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Date: 03-17-93 (16:47)             Number: 330
From: EARL MONTGOMERY              Refer#: NONE
  To: ALL                           Recvd: NO  
Subj: Docs for ELIMDUPE.BAS          Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
If you program alot as I do, at the end of the day you have probably
created quite a few duplicate files. And after several days you
really have a mess on your hands. For example I have a seperate
QB source file directory (QBSOURCE). And I am constantly moving
files back and forth between QBSOURCE and QB45. Well this is where
ELIMDUPE comes in handy. It will delete these files in a hurry!
I prefer to use utility programs written in a language I understand,
provided I have the source code - which you do! I prefer this
because if I locate a bug I can fix it. And if I decide to add a
few new features I can do that too.

Comments: The program is so easy to use this DOC file really isn't
necessary. However there are a couple of things you need to know.

#1. You can select the root directory from your hard drive by
    pressing <ENTER> at any directory prompt.

#2. When prompted to decide whether or not to delete a file
    pressing <ENTER> is the same as "N" and takes you to the
    next duplicate.

#3. You can also use this program to delete files in only one
    directory. To do this just enter the same directory name
    for both selections (directory #1 and directory #2).

If you find any bugs please let me know! Especially if you have
fixed them! <smile>.

Credits: Thanks to Tim Fitzgerald, Dick Dennison and Mike Herbert
         for their help with the interrupts.
         Special thanks to Tim Berneman as I hacked some of his
         interrupt code from BDIR.BAS

Enjoy Earl

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