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== A Common AUTOEXEC.BAT ==
 
== A Common AUTOEXEC.BAT ==
:<code><pre>@ECHO OFF
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<code><pre>@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 Starting MS-DOS 6.22...</pre></code>
  
 
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
 
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>
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<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''').

Revision as of 22:29, 18 December 2007

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 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.

A Common AUTOEXEC.BAT

@ECHO OFF
MOUNT C C:\DOSGAMES
C:
CLS
@ECHO Starting MS-DOS 6.22...

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

Starting MS-DOS 6.22...

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