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

Dean Notarnicola dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Mon May 13 21:46:52 EDT 2019


It displays the current path in the C: prompt e.g. C:\DOS

On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 9:43 PM Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> >> 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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