RE: Looking for a dos command

Subject: RE: Looking for a dos command
From: "Joe Malin" <jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com>
To: "John Posada" <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "List,Techwriter" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 11:34:16 -0700

If I were doing this, I'd use CYGWIN commands and an editor:

1. Use UN*X find -exec to recurse directories
2. Have it do an ls with the proper options to list file names and sizes
3. append the output to a file
4. If necessary, massage the data in VIM or other editor.

Not DOS, to be sure, but I don't rely much on DOS anymore to handle
files. For a *long* time, my tools have been


and more recently, Ant.

If you're at all involved in handling the files you create, these tools
are worth learning.

And of course, they're all *free*. CYGWIN, by the way, is a nearly
complete port of common UN*X shells/applications/editors/whatever to
WIN32. A full download is gargantuan, but all you really need is the
UN*X tools (find, grep, sed, less, etc.) and a shell (sh, bash).


Joe Malin
Technical Writer
jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com
The views expressed in this document are those of the sender, and do not
necessarily reflect those of TuVox, Inc.

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Of John Posada
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 10:43 AM
To: List,Techwriter
Subject: Looking for a dos command

Hi, guys...I'm working on a small project that would allow us to
check that the documentation files we give to release engineering to
include on the CD made it into each build.


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