last updated: 21May2008a
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Comparison of CSSDIR OS/2/eComStation(eCS) versus Windows version:
The OS/2-eComStation and the Windows version are nearly identical in functionality.
differences and notes between platforms:
- CSSDIR current version: OS/2-eComStation is 5.01, Windows is 3.21
- CSSDIR OS/2-eComStation's version tested on:
Warp4 fp9, eCS: 1.03, 1.14, 1.2, 1.2R, 2.0RC4. Release Notes
- CSSDIR Windows' version tested on:
NT sp6, 2000, 2000 pro, 2000 server, and XP. Release Notes
- CSSDIR Lean system requirements details for all platforms.
- setting CSSDIR's priority via /Py: only available in OS/2-eComStation
- CSSMON use in Windows must spell out the full namedPipe
- Shareware version only available in OS/2-eComStation.
- Windows version currently does not support computing message digests, contact us on availability.
- OS/2-eComstation can compute CRCs and messages digests on files that are 2 gigabytes or larger.
- Windows version can detect 8 more file attribute types which exist in Windows filesystems
- OS/2-eComStation lists EA sizes and PRO version can compute EA CRCs
- OS/2-eComStation also have a GUI, for windows GUI contact us.
- Due to the more varied market there are two levels of the windows version,
- Out of the box default setting for Virtual Memory (VM) limits on usage
(User may increase for specific huge invocations requests)
Windows is 100 megabyte
eComStation is 1 gigabyte
OS/2 Warp4 is up to 1 gigabyte (requires a fixpak applied for extended VM up to 2 gigabytes),
otherwise the limit is its available private process memory, usually about 200-250meg.
The reason eComStation and some OS/2 versions have a higher default is because the
OS VM implementation works as expected, no matter how many processes make use of it.
- REXX bonus utilities cssrss.cmd and shortCuts: d.cmd, ds.cmd, dm.cmd, dsm.cmd
can only be used in Windows IF users installs REXX.
- Util mode of CSSDIR only available in OS/2-eComStation.
currently this adds capability of changing a dir/file entry's lastWritten timeStamp
- Pricing is different between platforms