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===Usage===
 
===Usage===
;<code>name</code>: If <code>name</code> is a directory, DOSBox willl mount the specified directory as the C drive.<br /> If <code>name</code> is an executable, DOSBox will mount the directory of <code>name</code> as the C drive, and start executing <code>name</code>.
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;<code>name</code>: If <code>name</code> is a directory, DOSBox will mount the specified directory as the C drive.<br /> If <code>name</code> is an executable, DOSBox will mount the directory of <code>name</code> as the C drive, and start executing <code>name</code>.
  
  
;<code>-exit</code>: DOSBox will exit after name has been executed.
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;<code>-exit</code>: DOSBox will close itself when the DOS application "name" ends.
  
  
;<code>-c command</code>: Runs the specified command before running <code>name</code>. Multiple commands can be specified. Each command should start with <code>-c</code> though.
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;<code>-c command</code>: Runs the specified command before running <code>name</code>. Multiple commands can be specified. Each command should start with <code>-c</code> though. A command can be: an Internal Program, a DOS command or an executable on a mounted drive.
  
  
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;<code>-conf configfile</code>: Start DOSBox with the options specified in <code>configfile</code>.
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;<code>-userconf</code>: Start DOSBox with the options specified in "configfilelocation". Multiple -conf options may be present.
  
  
;<code>-lang languagefile</code>: Start DOSBox using the language string specified in <code>languagefile</code>.
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;<code>-conf configfilelocation</code>: Start DOSBox with the options specified in <code>configfilelocation</code>. Multiple -conf options may be present.
  
  
;<code>-machine machinetype</code>: Setup DOSBox to emulate a specific type of machine. Valid choices are: hercules, cga, tandy, and vga (with vga as the default).
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;<code>-lang languagefilelocation</code>: Start DOSBox using the language string specified in <code>languagefilelocation</code>.
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;<code>-machine machinetype</code>: Setup DOSBox to emulate a specific type of machine. Valid choices are: hercules, cga, ega, pcjr, tandy, svga_s3 (default) as well as the additional svga chipsets listed in the [[dosbox.conf|DOSBox configuration file]]. The machinetype affects the video card and the available sound cards.
  
  
 
;<code>-noconsole</code> (Windows Only): Start DOSBox without showing the console window, output will be redirected to <code>stdout.txt</code> and <code>stderr.txt</code>. This is useful if DOSBox crashes, since the error messages stored in <code>stdout.txt</code> and <code>stderr.txt</code> may help the developers fixing the problem.
 
;<code>-noconsole</code> (Windows Only): Start DOSBox without showing the console window, output will be redirected to <code>stdout.txt</code> and <code>stderr.txt</code>. This is useful if DOSBox crashes, since the error messages stored in <code>stdout.txt</code> and <code>stderr.txt</code> may help the developers fixing the problem.
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;<code>-startmapper</code>: Enter the [[Mapper|mapper]] directly on startup. Useful for people with keyboard or joystick problems.
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;<code>-noautoexec</code>: Skips the [autoexec] section of the loaded configuration file.
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;<code>-securemode</code>: Same as -noautoexec, but adds config.com <code>-securemode</code> at the bottom of AUTOEXEC.BAT (which in turn disables any changes to how the drives are mounted inside DOSBox).
  
  
 
===Notes===
 
===Notes===
*If a <code>name/ command/ configfile/ languagefile</code> contains a space in it, put the whole <code>name/ command/ configfile/ languagefile</code> between quotes ("example").
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*If a <code>name/ command/ configfilelocation/ languagefilelocation</code> contains a space in it, put the whole <code>name/ command/ configfilelocation/ languagefilelocation</code> between quotes ("example").
 
*In Windows you can also drag directories/files onto the DOSBox executable.
 
*In Windows you can also drag directories/files onto the DOSBox executable.
  

Revision as of 15:43, 2 November 2010

Command Line Parameters

dosbox [name] [-exit] [-c command] [-fullscreen] [-userconf] [-conf congfigfilelocation] [-lang languagefilelocation] [-machine machine type] [-noconsole] [-startmapper] [-noautoexec] [-securemode] [-scaler scaler | -forcescaler scaler] [-version] [-socket socket] [-editconf program] [-opencaptures program] [-printconf] [-eraseconf] [-erasemapper]

Usage

name
If name is a directory, DOSBox will mount the specified directory as the C drive.
If name is an executable, DOSBox will mount the directory of name as the C drive, and start executing name.


-exit
DOSBox will close itself when the DOS application "name" ends.


-c command
Runs the specified command before running name. Multiple commands can be specified. Each command should start with -c though. A command can be: an Internal Program, a DOS command or an executable on a mounted drive.


-fullscreen
Starts DOSBox in fullscreen mode.


-userconf
Start DOSBox with the options specified in "configfilelocation". Multiple -conf options may be present.


-conf configfilelocation
Start DOSBox with the options specified in configfilelocation. Multiple -conf options may be present.


-lang languagefilelocation
Start DOSBox using the language string specified in languagefilelocation.


-machine machinetype
Setup DOSBox to emulate a specific type of machine. Valid choices are: hercules, cga, ega, pcjr, tandy, svga_s3 (default) as well as the additional svga chipsets listed in the DOSBox configuration file. The machinetype affects the video card and the available sound cards.


-noconsole (Windows Only)
Start DOSBox without showing the console window, output will be redirected to stdout.txt and stderr.txt. This is useful if DOSBox crashes, since the error messages stored in stdout.txt and stderr.txt may help the developers fixing the problem.


-startmapper
Enter the mapper directly on startup. Useful for people with keyboard or joystick problems.


-noautoexec
Skips the [autoexec] section of the loaded configuration file.


-securemode
Same as -noautoexec, but adds config.com -securemode at the bottom of AUTOEXEC.BAT (which in turn disables any changes to how the drives are mounted inside DOSBox).


Notes

  • If a name/ command/ configfilelocation/ languagefilelocation contains a space in it, put the whole name/ command/ configfilelocation/ languagefilelocation between quotes ("example").
  • In Windows you can also drag directories/files onto the DOSBox executable.


Example

dosbox c:\atlantis\atlantis.exe -c "MOUNT D C:\SAVES"

This would mount c:\atlantis as c:\ and run atlantis.exe. Before it does that, it would first mount C:\SAVES as the D drive.