Dumb Question ...

Feb 21, 2015
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OK, I'm new to this program and I'm working my way through the manual. But in trying something out I seem to have hit a silly. Let's say I'm in C:\Users\John\, and I give a 'Dir' command. A list is generated, but it's clear lots of files/folders/junctions are not being displayed. I want to effectively issue a Dir <everything>, but can't find an easy syntax. Dir /a: works, presumably because no item can have all the attributes set (if the attribute set is to be valid).

But is there a better way to issue a dir <everything> command?

Thanks,

JB
 

Charles Dye

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You've got it. If you're not listing any attributes, you can omit the colon.

If you do this a lot, you can create an alias:

Code:
alias d=dir /a
Or even:
Code:
alias @@F5=dir /a
 
Nov 2, 2009
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But is there a better way to issue a dir <everything> command?
This has been my dir alias since the days of 4DOS (20+ years ago):

alias @@f5=@dir /J/H/Ou/A

(although I added the /T switch a couple months ago)

You may want to define these aliases in your alias file:

@@f5=@dir /J/H/Ou/T/A
@@f6=@dir /J/H/Od/T/A
@@f7=@dir /J/H/Oe/T/A
@@ctrl-f5=@dir /J/H/P/Ou/T/A
@@ctrl-f6=@dir /J/H/P/Od/T/A
@@ctrl-f7=@dir /J/H/P/Oe/T/A
@shift-f5=dir /J/H/Ou/T/A
@shift-f6=dir /J/H/Od/T/A
@shift-f7=dir /J/H/Oe/T/A


F5: unsorted dir; F6: sorted by date; F7: sorted by extension.
Ctrl "adds" the pause switch; Shift allows entering extra parameters.
 
Feb 21, 2015
6
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This has been my dir alias since the days of 4DOS (20+ years ago):

alias @@f5=@dir /J/H/Ou/A

(although I added the /T switch a couple months ago)

You may want to define these aliases in your alias file:

@@f5=@dir /J/H/Ou/T/A
@@f6=@dir /J/H/Od/T/A
@@f7=@dir /J/H/Oe/T/A
@@ctrl-f5=@dir /J/H/P/Ou/T/A
@@ctrl-f6=@dir /J/H/P/Od/T/A
@@ctrl-f7=@dir /J/H/P/Oe/T/A
@shift-f5=dir /J/H/Ou/T/A
@shift-f6=dir /J/H/Od/T/A
@shift-f7=dir /J/H/Oe/T/A


F5: unsorted dir; F6: sorted by date; F7: sorted by extension.
Ctrl "adds" the pause switch; Shift allows entering extra parameters.
Thanks - I'll definitely have a play!