Loads the Doskey program into memory. The Doskey program recalls MS-DOS
commands and enables you to edit command lines and create and run macros.
Doskey is a memory-resident program.
When installed, Doskey occupies about 3 kilobytes of resident memory.
DOSKEY [/REINSTALL] [/BUFSIZE=size] [/MACROS]
To start the Doskey program and use the default settings,
use the following syntax:
Creates a macro that carries out one or more MS-DOS commands (a Doskey
macro). Macroname specifies the name you want to assign to the macro.
Text specifies the commands you want to record.
Installs a new copy of the Doskey program, even if one is already
installed. In the latter case, the /REINSTALL switch also clears the
Specifies the size of the buffer in which Doskey stores commands and
Doskey macros. The default size is 512 bytes.
The minimum buffer size is 256 bytes.
Displays a list of all Doskey macros. You can use a redirection symbol
(>) with the /MACROS switch to redirect the list to a file. You can
abbreviate the /MACROS switch as /M.
Displays a list of all commands stored in memory. You can use
a redirection symbol (>) with the /HISTORY switch to redirect
the list to a file. You can abbreviate the /HISTORY switch as /H.
Specifies whether new text you type is to replace old text. If you use
the /INSERT switch, new text that you type on a line is inserted into
old text (as if you had pressed the INSERT key).
If you use the /OVERSTRIKE switch, new text replaces old text.
The default setting is /OVERSTRIKE.
Submitted by Franc Zabkar:
The undocumented APPEDIT switch (in Win9x) enables command line history
in applications such as DEBUG.EXE.