legally?  If your answer is YES, then take 5 minutes to read this
article. It will change your life. You can make up to or more than
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I’M NOT JOKING AND THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT A SCAM! The internet has grown
tremendously and it continues to double in size every 4 months. Think
about it: You see all those "make.money.fast" posts more and more often.
That’s just simply because it works!!

I was browsing around my newsgroups one morning and I stumbled across
this article. Since I have this burning desire to make a lot of money
and this headline caught my attention, I read it.

It said that you send $1.00 to each of the five(5) names on the list.
You then place your own name and address stated in the article at the
bottom of the list at the #5 position and post the article in at least
200 newsgroups (there are literally thousands of them, and this doesn’t
take as much work as you think).

At first I thought, nobody’s going to do this. And then I thought, what
if they DO! Besides, what’s five bucks anyway? I spend that on snacks  a
few times a week. Well, it’s still hard to believe…but two weeks later
I began receiving bucks in the mail! I mean a lot of money!!! It not
only works for me, but it works extremely well for others as well. Mike
Ochoa says he made $35,382 dollars in one month! Julie Chanter made
$42,000 in four weeks!!! Dave Manning made an incredible $53,664 dollars
in four short weeks!!! And Lars Myers says he only made $21,000 dollars
(ONLY!!?)

That’s the article. Now do I know all these people? No. But when I read
how they did it, it started to make a lot of sense to me. As a matter of
fact, it made enough sense that I’m now taking a similar chance with $5
measley dollars of my own. Not a huge investment that I can’t afford to
lose, but one with incredible potential to deliver money to my
mailbox!!! Can you imagine making $20,000 dollars or more for less than
an hour’s work? What are you making now? All you ever have to spend is
five bucks and postage for the envelopes. That’s all Mike, Dave, Chanter
and Lars did and look what happened to them: they made tens of thousands
of dollars in a safe, legal and completely legitimate way.

Let me show you how and why this works now. Also, make sure you print a
copy of this article  so you get the information from it and START
MAKING MONEY NOW!!! here goes:

Get 5 separate pieces of paper and write the following on each sheet of
the paper…."PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST". Fold a US $1 bill
inside each paper {wrap the bill with the paper so the bill will not be
seen through the envelope. Otherwise nosy people, who like to steal
envelopes with money in them will see the bill and swipe your profits!
Put one paper inside an enveolope and seal it. Do the same for all
five.  You should now have 5 sealed envelopes, each  with a piece of
paper and a US $1 bill stuffed inside of the paper. You’re not just
sending a dollar to someone; you’re actually paying for a legitimate
service which is PERFECTLY LEGAL! Now, mail all 5 envelopes to the
following 5 addresses:

1.   T.H.
      5548 Airview Ct.
      Las Vegas, NV
      89113

2.    Z.M.
      3939 Bidwell Dr. Apt.452
      Fremont CA
      94538

3.    K.B.
      856 S. Beechgrove Rd.
      Wilmington, OH
      45177  

4.    Y. Zhengmao
      1010 Harlan CT
      San Jose, CA
      95129

5.    Z.W.Y
      10118 highridge Rd.
      laurel  MD 20723

Step 2

Now remove the top name from the list that you see above and move the
other names up ( #5 becoming #4, #4 becoming #3, and so on) and put your
name and address as the fifth on the list.

Step 3

Post/send the amended article (with your name at #5 in the list) to at
least 200 newsgroups. This is the REALLY IMPORTANT part, so don’t try to
shortcut it.  I’ll explain more about this under the WHY it works part.
(you can also send by irc or e-mail). Post/send as many newsgroups as
possible. REMEMBER THIS!!!!! THE MORE GROUPS YOU SEND/POST to, the more
people will see your article and send you cash. That’s the real power of
this business. You are now in business for yourself, and you should
start seeing returns within 7 to 14 days!!!

HOW TO POST THIS ARTICLE:

If you have Netscape 3.0 do EXACTLY the following:

1.    Click on any newsgroups like normal, then click on ‘TO NEWS’ which
is on the far left when you’re in the newsgroups page. This will bring
up a box to type a message in.

2.    Leave the newsgroup box like it is, just CHANGE the subject to
something flashy, such as "NEED CASH $$$ READ HERE $$$" OR "FAST CASH!!"

3.    Tab once and you should be ready to post.  Cut and paste this
article exactly as it appears,except to insert your name at #5, and to
remove #1 off the list, plus any other small changes that you might
think you need to make. Keep most of it the same though. You don’t want
to change it too much–it’s proven to work just as it is written!

4.    When you’re done typing the WHOLE article, click on FILE IN THIS
BOX, RIGHT ABOVE SEND, NOW WHERE IT SAYS NETSCAPE NEWS ON THE FIRST BOX.
Click and SAVE AS when you’re under FILE.  Save your article as a text
file to your C: or A; drive. DO NOT SEND YOUR ARTICLE UNTIL YOU DO THIS.
Once saved move on to number 5 below.

