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A file describing convention first introduced by JP Software's 4DOS.


  • A platform-independent method of storing additional information.
  • A great aid for when file names are limited; character restriction, length restriction.

Supporting software:

  • QuickView -- To my knowledge this is the only application which used descript.ion files for true metadata; image preview caching. It was a really slick thing to do too.

TODO - there are a lot of other notes in deep archives

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Software > DOS >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.4dos.info/ (Klaus Meinhard's Homepage)

  • The official DOS version is abandoned.
  • An an open source version was released for FreeDOS, but it appears to be abandoned.
  • The Windows version was called 4NT, but later renamed to TCC/LE


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