The "wir" program lists the Windows' long file names, and it runs on DOS or its compatible operating systems even if it does not support Windows' long file name.
And on the OS/2 environments, you can set long file name to .LONGNAME extended attribute of your selected file(s). You can see Windows' long file name from the work place shell of the OS/2 3.0 or later.
DOS (4.01 or later), or its compatible operating systems including the DOS mode of the Windows 9x and the DOS session on the OS/2.
IBM PC/AT, PS/2 or their compatibles.
Put the wir.exe which extracted under the DOS/ directory in one of the DOS PATH directories. If you are not an OS/2 user, no more actions are not needed.
If you are an OS/2 user, I recommend you to install two REXX scripts. One is for copying Windows' long file name to the .LONGNAME extended attribute of your selected files. Put both of the REXX scripts under the OS2/ director (OS/2 folder) in one of OS/2 PATH directories.
Because the wir.cmd script calls the wir.exe which runs only on the DOS, from the OS/2 VIO sessions, with using the PipeDOS which made by Mr. Scott Maxwell. Please install his PipeDOS program. It will be found at http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/dos/ or its mirrors.
[/3] [/4] [/A[adshr]] [/LFN] [/NU] [/O[nedsg]] [/B] [/F] [/L] [/N] [/EA] [/JA] [/NEC] [/IGNSUM] [/?]
wir /-3" to disable its effect.
Specifies directories and files to list.
The characters `?' and `*' are interpreted as wild-card characters in the pattern.
The file size field will be separated by thousands.
The year field of the file date will be four digit. The default of this switch is on. If you want to see two digit year, specify "/-4" (disable four digit year) switch.
Displays specified attributes. The "/A" switch without no attributes will be interpreted as "/AHSDAR". This means wir.exe lists all the files including the hidden files and the system files.
You can specify any combination of the attributes. But don't put space between the attributes. And don't specify "/A" switches twice. If two or more "/A" switches are found, the wir.exe uses one latest "/A" switch only.
The valid attribute values for the "/A" switch are as follows:
|-H||Files except hidden files|
|-S||Files except system files|
|-D||Only files (without directories)|
|A||Files which ready to backup|
|-A||Files which has not been changed since last backup|
|R||Read only files|
|-R||Files except read only files|
Shows only files have Windows' long file name entry.
Does not call undocumented function to determine file system type. When using some compatible operating systems (for example Novell DOS 7 update 13 or earlier), the wir.exe cannot determine the drive type collectly and you will get "Not a FAT16 drive" message. Please try this switch in case of like this.
Orders the display by specified fields.
When no fields are specified with this "/O" switch, the wir.exe will use "/OGNE" switch. This means, when you specify "/O" switch without any order, you will get a list of alphabetical ordered directories, and alphabetical ordered files will follows.
You can specify any combination of any orders. But don't put space between the orders. And don't specify "/O" switches twice. If two or more "/O" switches are found, the wir.exe uses one latest "/O" switch only.
The valid sort order values for the "/O" switch are as follows:
|N||Sorted by file name (w/o extension), alphabetical order|
|-N||Sorted by file name (w/o extension), descending order|
|E||Sorted by file extension, alphabetical order|
|-E||Sorted by file extension, descending order|
|D||Sorted by date, from old to new|
|-D||Sorted by date, from new to old|
|S||Sorted by size, ascending order|
|-S||Sorted by size, descending order|
|G||List directories before files|
|-G||List directories after files|
Displays file name and extension. And if the file has Windows' long file name entry, displays tab separated Windows' long file name.
Displays fully-qualified file names. And if the file has Windows' long file name entry, display tab separated Windows' long file name.
Displays directory info in lower-case.
The Windows' long file name will not be converted to lower-case.
Displays listing like the new OS/2 "dir" format:
If specified files and/or directories have Windows' long file name, the wir.exe will send to the wir2ea.cmd which will be executed in the background process to convert from Windows' long file name to the .LONGNAME extended attribute.
Ignore wrong checksum.
Enable Japanese. If this switch is not specified, the default action is as follows:
Assumes "/JA". Listing will be encoded with Shift_JIS character set. Displays question marks instead of unprintable characters in file names.
Assumes "/-JA". Listing will be encoded with US-ASCII character set only. Displays question marks instead of unprintable characters in file names.
There is a limitation when using the wir.cmd on the OS/2 systems. The REXX script wir.cmd will not check the current code page. If "/JA" or "/-JA" is not specified, the default action is:
Same as on DOS. See above.
Enable if the REXX interpreter can handle double byte character set. Please specify "/-JA" explicitly on the system which can handle Korean or Chinese, etc.
Assumes "/JA" when the top of two characters of the LANG environment variable is "ja (case insensitive.)"
Some PC vendors define code points for the Japanees characters which are not defined in Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) JIS X0208 and X0212. But NEC and IBM define different code point set. If this "/NEC" switches is specified, the wir.exe uses NEC's code point set for non standard characters. Default, it uses IBM's code point. This switch is effective only when enabling Japanese (/JA).
Displays program version number, help message and copyright notice.
I have built this program with using Japanese version of Borland C++ 3.00. But, because many architecture depended statements are there, I think it is hard to port this program to another architecture. And some comments in source code are written in Japanese with Shift_JIS encoding, because I am not a native English speaker.
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