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DFSee 14.7 released

Saturday August 26, 2017  By: Jan van Wijk

DFSee version 14.7 has been released.

MINOR release, meaning you get it for FREE if you have a 14.x key already.
However, thare are some nice new features and some bug fixes in there!

- Identification of, and protection of UNKnown, enCRyPted and LargeFloPpy disks

- The OS/2 version now can be updated from the web using the Help menu (Get ...)
(requires a functioning WGET utility to be present)

- Linux and macOS screen handling has been enhanced to allow screens up to 768
characters wide, and the colors have been tuned further for readability

- Keyboard in Linux and macOS has been enhanced with Ctrl-Arrows and Shift-Fkeys

- HEX editor update for large screens and using 4K object size by default

- the Linux bootable USB stick DFSee-PUPPY has been updated to 14.7 too

See the screenshots and additional info at:

Note: existing users of the PUPPY stick can update directly using the menu:

Program Updates / Downloads ->
Get latest STABLE update

(Will work with the regular Linux and macOS versions too, if WGET is there)


DFSee is a very powerful disk-utility with disk partitioning,
smart imaging or cloning of partitions or complete disks,
filesystem and disk analysis, directory/file browsing with
edit/view/copy capabilities including limited UNDELETE.

More details at:

Direct download links from the DFSee website:

Or from the HOBBES website:
or (after processing):

Functional changes since 14.6

- ABOUT: Show DFSee/TxLib build-date to YYYY-MM-DD for consistency
- ABOUT: Accept s-F4 as shortcut key, works from all Unix terminals
- Clearly identify/present (free)space for non partitionable disks
- DISK: Recognize another MBR variant 'IBM Thinkpad factory preload'
- HEXED: Avoid changing item-size (sectors) on using GOTO (Ctrl-G)
- HEXED: Default item size 4KiB (block); Overrule with 'edit -s:n'
- HEXED: Mouse click on ASCII [ or past ] columns to scroll UP/DN
- HEXED: Slightly different color for buffer before/after current
- HEXED: Speed up initial loading by optimizing first window paint
- HEXED: Tune window width for up to 128 HEX columns; relSN value
- HFS: Correctly identify HFS SB in 4096 byte sector size disks
- Kbd: treat shift-up/dn/left/right/pgup/pgdn just as Ctrl or Alt
- Kbd: shift-F5/F7/F8/F10/F12 alias for Alt-Fx on UNIX (windowing)
- Kbd: Linux: new rxvt codes ctrl-arrows/PgUp/PgDn Ctrl/Shift-Fkey
- LOG: Fixed rotating '-m:size' limitted log on mac/Linux platform
- LUKS: Recognize 'Linux Unified Key Setup' in sectordata, display
- LVM: Work on MBR-style disks only (not on GPT, FLP or CRP style)
- Linux: Probing for NVMe SSD, HVM virtuals and MMC (SD) devices
- MAP/ALLOC: Support and use screen widths up to 768 columns wide
- MAP/PART: Enhanced 'partitioning style' to: MBR, GPT, FLP or CRP
- MAP: Detect LUKS encrypted disks/partitions, show relevant info
- MAP: Optimize color usage for max diversity on various platforms
- MENU: Extra spacing between menuheaders if wider than 100 columns
- MOUSE: No scroll but OPEN on click right-side of drop-down-menu
- NEWMBR on large-flop or LUKS-crypted fails in batch or OEM-engine
- NEWMBR on large-flop or LUKS-crypted, extra warning in confirm
- NEWMBR without parameters does CURRENT disk ('.'), not ALL ('*')
- OS/2: External commands without need for extra <ENTER> to start
- OS/2: Filter WGET progress output to re-use the same line in SB
- OS/2: Filter WGET progress output, no repeated lines in the log
- OS/2: Fixed version number in DFSHIST.TXT and WPI distribution
- OUTPUT: Accept shift-arrow keys etc to scroll the output window
- OUTPUT: No command timestamp when echo is supressed for a command
- PART: Default block/clustersize 4096 bytes (when no bootsec value)
- PART: Encrypted GPT partition info, with FileVault header data
- PART: Fixed crash with '-b' or '-n' on large-floppy-format disk
- PART: Include Encrypted partition info, with (LUKS) header data
- PART: Include Encrypted disk info (LUKS) and wider 'info' column
- QUERY: New 'query DSTyle' partitioning style MBR, GPT, FLP, CRP
- SCRIPT: New variables $_d_pstyle (string) and $_d_cryptdisk
- SCRIPT: Updated DFSGETUP/DFSGETPY scripts to report missing 'wget'
- UIKEYS: Show key-description as well as decimal TXLIB key-value
- UNIX: Fixed bug on terminals over 32K cells; MAX width now 768
- UNIX: More iTem/Terminal key codes (like Ctrl-up/dn, shift-F11)
- UNIX: Set desktop to 80x25 if reported screensize 0x0 (in debugger)
- UNIX: Support small screen in large terminal window (-screen:WXxY)
- VCU/PCLEAR/FIXCHS/NEWMBR: No writing 'untouchable' disks (FLP/CRP)
- VER: New command to display single line of version/packaging info
- XML: New tag diskstyle="str" = "MBR, GPT", "FLP", "CRP" or "UNK"

Regards, JvW

DFSee Home:; Jan van Wijk; Author of DFSee -

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