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AmigaOS 4.0 - About OS4 - Commands

LOADWB AmigaDOS
Purpose: Starts Workbench.
Format: LOADWB [-DEBUG] [DELAY] [CLEANUP] [NEWPATH] [SKIP | SKIPWBSTARTUP] [SIMPLEGELS]
Template: -DEBUG/S, DELAY/S, CLEANUP/S, NEWPATH/S, SKIP=SKIPWBSTARTUP/S, SIMPLEGELS/S
Path: C:LOADWB
LOADWB starts the Workbench. Normally, this is in the Startup-sequence file that starts Workbench when booting. If you close the Workbench, LOADWB can restart it from a Shell.

The -DEBUG option makes a special developer menu, Debug, available in the Workbench menu bar. If the DELAY option is specified, LOADWB waits three seconds before executing to allow disk activity time to stop.

The CLEANUP option automatically performs a cleanup of the initial disk window.

Workbench snapshots the current paths in effect when the LOADWB command is executed. It uses these paths for each Shell started from Workbench. NEWPATH allows you to specify a new path that is snapshot from the current Shell.

The SKIP or SKIPWBSTARTUP option bypasses executing the programs stored in the "SYS:WBStartup" drawer.

The SIMPLEGELS option is used in conjunction with WBCtrl IMT=ICONFAST to reduce memory required for icons etc.

Example 1:

If you quit the Workbench and are working through a Shell, enter:

3.OS4:> LOADWB to return the Workbench. Entering LOADWB when the Workbench is already loaded has no effect.

Example 2:

3.OS4:> PATH DH2:bin ADD
3.OS4:> LOADWB NEWPATH
loads the Workbench. Any Shells started from the icon have the same path as the Shell used to run the LOADWB NEWPATH command.


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Revised: February 9, 2006.