Difference Between the DIR /C and DIR /CH Commands (96514)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft Windows 95

This article was previously published under Q96514


The DIR command has two switches that you can use to display compression ratio information: /C and /CH.
    /C displays the compression ratio of a file assuming that it resides on a drive using 8-kilobyte (K) clusters.
    /CH uses the cluster size of the host partition.
In most cases, there is no difference between the output of these switches unless your DoubleSpace host partition uses a cluster size other than 8 kilobytes. For example, if you have a file on a drive using 4K clusters, the compression ratio displayed generated from DIR /C would be 1.5; DIR /CH would generate a compression ratio of 2.0.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 10/13/2003
Keywords: KB96514