Actually, if you are on a newer version of windows the explorer has a search 
bar where you can filter on anything including extension. From there do your 
deletions in the current directory only....

> -----Original Message-----
> From: u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org [mailto:u2-users-
> boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Ed Clark
> Sent: Saturday, 18 February 2012 7:55 a.m.
> To: U2 Users List
> Subject: Re: [U2] mvToolbox--digression about why anyone would want
> telnet-based tools
> 
> actually your example is pretty easy on current windows versions. Type
> *.txt into the windows explorer search box, then select and delete. On the
> upside, when you delete the files, you know for sure what directory you are
> in because it's in the title bar. On the down side, your search retrieved not
> just the files in this directory, but in all the sub directories, which could 
> be
> a plus if that's what you want, but is probably a downside because you still
> need to narrow the select.
> 
> I used to use pick on a Stratus computer. The main OS was Stratus' VOS
> (based on multics, tasted a little like VMS with unix finish). All 
> green-screen
> but the VOS commands were very verbose. But for every single command
> you could press a function key which popped up a form which contained
> every option/flag/default. They had put a lot of effort into making the VOS
> command line easy. That could probably be done for a pick command line
> as well (or for windows).
> 
> I used to work with Motorola Codex communication equipment
> (multiplexed hundreds of serial connections over a t1 line so users in
> remote offices could green-screen into the application. The Codex itself had
> a serial port that you connected a terminal to to issue management
> commands (they added telnet later). The command set was pretty simple,
> but they also provided a gui. there was a pc running Windows 1 with a
> serial connection. The windows app gave you menus and forms, and then
> types commands to the control port and captured and screen-scraped (just
> a little) the output. The thing is, when they trained out people to use the
> system, they never mentioned that you could just use a terminal. The
> program was godawful and crashed all the time. It was completely in the
> way of issuing simple commands.
> 
> My point is that if you know the commands then just typing them is easy,
> and you probably don't want a gui in the way. If you don't know them, a
> user interface (either gui or text) can make it easier--or just be a crutch.
> 
> As for why telnet is still around--don't beat up on telnet. it's just a 
> protocol.
> If you wanted to, you could write iPad apps that used telnet as a transport.
> you could put a beautiful gui on the front of an app running on an old pick
> box that can only do telnet.
> 
> The real question is why is green-screen still around, and that has been
> argued endlessly. It's still here and a lot of people like it.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Feb 17, 2012, at 12:09 PM, Wjhonson wrote:
> 
> >
> > "Why is DOS still on Windows? Because there are some things you just
> > can't do easily with windows,"
> >
> > Just the other day I did a
> > del *.txt
> >
> > pretty trivial to do at the DOS prompt.  Rather more cumbersome to do
> > in a Window click click click point, select click click select point 
> > click.....
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: George Gallen <ggal...@wyanokegroup.com>
> > To: U2 Users List <u2-users@listserver.u2ug.org>
> > Sent: Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:20 am
> > Subject: Re: [U2] mvToolbox
> >
> >
> > Why? Because it has almost no overhead, and has the most flexibility.
> > Can the 3 year old (assuming they understood the process) select items
> > from one ile based on selection  Then pull items from another file
> > using a related ID and save that list.
> > Perform that again on two other files and save that list.
> > Merge those two, and then push that list into an application that
> > emails a file The above would take 2-3 min to do with telnet.
> > IT would take significantly longer to do with a GUI front end.
> > telnet is excellent for administration and development. Once you know
> > what you ant, then you an use the GUI to setup a nice interface for
> > those that want to point and lick.
> > Why is DOS still on Windows? Because there are some things you just
> > can't do asily with windows, r without writing/buying an application.
> > George
> > -----Original Message-----
> > rom: u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org
> > [mailto:u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org]
> > n Behalf Of Doug Averch
> > ent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:17 PM
> > o: U2 Users List
> > ubject: Re: [U2] mvToolbox
> >
> > hy are we using telnet in
> > 2 as our main form of communication?
> > In today's world a 3 year old can use an iPad to access a Universe or
> > nidata database application.  We sell an Alpaca herd management that
> > runs n the iPad and our granddaughter used the application "Who's your
> daddy?"
> > o find out who the alpaca's daddy is.  Sorry, another digression.
> > Regards,
> > oug
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