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AmigaOS 4.0 - About OS4 - Commands

DOS Preferences Editor
Purpose: To customise a number of DOS parameters.
Format: DOS [<filename>] [EDIT | USE | SAVE] [PUBSCREEN <public screen name>] [CREATEICONS YES | NO] [SCREEN] [SHOWHINTS YES | NO] [LEFT <coord> | LEFT | CENTER | MOUSE | AUTO] [TOP <coord> | TOP | CENTER | MOUSE | AUTO] [WIDTH <size> | MAXSIZE | MINSIZE | AUTO] [HEIGHT <size> | MAXSIZE | MINSIZE | AUTO] [FONTNAME <font name>] [FONTSIZE <font size>]
Path: SYS:Prefs:DOS
DOS is a Preferences editor that enables you to customise a number of DOS parameters, such as whether an asterisk is allowed in pattern matching, enable/disable Assign-Mount, specify the number of columns for the Boot CLI display, File handle buffer size, Process stack size, and warning requester times.

DOS without any arguments or with the EDIT argument opens the DOS preferences editor.

The FROM argument <filename> enables you to specify a file to open. This must be a file that was previously saved with the 'Save As' menu item of the DOS Preferences editor. For example, if you have previously saved a special configuration of the DOS Preferences editor to a file in the Presets drawer, you can use the FROMargument to open that file.

If the USE switch is also given, the DOS Preferences editor will not be opened, but the settings in the FROM file will be used.

If the SAVE switch is given, the DOS Preferences editor will not open, but the settings in the FROM file will be saved.

The PUBSCREEN option can be used to specify a <public screen name> where the DOS preferences editor should open.

If CREATEICONS YES is specified, an icon will be created for the saved file, otherwise no icon will be created.

The SHOWHINTS YES option can be used to display usage information if you position the cursor over selectable items.

The SCREEN open can be used to force the DOS Preferences editor to open in full-screen mode.

The LEFT, TOP, WIDTH and HEIGHT options can be used to customise where the DOS Preferences editor window should appear on the screen and the size of the window.

The FONTNAME and FONTSIZE options can be used to specify the font and font size to be used in the DOS Preferences editor window.

Instructions for using the DOS Preferences editor can be found here.

Example 1:

3.OS4:> DOS Opens the DOS preferences editor.

Example 2:

3.OS4:> DOS Parms USE Uses the settings in the 'Parms' file without opening the DOS preferences editor.

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Disclaimer: Amiga Auckland have prepared the above information for the use of its members based on our experiences and as such is subject to revision at any time. Amiga Auckland cannot guarantee any of the information and cannot be held accountable for any issues that may result from using it.

Copyright 2006 Amiga Auckland Inc. All rights reserved.
Revised: February 9, 2006.