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man, I miss my BATchfiles in DOS 3.3 - 6.22 :)


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#1 RolandJS

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 08:09 PM

Within Windows 3.1 - Windows for Workgroups 3.11, I used DOS 3.3 - DOS 6.22.  I loved using my BATchfiles. I kept them all.  Does anyone remember:  If exist...  if not exist... choice  and so on?  After I had to goto Windows 95 & beyond, close to all batchfiles fell to the wayside  :)


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 08:27 PM

I remember trying to get every free kilobyte of base RAM I could with LOADHIGH and DEVICEHIGH and anything else. I think my best was 617 or 618K free.



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Posted 16 January 2015 - 01:48 PM

I kept my oldies on GoogleMyDrive, to remember those good ol' days! Did you use DOS-stuff such as WordPerfect, dBASE III & III+, Paradox,FoxPro, and so on? I even kept some of my configuration files as museum-pieces.

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 04:08 PM

PowerShell is the 2015 version of a .bat file... only with a supercharged, Hemi-powered, nitrous-oxide breathing engine!

 

Btw, I lived on VisiCalc, Lotus 1-2-3, dBase III and IV, Paradox, and FoxPro, but I *never* liked WordPerfect all that much. Give me Volkswriter any day! :-)



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Posted 30 January 2015 - 12:24 PM

Ja, add EasyWriter II for DOS; DOS's setver, replace, assign, subst, etc.


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 02:53 PM

Hi,

 

Within Windows 3.1 - Windows for Workgroups 3.11, I used DOS 3.3 - DOS 6.22.  I loved using my BATchfiles. I kept them all.  Does anyone remember:  If exist...  if not exist... choice  and so on?  After I had to goto Windows 95 & beyond, close to all batchfiles fell to the wayside   :)

 

If you do some computer administration I can assure you that batch files are very useful and more powerful comparing to what they did in the MS-DOS time.


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 06:58 PM

And batch files run under Wine or DOSbox in Linux, too (32 bit but I guess you might try 64-bit).  I need them for my DOS programs which I run in DOS windows in Win XP, 7, 98, and maybe (cross your fingers) Win10.  PC world forum participants tested making such windows in Win8 and claimed they worked.


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 05:01 AM

ahhh....the good ol' days


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 06:31 PM

Yeah, old-fashioned batch files I can run in DOSbox, even in 64-bit.  Trick is to change the [autoexec] section of the author's .conf file, to mount the root directory, where batch files will be 'caught'.


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Posted 31 July 2015 - 05:41 PM

You can still do batch in Windows 10!


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Posted 09 August 2015 - 04:01 AM

Yes, darling. :)


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 02:37 PM

In the crudest sense any command line string can be a batch file can it not. Or at least a portion of one.

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 03:30 PM

In the crudest sense any command line string can be a batch file can it not. Or at least a portion of one.

Absolutely!  Any command line string or a set of such strings can be typed [or copied] into a text file, which is then changed from .txt to .bat


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 07:12 PM

Since we are talking ancient history here anyone remember the comodor and basic.

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 11:49 AM

Since we are talking ancient history here anyone remember the comodor and basic.

The Commodors?  Yeah, Three Times A Lady song!  I remember GWBasic, on disks.


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