Misc OLD files

All of the programs listed here except VSORT and TSORT (along with it's memory extender DOS4GW) and OMNIR.EXE were written by me over the course of the past couple of decades. Although many of these utilities are useful to those using Folio VIEWS or other Folio Corporation products, none of the programs are are produced, maintained or otherwise supported in any way by Folio Corporation.

Most of these programs were produced with a very specific project or purpose in mind, so no one will find all of them useful. However, some of the utilities are generic enough that many will find some use for them at one time or another. Many are written in C and execute quite fast. Several are just control programs (CHKLKS.EXE, DSPELL.EXE, DSTAT.EXE, FFFSTATS.EXE, LISTS.BAT and WORDS.EXE) that call others with specific command line arguments appropriate to the particular situation.

Included here for your quick reference is a one-line description of each program. Many have more than one use and these one-liners just don't do them justice, so as I mentioned, they are just for quick reference.

Full help for some programs is available in text files, but for most, just typing the command by itself will give a short reminder of its usage. For all programs, using '/?' on the command line will also give some help about the program. Unfortunately, these programs were not documented by a professional documentation specialist. Some barely have a need for documentation, but others do and I know they're sorely lacking in this respect. Hopefully those with a need will be able to figure them out, but if not, let me know and I'll do what I can to help out as much as I can with whatever time and resources I have available.

Many of these are DOS command line programs and all will run under Windows (3.1/95/NT/XP/etc.) as well.

I hope you find a use for some of these programs. Although I can't promise anything, if you have any suggestions or comments, please contact me.

   Thanx!
   ...Doug
  • Last update  FILENAME - short description
    If a utility listed here does not have a link on the filename, I can't find it.  If you need a copy, let me know and I'll make the effort to find a copy and make it available.
  • 06-10-1992  APND.EXE - appends one file to another - DCOPY also does this 
  • 04-09-1992  CHANGE.EXE -  globally changes characters to strings in a file
  • 07-31-1992  CHG.EXE - globally changes characters to characters in a file
  • 11-10-1994  CHKLKS.CSC - OmniMark Compiled Source Code for check links utility
  • 12-02-1994  CHKLKS.EXE - 3.x flat file check links reports bad/unused links/destinations
  • 10-12-1992  COMBINE.EXE - combines multiple files into one file with separator tokens
  • 06-08-1992  DASCII.EXE - counts occurances of characters - like ASCII.EXE, only 60 times faster.
  • 05-01-1995  DCOPY.EXE - a replacement for the DOS copy command - many useful functions
  • 08-21-1992  DCOUNT.EXE - counts and verifies VIEWS 2.x flat file codes
  • 08-30-1993  DDIFF4.ZIP - determine which files have changed since last run (3.x format)
  • 02-16-1995  DDIRSIZE.EXE - similar to FSIZE with different options for CD-ROM production systems
  • 08-31-1992  DDUPE.EXE - removes and reports on duplicate lines in a file
  • 05-19-1993  DELFOL.EXE - removes folios (2.x) using a separate input file with numbers
  • 06-11-1993  DFIND.EXE - finds and runs commands on files/directories
  • 09-06-2006  DGETLINES.EXE (Windows) - grabs lines from a text file
  • 05-13-1992  DIRUTIL.EXE - lets you create, remove and use "invalid" directory names
  • 12-15-1993  DOS4GW.EXE - DOS extender used with TSORT.EXE
  • 03-22-2005  DRENAME.EXE (Windows) - Renames files in a directory tree using Regular Expressions.
  • 05-13-1994  DSPELL.TXT - documentation for DSPELL.EXE and DSPELLER.EXE
  • 05-13-1994  DSPELL.EXE - uses DSPELLER.EXE to produce word lists for QA/QC purposes
  • 05-13-1994  DSPELLER.EXE - uses a text dictionary to find "good" and "bad" words
  • 09-14-1994  DSTAT.ASC - used with FFSTATS to generate character count list - do not edit
  • 02-23-1995  DSTAT.CSC - compiled OmniMark source code for DSTAT
  • 02-23-1995  DSTAT.DOC - documentation for DSTAT
  • 02-23-1995  DSTAT.EXE - control program for DSTAT
  • 02-23-1995  DSTAT.STS - sample output from DSTAT
  • 12-08-1994  DTHUMB.EXE - compress any bitmap images to JPEG and thumbnails for 3.x infobases
  • 05-04-1994  DUPCNT.EXE - counts and removes duplicate lines
  • 05-19-1993  DUPREF.BAT - removes duplicate folios (2.x) based on reference lines
  • 06-10-1992  FDATE.EXE - sets date/time of file(s) - TOUCH didn't use to work like this
  • 10-12-1993  FLFCNV.DOC - documentation for FLFCNV.EXE
  • 10-12-1993  FLFCNV.EXE - fixed length field data conversion program
  • 07-06-1992  FREE.EXE - reports and logs free space on disk drives over time
  • 03-23-1992  FSIZE.EXE - calculates size of files or directories including wasted space
  • 05-27-1993  GETGRP.EXE - gets all groups from a 2.x flat file
  • 10-06-1992  GETREF.EXE - gets all reference lines from a 2.x flat file
  • 03-09-1992  GRPMAP.EXE - map of all the groups/reference lines in 2.x flat file
  • 07-31-1992  LAST.EXE - grabs last n characters from a file - fast even with huge files
  • 06-23-1993  LISTS.BAT - creates 2 different lists of 2.x flat file reference lines.
  • 08-19-1993  LOG.EXE - logs date/time and a comment to a log file for process control, etc.
  • 04-05-1994  OMNIR.EXE - runtime version of Exoterica's OmniMark V2R2 required for DSTAT
  • 01-07-1993  RDUPE16.EXE - removes duplicate folios from a 2.x infobase fast CRC based checking
  • 01-07-1993  RDUPE60.EXE - same as RDUPE16.EXE only handles up to 60,000 folios/file
  • 02-06-1995  REPLIC.EXE - provides FSR with global variable functions for data replication
  • 08-06-1993  RTEST.EXE - read only file access benchmark for CD-ROM etc.
  • 04-15-1993  RWTEST.EXE - read/write file access speed benchmark - nice for networks
  • 12-15-1993  TSORT.EXE - a VERY fast virtual sorting program used with some utilities here. (Requires DOS4GW.EXE memory extender)
  • 11-11-1990  VSORT.COM - a VERY fast virtual sorting program used with other utilities here
  • 06-10-1992  VT.EXE - a shell for the VTRANS utility that ships with VIEWS 2.x
  • 11-16-1993  WIDTH.EXE - calculates the width of the longest line in a file (3.x table)
  • 05-03-1994  WORDS.BAT - counts occurances of words in a file - FFFSTATS does this too. Batch file controls other programs  - also get:  DUPCNT.EXE, VSORT.COM and WRDLST.EXE.
  • 04-15-1995  WORDS.ZIP - 3 different case sensitive words lists for use with DSPELLER
  • 08-30-1993  WRDLST.EXE - lists all of the different words that occur in a file
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