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AmigaOS 4.0 - About OS4 - Commands

CMD Obsolete
Purpose: To redirect printer output to a file.
Format: CMD <devicename> <filename> [OPT=s | m | n]
Template: PARALLEL/S, SERIAL/S, FILE/A, OPT/K/M, SKIP/S, MULTIPLE/S, NOTIFY/S
Path: SYS:Tools/Cmd

This command became obsolete with AmigaOS 4.0 Final - details shown for information only

CMD was used to redirect output that would normally be sent to a printer to a file instead.

<devicename> can be either the PARALLEL or SERIAL printer device, and should be the same device as specified in the Preferences Printer option.

<filename> is the name of the file to which the redirected output should be sent.

The optional opt=<option> argument must be one of the following:

s or SKIP Skip any short initial write (usually a reset if redirecting a screen dump).
m or MULTIPLE Intercept multiple files until a BREAK command or Ctrl+C is entered.
n or NOTIFY Notify user of progress (messages are displayed on the screen).

Example 1:

3.OS4:> CMD PARALLEL RAM:cmd_file Any output sent to the parallel port will be re-routed to a file in RAM: called cmd_file.


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