|Tavi OS/2 pages|
|Last update: 22nd October 2016|
These pages contain various useful OS/2-related information and utilities.
You may also like to see the pages dealing with IBM PS/2 machines.
Useful Utilities and Programs
|UPTIME||WPS class for displaying system uptime|
|PANEL||Device driver for PS/2 Model 95 information panel|
|MEM||Utility for displaying memory size detected by OS/2|
|MailProgs||Suite of simple OS/2 mail servers and clients|
|SOCKD||Simple OS/2 SOCKS server|
|NAMED||Simple OS/2 name server|
|NETLIB||OS/2 network utility library|
|RAREAD and RAWRITE||Utilities to read and write raw diskette images|
|SYSLEV||Utility to display syslevel from a single file|
|MD5||MD5 message digest utility|
|DF||Command line utility to display disk usage|
|V2GB||Fix DOS problem with disks greater than 2GB|
|DELAY||Device driver to introduce delay during system loading|
|DTBACKUP||Simple desktop backup|
|EXTDISK||DOS utility to display presence of INT 13H extensions|
|LDCOPY||Device driver to copy files during system loading|
|ML/I||General purpose macro processor|
|Hints and tips
Useful information and procedures
Sometimes it isn't always obvious how best to do something slightly out of the ordinary. This section contains various useful snippets of information, as well as some technical pieces.
|Glossary||Glossary of terms used here|
|Using LVM||Using logical volumes and the Logical Volume Manager under WSeB and eComStation|
|Using CMD.EXE||Notes on using the default OS/2 command processor (CMD.EXE)|
|Installation problems||Dealing with some installation problems|
|Pilot Desktop||Installing PalmPilot software|
|TCP/IP 4.3 Firewall||Notes on the firewall and packet filtering in TCP/IP 4.3|
|Extended Attributes||Implementation of extended attributes on the FAT file system|
|FixPak validation||Checking the integrity of downloaded FixPak diskette images|
|Peer on MCP||Notes on using Peer networking on the Merlin Convenience Pack|
|SMP on MCP||Notes on using SMP on the Merlin Convenience Pack|
|Remote install||Notes on installing OS/2 over a network (with REXX script)|
|Revision levels etc.||Revision levels, CSD levels and version numbers|
|Boot sequence||Notes on the OS/2 boot sequence|
|Applying FixPaks||An easy way to apply FixPaks|
Miscellaneous related documentation
Some documentation can be hard to find, so here is a selection of documents that may be useful to enthusiasts.
Good software that is no longer updated
Some companies have produced good software for OS/2, and then left the market. Occasionally, they have made the last version of the software freely available. Because this may eventually disappear from their web sites, and because on the whole it is worth preserving, some of it is being made available here. The repository includes software by Innoval (Post Road Mailer, J Street Mailer). There is also information on the independent, continued development of J Street Mailer, now known as the Polarbar Mailer.
There are also demonstration copies of the CDS products in the Backagain/2000 family.
There are fixes and updates for some software, notably ProNews/2, which is being actively developed once more by volunteers.
There is a copy of the Programming Tools and Information for OS/2 1.2/1.3. This is the equivalent to what is now known as the Toolkit.
Lastly, there is a repository of IBM Employee Written Software.
Useful links and information
There are numerous other resources available to the OS/2 enthusiast. These resources include:
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