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

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Mon May 13 21:48:58 EDT 2019


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

Oh, okay.

No need for that.

On Mon, May 13, 2019, 9:47 PM Dean Notarnicola <dnotarnicola at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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