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(1) (DIR) (Digital Instrumentation Recorder) An earlier 19mm, helical-scan magnetic tape technology from Sony, earmarked end of life in 2004. Based on the D1 format, DIR was fast enough for sonar, radar and other high-speed data archiving. Cassettes came in 8.7GB, 43GB and 96GB capacities. Once a standard in the U.S. government, DIR was gradually replaced by LTO and SAIT technologies. See DTF, LTO, AIT and magnetic tape.

DIR Cassettes Were Huge
Next to the 4mm DAT cassette, the 96GB DIR cassette was enormous.

(2) (DIRectory) A DOS/Windows internal command that lists the file names on disk. Originating with the CP/M operating system, Dir is widely used by Windows programmers and power users. Following are various examples:
dir        names, date and size

 dir /w     no date and size

 dir /p     pause each screenful

 dir /ad    only folders

 dir *.     only folders plus files
             without extensions

 dir *.jpg  all files
 dir *.mp3   of a
 dir *.doc   certain
 dir *.exe   type

dir /o     folders, then files

 dir /oe    by extension a to z
 dir /o-e   by extension z to a

 dir /os    small to large
 dir /o-s   large to small

 dir /od    earliest to latest
 dir /o-d   latest to earliest

dir /ar    read only files
 dir /ah    hidden files
 dir /aa    files to be archived
 dir /as    system files

The following example finds all files named X.BAT anywhere in the C: drive, because the command is initiated at the root of the drive (C:\>):
     C:\>dir x.bat /s
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Erinnerst Du Dich auch der Aprilabende, der TAaAaAeAnnze Mondenschein und der ersten Liebe?
Officers held Boular and Barghouthi after firing CS gas into a house in Harlesden, North London, and Dich was held in Kent.
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Aime Maillart: Les dragons de Villars: "O schweige still, o lasse dich erbitten.
Dich Amina, Tounsi Aziza, Boudaoud Kheira, Bouteraa Rachida, Mehdane Zohra, Bouhend Fatima, Fliou M'hamdia, Louhab Naima, Lenfad Hafida, Cherrid Kheira, Bouali Hanafi Sahnounia ont ete lachement assassinees a l'arme blanche par les terroristes qui avaient intercepte le vehicule qui les transportait.
Loads of adrenaline surely helped, not least when he stepped down and sang as a mere bass the emotionally releasing aria "Mache dich, mein Herze, rein".
Und vielleicht bist Du ein Ehrenmann--ich mochte es fast glauben--und wirst mit den Ohrfeigen nicht weiterleben wollen und Dich aus der Welt schaffen.
But in Part 2, he grows more dramatic, more of the storyteller, with his recitatives leading up to Peter's denial and the great alto aria,"Erbarme dich," becoming very emotional and expressive.
While Vietnamese leaders are traditionally buried at the Mai Dich military cemetery in Hanoi, Giap had expressed his wish to be buried in his hometown in Quang Binh Province.
The Chorale Fantasy is based around the hymn tune "Gob dich zufrieden und sei stille" by Jakob Hintze (1622-1702) and has a very deep, dark, and contemplative feel to it.
Trouble erupted in Berne's picturesque Old Town in the early hours of yesterday during the unauthorised "Tanz Dich Frei" (Dance Yourself Free) parade.
Dahl, Anders, Trine Dich, Tina Hansen and Vagn Olsen.