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

User Interface, kbd, mouse

From main menu: Help -> User Interface, kbd, mouse

Present HELP item-list for one of several user-interface aspects


    This submenu allows you to find help-items one one of several
    user interface related subjects, like keyboard or mouse

    Each will create and present a list of items present in all the help files (GREP) and allow you to select/toggle between them
    using the Enter and F8 keys

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Keyboard usage, overviews

From main menu: Help -> User Interface, kbd, mouse -> Keyboard usage, overviews

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

Menu item screenshot(s)


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

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Mouse usage, overviews

From main menu: Help -> User Interface, kbd, mouse -> Mouse usage, overviews

Select an item from the list to get Mouse usage help for that module

Menu item screenshot(s)


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

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Clipboard, all references

From main menu: Help -> User Interface, kbd, mouse -> Clipboard, all references

Select an item from the list to get Clipboard infomation from any help file

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   This will present a list of Help-items on using the clipboard
   by searching all loaded helpsections for 'clipboard'

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Menu Pull-down references

From main menu: Help -> User Interface, kbd, mouse -> Menu Pull-down references

Select an item from the list to get Menu pull-down info from any help file

Menu item screenshot(s)


   This will present a list of Help-items on using the menu
   by searching all loaded helpsections for 'pull-down'

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Command overviews and usage

From main menu: Help -> Command overviews and usage

Overviews of most commands, and usage for the commandline and output window


    This submenu will get you help on several aspects on using
    the DFSee commandline, including overviews of most commands

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Command entry and text output

From main menu: Help -> Command overviews and usage -> Command entry and text output

Help on the DFSee application use of the commandline and text output window

Menu item screenshot(s)


    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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DFSee command Options

From main menu: Help -> Command overviews and usage -> DFSee command Options

Descriptions for the generic command options that work for ANY command

Menu item screenshot(s)


    This will show the options that can be used with ANY command
    unlike the command-specific ones, that are documented with
    those commands in their usage '-?' and DFSCMDS.TXT

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DFSee generic commands

From main menu: Help -> Command overviews and usage -> DFSee generic commands

Descriptions for the generic DFSee commands that work for every FS (mode=..)

Menu item screenshot(s)


    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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TXlib generic commands

From main menu: Help -> Command overviews and usage -> TXlib generic commands

Descriptions for the standard TX library commands, mainly user interface

Menu item screenshot(s)


    This will show the generic that are part of the TX library
    mostly related to the user interface

    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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Mode=FS specific commands

From main menu: Help -> Command overviews and usage -> Mode=FS specific commands

Descriptions for the current filesystem (mode=..) with specific commands

Menu item screenshot(s)


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

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Startup switches, Application

From main menu: Help -> Command overviews and usage -> Startup switches, Application

Descriptions for executable startup switches, DFSee application specific

Menu item screenshot(s)


    This shows the switches that can be used at startup of the
    DFSee executable to modify some of its behaviour, that are
    related to the DFSee application itself.

    (for user-interface switches, see the corresponding item)

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Startup switches, UI library

From main menu: Help -> Command overviews and usage -> Startup switches, UI library

Descriptions for executable startup switches, TxWin UI library specific

Menu item screenshot(s)


    This shows the switches that can be used at startup of the
    DFSee executable to modify some of its behaviour, 
    that are related to the TX library user-interface.

    (for application switches, see the corresponding item)

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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

Menu item screenshot(s)


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

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Script language information

From main menu: Help -> Script language information

Infomation on the TXScript language syntax and the DFSee specific variables


    This submenu will get you help on several aspects on using
    the TXScript language, how to run scripts, details on the
    script syntax, and available TX/DFSee variables

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Usage on script RUN command

From main menu: Help -> Script language information -> Usage on script RUN command

Shows the details on the 'run' command with parameters and option switches

Menu item screenshot(s)


    This describes the usage of the RUN command, used to
    run TXScript procedures from the DFSee commandline.

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Script Syntax and parameters

From main menu: Help -> Script language information -> Script Syntax and parameters

Help on script Syntax, control structures, operators, pragmas and functions

Menu item screenshot(s)


    This describes the TXScript syntax and layout, specifically:

     - Parameters and pragmas
     - Layout and control structures
     - Operators and precedence
     - Builtin functions
     - Builtin statements

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Script Variables/constants

From main menu: Help -> Script language information -> Script Variables/constants

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

Menu item screenshot(s)


    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.

Menu item screenshot(s)


   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.

Menu item screenshot(s)


   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.

Menu item screenshot(s)


   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


    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 DFSPUP64 UEFI capable IMZ

From main menu: Help -> Program Updates / Downloads -> Get DFSPUP64 UEFI capable IMZ

Download DFSPUP64.IMZ to make a 64-bit UEFI based Ubuntu 18.04 bootable USB

Menu item screenshot(s)


    Download the DFSPUP64.IMZ imagefile, required to create a bootable
    64-bit UEFI capable Puppy Linux based USB stick from the Scripts menu.

      This version will NOT boot on an old 32-bit CPU system!
      It should work fine with a normal non-UEFI BIOS as well.

    Note that when you get the confirmation to start the download,
    the (DFSee) version contained in, and the build date for the
    DFSPUP64 image to download are displayed near the bottom of the
    output window, enclosed with lines of '*******' characters.

    This is a rather large download (about 400 MB)

    It will download to the standard DOWNLOAD location for your
    operating system, but the location can be changed in the dialog

    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:

       https://www.dfsee.com/download/wgetos2.zip

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Get DFSPUP32 BIOS based IMZ

From main menu: Help -> Program Updates / Downloads -> Get DFSPUP32 BIOS based IMZ

Download DFSPUP32.IMZ to make a 32-bit BIOS based Ubuntu 18.04 bootable USB

Menu item screenshot(s)


    Download the DFSPUP32.IMZ imagefile, required to create a bootable
    32-bit UEFI capable Puppy Linux based USB stick from the Scripts menu.

      This version MAY boot on a UEFI style system, but the
      64-bit variant DFSPUP64 seems to work better on those

    Note that when you get the confirmation to start the download,
    the (DFSee) version contained in, and the build date for the
    DFSPUP64 image to download are displayed near the bottom of the
    output window, enclosed with lines of '*******' characters.

    This is a rather large download (about 400 MB)

    It will download to the standard DOWNLOAD location for your
    operating system, but the location can be changed in the dialog

    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:

       https://www.dfsee.com/download/wgetos2.zip

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Get DFSPUPPY BIOS-only IMZ

From main menu: Help -> Program Updates / Downloads -> Get DFSPUPPY BIOS-only IMZ

Download DFSPUPPY.IMZ to make a 32-bit BIOS-ONLY Slacko 6.3.2 bootable USB


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

      This version will NOT boot on an UEFI style system!
      It is based on an older Slacko 6.3.2 Puppy distribution
      which MAY work better on some older systems.

    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)

    It will download to the standard DOWNLOAD location for your
    operating system, but the location can be changed in the dialog

    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:

       https://www.dfsee.com/download/wgetos2.zip

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Install DFSee program update

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

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

Menu item screenshot(s)


    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

Menu item screenshot(s)


    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)

    It will download to the standard DOWNLOAD location for your
    operating system, or when that is not available or not writable
    will prompt you for a writable download directory.

    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:

       https://www.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


    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)

    It will download to the standard DOWNLOAD location for your
    operating system, or when that is not available or not writable
    will prompt you for a writable download directory.

    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:

       https://www.dfsee.com/download/wgetos2.zip

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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

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    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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