FreeDOS help system (hhstndrd 1.0.8 en)[call]

Command: call

CALL calls one batch program from another. CALL is a BATCH-FILE / AUTOEXEC.BAT command.


CALL [/S | /N] [/Y] [drive][path]filename [batch-parameters] drive The drive letter, e.g. C: path The directory, e.g. \example\ filename The batch file to be called


batch-parameters Specifies any command-line information required by the batch program, e.g. test.bat /S Enforces swapping of FreeCOM /N Prevents swapping of FreeCOM /Y Enables tracemode during execution of the command


When the called batch file is complete, the processing of the original batch file resumes. Batch files can be run directly from another batch file without the call command, but processing of the original batch file will not be resumed. CALL is a command internal to and needs no other file in order to work.


IN A .BAT FILE / AUTOEXEC.BAT: call c:\fdos\bin\defrag.exe

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autoexec.bat batch files ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Copyright (C) 2003 Robert Platt, updated 2007 and 2020 by W. Spiegl. This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO. See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.