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Method to Specify Dos Default Paths

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059774D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bracht, CJ: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

A method is described in which the user of a Personal Computer (PC) will not have to remember the full directory name when saving or recalling certain documents. Only the name is specified, and the system remembers the appropriate directory path. A user generally has the capability to save various documents on the media that can be recalled for use by the system at a later time. These may be functionally different types of documents, such as a block of text that may be saved and recalled for inclusion in different text documents, or a generated keystroke program which has been saved, then recalled and executed to perform certain repetitive functions. Since these document types are functionally different, the user may wish to save them in directories that are categorized according to their function.

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Method to Specify Dos Default Paths

A method is described in which the user of a Personal Computer (PC) will not have to remember the full directory name when saving or recalling certain documents. Only the name is specified, and the system remembers the appropriate directory path. A user generally has the capability to save various documents on the media that can be recalled for use by the system at a later time. These may be functionally different types of documents, such as a block of text that may be saved and recalled for inclusion in different text documents, or a generated keystroke program which has been saved, then recalled and executed to perform certain repetitive functions. Since these document types are functionally different, the user may wish to save them in directories that are categorized according to their function. The problem this creates is that when the system prompts for the name, the user must remember the entire path or directory as well as the document name. In the method described, the system is given the path or directory to retain in a user's profile. This relieves the user from the burden of remembering the path so that when the system prompts for a name, the user supplies only the document name. The system will use the pre- specified path in the user's profile to locate the directory for the document name supplied by the user.

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