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Command: append

APPEND enables programs to open data files in specified directories as if the files were in the current directory.


APPEND [[drive]path[;...]] [/X[:ON|:OFF]] [/PATH:ON|/PATH:OFF] [/E] APPEND ; APPEND [/?] drive Drive letter e.g. C: path Directory to append, e.g. \example


/X[:ON] Extend APPEND to searches and command execution. /X:OFF Applies APPEND only to requests to open files. Defaults to /X:OFF /PATH:ON Search appended directories for file requests that already include a path. This is the default setting. /PATH:OFF Switches off /PATH:ON. /E Stores the appended directory list in the environment. /E may be used only in the first invocation of APPEND. You can not include any paths on the same command line as /E. APPEND ; clears the list of appended directories. APPEND without parameters displays the list of appended directories. /? Shows the help.


Do not use APPEND with Windows or 32 bit extenders. APPEND installs itself as an internal command after its first execution. Second and successive invocations MUST exclude the file path and extension of the APPEND command. APPEND supports NLS (national language support).


First use: C:\command\append.exe D:\Data\df1.dat Perfectly legitimate use of the Append command for the first invocation of append. Wrong second use: C:\command\append.exe D:\Data\df2.dat Invalid second use. It results in the new append that is loaded by seeing itself in memory and exiting with an error. Valid second use: append D:\Data\df2.dat Valid second use. looks at it's list of internal commands sees append and executes it passing it the remainder of the command line.

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