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   Last updated: February 19, 2011






Little Disc+ - Quick User's Guide


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1. Indemnity for the shareware version

MacHouse does not guarantee in any way that Little Disc+ properly runs on any terminal that meets system requirements. MacHouse will not take responsibility for any damage that its software may cause. MacHouse does not guarantee that its software program is bug-free and has no obligation in offering a good copy in a timely manner.


2. Distribution for the shareware version

MacHouse is the sole distributor of Little Disc+.  No other party is allowed to distribute or redistribute this software program without written consent from the software company.


3. Installing the shareware version of Little Disc+

In order to use Little Disc+, it'll be better for you to create a folder with any name at first.  Then put a copy of Little Disc+.  And that's it.


4. Uninstalling the shareware version of Little Disc+

When you launch Little Disc+ for the first time, the application will create a folder named Little Disc+ inside the Document folder.  The path is Users/User/Documents/ inside the volume of the operating system that is currently running.  The easiest way of finding it is to open Preferences and switch tabs to System.  Then click on the button below Preferences.  Little Disc+ will also create a folder inside the Application Support folder.  You can click on the Open button below Shell applications under the same tab to locate this folder, which is also labeled Little Disc+.  So delete these two folders plus the application itself.  The operating system itself is also likely to create some files inside Users/User/Library/Preferences.


5. Using Little Disc+

When you first launch Little Disc+, you will see the Toolbar at the top.  It looks as if the main part below the Toolbar were divided into two parts, Drop List and File Browser.  If you click on the Toolbar button that says Drawer, another window will open to the right.  It's Archive Browser.  And there's another.  Since Little Disc+ utilizes more than several shell programs, whenever you perform a task, a command-line output will be generated and displayed in Command Display.  But you don't always have to read this command-line output.  Command Display is hidden.  If you want to open it, simply choose Show Command Display under the Window menu.



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File Browser can display all files and folders, whether they are hidden or not hidden, in the file hierarchy starting with volumes.  File Browser is primarily used to locate files/folders and send them to Drop List.  Its contextual menu is more descriptive of File Browser's uses.  Right-button-click on any file or folder.  There are four commands.  If you choose Add it to Drop List, the selected file or folder will be sent to Drop List.



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Under File Browser, you can also quickly locate and compress a single file or folder into an archive.  If you choose Zip-Compress it, a small window will spring up.  Select a directory where to save an archive.  Most command-line programs require that the display name of the last folderitem must not include a space.  Archives named My Archive1 and My Archive2 will be treated the same.  So make sure that a new archive name or disc image name does not include a single space.



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Now, let's talk about Command Display and Archive Browser quickly.  There are more than a dozen clickable Toolbar buttons at the top.  Let's click on List 2.  (This feature is available to licensed users only.)  This function allows the user to locate an archive (.7z, .tar, bz, .zip...) and prints the list of its content.  If you use any of Info, List 1, List 2, List 3, the Command Display window will automatically open at the bottom automatically.  Other functions do generate a command-line output, but this window will not open automatically.  If you want to hide the Command Display window, simply click on the Hide button at the button or choose Hide Command Display from the Window menu.



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Next, let's click on the Drawer button at the top.  This window allows the user to drag and drop file archives with extensions of .7z, .bz2, .gz, .rar, .rpm, .tar, .tgz, .zip.  If you look under Batch, you'll find commands that might do a similar job.  Unzip Archives (.ZIP Only), Unzip Archives (.7Z And More) and Unwrap (unRAR) Archives will not unpack password-protected archives.  (These features are only available to licensed users.)  But the commands that are available in the contextual menu of the Archive Browser window will interact with the shell programs and prompt a window requiring you to enter a password if necessary.  That is, Archive Browser is primarily used to unpack password-protected archives for now.



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