BREAK sets extended CTRL+C (STRG+C) / Control-Break checking to on
[default] or off. When set to on, the kernel will perform the check
(and invoke current handler if pressed) prior to most int 21h calls.
When set to off, the kernel only performs the check on I/O calls using
BREAK can be used in CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS and WHILE RUNNING
BREAK=[ON | OFF]
ON CTRL+C (STRG+C) is also tested while an access
to diskette or HD.
OFF CTRL+C (STRG+C) is only tested if there is an
output on the screen. Default=OFF
Type "BREAK" without a parameter to display the current BREAK setting.
If BREAK is ON, programs and commands can always be aborted by typing
If BREAK is OFF, programs and commands can only be aborted if you get
an output on the screen.
BREAK can be used in CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS but it is also a
BREAK is a command internal to kernel.sys and needs no other file
in order to work.
IN CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS:
break=on programs can be aborted by CTRL+C (STRG+C)
break=off programs cannot be aborted by CTRL+C (STRG+C)
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.
Copyright © 2008 W. Spiegl.
This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.