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InkUtils Valuable collection of DOS / Win9x-ready utilities.
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[updated 1999-02-21]Author's description and list of utilities (to see longer descriptions of the first four programs, click their names):
The Inkutils...range from a mouse driven, 4DOS / NDOS aware full-screen description editor (with unique file-import and 4DOS / NDOS auto-config features) to an interactive point and click SmartDrive (or compatible) disk cache controller. There's also a popup TSR calculator that can be loaded in less than 1.7K. A friendly menu style user guide with full documentation for each Inkutil is also included. Windows 9x long file names and UNC pathnames are supported throughout the Inkutils.
The Inkutils run on any PC with DOS 3.30 (or later) or a Windows 95/98 DOS box and 256K of available DOS memory. Approximately 370K of free disk space is required for installation.
Description Editor (DEDIT) 4DOS/NDOS/TakeCommand file description editor with many features. Cache Control (CC) Control panel for the SmartDrive (or compatible) disk cache. Evaluate Expression (EE) Flexible calculator, can be used on the command line or desktop, or as a TSR. Delete Directory (DD) Removes directories after showing statistics. Critical Error (CE) Replaces "Retry, Ignore, Fail or Abort" message with more information. Text Mode (TM) Select 25/28/43/50 lines or any VESA mode. List Executables (LE) Displays only the executables in a directory. 4DOS support. Make & Change Directory (MCD) Combines MD and CD in one command, or creates multiple dirs. Fast Mouse (FM) Reduces the time taken for a program to reset the mouse. Divide by Zero (DZ) Intercepts "Divide overflow" errors, allows continuing the program, rather than automatically terminating it. Inkutils Present (IP) Shows which Inkutil TSRs are resident in memory. INKUTILS The Inkutils User Guide.
Author: Mark Incley / Inkland, UK (1999).
1999-02-15: v1.53. Formerly shareware, now freeware.
Download ink153.exe (255K).
Get more info at the Inkutils page.
DOSPROGS Diverse collection of DOS-only utilities.
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ANSISCRN Saves or restores screen. Needs ANSI.SYS. ANSICHAR Table of ANSI characters 0-255. GETCH Accepts keyboard input, shows the hex value(s) returned by the C function getch(), for each key or key combination. DOSKBD Table of getch() inputs from keys. ANSPROMP.BAT Sample DOS prompt in ANSI colors, showing time, date, current directory. Needs ANSI.SYS. MONPROMP.BAT Same as ANSPROMP.BAT, but for monochrome screen. Needs ANSI.SYS. VIDADJ Text file that can be used to align a monitor. CED 1.6 Text editor. Up to 16383 lines of up to 2047 characters each. Up to 132 columns (if supported by video hardware). Wrap options. Copies to & pastes from Windows clipboard. Saves & resores screen. And more. CVCASE Compares case of variable names in C/C++ code. Many display options. DC 1.6 Single command, drive / directory changer. Toggles between last 2 dirs. Displays menu, asks for choice of dirs to switch to. DD 1.6 Directory lister. 3 or 5 columns. Displays select/sort options. Up to 100 user-defined colors. Needs ANSI.SYS. FILEMOD 1.3 Command line file copier/modifier. Inserts, removes or replaces characters in copy. VMODE 1.4 Display or change video mode and screen rows. WPPREP 1.5 Reformat ASCII text to word processor-ready file.
Author: Les Leist (1997-2000).
Download dosprogs.zip (130K).
RUTILS4 A mixed group of programs, some from Unix.
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While each of these programs has its own clear & thorough doc file, this collection is not for beginners: Some facility with DOS is required, and an acquaintance with Unix is helpful. All progs except ASET (click it to see a description on the Batch Utils page) have a similar user interface.
ASET Enhanced SET command BANNER Display strings in huge letters (Unix) CAL Display a calendar (Unix) CAT Append several outputs to stdout (Unix) CHMOD Change the attributes of files (Unix) CUT Remove selected fields from each line of a file (Unix) DCALC Date Calculations DCAT Disk Cataloger DETAB Change tabs to spaces in several files (Unix: expand) ENTAB Change spaces to tabs in several files (Unix: unexpand) FILE File type guesser (Unix) FMT ASCII text formatter (Unix) GENOUT Generate program fragments for textual output HD Display hex dumps of several files HEAD Show the first lines of a file (Unix) L Display information about files and directories LOCASE Change chars in several files from upper to lower case MCOL Arrange text in multiple columns NCONV Number conversion utility NODUP Remove successive equal lines from files STRINGS Find printable strings in an object file or binary (Unix) TAIL Show the last lines of a file (Unix) TEE Duplicate textual output to a file and to screen (Unix) UPCASE Change chars in several files from lower to upper case WC Count words, lines, and chars of several text files (Unix)
Author: Richard Breuer, Germany (1993).
Download rutils40.zip (712K).
Get source (PAS) and other programs at Rickis Download Page
OzWoz Utilities Collection of 35 assorted utils.
[added 2005-04-04, updated 2006-03-14]
An interesting no-frills collection each utility does a small job well. "The OzWoz Utilities are applications used by System Administrators to manage and support legacy IT equipment...developed for use on MS-DOS(R) systems between 1983 and 1992 using Borland Turbo Pascal." No program docs but type a command with no parameters to get a help screen (click on STUFFKEY for a sample).
