Zac Schroff's DOS programs
Please note that many of these programs requre DOS 3.30 or later to operate,
and most of them lose functionality under versions before 3.30.
- Batch I/O
- The Batch I/O library is three DOS commands that allow DOS batch jobs
to read keystrokes, have good control over text output (better than TYPE or
ECHO), and display the time or make time-of-day based decisions. Click here for more information.
- Clock is a program which displays the current time of day in the upper
right corner of your screen. Clock is highly configurable. Click here for more information.
- DAU is short for Disc Access Utility. It has
several features not available in many disc editors, and it is faster than
most currently available disc editors. Click here
for more information.
- Disc Converters
- The disc converters are a set of programs that allows a disc
to be copied into a file and then back to another disc. Click here for more information.
- DocsForm is a versatile floppy disc formatting program. It can format
discs up to 21 sectors per track (on 1440KB discs, usually 18 sectors per
track). It supports sector sparing for floppies (between one and three
defective sectors per track can be spared out), arbitrary root directory and
cluster sizes, interleave. and more. Click here for
- DOSWatch is a resident program that displays disc accesses as they
occur. DOSWatch can also write protect drives, and monitor disc command
activity. Click here for more information.
- ExtraDrives is a disc BIOS
emulator which loads before DOS and allows DOS to access up to eight hard
drives (they can be MFM, RLL, ESDI, IDE or any combination of these) in
addition to whatever the system supports natively. Click here for more information.
- Globber is a simple game, based upon the arcade game Ataxx. I rather
like some of the graphic effects on the VGA version of this program. Click
here for more information.
- MCD combines the make and change directory functions into a single
command. MCD can also be used as a change directory command (it creates the
directory only if it has to). Click here for more
- Mem is a program which lists the DOS memory block chain in more detail
than the built-in DOS MEM command, and will work with any version of DOS
2.11 or later. Click here for more information.
- PnP Configurator
- The Plug and Play Configurator is actually a small collection of
programs which allow more control over the PnP devices in your system. If,
like me, you have lots of devices, or just would rather they go where you
want them, this can help. Also includes a
DocsBoot+ extension so you can have
the devices preconfigured before booting an operating system which does
not live on top of DOS.
- VGASizes is a collection of programs which can provide VGA users with
various display modes, from 40*10 through 80*60 (and beyond when coupled
with most SVGA baords' 100 and 132 column capabilities. Click here for more information.
- Width is a text file filter that truncates lines from STDIN so that
they are no longer than the width of the current screen mode. Click here for more information.
- XCLS is a collection of interesting ways to clear the screen. Not
particularly useful, I suppose, but they are interesting effects and can be
used to liven up batch programs. Click here for
- ZipTitler is a DOS batch job which automates the titling of many
ZIPfiles. ZipTitler has a versatile command syntax, and somewhat
intelligent file locating capabilities. Click here
for more information.
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