More HELP nits

May 20, 2008
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Elkridge, MD, USA
1/ "Redirection" help topic
- Still lists printers and serial ports as possible target devices of redirection. I believe this to be obsolete.
- "Here-string" redirection - the whole text of this section uses Courier New

2/ "Print" command
- unclear whether or not the /A and /D options can be combined with each other or with filenames
- unclear what is meant by "plain text files" in the first sentence of "Usage". I presume this means files with .TXT extension, even though many other files, including all .BTM files are "plain text files".
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Steve
 

Charles Dye

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May 20, 2008
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Albuquerque, NM
prospero.unm.edu
2/ "Print" command
- unclear what is meant by "plain text files" in the first sentence of "Usage". I presume this means files with .TXT extension, even though many other files, including all .BTM files are "plain text files".
I think it refers to the way the PRINT command does not work -- by sending text directly to the printer port. In fact PRINT uses file associations and can print any extension, plain text or not, so long as there is a shell verb "Print".
Depending on your preferred text editor, you may be able to print .BTM files with color and syntax highlighting....
 

Charles Dye

Super Moderator
Staff member
May 20, 2008
3,953
53
Albuquerque, NM
prospero.unm.edu
Depending on your preferred text editor, you may be able to print .BTM files with color and syntax highlighting....
Brain fart: If the IDE command had a /P option to print the specified file and close, then that could be set as the default Print verb for .BTM files, perhaps by TCCBATCH.BTM.
 
May 20, 2008
3,515
3
Elkridge, MD, USA
|| 2/ "Print" command
|| - unclear what is meant by "plain text files" in the first sentence
|| of "Usage". I presume this means files with .TXT extension, even
|| though many other files, including all .BTM files are "plain text
|| files".
|
| I think it refers to the way the PRINT command does not work -- by
| sending text directly to the printer port. In fact PRINT uses file
| associations and can print any extension, plain text or not, so long
| as there is a shell verb "Print".
| Depending on your preferred text editor, you may be able to print
| .BTM files with color and syntax highlighting....

My goal is to enhance the HELP file with things I often know already, but others may not.
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Steve