Unfortunately I no longer have the time or resources to provide any support or updates to foreach.
foreach read me version 1.2 april 2000 see foreach.txt for syntax and examples about this program foreach is a program i wrote for myself initially to compact a large quantity of files in many directories into their own .arj files. i added a bit more functionality as time went on, and i found myself using the program more and more in day-to-day use, so i thought other people might find it useful. i tidied the program up and released it. the program was written in turbo pascal 7, and if you want the source code you're welcome to email me at my email address below. foreach is released as public domain. you copy and use this program without restriction under the condition you distribute readme.txt and foreach.txt with foreach.exe. i will not accept responsibility for damages caused directly or indirectly through use of this program. about the author byron jones system administrator - vianet australia exit codes these exit codes are most useful with -Q mode enalbed. 0 no error 1 program terminated by user 2 no matching files parameter errors 10 not enough parameters 11 invalid parameter 12 no command specified 13 no matching files 14 invalid pad length command errors 20 couldn't execute command file errors 30 invalid list file 31 unable to open list file 32 couldn't create temp file misc errors 255 unable to open help (compilation error) change log 1.2 new features - added interactive mode -i : prompts for processing of each file - added ultra quiet mode -Q : supresses all foreach output - added exit codes for error messages bug fixes - redesigned internal help - now faster and smaller code - attributes for each file now correctly gathered - redesigned and tidied code a little 1.1 new features - options and commands are now case sensitive - added -D : only list directories - added -h : include hidden files - changed $t to $D, $m to $M and $y to $Y - added $y : date in yy format - added random characters $r and random numbers $R - allows unix-style grouped parameters ie -rvp2d bug fixes - redirects stdin to a temp file so stdin isn't read by programs that foreach runs - fixed bug stopping it from opening read-only listfiles - fixed bug stopping listfiles to be processed under some conditions - better handling of command line parameters 1.0 new features - added this file :) - added day, month and year ($t $m $y) - $t = today - added switch to read from stdin - added invalid parameter errors instead of just showing help - added test mode -t : displays commands that would be run, but doesn't actually run them - expands unspecified names and extensions to wildcards eg filename -> filename.* - expands directories passed as filespec (treats as all files in dir) eg c:\dos -> c:\dos\*.* bug fixes - fixed alpha counter - won't crash with > 26 files - better parameter checking - much improved handling of $; and $$ - correctly handles listfiles with full paths 1.0 beta - first public release - tidied and commented code - added ability to include file redirection in command line ($t $g $p) 1.0 alpha - non-public