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(Help)


Help Menu: [Help on menu and commands plus 'about']

Keyboard usage, overviews

From main menu: Help -> Keyboard usage, overviews

Select an item from the list to key Keyboard usage help for that module

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   This will present a list of Help-items on using the keyboard
   inside various DFSee (or TxWindows) modules.

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DFSee generic commands

From main menu: Help -> DFSee generic commands

One line descriptions for the generic commands that work in every mode

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    This will show the available commands that are generic, not
    specific to the current mode or filesystem selected.

    All these commands can be ecexuted from the DFSee commandline,
    and most will give usage help when called with the '-?' option.

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FS-specific commands

From main menu: Help -> FS-specific commands

One line descriptions for the current filesystem (mode) specific commands

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    This will show the extra commands that are available for the
    curremt mode or filesystem (FDISK, HPFS, NTFS, FAT, JFS ...).

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Sector Types recognized

From main menu: Help -> Sector Types recognized

Overview for all generic plus the current filesystem-specific sector types

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    This will display both the generic as well as the filesystem
    specific sector-types that can be used in several commands
    such as 'find'.

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Partition Types recognized

From main menu: Help -> Partition Types recognized

Overview of common partition types recognized by DFSee, incl. symbolic names

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   This describes the most used partition types as recognized
   and used within DFSee, both as numeric and symbolic values

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Script Variables/constants

From main menu: Help -> Script Variables/constants

Help on script variables and constants, incl. DFSee specific host variables

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   This describes script variables, and some constant definitions
   that are available

   It also shows a brief explanation for the host-variables that
   are available with advanced (native) scripting in DFSee

   These variables give access to many DFSee internals ...

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Select from all help sections

From main menu: Help -> Select from all help sections

Present list of builtin or loaded help-sections to select from, for reading.

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   This lest you select and view any of the loaded help sections

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Find a phrase (Grep) in help

From main menu: Help -> Find a phrase (Grep) in help

Present help 'find' dialog to specify a phrase to search the help texts for.

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   This will start the help viewer and present you with a find
   dialog where you can specify a search phrase to be looked for
   in all the loaded help sections.

   All search hits are presented as a list, and you can toggle back
   and forth between the list and the actual helptext using <F8>

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Load additional Help file

From main menu: Help -> Load additional Help file

Select a file with additional help information, and load it as help section.

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   Lets you load an additional textfile with help information.

   This can be DFSee supplied files, or your own (hints and tips)

   For best usability, you can number your seperate help-items as:

   



Program Updates / Downloads

From main menu: Help -> Program Updates / Downloads

Install program update, download stable/experimental updates or DFSPUPPY.IMZ

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    This submenu allows you to download and install various kinds
    of updates to the DFSee program, including the DFSPUPPY.IMZ
    image that is required to create bootable USB sticks.

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Get DFSPUPPY image (IMZ)

From main menu: Help -> Program Updates / Downloads -> Get DFSPUPPY image (IMZ)

Download the DFSPUPPY.IMZ imagefile, required to create a bootable USB stick


    Download the DFSPUPPY.IMZ imagefile, required to create a bootable
    Puppy Linux based USB stick from the Scripts menu.

    Note that when you get the confirmation to start the download,
    the (DFSee) version contained in, and the build date for the
    DFSPUPPY image to download are displayed near the bottom of the
    output window, enclosed with lines of '*******' characters.

    This is a rather large download (about 300 MB)

    This item requires the 'wget' executable to be available,
    as well as a working internet connection.

    If you have ArcaOS 5.0 or later, you can simply install the
    required WGET by installing that from the package manager
    called ANPM, which should be reachable from the desktop:

       Computer -> Install/Remove -> Arca Noae Package Manager

    Otherwise, you can download a ZIP (currently version 1.18)
    from my own site:

       http://dfsee.com/download/wgetos2.zip

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Install a program update

From main menu: Help -> Program Updates / Downloads -> Install a program update

Install a downloaded or copied 'dfsee_update.zip' from the install-directory


    This will INSTALL a program update from the dfsee_update.zip
    to be found in the the specific 'dfsee' directory on the
    DFSPUPPY memory stick, or the 'Downloads' directory under the
    designated HOME directory for other platforms.

    This item requires the 'unzip' executable to be available.

    Note that this action is performed automatically when using
    one of the 'Get latest ... update' menu selections.

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Get latest STABLE update

From main menu: Help -> Program Updates / Downloads -> Get latest STABLE update

Download the latest STABLE release to the install-directory, and INSTALL it


    Download the dfsee_update.zip file, required to update the DFSee
    program to a new (major or minor) officiaal/stable version.

    The download will be to the specific 'dfsee' directory on the
    DFSPUPPY memory stick, or to a 'Downloads' directory under the
    designated HOME directory for other platforms.

    Note that when you get the confirmation to start the download,
    both the version of the currently running DFSee as the version
    contained in the download are displayed near the bottom of the
    output window, enclosed with lines of '*******' characters.

    This is a medium size download (about 10 MB)

    This item requires the 'wget' executable to be available,
    as well as a working internet connection.

    When the download completes successfully, the script will
    automatically start an 'install program update' for this
    download, when confirmed by the user.

    If you have ArcaOS 5.0 or later, you can simply install the
    required WGET by installing that from the package manager
    called ANPM, which should be reachable from the desktop:

       Computer -> Install/Remove -> Arca Noae Package Manager

    Otherwise, you can download a ZIP (currently version 1.18)
    from my own site:

       http://dfsee.com/download/wgetos2.zip

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Get latest Experimental/Beta

From main menu: Help -> Program Updates / Downloads -> Get latest Experimental/Beta

Download latest EXPERIMENTAL / BETA to the install-directory, and INSTALL it

Menu item screenshot(s)


    Download the dfsee_update.zip file, required to update the DFSee
    program to a new EXPERIMENTAL or BETA build made available on the
    DFSee site, using the Help menu 'Install a program update' item.

    The download will be to the specific 'dfsee' directory on the
    DFSPUPPY memory stick, or to a 'Downloads' directory under the
    designated HOME directory for other platforms.

    Note that when you get the confirmation to start the download,
    both the version of the currently running DFSee as the version
    contained in the download are displayed near the bottom of the
    output window, enclosed with lines of '*******' characters.

    This is a medium size download (about 10 MB)

    This item requires the 'wget' executable to be available,
    as well as a working internet connection.

    When the download completes successfully, the script will
    automatically start an 'install program update' for this
    download, when confirmed by the user.

    If you have ArcaOS 5.0 or later, you can simply install the
    required WGET by installing that from the package manager
    called ANPM, which should be reachable from the desktop:

       Computer -> Install/Remove -> Arca Noae Package Manager

    Otherwise, you can download a ZIP (currently version 1.18)
    from my own site:

       http://dfsee.com/download/wgetos2.zip

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Exe startup switches

From main menu: Help -> Exe startup switches

One line descriptions for switches that can be specified at startup of DFSee

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    This shows all the switches that can be used at startup of the
    DFSee executable to modify some of its behaviour.

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User interface

From main menu: Help -> User interface

Help on the DFSee application in general and the TxWin user interface

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    This explains the usage of the basic DFSee user-interface with
    the command-entry field and the large text-output window.

    It also directs you to the menu-related help.

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About ... s-F4

From main menu: Help -> About ... s-F4

Show DFSee program version details and copyright notices for used components


    This displays a popup with detailed information about the version
    of the DFSee executable currently running, including some of the
    used tools and subsystems

    It will also identify the operating-system it is running on to
    allow better interpretation of analysis logfiles.

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