[vcf-midatlantic] Help with installing 1980s DOS program

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Mon May 13 21:42:38 EDT 2019


>> PROMPT $P$G

What is that part?

On Mon, May 13, 2019, 9:40 PM Ethan O'Toole <telmnstr at 757.org> wrote:

> > Now all I need to do is edit (autoexec.bat?) with a path line, if fuzzy
> > college memory serves me correctly, in order for this to work right from
> > c:\.
>
> If dos is in C:\DOS:
>
> PATH=C:\DOS;C:\yourprogram;etc
> PROMPT $P$G
>
> It's amazing how much we forget about things we grew up using and hacking
> around on everyday!
>
> Apparently lawyers were big on DOS era word processors (Word Perfect)
> because of forms they have where they fill in items and it populates them
> or something. The same thing exists of course in modern systems but change
> is hard and not always better.
>
>                 - Ethan
>


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