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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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Joye said he thinks the main reason South Carolina has been reticent to adopt a form of attorney-led voir dire is that there are too many examples of the process being abused in other states.
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During their career Dire Straits sold over 120 million albums and spent over a thousand weeks on the UK charts.
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Today, under commissioner Willie Marcial, contact on the landing spot without dire consequence is an automatic flagrant foul penalty one and a flagrant foul penalty two with dire consequence.
The defendant argued that the trial judge's reliance on group voir dire as a mechanism for exposing prospective jurors' potential racial biases was inadequate to safeguard his right to an impartial jury.
8 (BNA): The US has voiced deep concerns over the increase of violence in Yemen, calling on "all parties there to reject the use of violence against their political opponents." State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters, late on Thursday, the situation Yemen is "so dire," and that "the more that we see violence take place, the worse the situation can become for civilians, in particular for women and children." "We are particularly concerned by the reports the actions in Sana'a, including the unlawful killings, the mass detentions and the violent suppression of peaceful protests," she said, quoted by Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).