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WordPerfect - Wikipedia | https://en.wikipedia.org/
At the height of its popularity in the 1980s, it was a dominant player in the word processor market, partly because of extensive, no-cost support, with "hold jockeys" entertaining users on hold.
wordprocessing  dtp  dos  thewaythingswere  techsupport 
november 2017 by kme
Batch files - Errorlevels
In Windows NT 4/2000/XP this may sometimes fail, since some executables return negative numbers for errorlevels!
However, this can be fixed by using the following code to check for non-zero return codes:
IF %ERRORLEVEL% NEQ 0 ...
Use the code above wherever you would have used IF ERRORLEVEL 1 ... in the "past".
dos  batchscripting  scripting  annoyance  windows  sysadmin  errorhandling  solution 
may 2016 by kme
How can I exit a batch file from within a function? - Stack Overflow
The 'exit /b' doesn't seem to be required, but this does work.

:halt
call :haltHelper 2> nul

:haltHelper
()
exit /b
dos  scripting  batchscripting  wtf  windows  solution 
may 2016 by kme
HowTo: UNIX / Linux Convert DOS Newlines CR-LF to Unix/Linux Format
Type the following command to convert file called myfile.txt:
<code class="language-bash">$ unix2dos myfile.txt
$ unix2dos -b myfile.txt</code>

Task: Convert Dos TO Unix Using tr Command
<code class="language-bash">tr -d '\r' < input.file > output.file</code>

Task: Convert Dos TO Unix Using Perl One Liner
<code class="language-bash">perl -pi -e 's/\r\n/\n/g' input.file</code>
textprocessing  conversion  howto  unix  dos  lineends  whitespace 
april 2016 by kme
cmd - Can I mask an input text in a bat file - Stack Overflow
Best solution: use a Powershell one-liner as a shim to get masked input
@echo off
@echo off
set "psCommand=powershell -Command "$pword = read-host 'Enter Password' -AsSecureString ; ^
$BSTR=[System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::SecureStringToBSTR($pword); ^
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::PtrToStringAuto($BSTR)""
for /f "usebackq delims=" %%p in (`%psCommand%`) do set password=%%p
echo %password%


Alternate solution (you'll need http://blog.magerquark.de/scriptpw-dll-on-windows-2008-and-windows-7-scriptpw-password/ if >= Win7):
@echo off
:: GetPwd.cmd - Get password with no echo.
<nul: set /p passwd=Password:
for /f "delims=" %%i in ('cscript /nologo GetPwd.vbs') do set passwd=%%i
echo.
:: This bit's just to prove we have the password.
echo %passwd%

The "<nul: set /p passwd=Password: " is somewhat sneaky - the effect of the command is to output the prompt with no trailing newline character - it's a sneaky way to emulate the "echo -n" command from the bash shell. It sets passwd to an empty string as an irrelevant side effect and doesn't wait for input since it's taking its input from the nul: device.


PowerShell solution:
@echo off
set "psCommand=powershell -Command "$pword = read-host 'Enter Password' -AsSecureString ; ^
$BSTR=[System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::SecureStringToBSTR($pword); ^
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::PtrToStringAuto($BSTR)""
for /f "usebackq delims=" %%p in (`%psCommand%`) do set password=%%p
echo %password%
windows  vbscript  powershell  dos  batchfile  batch  scripting  tipsandtricks  passwordprompt  authentication  solution 
october 2014 by kme
The CD Forum > Error 8: Ther Is Not Enough Memory Available
I have dealt with this one a lot. The simpest fix is to load the basic network redirector.
I did this by changing all the lines containing:
"NET START"
to
"NET START BASIC"
msclient  dos  autoexec.bat  freedos  solution 
july 2014 by kme
Hard Disk Sentinel - DOS version
The Vantec PATA/SATA->USB adapter is detected as "VID: 152D, PID: 2338 JMicron 20337 SATA+IDE adapter" and supported by this tool.
freedos  bootdisk  diagnostic  storage  harddrive  dos  bootable  systemmonitoring  smart 
may 2013 by kme
FreeDOS bootable USB Flash Drive « EdgeNotes
I had to get the fat32lba.bin from the FreeDOS 1.0 "kernels.zip" in order to make the instructions at http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/freedos/index.php?title=USB work. The SYSLINUX instructions at that page worked fine, except the MBR was SYSLINUX's and the FreeDOS fat32lba.bss was chain-loaded at boot time.
usb  bootable  freedos  dos  bootdisk  solution 
may 2013 by kme
FreeDOS 1.1 Bootable USB Image | Joe's Blog
Complicated. Uses Qemu to install the whole FreeDOS installation to a virtual disk image, then 'dd' to flash it to the USB stick.
freedos  usb  bootdisk  bootable  dos  maybesolution 
may 2013 by kme
SourceForge.net: USB - freedos
These instructions apply to FreeDOS 1.0; the "kernel.zip" file mentioned below can be obtained directly from http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/distributions/1.0/pkgs/kernels.zip, and everything else seems to work fine.

Source: http://notes.realitysedge.com/archives/208
dos  bootdisk  usb  freedos  solution 
may 2013 by kme

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