FreeDOS help system (hhstndrd 1.0.8 en)[menu]

Command: menu

MENU displays a menu while running config.sys / fdconfig.sys. MENU is a CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS command.


menu [text]


text The text you want to be shown while running config.sys Usage: Use menudefault to set a time delayed default option. Lines that begin with 1? will only be processed if the user presses 1. Lines beginning with 23? will be loaded if the user presses either 2 or 3. Options other than 0 can only be selected if at least one "numbers?" line actually uses them, as shown in the example below. Using with autoexec.bat: The environment variable CONFIG is set to the menu option value. Therefore %CONFIG% can be used in the autoexec.bat in conjunction with the if command. For instance: In config.sys "1" was chosen: In autoexec.bat: IF "%config%"=="1" SHSUCDX /D:FDCD001


MENU displays a menu while running config.sys / fdconfig.sys. MENU is a command internal to kernel.sys and needs no other file in order to work.


IN CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS: MENU Please Select Configuration: MENU MENU Option 0 basic stuff only MENU Option 1 CD-ROM MENU Option 2 TROUSERS MENU Option 3 CD-ROM and TROUSERS 0? ECHO Warning: Only standard drivers ! 13?DEVICE=uide.sys /S125 /D:FDCD001 23?DEVICE=TROUSERS.SYS IN AUTOEXEC.BAT: IF "%config%"=="1" SHSUCDX /D:FDCD001 IF "%config%"=="3" SHSUCDX /D:FDCD001

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config.sys fdconfig.sys menucolor menudefault ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Copyright (C) 2003 Robert Platt, updated 2011 by W. Spiegl. This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO. See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.