Mail Archives: djgpp/2000/04/17/07:49:06

From: Hans-Bernhard Broeker <broeker AT physik DOT rwth-aachen DOT de>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: Problem with setting variable for djgpp
Date: 17 Apr 2000 10:39:07 GMT
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Damian Yerrick <Bullcr_pd_yerrick AT hotmail DOT comremovebullcr_p> wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Apr 2000 15:24:23 +0800, jrunner AT earthlink DOT net wrote:

>>where should i put that line at i see
>>Autoexec batch file

To the original poster: I propose you go into the settings of 'Folder
display' or whatever it's called, and toggle the switch that makes it
display the known filename extensions, too. It should have displayed
'Autoexec.bat | batch file' or so, instead of just 'Autoexec | batch
file'. That option is one of the stupidest things I've ever found in
Win9x, IMHO.

> Most of those are backups of autoexec.bat, created when you installed
> various programs.  Try this from the `command' prompt:
>   C:\BLAH\BLAH\BLAH>cd \
>   C:\>copy autoexec.bat execauto.bat
>   C:\>del autoexec.*

Bad idea. You've just broken his 'previous DOS version', if that was
still present and working. Autoexec.dos is the autoexec.bat that will
be used for that DOS, by renaming it during startup, and your proposal
deletes it.

Hans-Bernhard Broeker (broeker AT physik DOT rwth-aachen DOT de)
Even if all the snow were burnt, ashes would remain.

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