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by Clueless in Seattle
08 Nov 2016 19:49
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Redefine MS-DOS Keyboard Functions?
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Re: Redefine MS-DOS Keyboard Functions?

Does this happen in your outlining program only? Then i would search the program for any settings to change such a behaviour. Or may it be that this also happens anywhere else within your DOS? Then you may define another keboard driver when loading: http://www.i8086.de/dos-befehle/keyb.html . Hi pe...
by Clueless in Seattle
08 Nov 2016 14:59
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Redefine MS-DOS Keyboard Functions?
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Redefine MS-DOS Keyboard Functions?

I'm trying to use an old DOS outlining program from the 80s I bought on eBay.* I'm having trouble with the way the <Del> and <BkSp> keys behave. The <Del> now acts like a destructive backspace, i.e., it deletes the character to the left of the cursor instead of the character at the cursor position. ...
by Clueless in Seattle
08 Nov 2016 13:39
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Foxidrive has left us
Replies: 26
Views: 9189

Re: Foxidrive has left us

I'm saddened to learn that Foxidrive is no longer with us. He helped so many of us and was especially patient and kind with slow learners like me. I wish my health had permitted me to spend more time in this forum in the last few years so I that might have benefitted more from his generosity and exp...
by Clueless in Seattle
19 Jun 2016 16:18
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Pass errorlevel from one batch file to another?
Replies: 25
Views: 4397

SOLVED Re: Pass errorlevel from one batch file to another?

Thanks, aGerman, for being so patient with me. Now I understand what you meant. In the meantime I've modified the macro in my text editor, and my two batch files, so that batch file 1 calls batch file 2. I just tried the macro two times, testing for both errorlevels 1 & 0, and both times it ran ...
by Clueless in Seattle
19 Jun 2016 14:58
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Pass errorlevel from one batch file to another?
Replies: 25
Views: 4397

Re: Pass errorlevel from one batch file to another?

Only if you want to distinguish between errorlevel less than X or errorlevel greater than or equals X you could write it the other way around using keyword "not". Thanks, aGerman, I appreciate your taking the time to try explain that to me. But I guess I should have warned you that I flun...
by Clueless in Seattle
19 Jun 2016 14:41
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Pass errorlevel from one batch file to another?
Replies: 25
Views: 4397

Re: Pass errorlevel from one batch file to another?

Are you trying to start batches from a program running under DOS? Couldn't have said it better myself. I'm running an old DOS text editor called TSE 2.5 which allows me to access the MS-DOS prompt from within the text editor itself, while the text editor continues to run in the background. A slight...
by Clueless in Seattle
19 Jun 2016 13:14
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Pass errorlevel from one batch file to another?
Replies: 25
Views: 4397

Re: Pass errorlevel from one batch file to another?

If you call the 2nd Batch file from within the 1st Batch file the errorlevel from the 2nd Batch file should be available in the 1st. ... if errorlevel 0 ... ... doesn't make any sense. The meaning of that statement is "if the errorlevel equals 0 or is greater than 0 then ...". You should ...
by Clueless in Seattle
19 Jun 2016 13:07
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Pass errorlevel from one batch file to another?
Replies: 25
Views: 4397

Re: Pass errorlevel from one batch file to another?

:: some code here :end exit /b OK, I'll bite. I just googled /b and found this: If you use /b, Cmd.exe sets the ERRORLEVEL to the specified ExitCode. If you exit Cmd.exe, Cmd.exe sets the process exit code with the specified ExitCode. I'm trying to decipher that technoese and translate it into such...
by Clueless in Seattle
19 Jun 2016 11:25
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Pass errorlevel from one batch file to another?
Replies: 25
Views: 4397

Pass errorlevel from one batch file to another?

It's been a long while since I played around with my batch files, and at my age my memory is failing, so I'm finding that I'm having to relearn most of the stuff that I had learned a couple of decades ago. I'm running MS-DOS 6.21, under DOSSHELL from MS-DOS 5.0. I use a text editor (TSE 2.5) with a ...
by Clueless in Seattle
18 Jun 2016 15:43
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: FC.EXE: Is there a faster alternative?
Replies: 11
Views: 2656

SOLVED? Re: FC.EXE: Is there a faster alternative?

Try to use the SMARTDRV.exe Hi again, einstein. I should have mentioned in my first post, that although I'm running MS-DOS 6.21, I'm running it and all my DOS software under the DOSSHELL task switcher that came with MS-DOS 5. And DOSSHELL won't let me run SMARTDRV. try this code : %FC% /b %1 %2 >ou...
by Clueless in Seattle
18 Jun 2016 10:37
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: FC.EXE: Is there a faster alternative?
Replies: 11
Views: 2656

Re: FC.EXE: Is there a faster alternative?

aGerman wrote:I'm not familiar with DOS. Just found that the BACKUP command should be available there. Options /M, /D, and /T could be suitable.


Hallo aGerman! Thanks for that tip! BACKUP just might work for me. I'll give it a try.

Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless"
by Clueless in Seattle
18 Jun 2016 08:05
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: FC.EXE: Is there a faster alternative?
Replies: 11
Views: 2656

Re: FC.EXE: Is there a faster alternative?

Can you post your code that use FC? :Compare rem @echo off set FC=c:\dos621\fc.exe set FIND=c:\dos621\find.exe %FC% /b %1 %2|%FIND% "FC: no differences encountered">nul if errorlevel 2 echo [%0] ERRORLEVEL = 2 if errorlevel 2 goto PROBLEM if errorlevel 1 echo [%0]...
by Clueless in Seattle
18 Jun 2016 07:52
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: FC.EXE: Is there a faster alternative?
Replies: 11
Views: 2656

Re: FC.EXE: Is there a faster alternative?

How many RAM has your PC? If you have lot of ram you can also use the smartdrv command for speedup the floppy access. Hi again, einstein1969, I'm not sure how much RAM this old laptop has installed, but here's what the MEM command shows: Memory Type Total = Used + Free ---------------- ------- ----...
by Clueless in Seattle
17 Jun 2016 14:47
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: FC.EXE: Is there a faster alternative?
Replies: 11
Views: 2656

Re: FC.EXE: Is there a faster alternative?

einstein1969 wrote:The FC utility is fast if used outer a FOR cicle. Can you post your code that use FC?

Oops! I missed your earlier message.

I won't be able to get to it until later tonight or tomorrow morning. I'll gather up the info you requested and post it then.

Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless
by Clueless in Seattle
17 Jun 2016 13:47
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: FC.EXE: Is there a faster alternative?
Replies: 11
Views: 2656

Re: FC.EXE: Is there a faster alternative?

Thanks, einstein1969, for you speedy reply. If your fc is outer a cicle for, you can try to optimize floppy access using the command BUFFERS and FILES in your config.sys I'm afraid I'm not very tech savvy so I don't understand what "outer a cicle for" means. What values would you suggest I...