DIRECTORY

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BASIC keyword
Keyword: DIRECTORY
(or for BASIC 7.0:
CATALOG)
Abbreviation: DI Shift+R
(or for BASIC 7.0:
C Shift+A)
Type: Command
Token code: 238/$EE
Handling routine
in BASIC ROM:
BASIC 3.5:
51388–51520
$C8BC –$C940
BASIC 7.0:
41086–41244
$A07E–$A11C
List of all BASIC keywords


Remark: This article describes the BASIC command DIRECTORY in Commodore BASIC V3.5 or higher.

Type: Command
General Programming-Syntax: DIRECTORY  [<filename>] [,D<drive number>] [[,]ON U<device number>]

DIRECTORY is a BASIC 3.5 command that displays the contents of a disk on the screen. It can not be used to print out the directory.Use CTRL +S  to pause the display (any other key resumes it) and use the Commodore key to slow it down.

The optional parameter <filename> may contain wildcards or a file type selector to filter the output, showing only the corresponding matches.

Examples[edit]

Lists all files on the disk:

DIRECTORY

Tries to list a file named "TEST" if it exists on unit 9 (8 is default), drive 0:

DIRECTORY D0,U9,"TEST"

Lists all files starting with an "A" (using wildcard character "*"):

DIRECTORY "A*"

Lists files with filename of length 6, any last character:

DIRECTORY D0,"TEST1?"

The "?" is used as a wildcard that can match any character in that position. Possible results may include "TEST10", "TEST15", "TEST1B"

With variable parameters:

D$="*=S": GA=8
DIRECTORY (D$),U(GA)


To print the directory out


(Uses printer device #4)

LOAD"$",8
OPEN4,4:CMD4:LIST
PRINT#4:CLOSE4


BASIC V3.5 Commands

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