[Color Computer] [coco] OS-9, alphabetizing directories..
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Thu Nov 24 22:38:32 EST 2005
----- Original Message -----
> On Wednesday 23 November 2005 20:08, George Ramsower wrote:
>>I'm sure there is something to do this..
>> Where can I find a utility to alphabetize a directory of files for
>> My CMDS directory is a wreck!
From: "Gene Heskett"
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 8:40 PM
> Hi George;
> A slightly flaky gsort was included in the multiview package, which I
> re-wrote to do a bunch of cleanups while it was running, should be
> gsort14 or some such on rtsi.
> My version zeros out everything after the high msb byte in the name
> except the fd pointer. I'd found an instance or two where the original
> could get confused, with the possibility of a file loss you wouldn't
> find until you ran a dcheck on the drive.
> Cheers, Gene
The Gsort.lzh on RTSI comes with your release notes and the source code.
It did the trick. My CMDS directory looks a lot better now. It took about
ten seconds to do the task of sorting that directory.
It does not come with instructions. I suppose, since it was a replacement,
it was assumed the operator would know how to use it. I did not.
So I sorted a throw away directory about five times trying to find the HELP
in this utility until I noticed the directory was sorted.
Now I know! Simply execute Gsort and the working directory I am in, it
will be sorted.
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