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.

Syntax:

  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]

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Options:

  /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.

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Comments:

  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 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. 

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Examples:

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

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See also:

  config.sys
  devload
  fdconfig.sys
  device
  devicehigh
  prompt

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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 © 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.