4DOS


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4DOS

An earlier command processor from JP Software, Inc., Chestertown, MD (www.jpsoft.com) that replaced the DOS COMMAND.COM file. It included enhanced commands that allowed multiple files to be referenced with a single command. For example, files with different names could be copied with one copy statement, rather than one statement for each file. 4DOS ran under Windows 95/98, while 4NT replaced the CMD.EXE file in NT and subsequent versions of Windows. 4DOS and 4NT were superseded by JP Software's Take Command family. See command processor.
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This release contains several new features such as drag and drop support when accessing archives and FTP sites, user defined tools and the ability to display and write comments on files using the 4DOS description format.
0 system (which is now Novell DOS) and an older version of the shareware 4DOS system.
Additional device drivers (such as 4DOS, Brooklyn Bridge, QEMM) are now identified by brand name.
In the April 1991 issue, I wrote, "It would be difficult to go back to plain vanilla DOS after sampling 4DOS.
Available as shareware for a $50 registration fee, 4DOS does not require you to reformat you hard disk or perform other risky maneuvers.
Most of us have learned to use batch files to make up for DOS's deficiencies, but with 4DOS you gain a tool chest full of shiny new devices that will enhance your working environment.
It took a little more than an hour to install 4DOS correctly.
After some trial and error, I was able to get 4DOS installed.
These copy the 4DOS program files to my RAM disk, drive D:.
SYS, reboot your computer and you will be working under 4DOS.
4DOS does not, unless you specify that you want upper case.
Demonstrating that shareware still has a place in the PC environment, PC Magazine selected a package called 4DOS (JP Software, Box 1470, East Arlington, MA 02174) from that category as a replacement for the DOS command.