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The '''AUTOEXEC.BAT''' file is a reference to original MS-DOS systems which would load settings from a file called '''CONFIG.SYS''' (which had to be located in the '''C:\''' path), and then execute any commands found in the '''AUTOEXEC.BAT''' (also in the '''C:\''' path).  Commonly the '''AUTOEXEC.BAT''' file would define the system [[PATH]], load any drivers, and launch [[Software:Windows|Windows]].  Because DOSBox already emulates most of what a '''CONFIG.SYS''', and '''AUTOEXEC.BAT''' would do, there isn't much need to define anything other than your mountable drives.
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Upon BOOT, the original MS-DOS system would first load settings from a file called CONFIG.SYS, and then execute any commands found in the '''AUTOEXEC.BAT''' file.  Commonly the AUTOEXEC.BAT file would define the system [[PATH]], load device drivers, and launch [[Software:Windows|Windows]].  Because DOSBox already emulates most of what a CONFIG.SYS, and AUTOEXEC.BAT would do, there isn't much need to define anything other than your mountable drives.
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In DOSBox, '''AUTOEXEC.BAT''' is a [[Dosbox.conf#sections |section]] of the [[dosbox.conf]] file.  The section is labeled as '''[autoexec]'''.
  
 
== A Common AUTOEXEC.BAT ==
 
== A Common AUTOEXEC.BAT ==
<code><pre>@ECHO OFF
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@ECHO OFF
MOUNT C C:\DOSGAMES
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MOUNT C C:\DOSGAMES
C:
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C:
CLS
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CLS
@ECHO Starting MS-DOS 6.22...</pre></code>
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ECHO Hello world...
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This '''AUTOEXEC.BAT''' file [[MOUNT|mounts]] a [[CDrive|C drive]] (pointed to the Local-Directory C:\DOSGAMES), changes to that drive (from [[ZDrive|Z:]]), [[Commands#CLS|Clears the Screen]] and prints the message
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Hello world...
  
This '''AUTOEXEC.BAT''' file [[MOUNT|mounts]] a C drive (pointed to the Local-Directory C:\DOSGAMES), changes to that drive (from [[ZDrive|Z:]]), [[CLS|Clears the Screen]] and prints the message
 
<code><pre>Starting MS-DOS 6.22...</pre></code>
 
 
(The message that MS-DOS printed immediately before loading the '''CONFIG.SYS''' and '''AUTOEXEC.BAT''').
 
(The message that MS-DOS printed immediately before loading the '''CONFIG.SYS''' and '''AUTOEXEC.BAT''').
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MOUNT C C:\oldgames
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C:

Latest revision as of 09:02, 31 October 2009

Upon BOOT, the original MS-DOS system would first load settings from a file called CONFIG.SYS, and then execute any commands found in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Commonly the AUTOEXEC.BAT file would define the system PATH, load device drivers, and launch Windows. Because DOSBox already emulates most of what a CONFIG.SYS, and AUTOEXEC.BAT would do, there isn't much need to define anything other than your mountable drives.

In DOSBox, AUTOEXEC.BAT is a section of the dosbox.conf file. The section is labeled as [autoexec].

A Common AUTOEXEC.BAT

@ECHO OFF
MOUNT C C:\DOSGAMES
C:
CLS
ECHO Hello world...

This AUTOEXEC.BAT file mounts a C drive (pointed to the Local-Directory C:\DOSGAMES), changes to that drive (from Z:), Clears the Screen and prints the message

Hello world...

(The message that MS-DOS printed immediately before loading the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT).

MOUNT C C:\oldgames C: