Accession Number:

ADA088167

Title:

CAT - A Disk Cataloging System for the CP/M Operating System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-May 80,

Corporate Author:

ARMY SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY FORT MONMOUTH NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-08-04

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

The Disk Cataloging System CAT described by this document is a utility program which runs on the CPM operating system, Version 1.4. This system consists of the CAT program itself as a .COM file, the NAMEDISK program as a .COM file, and one or more catalog files named catname .CAT. It provides an automated method of cataloging the contents of a group of disks and quickly scanning the catalog file so created to determine the disks specified files reside on. This system permits the user to keep a number of distinct catalogs on the same disk and modify the contents of and make queries of each without affecting the others. Wild card specifications are permitted, thereby giving the user to selectively catalog files from other disks and selectively scan a catalog file for entries matching a general specification. For example, by specifying the command string CAT .ASM .A the user instruction causes CAT to search the current default catalog file for all assembly language source files on all disks in group A .A specifies any disk name in group A with any disk number. Updating of a catalog can be done in a similar fashion. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE