• [VOICENWS] SW: DFSee version 14.9 released

    From feedback@os2voice.org@1:3634/1000 to All on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 11:51:31

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    From: jvwDESPAM@DESPAMdfsee.com

    DFSee version 14.9 has been released.

    MINOR release, meaning you get it for FREE if you have a 14.x key already. However, there are some nice new features and some bug fixes in there!

    - HELP texts added to most DFSee scripts (use on popup messages!)

    - Easier conversion between MBR and GPT style, using commands or the menu

    - Media re-scan, get new inserted disk visible without restarting DFSee

    - Crash in R/W bad-sector scan fixed (Windows, possibly Linux/macOS too)
    and avoid bogus bad-sectors reported at the end of a filesystem

    - Program Update can use .WPI (OS/2) or .MSI (Windows) instead of the ZIP

    Note: Version 14.8 users (or PUPPY 14.7) can update directly using the menu:

    Program Updates / Downloads ->
    Get latest STABLE update

    (Works with the OS/2, Windows, Linux and macOS versions too, if WGET is there)

    DFSee is a very powerful disk-utility with disk partitioning,
    smart imaging or cloning of partitions or complete disks,
    filesystem and disk analysis, directory/file browsing with
    edit/view/copy capabilities including limited UNDELETE.

    More details at:

    Direct download links from the DFSee website:


    Or from the HOBBES website:
    or (after processing):

    Functional changes since 14.8

    - ATTACH/DETACH: Automatic switch to FDISK mode when in another mode
    - CONFIRM: command can take take an -H:sssiii helpid as option
    - CR: Allow creation of a (small!) partition in a Partial-Cylinder FSP
    - CREATE Dialog: NO-align and MAX-size default if Partial-Cylinder FSP
    - DFS*.dfs scripts: Added a HELP section for confirmation popup help
    - Disk-style 'FLP' for LargeFloppy renamed to 'FSO' for FileSystem Only
    - EDIT and key: Made default view HEX/ASCII editor instead of auto
    - FS: Recognition of Linux/MacOS FS if no bootsec (IM, ATTACH, VOL etc)
    - GPT2MBR: Convert GPT-style to MBR, wipe GPT hdr, optional alternate
    - GPT: Display GPT-hdr and table contents even if no guard part present
    - HELP menu: Pre-load help for most DFSee scripts (for Help->Select)
    - HELP: Support reading single HELP-sections from TX-script file
    - HFS: Recognise 'cerd' as last mounted FS, as a valid HFS superblock
    - LOADHELP: Added -S and -H:sss option for help-sections in Script
    - LOADHELP: Search target file in EXE-dir, PATH and current-DIR
    - LOADHELP: Strip CR and LF characters from all lines (UNIX etc)
    - MBR2GPT: Convert (or recover) MBR-style to GPT-style partitioning
    - MEDIA: '-update' option updates DFSee disk list (partitionable media)
    - MENU: Enable wipe-freespace in filesystem, for any valid FS detected
    - MENU: File->Attach/Detach/Display disks->Update DFSee disk-list c-U
    - PART/MAP: Support APM style disks, and allow partitions selection
    - PART: Disk-style 'APM' for Apple-Partition-Map (macOS disk images etc)
    - PART: MiB size in std table with 3 fractional digits below 0.95 MiB
    - PART: Warnings if GPT-table and MBR partitions present, or no GPT guard
    - PTEDIT: Extra warning when adding AA55 signature to APM-style disk
    - RC: Improved error explanation on compound or multiple commands
    - RC: Improved handling and reporting of Read-Only/lock-error issues
    - SCAN -w: Fixed crash on Windows/Linux/macOS and default buffer size
    - SCAN: Fixed bogus errors reported at end of objects (large buffers)
    - SCRIPT: Strip spaces at start/end of each line (continuation!)
    - SCRIPT: message() and confirmed(): optional helpid 2nd param
    - SCRIPT: no execute of message() and confirmed() in syntax-only
    - STORE: Improved Last-accessed-LSN/PSN value, added Base-Final PSN
    - UNIX: Fixed crash on excessive fast keyboard/mouse input
    - UPDATE: Fix DFSGETUP/DFSINSTL scripts bad ZIP name (dfsee_install.zip)
    - WIPEFREE: Allow any object with a filesystem, not just VOL/PART

    Regards, JvW

    DFSee Home: http://www.dfsee.com; Jan van Wijk; Author of DFSee - mailto://info@dfsee.com

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