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EDIT


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A text editor you can use to create and edit ASCII text files.

A full-screen editor that allows you to create, edit, save, and print ASCII text files. You can choose commands from menus and specify information and preferences in dialog boxes. Includes extensive online Help about techniques and commands.

CAUTION: May not work if the file QBASIC.EXE is not in the current directory or in the search path or in the same directory as the file EDIT.COM. If you delete QBASIC.EXE to save space on your hard disk, you may not be able to use the DOS Editor.


Syntax

EDIT [[drive:][path]filename] [/B] [/G] [/H] [/NOHI] [/nnn] [/R] [/S]


Parameters
drive: (v5.0 Win95 NT3.5)
Specifies the location of an ASCII text file.
path (v5.0 Win95 NT3.5)
Specifies the location of an ASCII text file.
filename (v5.0 Win95 NT3.5)
Specifies the name of an ASCII text file. If the file does not exist, DOS Editor creates it. If the file exists, DOS Editor opens it and displays its contents on the screen. Beginning with v7.00 and Win95 you may use wildcards and multiple filespecs to load multiple file(s).

Switches
/B (v5.0 Win95 NT3.5)
Displays DOS Editor in black and white. Use this option if DOS Editor isn't displayed correctly on a monochrome monitor.
/G (v5.0 NT3.5)
Uses the fastest screen updating for a CGA monitor.
/H (v5.0 Win95 NT3.5)
Displays the maximum number of lines possible for the monitor you are using.
/NOHI (v5.0 NT3.5)
Enables you to use 8-color monitors with DOS Editor. Usually, DOS uses 16 colors.
/nnn (v7.00 Win95)
Wraps after nnn characters (for binary files).
/R (v7.00 Win95)
Load file(s) in read-only mode.
/S (v7.00 Win95)
Force use of short (8dot3) filename(s).

Related

May use QBASIC.EXE.


Notes
Shortcuts

Some monitors may not support the display of shortcut keys by default. If your monitor does not display shortcut keys, use the /B switch (for CGA monitors) and the /NOHI switch (for systems that do not support bold characters).


Examples

none.


Errorlevels

none.


Availability
External
DOS
v5.0 v5.0A v5.00.02 v5.001A v5.01 v5.02 v6.0 v6.10 v6.2 v6.21 v6.22 v6.23 v7.00 v7.0R1 v7.10 v8.00
Windows
Win95 Win98 WinME
Windows NT
NT3.5 NT4 NT2000