/P /W switches for DIR and other commands

From: Fred Horvat (aa778@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Date: 10/23/92-11:41:45 AM Z

From: aa778@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Fred Horvat)
Subject: /P /W switches for DIR and other commands
Date: Fri Oct 23 11:41:45 1992

        Heres a useful tid bit of info for those who did not know.
When doing a directory  DIR you can add /P or /W after the the DIR command
to get a more usable display of what is in the directory.  If you just
type in DIR and press enter and who have 20 files in the directory all
20 will whiz on by and you will miss the first 15 or so.  If you type
in DIR /P and press enter when a screen is full of files (about 6 lines)
then the scrolling will stop for you to view the display.  To continue
with the next screen of info press any key to get the next screen of 
files.  If you use the DIR /W it lists the files in wide mode.  Only the
file names and extensions are shown.  This way you can see more files on
the screen at once.  You can also use /P /W together to see the directory
in wide mode and pause between screens.
        I prefer to use the /P because you get to see the file size and
date it was last updated.
        The /P option can be used on other commands that display more 
than a full screen of info such as CHKDSK.

                                                Fred Horvat
                                                Your Atari Portfolio SYGOP

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