FileManager(BASIC) Review
by Joe Botto

 
This article originally appeared in the ADAM's LEAF, Newsletter of the Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) ADAM Users Group and is supplied by ADAM News Network.

Here is a little "utility" program that you can use with your ADAM. It will provide a menu that allows you to CATALOG, DELETE, LOADRUN, LOCK, RECOVER, RENAME, & UNLOCK your SmartBASIC files. I downloaded this program, named ++FILEMGR.BAS, from the Data Library (#9) on CompuServe. This is a file manipulation program that has the "look & feel" of many commercial quality programs.

The difference is that you can "do" this program yourself! In looking at the program, you may wish to customize it's operations and create your "own" utilities & functions. For example, a simple change would be to the SPEED setting in line #6 from 140 to suit your own liking (0-255). Other changes could involve adjustments to the menu key functions, if you are so inclined.

Although there are about 150 lines to enter, they are very short & easy to type. In fact, you should have the program "up & running" within an hour. You can save it as a HELLO program that it will "run" automatically when you load BASIC into your ADAM.

Thanks to the program authors (see lines 2040 & 2050) and CIS for having it in their data libraries. I'm sure you'll enjoy this nifty little program. (note: this is NOT the commercial FILEMANAGER V2.1.)
a file manipulation program that has the "look & feel" of many commercial quality programs.

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