Release date: 
Sunday, 1 January, 1995



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This utility is able to show a list of running processes, show a list of threads, show a list of used semaphores, show a list of shared memory handles, show a list of loaded modules, show the module dependency tree, killing processes and more.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory, copy to PATH folder and type "go -h" for all available commands. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

GO! v. 1.5 (1/1/1995, Carsten Wimmer) Readme/What's new
//////// //////// // // // // // // //// // // // // // // // //////// //////// // v1.5 -- January 1995 (c) 1993-95 by Carsten Wimmer Introduction: ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Two years ago I began writing GO! to test some API calls. Now, in 1995, there have been added many new features. Many thanks to V. Phaniraj (phaniraj@badlands.nodak.edu) and Rupa Schomaker (rupa@netcom.com) for their comments and bug reports. Also thanks to Kai Uwe Rommel for his informations about the undocumented DosQProcStatus() call. They can be found on ftp.informatik.tu-muenchen.de or ftp.cdrom.com. What GO! can do: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GO! is able to ... ... show a list of running processes ... show a list of threads ... show a list of used semaphores ... show a list of shared memory handles ... show a list of loaded modules ... show the module dependency tree There are many other utilities that can show these lists as well. But GO! has some nice additional features when dealing with these lists. See the detailed help (command -lh) for more informations. You might be interested in some other features, such as ... ... killing processes ... killing all instances of a program ... checking whether a process is running or not ... switching to other processes If this still isn't enough for you, you may ... ... query an application's type (PM, OS/2, VDM, 32 Bit etc.) ... show your machine's uptime since last boot ... show informations about your physical drives Usage: ~~~~~ GO! is easy to use, you can get a detailed help with the -lh command. If you want only a short command overview, use -h. This is what -lh shows: -pl Process List This shows all processes that are currently running. The columns in the table are: Process ID, ID of Parent Process, Screen group and Session Type, Number of Threads, Priority, CPU Time (h:min:sec.msec), Name. -lpl Process List Same as -pl, but with complete path-names. with Paths -tl Thread List The Thread List is a list of all running threads in the system. You may also supply the name of a process (with or without .EXE extension) or a Process-ID if you want the thread list for a specific process only. The columns are: Name of Owner, Thread ID, Thread, Slot ID, Priority, State, Block ID, System and User Time (h:min:sec.msec). -sl Semaphore List This command shows all semaphores currently used in the system. It's columns are: Number of References, Number of Requests by its Owner, Flag, Thread owning this Semaphore, Index, Semaphore Name. -sm Shared Memory A list of Shared Memory Handles can be queried this way. The columns are: Handle, Selector, Size, Number of References, Name. -ml Module List This shows a list of used modules. The columns are: Module Handle, Type of Module, Number of Segments, Number of Imports, Name. -mt Module This is a good overview of all processes and modules Dependency and the modules they use themselves. The module Tree handles along with the names are shown. You may also supply a process or module name (.EXE, .DLL, .SYS etc.) or a Process-ID to get the tree for one specific module only. -k Kill a This closes a process, but only its first instance. Process It can be be specified either by its .EXE name or by its PID. -ka Kill all This closes all instances of a program which name Instances you supplied on the command line. -cp Check for The -cp command checks whether a specific process Process is running in the system or not. The following Errorlevels are returned: 0 - Process is not running. 1 - Process is running. This feature is useful for batch files to check if a program should be started or not. -j Jump to a This is used to switch to another process. On the Process command line you may specify an .EXE name or a PID. -at Application This shows the type of an application, ie. if it is Type an OS/2 or DOS program, or if it is 32 Bit etc. Supply an .EXE, .DLL, .SYS etc. name as argument. -ut Machine This shows how long your machine is running since Uptime the last reboot. The format is: days hours minutes seconds milli-seconds -df Drive Info This shows information about your drives. The columns are: Drive, Label, Location (Local/Remote), Type (Harddrive/CD-Rom/etc), FileSystem (HPFS/FAT/etc), Size in MB, Free Space in MB, Used Space in %. Return Codes: ~~~~~~~~~~~~ GO! exits with a return code of 0 if everything is fine. But sometimes GO! isn't able to determine the PID of a given exe-name or to kill/switch-to a process. In these cases GO! exits with a return code of 1 (Can't kill or switch to given Process ID) or with a return code of 2 (Can't find Process ID for given exe-name). The -cp command (Check for Process) returns 0 if the process is not running and 1 if it is. You can check for the return codes in your batch-file (using the IF and the ERRORLEVEL statement) or in the prompt of 4OS2, if you have installed 4OS2 and if you have put the errorlevel-macro in your shell prompt. See your Commandline-Shell Manual or the 4OS2 documentation for further details. Of course GO! shows an error-message on the screen if anything went wrong. Legal Disclaimer: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Permission is granted to any individual or institution to use, copy, or redistribute this executable as long as it is not modified and that it is not sold for profit. GO! and its associated utilities are provided AS IS and come with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. In no event will the copyright holder be liable for any damages resulting from the use of this software. This license agreement can also be shown via the -la command. Registration: ~~~~~~~~~~~~ GO! is neither Freeware nor Shareware. It's Cardware. If you use GO! on a regular basis and like it, you have to send a picture postcard from your location to the author. His snail mail address is shown below. Final Note: ~~~~~~~~~~ If you want to contact me, write to cawim@train.oche.de ! Comments, Bug-Reports and Feature-Requests are welcome. Flames are not. Send any nice picture postcards to: Carsten Wimmer Freunder Landstr. 53a 52078 Aachen Germany See Ya! Carsten
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