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Martin Vieregg

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DO.EXE new version commandline utility 1.99
« on: August 25, 2018, 12:31:36 am »
I have downloaded a new version of my DO.EXE commandline utility:

DO for OS/2 archive file
DO for Windows (32 bit) archive file

DO.EXE is a swiss army knife command line enhancement. Since the last published version 1.46, I have added a handful new functions.

- DO SHOWCLONE, KILLCLONE: find and delete clone files
- DO EVERY: time-related executing of batch files, .e.g. every 3 days
- DO RENAME

and, most important:

- DO COPY
in variants. DO COPY shows the copied file names, DO PCOPY shows a progress bar. (With copy or xcopy, you won't get feedback for a long time when copying big files to slow drives like USB sticks.)
It is faster than XCOPY, because it can handle several file exensions simulateously. It collects all files before beginning with copying.
DO COPY can handle files larger than 4 GB on FAT32 drives. (There really seems to be no program which fits the problem.)

Please report bugs. 1.99 is a beta version, but it seems to work fine.
Please read the docu. DO.EXE can cause harm with only few input. By default, DO.EXE includes subdirectories.

A Linux and Macintosh version will follow. DO.EXE ist written with WDsibyl, and the other platforms with Freepascal-Lazarus.

Martin Vieregg

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Re: DO.EXE new version commandline utility 1.99
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 07:36:41 pm »
Meanwhile, I've uploaded the MacOS and Linux version of DO:

DO for Linux 64 bit archive file
DO for MacOS X archive file
« Last Edit: September 13, 2018, 09:44:10 pm by Martin Vieregg »

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Re: DO.EXE new version commandline utility 1.99
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 10:06:12 pm »
Code: [Select]
{0}[k:\] do
Command only valid in batch file "DO"

Is DO.EXE a wise name for your utility?
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Re: DO.EXE new version commandline utility 1.99
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2018, 11:53:39 pm »
[quoteIs DO.EXE a wise name for your utility?[/quote]
Possibly not in an environment with an embedded Classis Rexx interpreter or CMD.EXE's FOR, to answer that question.

The user may be one typo anway from formatting a drive (virtual sample):
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/* Number of column headers*/
format=4

'DO format
    CALL CharOut '','---------'
END

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Re: DO.EXE new version commandline utility 1.99
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 12:21:18 am »
The readme does touch on this and suggests renaming it and on Linux and OSX suggests renaming to doo, which sounds like what the dog leaves on the lawn :)
Perhaps doit.exe would be a better name