Excellent Article and. A Note on a Great DOS App Released too Public Domain but Little Known
Thanks for quite an interesting article.
did not know there were any emulators for older Mac stuff which I come across now and then.
Since you said you like Old DOS apps, here's one which I still use through Wine on a Mac.
If I recall correctly, it's from a now defunct company called "Network Solutions" or something like that.
The program is called just "DELTA" and it. is the best directory comparison tool I've ever used, totally intuitive user interface, using the TAB key to go from one to several comparison windows where it arranges the files spaially, leaving blank lines for a missing file or directory and showing the file or directory in red when they do not match exactly.
To,for example copy a file from one directory to the other where it is missing, simply move the cursor over the file, be in the active window and hit the "C" key for copoy.
The program originally sold for about $100 and was updated to handle longer filenames around 2000 but was released to the public domain about a year later which you'll see if you can find their old web site. Probably best just to search for the terms "DELTA" and "directory comparison" "tool" or something like that.
Thanks Again !
JP. (Software engineer for 32 years,Job Outsourced to India in 2004 effectively ending my career).