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Starts MS-DOS Editor, a text editor you can use to create and edit ASCII text files. MS-DOS Editor is a full-screen editor that allows you to create, edit, save, and print ASCII text files. Using MS-DOS Editor, you can choose commands from menus and specify information and preferences in dialog boxes. MS-DOS Editor includes extensive online Help about MS-DOS Editor techniques and commands. Syntax EDIT [[drive:][path]filename] [/B] [/G] [/H] [/NOHI] Parameter [drive:][path]filename Specifies the location and name of an ASCII text file. If the file does not exist, MS-DOS Editor creates it. If the file exists, MS-DOS Editor opens it and displays its contents on the screen. Switches /B Displays MS-DOS Editor in black and white. Use this option if MS-DOS Editor isn't displayed correctly on a monochrome monitor. /G Uses the fastest screen updating for a CGA monitor. /H Displays the maximum number of lines possible for the monitor you are using. /NOHI Enables you to use 8-color monitors with MS-DOS Editor. Usually, MS-DOS uses 16 colors. CAUTION: MS-DOS Editor does not work if the file QBASIC.EXE is not in the current directory or in the search path or in the same directory as the file EDIT.COM. If you delete QBASIC.EXE to save space on your hard disk, you cannot use MS-DOS Editor.
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