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Welcome to the MS-DOS 6 Technical Reference. This guide is designed for people who want more technical information about the Microsoft® MS-DOS® 6 operating system features.

The MS-DOS 6 Technical Referencecontains the following information:

  • Tips and tricks for working with your startup files.

  • Information about DoubleSpace, including the Microsoft Real-Time Compression Interface (MRCI) Specification and the DoubleSpace System API Specification.

  • Tips, tricks, and troubleshooting information about MemMaker and memory management.

  • Additional information about other MS-DOS 6 features.

  • A printed reference for all MS-DOS 6 commands.

The MS-DOS 6 Technical Reference is a technical supplement to the documentation that is included in your MS-DOS package and does not replace that information as the source for learning how to use MS-DOS features.

When you purchase the MS-DOS 6 Resource Kit, you also receive the Supplemental disks, which contain tools and files, including the COMMANDS.TXT file, which describes the commands on the disk.

The following files are included in the Supplemental Disk:

File

Description

4201.CPI

Code-page information file for IBM Proprinters II and III Model 4201, and IBM Proprinters II and III XL Model 4202.

4208.CPI

Code-page information file for IBM Proprinter X24E Model 4207, and IBM Proprinter XL24E Model 4208.

5202.CPI

Code-page information file for IBM Quietwriter III printer.

File

Description

ADOS.OVL

An AccessDOS file.

ADOS.COM

AccessDOS program file.

ADOS.CFG

Stores AccessDOS settings.

ADOS.TXT

AccessDOS User's Guide.

AREADME.TXT

Additional AccessDOS instructions, including information on compatibility of particular hardware and software with AccessDOS.

ASSIGN.COM

Redirects requests for disk operations on one drive to a different drive.

BACKUP.EXE

Backs up one or more files from one disk onto another.

CHOICE.COM

File used by the Setup program.

COMMANDS.TXT

Command reference for the Supplemental disk commands.

COMP.EXE

Compares the contents of two files or sets of files byte by byte.

CV.COM

Starts CodeView versions 3.0 through 3.13.

DBLBOOT.BAT

Creates a bootable DoubleSpace floppy disk.

DBLBOOT.INI

File used by the Dblboot program.

DVORAK.SYS

Provides alternative keyboard layouts for people who have difficulty using the standard QWERTY layout.

DVORAK.TXT

Describes how to use the DVORAK keyboard layouts.

EDLIN.EXE

Starts Edlin, a line-oriented text editor with which you can create and change ASCII files.

EXE2BIN.EXE

Converts .EXE (executable) files to binary format.

FAKEMOUS.COM

An IBM PS/2 mouse utility used with AccessDOS.

GORILLA.BAS

A Qbasic file.

GRAFTABL.COM

Enables MS-DOS to display the extended characters of a specified code page in graphics mode.

JOIN.EXE

Joins a disk drive to a directory on another disk drive.

KBDBUF.SYS

Specifies the number of keystrokes that can be held in your keyboard buffer.

LCD.CPI

Code-page information file for IBM PC Convertible liquid crystal display.

MIRROR.COM

Starts the Mirror program, which records information about one or more disks; the unformat and undelete commands can use this information to restore a reformatted disk or to recover deleted files.

MONEY.BAS

A Qbasic file.

MSHERC.COM

Installs support for Qbasic programs that use the Hercules graphics card.

File

Description

NET.EXE

A network file.

NET.TXT

Instructions for installing Supplemental disk network files.

NETBEUI.DOS

A network file.

NETWKSTA.1XE

A network file.

NETWKSTA.2XE

A network file.

NIBBLES.BAS

A Qbasic file.

PRINTER.SYS

Supports code-page switching for the parallel ports PRN, LPT1, LPT2, and LPT3.

PRINTFIX.COM

Prevents MS-DOS from checking the status of your printer.

REDIR.1XE

A network file.

REDIR.2XE

A network file.

REMLINE.BAS

A Qbasic file.

SETNAME.EXE

A network file.

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