Enables programs to open data files in specified directories as if the files
were in the current directory.
Do not use this command when Windows is running.
The specified directories are called appended directories because, for the
sake of opening data files, they can be found as if they were appended to
the current directory.
APPEND [[drive:]path[;...]] [/X[:ON|:OFF]][/PATH:ON|/PATH:OFF] [/E]
To display the list of appended directories, use the following syntax:
To cancel the existing list of appended directories, use the following
Specifies the drive (if other than the current drive) and directory that
you want to append to the current directory. You can specify multiple
entries of [drive:]path, separating the entries with semicolons.
When used by itself (APPEND ;), cancels the existing list of appended
Specifies whether MS-DOS is to search (/X:ON) or not search (/X:OFF)
appended directories when executing programs. You can abbreviate /X:ON
to /X. If you want to specify X:ON, you must do it the first time you
use APPEND after starting your system. After that, you can switch
between X:ON and X:OFF. The default value is /X:OFF.
Specifies whether a program is to search appended directories for a data
file when a path is already included with the name of the file the
program is looking for. The default setting is /PATH:ON.
Assigns the list of appended directories to an environment variable
named APPEND. This switch can be used only the first time you use APPEND
after starting your system. If you use /E, you can use the SET command
to display the list of appended directories. For information about
environment variables, see the <SET> command.
Do not use Append with Microsoft Windows or the Windows Setup program.
To set a search path for executable files, see the <PATH> command.