[Guide to AmigaDOS 3\Dir]
Format: DIR [<dir|pattern>] [OPT A|I|AI|D|F] [ALL] [DIRS]
Template: DIR, OPT/K, ALL/S, DIRS/S, FILES/S, INTER/S
Purpose: To display a sorted list of the files in a directory.
DIR displays the file and directory names contained in the specified
directory or the current directory. If no name is given, directories are
listed first, followed by an alphabetical list of the files in two columns.
Pressing Ctrl+C aborts a directory listing.
The options are:
ALL Displays all subdirectories and their files.
DIRS Displays only directories.
FILES Displays only files.
INTER Enters an interactive listing mode.
The ALL, DIRS, FILES and INTER keywords supersede the OPT A, D, F and I
options, respectively. The older keywords are retained for compatibility
with earlier versions of AmigaDOS. Do not use OPT with the full keywords -
ALL, DIRS, FILES, or INTER.
The interactive listing mode stops after each name and displays a question
mark at which you can enter commands. The acceptable responses are shown
Return Displays the next name on the list.
E Enters a directory; the files in that directory will be
B Goes back one directory level.
DEL or DELETE Deletes a file or empty directory. DEL does not refer to
the Del key; enter the letters D, E, and L.
T Types the contents of a file.
C or COMMAND Allows you to enter additional AmigaDOS commands.
Q Quits interactive editing.
? Displays a list of the available interactive-mod commands.
The COMMAND option allows almost any AmigaDOS command to be executed during
the interactive directory list. When you want to issue a command, enter C
(or COMMAND) at the question mark prompt. DIR will ask you for the command.
Enter the desired command, then press Return. The command will be executed
and DIR will continue. You can also combine the C and the command on one
line, by putting the command in quotes following the C.
1> DIR INTER
C (dir) ? c "type prefs.info hex"
Is equivalent to pressing Q to exit interactive listing mode and return to a
regular Shell prompt, and entering:
1> TYPE Prefs.info HEX
The Prefs.info file would be typed to the screen in hexadecimal format.
It is dangerous to format a disk from the DIR interactive mode, as the
format will take place immediately, without any confirmation requesters
appearing. Also, starting another interactive DIR from interactive mode
will result in garbled output.
1> DIR Workbench:
Displays a list of the directories and files on the Workbench disk.
1> DIR MyDisk:#?.memo
Displays all the directories and files on MyDisk that end in .memo.
1> DIR Extras: ALL
Displays the complete contents of the Extras disk-all directories, all
subdirectories and all files, including those in the subdirectories.
1> DIR Workbench: DIRS
Displays only the directories on Workbench.
1> DIR Workbench: INTER
Provides an interactive list ofthe contents of the Workhench disk.
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