Command: device

  DEVICE loads a driver into low or conventional memory, whereas DEVICEHIGH
  loads the driver into high memory.
  DEVICE is a CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS command.

Syntax:

  device=[drive][path]filename [options]
         drive     The drive letter, e.g. C:
         path      The directory, e.g. \example\
         filename  The driver (file) to load, e.g. himem.exe

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Options:

  options  These are options to the driver 
           program, not to the 'device' command.

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Comments:

  DEVICE loads the device driver specified by drive:\path\filename into
  conventional [low 640KB] memory. The options are for the driver itself;
  refer to documentation that came with your particular device for 
  supported options and their usage.
  As DEVICE loads the driver into low or conventional memory this leaves
  less free space for other drivers or programs in low or conventional
  memory. This may cause problems when executing programs or loading other
  drivers. 
  DEVICE is a command internal to kernel.sys and needs no other file in
  order to work.

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Examples:

  IN CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS:
    device=c:\fdos\bin\himem.exe
  WITHIN A MENU:
    23?device=c:\fdos\bin\himem.exe

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See also:

  config.sys
  devicehigh
  fdconfig.sys

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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 2008 by W. Spiegl.

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