External – PC DOS 6.1 and above
Starts PC DOS editor, which creates and changes ASCII files.
E [/Q] [/B] [/S] [/D] [/I] [/C] [/A] [/DM] [/80 |/132] [d:][path][filespec] [=filespec] ['command'] /Q Turns off display of "Loading .." message. /B Displays files in browse (read-only) mode. /S Uses EMS (or hardfile if no EMS is available) to edit files too large for conventional memory. /D Forces file to be loaded from disk. /I Edits STACKER.INI file. /C Edits CONFIG.SYS file. /A Edits AUTOEXEC.BAT file. /DM Disables Mouse. /80 Enables 80 column, 16 color text video (CGA/EGA/MCGA/VGA/SVGA/XGA). /132 Enables 132 column, 16 color text video (XGA). [d:][path][filespec] Specifies drive, directory, and file to edit. = Is shorthand for "same path as last specified" at the DOS prompt, or "same as current file's" at the editor commandline. For example, E \PAS\LANG\FOO.PAS =FOO.BAK will load the two files FOO.PAS and FOO.BAK, both from the directory \PAS\LANG. 'command' Specifies a startup command. For example, E \FOO.PAS 'ALL /IF' will load the file FOO.PAS and then execute the ALL command on this file. Switches may be preset in the E environment variable.
E is only included with PC DOS versions and replaces the MS-DOS editor EDIT.
Internal – DOS 2.0 and above
Displays messages, or turns command-echoing on or off.
ECHO [ON | OFF] ECHO [message] Type ECHO without parameters to display the current echo setting.
External – MS-DOS 5.0 and above
Starts the MS-DOS editor, which creates and changes ASCII files.
EDIT [[drive:][path]filename] [/B] [/G] [/H] [/NOHI] [drive:][path]filename Specifies the ASCII file to edit. /B Allows use of a monochrome monitor with a color graphics card. /G Provides the fastest update of a CGA screen. /H Displays the maximum number of lines possible for your hardware. /NOHI Allows the use of a monitor without high-intensity support.
PC DOS 6.1 and later use the E editor.
External – DOS 0.2 and above
Line-oriented text editor.
EDLIN [:][path]filename [/B] /B Ignores end-of-file (CTRL+Z) characters.
EDLIN originated as an external command in QDOS.
External – PC DOS 5.02 and above
Ejects the media from a drive.
EJECT is only included with PC DOS versions.
External – DOS 5.0 and above
Turns on or off EMM386 expanded memory support.
EMM386 [ON | OFF | AUTO] [W=ON | W=OFF] ON | OFF | AUTO Activates or suspends EMM386.EXE device driver, or places it in auto mode. W=ON | OFF Turns on or off Weitek coprocessor support.
EMM386.EXE must be loaded as a device driver in CONFIG.SYS in order to use this command.
External – DOS 1.0 and above
Converts .EXE (executable) files to binary format.
EXE2BIN [drive1:][path1]input-file [[drive2:][path2]output-file] input-file Specifies the .EXE file to be converted. output-file Specifies the binary file to be created.
Internal – DOS 2.0 and above
Quits the COMMAND.COM program (command interpreter).
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