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|−|Passing arguments to BAT file does not work exactly the same in DOSbox as is does in other environments (like Win98). Consider the following file (TEST.BAT) |+|
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|−|<code><pre>echo -%1- 0%10 1%11 2%12</pre></code> | |
|−|On Win98, '' 'TEST.BAT 99''' produces: | |
|−|<code><pre>-99- 0990 1991 2992</pre></code> | |
|−|Whereas DOSbox 0.70 produces: | |
|−|<code><pre>-99- 0990 1 2</pre></code> | |
|−|A work-around is to change TEST.BAT to: | |
|−|<code><pre>SET X=%1 | |
|−|echo -%X%- 0%X%0 1%X%1 2%X%2</pre></code> | |
|−|This coding style has the added benefit of allowing order of arguments to be changed at some future time without major impact on your script. | |
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|−|Please note that you will rarely encounter this problem (dosbox parses %11 as then eleventh parameter) | |
|−|I will repair this in the next version of dosbox | |
Latest revision as of 15:53, 24 April 2016
- This article is about Command Line inside DOSBox. For DOSBox Command Line Parameters, see Usage.
The command line inside DOSBox is very similar to the one of a real DOS system, such as displaying the command-line prompt "C:\>" and waiting for user input. Nevertheless, the default initial drive of DOSBox is Z:, a Virtual Internal Drive, instead of A: or C: when booting from a real DOS system. In either case the user can type a DOS command such as "DIR" which will be executed after the ENTER key is typed. After that the command-line prompt will be shown again to wait for another user input. Please see commands for a list of supported commands in DOSBox.