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Win32 Console ToolBox, Version 1.0 Last Updated: May 15, 1997

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This readme contains the following information: 1. About the Win32 Console ToolBox 2. Overview of command line syntax 3. Help for DeTab 4. Help for ErrMsg 5. Help for FileCase 6. Help for FileType 7. Help for Global 8. Help for NewLine 9. Help for ShutDown 10. Help for Touch 11. Help for WebCat

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1. About the Win32 Console ToolBox

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The Win32 Console ToolBox consists of nine freeware tools developed for the Windows 95 and Windows NT operating systems. All tools were developed by Steve P. Miller. The latest binaries for these tools, as well as many other applications, can be found on my web page at http://pobox.com/~stevemil. Please mail any bugs or suggestions to [email protected]

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2. Overview of command line syntax

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I have made every effort to standardize the command line syntax for all the tools in the toolbox. The following rules apply to all tools. - Running any tool with a /? option will display the full command line usage. For example, "detab /?" will display the complete help screen for DeTab. - All command line options can be specified with either a leading / or -. For example, "detab /?" is equivalent to "detab -?" - Options that do not take extra arguments can be grouped together. For example, "detab /s /h /r *" is equivalent to "detab /shr *" - Options that do take extra arguments can be placed at the end of a grouping. For example, "detab /s /h /r /t3 *" is equivalent to "detab /shrt3 *" - Spaces are optional between options and their arguments. For example, "detab /t3 *" is equivalent to "detab /t 3 *" Many of the tools take one or more filespecs. A filespec can be any combination of a file, path, directory, or wildcard search string. Here are some example filespecs: . matches all files in the current directory. * matches all files in the current directory. *.exe matches all files with ".exe" extension in the current dir. a*.xl? matches all files in the current directory that start with an "a" and end with ".xl" followed by any single character. readme matches a single file named "readme" in the current dir. c:\bin\* matches all files in the c:\bin directory. c:\bin\ matches all files in the c:\bin directory. c:\bin matches all files in the c:\bin directory. c:\bin\. matches all files in the c:\bin directory. c:\bin\readme matches a single file named "readme" in the c:\bin dir. d:* matches all files in the d: drive's current directory. \\server\share\* matches all files on the specified network share. All tools that take filespecs also support recursive directory processing. Just add a /s to the command line of any tool, and that tool will expand its file matching search to include all subdirectories under the initial directory for that filespec. For all the examples above, the /s option would repeat the search described for every subdirectory under the starting directory. All the tools are smart enough to break apart the path portion of the filespec from the file or wildcard portion. A filespec like "/s c:\bin\readme" will find all files named "readme" in the c:\bin directory and in subdirectories under the c:\bin directory.

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3. DeTab

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Description: DeTab replaces all tab characters in one or more files with spaces. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DeTab for Win32, Version 1.0 Freeware by Steve P. Miller ([email protected]). Copyright 1997. Visit http://pobox.com/~stevemil for the latest version and other utilities. Usage: detab \[/s\] \[/h\] \[/r\] \[/p\] \[/q\] \[/a\] \[/b\] \[/t size\] filespec ... /s Process subdirectories. /h Process hidden/system files/directories. /r Convert read-only files. /p Prompt for each file to be converted (Yes/No/All/Quit). /q Quiet mode; Only display errors. /a Treat all files as text files. /b Create backup files. /t Tab size (default is 8). By default, any non-text or binary files will be skipped. Use the /a option to override this behavior and force all files to be converted.

