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Re: PC DOS 5 Editor

Postby jmetal88 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:17 am

Brutman wrote:My bad - the official DOS edit.com does indeed use QuickBasic. edit.com is only 413 bytes.

So now I'm wondering what other file called EDIT.COM I was confusing it with ...

(/me slinks back to my hole ...)


I *think* the "MS-DOS 7" version of EDIT.COM that came with Windows 95/98 was able to run without QBASIC. You may be thinking of that.
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Re: PC DOS 5 Editor

Postby bagelswitch » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:55 pm

bagelswitch wrote:Was fixbas.sys ever posted anywhere (or is anyone willing to share it)? I'm having the same problem with edit.exe reported here (doubled keystrokes), and would like to use edit (rather than other, working editors) under DOS 5 for purely nostalgic reasons :)


For anyone who may care and didn't already know this, the JRHOTKEY and NOBEEP TSRs that you can find in various old archives both fix the double-character and other keyboard issues in EDIT.EXE and other programs. I found these in the course of trying (successfully) to fix Zeliard save game restores (Fn keys act "stuck") today, and I can now use EDIT as well - bonus!
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