[RC5] Re:

Joe Zbiciak j-zbiciak1 at ti.com
Tue Jan 27 14:22:17 EST 1998


'Toomas Aas' said previously:

| > DOS has a limit of  128 characters for any command sequences.  
| 
| More specifically, it's command.com that has this limit. Using 
| another shell (like 4dos) allows one to create longer command lines
| (like I do).

How?  

<TECHNOBABBLE>

I thought the byte at offset 080h from the start of the PSP contained
the length of the command line, and the "command tail" appeared between
081h and 0FFh--thus effectively limiting the commandline length to 127
characters.  Or, is this limitation relaxed for .EXE files (which don't
start at 0100h relative to the start of the PSP, like .COM files do)?

</TECHNOBABBLE>

Regards,

--Joe

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