Sdir is a compact, colorful, sorted replacement for Windows dir command inspired from HotDIR from the 80s. It adds a lot more capabilities for querying file metadata, while still being visually and technically compact, and can be used on both old and current versions of Windows.
- Where is disk space being used?
- What metadata do files have?
- How to display files in different colors?
- How to redirect and configure output?
- How to display file metadata in different colors?
- How to sort files into different orders?
This software is licensed under the terms of the MIT license.
- Latest stable precompiled binary (with MiniCRT)
- sdir.exe (version 1.28, 48.5 Kb, last updated 16 Jul 2017)
- Latest stable source code
- sdir-source.zip (version 1.28, 70.6 Kb, last updated 16 Jul 2017)
- Latest development precompiled binary (with MiniCRT)
- sdir.exe (version 1.28.2017080501, 49 Kb, last updated 5 Aug 2017)
- Latest development source code
- sdir-source.zip (version 1.28.2017080501, 71.9 Kb, last updated 5 Aug 2017)
- Older versions
- See the archive page.
To run precompiled binaries of Sdir, you need Windows NT 3.1 or newer. Note that Windows 95/98/Me are not supported by these binaries.
To compile from source, you need Visual C++, version 2 or newer; or MinGW gcc; or Clang/LLVM. Free versions of Visual C++ are included in the Visual C++ 2015 Build Tools, Windows SDK 7.1 (2010), or Windows SDK 7.0 (2008).
Unpack the source, open a Visual C++ command prompt, and run NMAKE. If your version of Visual C++ doesn't create a command prompt shortcut for you, you may need to run VcVars32.bat, then run NMAKE.
MinGW or Clang
Unpack the source, open a command prompt for the desired compiler, and run make.
Compilation options can be used by passing arguments to NMAKE or make.
|DEBUG=||Enable debug code. Valid values are 0 (disabled) or 1 (enabled.) Default is 0.|
|MINICRT=||Compile against Minicrt rather than Msvcrt. Valid values are 0 (disabled) or 1 (enabled.) If 1, minicrt.h and minicrt.lib must be in %INCLUDE% and %LIB% respectively. An alternative way to use Minicrt is to extract it into a crt subdirectory within the sdir directory, and it will be used automatically. Default is 0.|
|MSVCRT_DLL=||Compile against the shared, DLL C runtime library, or the static version. Valid values are 0 (static C runtime), or 1 (shared C runtime.) This option is only supported on Visual C++, not on MinGW or Clang. Default is 1.|
|SDIR_FEATURE_LEVEL=||Indicates a set of features to compile into Sdir. Valid values are 0 through 5 inclusive. Higher numbers indicate more features and larger binaries; smaller numbers indicate fewer features and smaller binaries. Default value is 5.|
|UNICODE=||Compile a Unicode or ANSI version of the binary. Unicode is more useful on NT, but ANSI is required to run on Windows 95. Valid values are 1 (Unicode) or 0 (ANSI.) Default is 1.|