Quicky Tutorial

AntiDir is basically the opposite of Dir.

For example, typing the command antidir *.exe will show the opposite of what dir *.exe will show you which is everything but the *.exe files.

By default, AntiDir also shows all hidden files (since this is the opposite of what dir does) and tells you whether it's a system file, read only and/or directory. Filter flags are provided to filter out files with these attributes.

SYNTAX: AntiDir [file-filters] [filter-flags]
FILTER FLAGS: filter out a type of file:
/a Archive files
/r Read-only files
/h Hidden files
/s System files
/d Directories

Check out this sample output with the following commands in my messy root directory:

Meaning of command line
antidir foo
list all files except foo
antidir /d
list all files except directories
antidir /d *.bat *.sys *.txt
list all files except directories and those files matching *.bat, *.sys and *.txt
antidir /d *.bat *.sys *.txt /h /s
list all files except directories, hidden and system files and those files matching *.bat, *.sys and *.txt

I find it useful for finding garbage files that accumulate in directories with a lot of files. I keep filtering out more and more files until I'm left with the remaining garbage files.

This Web Page was created by Patrick Coston Monday July 27, 1997, Last updated Monday, July 27, 1997