FreeDOS help system (hhstndrd 1.0.8 en)[nansi]

Command: nansi.sys

NANSI.SYS is a console enhancing driver. FreeDOS uses NANSI.SYS instead of ANSI.SYS. NANSI.SYS has to be loaded in CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS. When FreeDOS is already running, you can load NANSI.SYS later with DEVLOAD.


DEVICE[HIGH]=[drive:][path]NANSI.SYS [/K] [/C] [/X] [/S] [/Tnn] [/R] [/B|/Q] [/P] DEVLOAD [drive:][path]NANSI.SYS [/K] [/C] [/X] [/S] [/Tnn] [/R] [/B|/Q] [/P]


/K Force 84 key keyboard style. /X Extended key definitions. /S Safe mode - no key redefinitions. /Tnn Mode nn is a text mode. /R Use BIOS (for some screen readers). /B Use BIOS for bell sound. /Q Use no bell sound at all (quiet). /P Pass all unknown requests to CON. /C Force 101+ key keyboard style. /? Shows the help.


When loaded (for more information please read nansi.doc): ESC[#;#H Cursor Position specified by parameters. ESC[#;#f Horizontal and Vertical Position. ESC[#A Cursor Up. ESC[#B Cursor Down. ESC[#C Cursor Forward. ESC[#D Cursor Backward. ESC[#n Device Status, Report! # must be 6. The sequence ESC[6n causes the console driver to output Cursor Position Report. ESC[#;#R Cursor Position Report. ESC[s Save Cursor Position. ESC[u Restore Cursor Position. ESC[#J Erase in Display.# must be 2. Clears the entire screen. ESC[K Erase in Line. Deletes from the cursor to the end of the line. ESC[#L Insert Lines - not supported in ANSI.SYS. ESC[#M Delete Lines - not supported in ANSI.SYS. ESC[#@ Insert Characters - not supported in ANSI.SYS. ESC[#P Delete Characters - not supported in ANSI.SYS. ESC["string"p Keyboard Key Reassignment. This feature is a security risk, and can be disabled with the /s option when loading NANSI.SYS in config.sys. ESC[#;#;...#m Set Graphics Rendition: 0 All attributes off (normal white on black) 1 Bold 4 Underline 5 Blink 7 Reverse Video 30 foreground black 31 foreground red 32 foreground green 33 foreground yellow 34 foreground blue 35 foreground magenta 36 foreground cyan 37 foreground white 40 background black 41 background red 42 background green 43 background yellow 44 background blue 45 background magenta 46 background cyan 47 background white These settings also work at the PROMPT. You have to type there: prompt $e[1;33;44m for bold / yellow /blue. ESC[=nh Set Video Mode: Mode Code: Value: 0 text 40x25 Black and White 1 text 40x25 Color 2 text 80x25 Black and White 3 text 80x25 Color 4 bitmap 320x200 4 bits/pixel 5 bitmap 320x200 1 bit/pixel 6 bitmap 640x200 1 bit/pixel 13 bitmap 320x200 4 bits/pixel 14 bitmap 640x200 4 bits/pixel 15 bitmap 640x350 1 bit/pixel 16 bitmap 640x350 4 bits/pixel 17 bitmap 640x480 1 bit/pixel 18 bitmap 640x480 4 bits/pixel 19 bitmap 320x200 8 bits/pixel Modes 0, 1, and 4-19 require a CGA, EGA or VGA. Modes 13-16 require an EGA or VGA. Modes 17-19 require a VGA. For more information please read nansi.doc.


IN CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS: device=C:\fdos\bin\nansi.sys devicehigh=C:\fdos\bin\nansi.sys

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config.sys devload fdconfig.sys device devicehigh prompt ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Copyright (C) 2003 - 2004 Robert Platt, updated 2008 by W. Spiegl. This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO. See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.