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posted by Ibidem(R), 08.01.2012, 03:37

> > Great!
> I think you misunderstood, his only updated his build tools, IIRC. Sure,
> you can "build" mksh into an .EXE, but it won't "work". ;-)
I did misunderstand.:-(

> > FWIW, a port of pdksh is also available:
> >
> http://www.ilyaz.org/software/os2/
> > dos_bin.zip has the one known to run on DOS, but maybe the EMX versions
> > also do...
>
> But it may only work with EMX, and that barely works on DOS. In other
> words, it won't replace all the missing POSIX tools, LFNs, long cmdlines,
> etc. for you, sadly.
dos_bin probably would run, though I've not checked--it certainly did run once, well enough to build Perl.
But this suggests that pdksh might be ported to DJGPP easily.

> > Also, ack just might be able to compile mksh on DOS--it can on Minix 3.
>
> ACK doesn't have a DOS port, does it?
ISTR seeing an ACK compiler under the freedos directory on ibiblio...but it might not be a port.

A third option, that might not be wise, is building an ELKS shell, using bcc in DOS mode (bcc bootstraps all ELKS binaries, and it has a flag to output DOS .COM binaries).
However, this would be 16-bit, fairly tight, SFN, and all that.

 

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