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From: Robin Johnson <robbat2 AT home DOT com>
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Subject: Re: Dos MEM Command
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Date: Sun, 07 May 2000 00:53:51 GMT
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If you boot off a boot disk, you cannot be sure that it is there. Because it 
isn't in most bootdisks.

Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> 
> > From: Robin Johnson <robbat2 AT home DOT com>
> > Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
> > Date: Sat, 06 May 2000 06:40:53 GMT
> >
> > i need my code to be able to work without having to call mem.exe
> > unfortenetly.  because i can't be guarenteed that it will be on
> > every system.
> 
> MEM is a standard program on any DOS/Windows system.  There's no need
> to assume that it might be absent, exactly like you have no reason to
> assume that COMMAND.COM will be absent.
> 
> If you want to write your own program that reports programs loaded
> into memory, you can do that too.  You will need to trace the DOS
> memory chain; the excellent book "Undocumented DOS", 2nd edition by
> Andrew Schullman includes a chapter on how to do that.

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