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4. ErrMsg

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Description: ErrMsg will display the system error message for one or more Win32 error values. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ErrMsg for Win32, Version 1.0 Freeware by Steve P. Miller ([email protected]). Copyright 1997. Visit http://pobox.com/~stevemil for the latest version and other utilities. Usage: errmsg value ... ErrMsg will display the Windows error message for one or more error values. These error values are usually obtained from the GetLastError() function. The error values can be either in decimal, hexadecimal, or octal format. All hexadecimal error values must be preceded with "0x". All octal error values must begin with a leading zero "0". Examples: errmsg 2 errmsg 0x8001010D errmsg 044

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5. FileCase

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Description: FileCase will rename one or more file names and/or directory names to uppercase or lowercase. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FileCase for Win32, Version 1.0 Freeware by Steve P. Miller ([email protected]). Copyright 1997. Visit http://pobox.com/~stevemil for the latest version and other utilities. Usage: filecase \[/s\] \[/h\] \[/p\] \[/q\] \[/d\] \[/l | /u\] filespec ... /s Process subdirectories. /h Process hidden/system files/directories. /p Prompt for each file/directory to be renamed (Yes/No/All/Quit). /q Quiet mode; Only display errors. /d Rename directory names as well as file names. /l Convert names to lowercase (default). /u Convert names to uppercase.

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6. FileType

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Description: FileType displays the file type of one or more files. For executable files, it will give details such as 16/32 bit, console/GUI, CPU type, etc. For all other files it will list the registered system description for that type of file. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FileType for Win32, Version 1.0 Freeware by Steve P. Miller ([email protected]). Copyright 1997. Visit http://pobox.com/~stevemil for the latest version and other utilities. Usage: filetype \[/s\] \[/h\] \[/e\] filespec ... /s Process subdirectories. /h Process hidden/system files/directories. /e Only display executable files. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FileType displays detailed type information about one or more files. While listing files, it automatically identifies which files are executables and which files are not. FileType does not just look at the file extension; it actually examines the contents of the file to determine if the file is an executable and if so, what type of executable it is. Therefore, FileType will detect all executable files, regardless of their extension. The following is a list of executable formats recognized by FileType. Architecture: 16-bit, 32-bit Platform: DOS, Windows, Window CE, OS/2, POSIX Subsystem: native, console, graphical (GUI) CPU: x86, MIPS R3000, MIPS R4000, MIPS R10000, MIPS (big-endian), DEC Alpha, IBM PowerPC, Hitachi SH3 For files that are not executable, FileType will scan the registry for the description that is registered with the system for that type of file. For example, "Microsoft Word Document" might be displayed for a file ending with ".doc". These descriptions may vary from computer to computer, depending on what software is installed.

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7. Global

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Description: Global makes any application or utility recursive. It will recursively execute any command in the current directory and in all subdirectories under the current directory. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Global for Win32, Version 1.0 Freeware by Steve P. Miller ([email protected]). Copyright 1997. Visit http://pobox.com/~stevemil for the latest version and other utilities. Usage: global \[/h\] \[/p\] \[/q\] \[/i\] command \[args ...\] /h Process hidden/system directories. /p Prompt for each directory to be processed (Yes/No/All/Quit). /q Quiet mode. Does not display each directory name before processed. /i Ignore exit codes. Default is to exit if command returns non-zero. Global will execute any shell command, shell alias, or application, in the current directory and in all subdirectories under the current directory. Examples: global copy *.gif c:\gifs global if exist README start notepad README global /hi grep "TO-DO" *.c* *.h* | more ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By default, Global quits whenever a command it runs returns a non-zero return value. A non-zero return value from an application usually signifies an error. Use the /i option to force Global to ignore return values. At any time while Global is running, you can press CTRL+C or CTRL+Break to stop further directory processing. Note about piping and redirecting: The Global utility and the command it runs are usually treated as a single unit by the shell. This single unit is then attached to any pipe or redirection that you may be using. You may use quotes to group the command with the pipe or redirection to override the default behavior. Here are some examples: global /hi grep BUG *.c* *.h* > bugs.txt This example will create a single file named "bugs.txt" in the directory that Global was executed. To the shell, the command looks like the following: (global /hi grep BUG *.c* *.h*) > bugs.txt If you would like the redirection to occur on a per directory basis, you can group the command and the redirection in quotes. The following example will create a "bugs.txt" file in every directory that Global processes: global /hi "grep BUG *.c* *.h* > bugs.txt" To the shell, this quoted command essentially looks like the following: global /hi (grep BUG *.c* *.h* > bugs.txt)

