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Method for Drag and Drop to Specified Resource

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105703D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Provided is a method for clipping a command history from one computer session into one or more other computer sessions.

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Method for Drag and Drop to Specified Resource

      Provided is a method for clipping a command history from one
computer session into one or more other computer sessions.

      Currently, a session spawned to a multitasked desktop is
independent from any other session on the desktop.  For example, in
an Operating System/2* (OS/2*) environment, a user may spawn OS/2 and
Disk Operating System (DOS) sessions.  Usually, a user enters the
name of a batch file for connecting to various Local Area Network
(LAN) drive and printer resources.  However, often a user has
manually entered in NET USE commands or the like in order to connect
to shared resources.  Once attached to various alias resources, all
systems sessions are able to utilize them.  Unfortunately, the user
must manually copy files from one place to another with copy commands
entered by hand.  Yet another method is to invoke a file manager
program in order to copy a file from one place to another.  In all
cases, there is excessive user interaction and more than a simple
drag and drop from one place to another.  Another method is needed
for copying or moving files from one place to another conveniently,
with a drag and drop philosophy, particularly when the source or
target is a shared resource.

      This article describes exposing a new desktop interface to a
user.  The user is able to set an appropriate PROMPT mode within
particular sessions.  Once PROMPT modes are set, the user is able to
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