Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 198
  • Last Modified:

Win3.11 MS-DOS Editor

Using DOS 6.22 and Win 3.11.  I double-click on the MS-DOS Prompt Icon and when the screen comes up it gives me this for the prompt. ( c> )  I know that if I type prompt $p$g that it will give me this ( c:\> )  But I'd like to know how I can set it up to do it automatically?
1 Solution

That's odd, it should default to C:\Windows or C:\
I'd check the command line for the MS-DOS prompt icon in Program Manager
select the icon and click alt+enter or select Properties from the File menu and then note where the .PIF file is located (which is what actually runs when the icon is double clicked)
It *should* be in C:\Windows and the command should be simply the path to the file ie:C:\Windows\MSDOS.PIF (I forget what the actual name is) -or- simply MSDOS.PIF since Windows is in your path a directory is not necessary in the cmd. line.

if this action proves fruitless, there is a utility that comes with Win 3.x called PIF Editor (pifedit.exe, I believe and you'll find it either in Windows or Windows\System) you can use it to add the prompt $p$g line to the command line of the PIF so that it is done for you.

Hope this helps!
This is very simple to solve. Open Autoexec.bat in an editor like notepad or syedit. Change or add the following:
Prompt $p$g
save and exit. Reboot. Now everytime you exit Windows either through shut down or DOS prompt your promt will be:C:\> (i.e.
c:\current directory>) That is all there is to it. If you load ANSI.SYS in your config file you can even make it a diffrent color! DOS 6.22 has extensive help, at the DOS prompt type HELP PROMPT.
Hope that helps you.
r1techAuthor Commented:
Thank you I'll try it!

Featured Post

Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now