more MS-DOS Command

Type: External (2.0 and later) Syntax: MORE < (filename or command) (name)|MORE Purpose: Sends output to console, one screen at a time. Discussion MORE is a filter command (reads from input, transforms it, and outputs it to the screen, to a file, or to a printer). MORE displays the output …

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install MS-DOS Command

Type: Internal (4.0 and later) Syntax: INSTALL=[d:][\path]\filename [parameters] Purpose: Used in the CONFIG.SYS file to load memory-resident programs into conventional memory. Discussion In the past, INSTALL may have saved you a little bit of memory because it does not create an environment when it loads a program. With DOS 6.0 …

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loadfix MS-DOS Command

Type: Internal (5.0 and later) Syntax: LOADFIX [d:][path]filename [parameters] Purpose: Ensures that a program is loaded above the first 64K of conventional memory, and runs the program (new with DOS Version 6). Discussion Tells DOS to load the specified program into the first 64K of conventional memory. If a Packed …

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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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