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8. NewLine

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Description: NewLine converts one or more text files to use a single LF or a CR/LF sequence to end each line in each file. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NewLine for Win32, Version 1.0 Freeware by Steve P. Miller ([email protected]). Copyright 1997. Visit http://pobox.com/~stevemil for the latest version and other utilities. Usage: newline \[/s\] \[/h\] \[/r\] \[/p\] \[/q\] \[/a\] \[/b\] \[/1 | /2\] filespec ... /s Process subdirectories. /h Process hidden/system files/directories. /r Convert read-only files. /p Prompt for each file to be converted (Yes/No/All/Quit). /q Quiet mode; Only display errors. /a Treat all files as text files. /b Create backup files. /1 Ensures that all lines end with a single LF. /2 Ensures that all lines end with a CR/LF (default). By default, any non-text or binary files will be skipped. Use the /a option to override this behavior and force all files to be converted. NewLine will not modify any line in a file that already uses the requested newline sequence.

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9. ShutDown

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Description: ShutDown allows you to automatically log off, shut down, reboot, or power off your system. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ShutDown for Win32, Version 1.0 Freeware by Steve P. Miller ([email protected]). Copyright 1997. Visit http://pobox.com/~stevemil for the latest version and other utilities. Usage: shutdown /l | /s | /r | /p \[/f\] \[/q\] /l Log off only. /s Log off and shut down the system. /r Log off, shut down, and reboot the system. /p Log off, shut down, and power off the system (if supported). /f Force all applications to close, even at risk of loosing data (NT only). /q Quiet mode. Do not prompt for confirmation. ShutDown will attempt to safely close all running applications and flush all file buffers. Any applications that do not respond or refuse to close will prevent logging off from completing. The /f option will cause these blocked applications to be forcefully terminated without prompting, possibly causing any unsaved data in those applications to be lost. Currently, the /f option is not supported by Windows 95.

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10. Touch

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Description: Touch displays or sets the created, access, and modified times of one or more files. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Touch for Win32, Version 1.0 Freeware by Steve P. Miller ([email protected]). Copyright 1997. Visit http://pobox.com/~stevemil for the latest version and other utilities. Usage: touch \[/s\] \[/h\] \[/p\] \[/q\] \[/v\] \[/c\] \[/m\] \[/a\] \[/r file\] \[/d mm-dd\[-\[cc\]yy\]\] \[/t hh\[:mm\[:ss\[.ms\]\]\]\] filespec ... /s Process subdirectories. /h Process hidden/system files/directories. /p Prompt for each file (Yes/No/All/Quit). Ignored in view mode. /q Quiet mode; Only display errors; Ignored in view mode. /v View mode; Display times rather than set times. /c View/set created time. /m View/set modified time; Default if /a and /c are not specified. /a View/set accessed time. /r Reference file; Use this file's date and time to set other files. /d Date: month, day, century, year. /t Time: hour (0-24), minutes, seconds, milliseconds. In view mode (/v), the /p, /q, /r, /d, and /t options are ignored. In set mode, the default is to use the current date and time. Use the /r, /d, and/or /t options to override the default set time. The century (cc) is assumed to be 19 for years 69-99, and 20 for years 00-68. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You may notice that you are unable to set the date and/or time of a file to some exact setting. It is possible that the operating system may need to round a value you have specified up or down to overcome limitations in the file system. The following are some facts about FAT and NTFS: FAT Created time is accurate to the nearest 10 milliseconds (rounded down). Modified time is accurate to the nearest 2 seconds (up on NT, down on 95). Accessed time is accurate to the nearest day (rounded down). Dates can range between 1/1/1980 and 12/31/2107 Dates and times are physically stored as locally adjusted times. NTFS Created time is accurate to the nearest 100 nanoseconds. Modified time is accurate to the nearest 100 nanoseconds. Accessed time is accurate to the nearest 100 nanoseconds. Dates can range between 1/1/1601 and 9/13/30828 Dates and times are physically stored as UTC/GMT times.

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11. WebCat

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