What is BD?
BD is a `dir` replacement. What this program does is that it displays the contents of the specified folder in a colourful and more understandable way. BD displays files of different types in different colours, letting you see at a glance which files are executable, which are documents, directories etc.
Why was this program written?
The most commenly used command in DOS is the 'dir'. The limitations of this command promted me to create a "dir" of my own. The Result - Binny's DIR or BD.
How is BD better than DIR?
To be absolutly frank, BD is not better than DIR. DIR is a very powerful command and can be used to do many things with the command line options it has. BD is not as powerful as that, but it is much more user friendly. It shows all the files colour coded according to its extensions. For example, a folder will be show in yellow colour while a executable file is shown in blue colour. This will make it easier to understand the display.
The BD Command
Directory listing of C:\DOS
Volume in drive C is WINDOWS Volume Serial Number is 0E69-16EF Directory of C:\DOS . <DIR> 09-24-03 4:08p . .. <DIR> 09-24-03 4:08p .. BINNY <DIR> 09-24-03 4:08p Binny UTILS <DIR> 09-24-03 4:08p Utils APPS <DIR> 09-24-03 4:08p Apps DOS TXT 626 09-24-03 5:14p dos.txt DOCUME~1 <DIR> 09-24-03 4:09p Documentation DRIVERS <DIR> 09-24-03 4:09p Drivers BATCHS <DIR> 09-24-03 4:11p Batchs DOS BAT 837 04-05-04 1:26p DOS.BAT WANTEDS <DIR> 09-24-03 11:49p Wanteds UNIX <DIR> 01-20-04 12:52a Unix BINNY TXT 0 06-08-04 1:56a Binny.txt 3 file(s) 1,463 bytes 10 dir(s) 1,540.07 MB free
How is BD better than other DIR replacing programs?
There are many other DIR replacers. But a problem commen to all of them is that they try to be very visually appealing and display a lot of graphics. They are very good but these extra graphics will affect the speed with which the command is executed. If you want speed you will have to use BD.