5.    If you still have all of your text, send or post to this newsgroup
now by clicking send, which is right below FILE, and right above Cc:

6.    Here’s where you’re going to post all 200. OK, click on any
newsgroup then click on "TO NEWS", again in the top left corner. Leave
the NEWSGROUPS BOX alone again, put a flashy subject title in the
SUBJECT BOX, hit TAB once you’re in the body of the message, and then
click on ATTACHEMENTS. You will get another box to come up. Click on
ATTACHED FILE, and then find your file that you have saved earlier;
click once on the file, and then click OPEN. NOW CLICK ON OK; if you did
this right, you should be able to see your name in the attachements box
and it will be shaded green.

7.    That’s it. Each time you do this, all you have to do is type in a
different newsgroup, so that way, it posts to 200 DIFFERENT newsgroups,
you see? Now you only have 199 more to go!!! (don’t worry, each one
takes about 30 seconds once you get used to it).

      REMEMBER 200 IS THE MINIMUM.

You are now in the mail order business and will start receiving your #1
envelopes from various people all over the world within days. HINT: THE
MORE NEWSGROUPS YOU POST TO, THE MORE MONEY YOU WILL MAKE! Incredibly
simple, isn’t it?

LET ME TELL YOU WHY THIS SYSTEM WORKS!!!!!

Out of every 200 postings, let’s say I only receive 5 replies, which is
VERY LOW. So I made $5 with my name at #5. I’ve already made my money
back! Now then, each person who just sent me $1 makes 200 postings, now
with your name at #4, WHICH IS A TOTAL OF 1000 postings, not including
your own. Say 50 people send you $1 now, which again, is a very low
response rate; that’s $50 you made!  Now then, your 50 new agents post
200 listings each with YOUR NAME AT NUMBER #3, or 10,000 postings (25 x
200). That’s just how the system works at its worst case. However, the
average return is 500 responses at $1 each.  That’s $500 in your
pocket!! Each of your new agents makes 200 postings, which is 5,000
returns at $1 each, which is $5,000 dollars!! And finally, 5,000 people
make 200 postings with YOUR NAME AT NUMBER 1, YOU NOW GET A RETURN OF
$50,000 BEFORE YOUR NAME DROPS OFF THE LIST, AND THAT’S IF EVERYONE
MAKES 200 POSTINGS ONLY, AND WITH ONLY A 5 PERSON RESPOND!!!!!

When your name is no longer in the list, you just take the latest
posting that is appearing in the newsgroups, and SEND OUT ANOTHER $1 TO
5 people in the list, putting your name at #5 again. And start posting
again. The thing to realize is that thousands of people all over the
world are joining the internet and reading these articles everyday, just
like you are right now!!! So, can you afford $5 dollars and see if it
really works? Estimates are at 20,000 to 50,000 new users everyday.

REMEMBER: WORK THIS FAIRLY AND HONESTLY AND IT WILL WORK!  THE BASIC
IDEA IS FOR EVERYONE TO MAKE MONEY. GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATE,
AND PLEASE, PLAY FAIRLY AND YOU WILL BE REWARDED!

DON’T put this off!!  It’s SOOOO EASY and SIMPLE, so do it RIGHT NOW You
won’t be sorry!

*You may also want to get some bulk e-mail software to help the process
along even faster.

P.S.  If you try to deceive people by posting the messages with your
name in the list and not sending the $5 to the people already included,
you will not get much.  I know someone who did this and only got about
$150  (and that’s after two months.)  Then he sent the 5 bills and was
added to their lists.  In 4 – 5 weeks, he had in excess of $10,000!

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A Wish

For many years I’ve been a very happy registered user of 4DOS.
I have one wish for the next version.  I wish that the "InputColors"
could be changed from the command line.  At present, one has
to edit 4DOS.INI and reboot.  In general, the more options that
could be moved from 4DOS.INI to the command line (ColorDir?
BrightBG?) the better.
– John Herro
Software Innovations Technology
http://members.aol.com/AdaTutor
ftp://members.aol.com/AdaTutor

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Batch File Creation

Does anyone know how to go about making batch files?

Anyone want to recommend good books for getting started w/ DOS
programming?

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Writers/Wanted/nycAgency

We are accepting new and previously published writers for publication.
 We are a NEWYORK based international literary agency with three offices:
2 in NEW YORK and one in FLORIDA. Please follow guidelines for
submission: For all fiction, including screenplays for TV & Movies:
Send us a brief synopsis, the first chapter, and include a self-addressed,
stamped envelope=S.A.S.E.
Short Stories: Send brief synopsis, 3 pages, S.A.S.E.
Poetry: Send 3 poems, S.A.S.E.
For all nonfiction: Send us a brief synopsis, the first chapter, and include
a S.A.S.E.
Do not send complete manuscript unless invited.
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Woodside, New York
zip: 11377
Tel: 718-651-8145

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What the @%$@#

I posted a question in this group couple of days ago. Well, I found the
answer myself, by mistake.

Just wanna know if there is any logic behind this one.

If you want to include the percent sign (%) in an environment variable,
all you need to do is to put four (!!!) sequential percent signs one
after another, only one will remain:

set _test=hello%%%%world
echo %_test

will result:
hello%world

me not to know why.

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