FreeDOS help system (hhstndrd 1.0.8 en)[version]

Command: version

VERSION tells FreeDOS what version of DOS to report. VERSION is a CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS command.


version=x.y Where x and y are numbers (they each can have one or more digits). The default value is 5.0.


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VERSION is a FreeDOS specific command to specify what DOS version to report. For a kernel with FAT32 support, 7.10 is a good choice. Otherwise, 5.0 and 6.22 are common values. FreeCOM 'ver /r' displays both the reported and the FreeDOS internal version numbers. VERSION does not change the FreeCOM version number as reported by running 'ver'. However, the DOS version number is changed, as reported in 'ver /R'. VERSION is needed to make some old DOS programs think that it works with the correct DOS version. VERSION is a command internal to kernel.sys and needs no other file in order to work.



See also:

callver config.sys fdconfig.sys (setver) ver ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Copyright (C) 1998 Jim Hall, updated 2011 by W. Spiegl. This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO. See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.