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Disc dilemmas divided
These are a series of extremely clever and extraordinarily useful disc indexing programs ideal for those people who have recycled their 3 inch discs so often that the disc label is covered in scribble, or for those who have a tendency to save everything as Letter 1, Letter2, etc.
Findex is a utility that allows you to name each of your discs very simply, A, B, C, etc. You can run your amended discs through Findex and it makes a complete index file of each record, its size, location, user number, etc. It is possible to selectively specify which files to include by the use of wildcards which are very more flexible.
Two related programs are also provided. File Analysis will study the index and recommend the optimum arrangement of files on your disc to cut down on wasted space. FileManager will allow you to mark certain files or filetypes in the index as condemned. Once this is done the files will be erased the next time you index the disc even if they are set to Read Only!
Keywords is a utility that complements Findex and can be run from within it. It will simply search through and index every file on your discs that contain a certain keyword or combination.
Doubledot works best on word processor files and allows you to emulate one of the nicer features of Locoscript. It will allow you to enter up to ten lines of comments at the beginning of any text file, using typical Wordstar conventions to mark these comments although you can choose your own. The program will then work through the specified filetypes filing, displaying or printing these comments.
Tony Kendle , PopularComputingWeekly860515