Minor HELP issues

May 20, 2008
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Help file tcmd.chm of Feb. 20, 2009, topic "pdir.htm", last edited
2/20/2009.

Output field code descriptions:

f add to subcode n that it is the default when no subcodes are specified

For the width specification, add the qualifier that it does not affect the z
(size) field

In the paragraph "If the first digit of i is 0, the filed will be padded
with zeros instead of spaces." change "filed" to "field".

In the paragraph describing the just added special separators, amplify it by
stating that to allow report fields not to be separated or to be separated
by a fixed string, insert an empty string or the separator string, delimited
by double quotes, between the field specifications WITHOUT spaces between
the field specifications and the string delimiters.

Add the note " (normally suppressed)" for the /D, /K and /M options.

Add a statement to /S option that the /S+m and /Sn options can be combined
to display only directory entries at least m levels but not more than n
levels below the current directory (if no search path is specified), or
below the path specified.

Add a statement to the /(...) option that if more than one is specified,
there will be a single space character separating the corresponding report
fields.
--
Steve
 

rconn

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Steve Fábián wrote:

> Help file tcmd.chm of Feb. 20, 2009, topic "pdir.htm", last edited
> 2/20/2009.
>
> Output field code descriptions:
>
> f add to subcode n that it is the default when no subcodes are specified

?? It already *does* say that n is the default.


> For the width specification, add the qualifier that it does not affect the z
> (size) field

The width does affect the size field; it just can't reduce it below 15
digits.


> In the paragraph describing the just added special separators, amplify it by
> stating that to allow report fields not to be separated or to be separated
> by a fixed string, insert an empty string or the separator string, delimited
> by double quotes, between the field specifications WITHOUT spaces between
> the field specifications and the string delimiters.

I believe the samples already show that. The amplification above
confused me; I think it would be even more confusing to most users. If I
didn't already know what it did, I never would have figured it out by
reading that sentence! :-)


> Add the note " (normally suppressed)" for the /D, /K and /M options.

That seems implied to me -- if the option says it shows something, then
not specifying the option would obviously not show it.


> Add a statement to /S option that the /S+m and /Sn options can be combined
> to display only directory entries at least m levels but not more than n
> levels below the current directory (if no search path is specified), or
> below the path specified.

That also is implied -- I think it's leading down a slippery slope to
when I have to start saying "You can use option B with option A. You
can also use option C with option A, and D, and E, and also A, B, and C
together, and B, C, and D, and also A, B, C, and D, ..."

I prefer to stick to specifying when things do *not* work together; it's
a much smaller set.

Rex Conn
JP Software
 
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