Command: edit

  EDIT is the FreeDOS text editor.

Syntax:

  edit [/B][/I][/H][/R][/?] [[drive][path]file]
       drive  The drive letter, e.g. C:
       path   The directory, e.g. \example\
       file   The file, e.g. test.txt. Wildcards can be used here.
              You can also open files within the program.

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Options:

  /B     Use a black and white (mono) display
  /I     Use inverse color scheme
  /H     Use 43/50 lines on EGA/VGA (highest video/text resolution 
         available)
  /R     Open all files read-only
  /?     Shows the help

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Comments:

  An editor like EDIT can be used to create simple text files. It
  can also be used to modify files like CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS
  and AUTOEXEC.BAT.
  EDIT has a comprehensive help system built in.
  EDIT cannot currently open files greater than 64k in size.

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Examples:

  edit c:\example.txt   opens c:\example.txt to write in it (file
                        example.txt must already exist)
  edit c:\autoexec.bat
  edit c:\fdconfig.sys

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See also:

  autoexec.bat
  config.sys
  edlin
  freemacs
  fdconfig.sys
  ospedit

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File:

  Please read this command's lsm file also.
  You will find the updated version (internet) here and
  the version described in this manual page here.
  The lsm file contains information about the name of the programmer,
  the download site, and some other command related information.

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  Copyright © 1998 Jim Hall, updated 2007 by W. Spiegl.

  This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
  See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.