General

loadhigh MS-DOS Command

Type: Internal (5.0 and later) Syntax: LOADHIGH (LH) [d:][path]filename [parameters] Purpose: Loads memory resident application into reserved area of memory (between 640K-1M). Discussion Tells DOS to load the specified program into the upper portion of memory. This increases the memory available for use by programs. You can use the LOADHIGH …

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menudefault MS-DOS Command

Type: Internal (6.0 and later) Syntax: MENUDEFAULT=blockname, [timeout] Purpose: Used in the CONFIG.SYS file to set the startup configuration that will be used by DOS if no key is pressed within the specified timeout period. Discussion You can only use one MENUDEFAULT= line within a menu block in your CONFIG.SYS …

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intersvr MS-DOS Command

Type: External (6.0 and later) Syntax: INTERSVR [d:][…][/X=d:[…]] [/LPT:[n|address]] [/COM:[n|address]] [/baud:rate] [/B] [/V] INTERSVR /RCOPY Purpose: Starts the Interlink server which allows the transfer of files between InterLink devices and drives (new with DOS Version 6). Discussion Before you can use this command, you must first install the INTERLINK.EXE device …

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del MS-DOS Command

Type: Internal (1.0 and later) Syntax: DEL (ERASE) [d:][path]filename [/P] Purpose: Deletes (erases) files from disk. Discussion You can use wildcard characters (? and *) to delete groups of files. If you don’t specify a pathname, the program assumes the files to be deleted are on the drive and directory …

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submenu MS-DOS Command

Type: Internal (6.0 and later) Syntax: SUBMENU=blockname, [menutext] Purpose: Used in the CONFIG.SYS file to create a multilevel menu from which you can select start-up options . Discussion The SUBMENU command can only be used within a menu block in your CONFIG.SYS file. Up to nine SUBMENU commands are allowed …

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Assign MS-DOS Command

Type: External (2.0 and later) Syntax: ASSIGN ASSIGN x=y […] /sta Purpose: Redirects disk drive requests to a different drive. (In DOS Version 6, this program is stored on the DOS supplemental disk.) Discussion Use the ASSIGN command to change drive assignments from the drive indicated by the first letter …

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ctty MS-DOS Command

Type: Internal (2.0 and later) Syntax: CTTY (device) Purpose: Changes the standard I/O (Input/Output) device to an auxiliary device. Discussion The CTTY command is used only for I/O (input/output) devices such as a monitor. It cannot be used for peripheral devices such as a printer. However, DOS does not check …

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setver MS-DOS Command

Type: External (5.0 and later) Syntax: SETVER [d:]:path][filename (number)][/delete][/quiet] Purpose: Makes Version 5 of DOS appear to be an earlier version when an application requires it. Discussion The SETVER command displays the version table and reports a DOS version number to programs or device drivers. Use this command if you …

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power MS-DOS Command

Type: External (6.0 and later) Syntax: POWER POWER [adv:max|reg|min]|std|off] Purpose: Used to turn power management on and off, report the status of power management, and set levels of power conservation. Discussion Before you can use the POWER command you must use the DEVICE command in your CONFIG.SYS file to install …

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nlsfunc MS-DOS Command

Type: External (3.3 and later) Syntax: NLSFUNC [d:][path]filename Purpose: Used to load a file with country-specific information. Discussion NLSFUNC, new to DOS with DOS Version 3.3, supports the use of extended country-related information. The filename you enter should contain the country-specific information (it is defined by a COUNTRY command placed …

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