Graham Utilities

Release date: 
Monday, 30 November, 1998



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The Graham Utilities for OS/2 are the largest, most comprehensive suite of disk, file and general utilities specifically written for the OS/2 Operating System. The suite consists of 76 separate programs and modules. The manual has been re-edited and expanded to 423 pages. The complete printed manual is also included on-line as an .INF file for easy access.

New Features (V2.0)

This release offers significant changes and enhancements over previous versions. The new features include:

  • DS: The ability to sort directory entries on FAT disks.
  • Case: A utility to change the case of the names of files and directories.
  • Clipbrd: Clipboard supprt. Text can be copied to the system clipboard from a command line session. The text can come from a file or can be the output of another process.
  • Config: Full system configuration. The suite of utilities can be configured to suite your tastes and needs. Popup dialog boxes, editing options, time formats and the colours used can all be configured.
  • CSDInst: Customer Installable Diskettes (CSD) support. Updates can now be automatically distributed world wide electronically. A CSD installation program has been provided to facilitate this.
  • DiskImg: Image logical and physical disks. A disk to disk, disk to file or file to disk copies can be performed.
  • EABackup: Backup the extended attributes of files and directories into an archive file.
  • EARestor: Restore the extended attributes of files and directories from an archive file.
  • Full FAT support. This includes the ability to:
    • FAT-Bad: set bad clusters.
    • FAT-Dfrg: defragment files.
    • FAT-Ext: report the fragmentation on files.
    • FAT-Info: display the internal details of FAT disks.
    • FAT-Null: wipe FAT disks cluster by cluster.
    • FAT-UD: undelete files.
    • FAT-View: view the layout of all files and directories on a FAT disk as well as completely pack (or fully defragment) the entire disk.
  • MIDecode: Decode MIME files.
  • MIEncode: Encode MIME files and Extended Attributes attached to files.
  • XXDecode: Decode XX files.
  • XXEncode: Encode XX files and Extended Attributes attached to files.

Existing Features (V1.0)

In addition, this release adds to the already strong suite which provides the following features:

  • BE: Batch file enhancement.
  • DI: Report disk information.
  • DT: Test logical and physical disks.
  • FA: Display and modify file attributes.
  • FD: Display and modify file dates.
  • FF: Find files.
  • FI: Edit and attach comments to files.
  • FS: Display file sizes, including slack space.
  • GCD: Graphically display and change to directories.
  • LD: Display directories.
  • SA: Set screen text attributes.
  • SI: Display system information.
  • TM: Display time and date, including current stop watches.
  • VL: Display and modify disk volume labels.
  • WC: Count characters, words and lines of text files.
  • 2LZH: Automatically convert archives.
  • Beep: Play tune files or beep.
  • Diag: Perform system diagnostics.
  • DiskEdit: Edit both logical and physical disks, both local and remote.
  • EABind: Bind extended attributes to files.
  • EADump: Dump the extended attributes of files in both hexadecimal and ASCII.
  • FromUNIX: Convert text files from UNIX systems to OS/2 text files.
  • GREP: Simple text searches.
  • HexDump: Dump files in both hexadecimal and ASCII.
  • HexEdit: Binary edit files in both hexadecimal and ASCII.
  • HPFS-Bad: Mark sectors as bad on HPFS disks.
  • HPFS-Ext: List the extents of files on HPFS disks.
  • HPFS-UD: Recover deleted files from HPFS disks or recover files from damaged HPFS disks.
  • HPFSDfrg: Defragment files on HPFS disks.
  • HPFSInfo: Report all of the internal information of HPFS disks.
  • HPFSNull: Wipes free sectors on a HPFS disk, sector by sector.
  • HPFSStat: Displays and changes the status of HPFS disks.
  • HPFSView: View the physical layout of files on HPFS disks.
  • NullDisk: Wipe all of the sectors on a disk.
  • NullFile: Wipe the contents of a file.
  • RestPart: Restore partition tables, boot sectors, HPFS Super and Spare blocks.
  • SavePart: Save partition tables, boot sectors, HPFS Super and Spare blocks.
  • Space: List or graphically display disk space usage.
  • Sum: Calculate the checksums of files using several different methods.
  • ToUNIX: Convert OS/2 text files to UNIX text files.
  • UUDecode: Decode UU files.
  • UUEncode: Encode UU files.

System Wide Features

  • Multiple language support. The utilities fully support translation into any European (CBCS) language.
  • English and German versions are currently available.
  • Full LAN Server V4 and V5 HPFS386 support.
  • Full support for HPFS versions 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4.
  • Full FAT support.
  • A 16 bit version for OS/2 1.x, 2.x, 3.x (Warp) or 4.x (Merlin) and MS Windows NT.
  • A 32 bit version for OS/2 2.x, 3.x (Warp) or 4.x (Merlin). The CD-ROM version includes versions specifically optimised for the 386, 486, 586 and Power PC 603 processors.
  • The complete 423 page manual in on-line .INF format. The CD-ROM version includes the manual in .INF format as well as Abobe Acrobat, PostScript and HTML formats.
  • Consistency and ease of use.

Remote Disk Support

All of the disk utilities can access both local and remote disk drives. The ability to access disk drives on a machine other than your current local one makes The Graham Utilities for OS/2 truly unique.

This feature enables support for machines on a LAN to be centralised, thus allowing for smaller more cost effective support departments.

Lantastic, LAN Manager, LAN Server and Netware are all fully supported.

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 and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Graham Utilities v. 2.1 (12/12/1998) Readme/What's new
New Features (V2.1) This release (can only be obtained by purchasing V2 and applying CSD 14) adds some interesting and new features to the utilities. These features include: * - Task Manager: A Presentation Manager application that significantly enhances your ability to manage your OS/2 system. * - WPSndPal: A WorkPlace Shell class that enables you to manage your Warp 4 Sound Schemes. The WPS class also brings the sound scheme concept to Warp 3! * - GUDisk: A WorkPlace Shell class that adds the Graham Utilities disk functions (defragment, edit, undelete etc) to each of your disk objects in your Drives folder. * - Cleanup.Sys: A device driver that can be used to delete files at boot time. Very useful for deleting files that locked once the system has started. Version 2.1 also includes numerous enhancements (additions to the already shipping programs) and bugfixes.
Graham Utilities v. 2.0 (30/8/1998) Readme/What's new
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