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Working in several subdirs

... was "TTE: Tim's Terrific Enhancements": "Would others find it
useful to have a stack/list of previously accessed subdirectories
so we could easily move among several different subdirectories?
[...] I often find myself labouriously moving among three or four
different directories. [...]" --Myron

Myron: When I'm working on files in various subdirs I sort of
informally assign each a window. Path of each needs to be typed
on CMline only once because I use a file-/session-closing xpl pgm
that--depending on a keystroke it's received--stores a file with
eof or saves it without or aborts, then
*lists the subdir the file is in*. (Could easily cd to it, but I
don't want it to.) If I need more than one file in one subdir
open at the same time, I open another window. It's a low-tech
goddessend ;) that works for me. This fragment closes a file,
then lists its subdir. --A


Analysis of a keystroke has narrowed {is86} down to 0 to 2:
   2   save with no eof
   1   store with eof
   0   abort

xyDos 4 ====================================================

if not abort, saves file and diverts zap-eof:

CI {if{pv86}>0}GT BD {PRwriting to disk ...}BX

no va$ I know of reports just the path of an open file so, to
display the subdir, pgm manipulates va$fp and va$fi, using is13
for file's path and name and is86 for length of file name:


subtracts file name from is13 on CMline to list file's subdir
with ed ready:

}BX (ab)BC dir {pv13}{LBfp}{if({pv86})>0}BD {sx86,{pv86}-1}{GLfp}
{ei}XC BC ed GT LD LD {GLx}

{LBxeof} [code omitted (do'es an external utility)] {LBx}BX (es

xyW 3 ======================================================

{if{pv86}>0}BC sa{PRwriting to disk ...}DX XC DO {lb


}BC abXC BC dir {pv13}{LBfp}{if({pv86})>0}BD
{ei}XC BC es 0XC BC ed GT LD LD {ex}

{LBxeof} [code omitted (do'es an external utility)]

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