Type: External (2.0 and later)
EDIT [d:][path]filename [/B][/G][/H][/NOHI]
Purpose: Starts the MS-DOS editor which is a text editor used to create and edit ASCII text files.
The MS-DOS Editor is full-screen text editor which includes pull-down menus with options for creating, editing, saving, and printing ASCII files. It includes extensive online Help.
/B Displays the MS-DOS Editor in black and white. This option should be used if the Editor isn’t displaying correctly on a monochrome monitor. /G – Uses the fastest screen updating for CGA monitors. /H – Displays the maximum number of lines possible for the monitor you are using. /NOHI – Allows you to use an 8-color monitor with the MS-DOS Editor. Normally, DOS uses 16 colors.
The MS-DOS editor requires the QBASIC.EXE file to be in the current directory, in the search path or in the same directory as the file EDIT.COM.