3812PRN IBM 3812 Pageprinter driver. ALARM Alarm clock: TSR pop-up. CHANGE Change text: In one file or in multiple files matching a specification. CHECKTD Time date check: Current time and/or date, set errorlevel. CLEARKEY Keyboard buffer clearer: Clear "n" keystrokes from the keyboard buffer. CURSOR Cursor: Set shape and style. ERRORLVL Errorlevel setter: Sets return code or batch file errorlevel. EXERCISE File system exerciser: Exercise a local or network file system and show performance. FF Fast file finder: Finds file/s matching a filespec in current directory and any subdirectories. If a file is found, user may change to its directory. GETOID Get Object ID: Returns the Novell Netware object ID for user, groups, etc. LOCK Simple Application Lock: Locks applications in a network environment. LS List files: Lists all files matching "filespec," pausing after each screen. Many options. A simple mail facility for Novell Netware, with delayed or immediate send. MAKEMENU Make menu: Self-maintaining menu utility with no executing memory overhead. NETTALK Network Talk: User talk/chat utility for Novell Netware. PLAY Play music: Plays notes from a file or the command line. RESET Resets the computer by calling the ROM bootstrap routine jump instructionat address 0FFFF0. SATTRIB Super Attrib: Modify file & directory attributes including hidden & system. SAVEDIR Save Directory: Saves current drive & directory to a batch file, which restores them, then (optionally) deletes itself. SAVEPATH Save current path to a batch file, which restores it, then deletes itself. SAVESCR Save/Restore Text Screen: Saves contents of a text screen and cursor position, or restores them, to/from a file. SCOPY Super Copy: File copy move, update, concatenate, break up across diskettes & more. SCRTYPE Screen Type: Determines screen type in use, sets return code matching CGA, MCGA, HERC, VGA, EGA, MONO, etc. SD Select Directory: Replaces DOS CD (CHDIR) command, allows selection with a miniature browser. Goes well with MAKEMENU utility. SDEL Super Delete: Erases files & directories, including hidden, protected, etc. Can be paused, with options to continue or abort. SETVPINF Set VP.INF: Modify Ventura Publisher's VP.INF file. SHOWTD Show System Time and Date: Output can be redirected, many options. SLEEP Sleep for specified period. Can set for keyboard to interrupt. STUDY Study helper: Asks questions randomly & gives answers and scores, based on user's list of questions and answers. STUFFKEY Stuff Keys: Allows key sequences to be "stuffed" into the keyboard buffer, for automatic command entry. No overhead or TSR used. STYPE Super Type: A TYPE replacement, displays file contents with many convert, filter, skip, options. TESTFILE Test accessibility of a file under many modes. Good network tool. TPBEAUT Turbo Pascal Listing Beautifier: Prepare Turbo Pascal 5.5 code for output to a printer. TYPEBACK Type File Backwards: Type a text file to stdout or to file, line by line backwards. Good for listing logs. TYPEDW4 Types the DisplayWrite 4 EBCDIC file specified.
Author: Australian IT Register [formerly OzWoz Consulting Services], Australia (2004).
2004-09-23: Rel. 6.
Download ozwoz.zip (446K).
OzWoz Software Utilities page.
BLRUT (Bud L. Rasmussen's Utilities) Mixed group of .EXE utils.
BLRMU (Bud L. Rasmussen's Mini Utilities) Mixed group of .COM utils.
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BLRUT is a group of 28 utils, with a plain text help file and ASM source code for each one, plus a menu/shell program and a color configuration file. An overall doc file is in both plain text and compiled EXE formats. BLRMU is a group of 41 COM files, with a plain text doc file and ASM source code for each one.
Nobody really needs all of these utils, but the two download packages are small, worth getting even if you need just a few things.
BLRUT: BD Backup Directory BHD Backup Hard Disk BLF Backup Large File CACF Copy And Convert File CF Copy File DBPB Display BIOS Parameter Block DCM Directory Copy / Move DDBT Display Disk Base Table DKV Display Key Value DPT Display Partition Table DSE Disk Sector Edit EADF Erase All Diskette Files EBU Execute BLR Utilities (menu/shell) FCM File Copy / Move FFD Format Floppy Diskette FRE File Record Edit LPAF List / Print Any File LPD List / Print Directory LPS List / Print Sector LPTF List / Print Text File LTF List Text File PSF Print Spooled File QDL Quick Directory List RLF Restore Large File RSD Rename Sub Directory SD Space Display SLTF Split Large Text Files TFC Two File Compare VLCC Volume Label Change, Compare
BLRMU: Miscellaneous BCR Batch Carriage Return BEEP7 Beep 7 times BEEPN Beep n times BUK Beep Until Keypress CCC Color Change Command CLR Clear the screen to color at x=0, y=0 CRSR Cursor control CRST Cursor Reset DAFEM Display Available, Free, Extended Memory DFM Display Free Memory DIV Display Interrupt Vectors DIVOP Display Interrupt Vectors On Printer FD Find Directory FF Form Feed GO Go to drive + directory JD Jump Directory LFD Label Floppy Disk PBM Put Batch Message PRT Print multiple copies of text files TO Change TO drive + directory TONL Turn Off Num Lock TRAD Typematic Rate And Delay Play tunes BIRDCALL Bird's Call (intro to Parker's Mood) ITAINT It Aint Necessarily So KCBLUZ KC Blues NEWBLUZ New Blues OLDBLUZ Old Blues RITES Intro to Rite of Spring Clear screen to FG / BG BLUWHT white / blue BLUYLO yellow / blue BRNWHT white / brown BRNYLO yellow / brown CYNWHT white / cyan CYNYLO yellow / cyan GRNWHT white / green GRNYLO yellow / green MAGWHT white / magenta MAGYLO yellow / magenta REDWHT white / red REDYLO yellow / red WHTBLK black / white
Author: Bud L. Rasmussen (1996).
1996-09-11: BLRUT v55, and BLRMU v22.
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