BD 2.00.A :: Documenation

Some cool tricks.
If you rename the BD.EXE file in the "C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND" folder you can change the command name. For example, if you rename BD.EXE to LS.EXE, you will have to type "ls" in the DOS prompt to run the BD program. You can rename this to just "D.EXE" so that you have to type less.
Another trick is available for UNIX users. Run BD with /ls option and you will get the display using UNIX's LS command's colouring scheme - Folders have blue colour, executable have green colour etc.
BD can display small Icons for the files if run with /i option.

Command Line Options
Just run BD with /? option to see all the Command Line options.

/fShows only files
/dShows only directories
/iShows icons
/hShow hidden files
/sShow system files
/nocolorShows content without colour
/noextDon't display the file extensions
/vVertical Display
/l OR /lsShows linux 'ls' command's colours.
/? OR /helpShows the help screen

The user can set the colour scheme for any file type. All this should be given as command line options ever time BD is executed. The command line options are shown below.
File TypeExtensionText Colour SettingBackground Setting
Folder-/dir <color>/dir_back <color>
Executablesexe,bat,com/exe <color>/exe_back <color>
Text Filestxt,doc/txt <color>/txt_back <color>
HTML Fileshtm/html <color>/html_back <color>
Picturesjpg,gif,bmp,tga,png/pics <color>/pics_back <color>
Musicmp3,mid,wav/music <color>/music_back <color>
Scriptsvbs,js,pl,cpp,c,jav,py,tcl,xml,mak,vb,php,h/source <color>/source_back <color>
Video Filesmov,asf,dat,avi,mpg,mpe/video <color>/video_back <color>
Compressedzip,cab,tar/zip <color>/zip_back <color>
Others*.*/others <color>/others_back <color>

Example : If you want to see all exe files in green colour and music files in white colour with gray background, then you should give the command -
bd /exe green /music white /music_back lightgray

Now if you like those settings better than the default settings, you should make a batch file with the below content in it.
bd %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9 /exe green /music white /music_back lightgray
and save it to a file called(for example) "ls.bat" in C:\Windows\Command folder. Now every time to type 'ls' in command prompt, you will call BD with the specified command line options.

Colour Settings
You can use any of these colours to replace the '<color>' in the above list. The colours are NOT case-sensitive so WHITE and whItE are the same. You can also give the colour code in the place of the colour. For example, 'bd /pics blue' is same as 'bd /pics 1'.
One thing to remember is that you should give only the first 8 colors in the chart as the background color. You can give any colour as the text colour.

Another problem with this option is that you can give the same colour as background and as text colour. For eg. if you give "bd /zip red /zip_back red" all you see is a red strip. You will not be able to read the text in the background whose colour is same as the text colour.

Colour NameColour CodeUse as Background

What's New?
These are the changes in V 2.00.A

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