AUTOEXEC.BAT

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AUTOEXEC.BAT

(operating system)
The batch file containing commands, loaded by MS-DOS after running CONFIG.SYS. AUTOEXEC.BAT contains normal DOS commands and can be used for additional system configuration such as setting paths and variables, configuring network connections and running application programs.

AUTOEXEC.BAT

(AUTOmatic EXECute BATch) A text file that contained commands to load programs at startup and configure various settings in a DOS PC. Along with CONFIG.SYS, it resided in the root folder. AUTOEXEC.BAT was included in Windows versions for DOS compatibility and was replaced with AUTOEXEC.NT in 32-bit versions of Windows starting with Windows NT. Users could easily make changes in the file.

The following AUTOEXEC.BAT example sets the DOS prompt to look like the Windows prompt, makes programs in the DATA and IMAGES folders accessible from any prompt and loads the DOSkey utility and Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet. See CONFIG.SYS, Path environment variable, Doskey and prompt.
prompt $p$gpath c:\data;d:\imagesc:\dos\doskeyc:\lotus\123
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Depending on the contents (or presence, for that matter) of the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files, the lower 640K of RAM, called "conventional memory," could contain any number of things.
The last two lines of the AUTOEXEC.BAT file were these:
The ideal installation program will not modify existing CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT files at all.
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Useful commands in the autoexec file include FASTOPEN, VERIFY, CHKDSK, ASSIGN, and RAM-DISK.
To operate Headroom you need a path command in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file and a batch file to load your applications; these are prepared during the initial setup.
On bootup, the AUTOEXEC.BAT file issue a prompt command that does not display a DOS prompt.
The extra c:\dos provides this information so we no longer need to use the SET COMSPEC=in the AUTOEXEC.BAT.
Some experience with editing the AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files is required after installation, and special instructions for programs such as WINDOWS, AUTOCAD, and other programs are also required.
These menu programs generally work best when they are triggered by the last line in the "AUTOEXEC.BAT" file found in the root directory.
Installing World Currency Monitor places a file on the hard drive called WCM.BAT but does not affect any resident files (such as the AUTOEXEC.BAT or CONFIG.SYS files).
If you compile the program in Figure 1 and put it in an AUTOEXEC.BAT file, the T1000 screen becomes usable.