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MSDOS8 SYS (Miscellaneous)

posted by w3a537(R) E-mail, Colorado Springs CO USA, 24.04.2012, 04:57

Thank you all for your help.

I am now up and running both MSDOS7 and MSDOS8
with proper SYS FORMAT and LABEL programs that
install new OSs on a floppy and a hard disk as
they should.

I have also applied all the patches.


Now a new subject.

If an external program is run from the command prompt
MSDOS searches for the executable first in the current
working directory (.\) and then it searches the path.

This is lousy if the CWD is a floppy which slows down
things a large ammount.

There used to be (20 years ago) a patch to disable the
initial CWD search. Then you put .\ at the very end of
the path spec to re-gain functionality.

Does anyone have an idea how to re-implement this
functionality in MSDOS7 or 8?

Steve ...


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