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Command: prompt

PROMPT changes the way command prompt appears. PROMPT is a BATCH-FILE / AUTOEXEC.BAT command. It can also be used in command line.


PROMPT [Options] [text] text Specifies a new command prompt.


Prompt can be made up of normal characters and the following special codes: $$ $ (dollar sign) $_ Carriage return and linefeed $B | (pipe) $D Current date $E Escape code (ASCII code 27) $G > (greater-than sign) $H Backspace (erases previous character) $L < (less-than sign) $N Current drive $P Current drive and path $Q = (equal sign) $T Current time $V the FreeDOS command shell version number


Type PROMPT without parameters to reset the prompt to the default setting. PROMPT can also be used outside a batch file. When NANSI.SYS is loaded, PROMPT can also use different foreground / background colours with the setting: prompt $e[#;#;#m. PROMPT is a command internal to and needs no other file in order to work.


IN A .BAT FILE / AUTOEXEC.BAT: prompt $p$g This is the same as the default setting prompt $p$g Please enter a command! When NANSI.SYS is loaded, you can also change the colours: prompt $e[1;33;44m for bold / yellow /blue.

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