Command: fileshigh

  FILESHIGH tells FreeDOS how many files it should be able to 
  have open simulataneously.
  FILESHIGH is a CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS command.

Syntax:

  fileshigh=n
    where n is the number of files, in the range 8-255. The default setting
    is 8, but a good number for most modern systems is 20 - 40. Some
    programs may need a higher setting to function correctly; such
    programs will usually give the value that is needed in their
    documentation.

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  FILESHIGH specifies how many files are allowed open at once (reserves
  memory necessary to support opening this many files).
  Note: there are other restrictions, so a given program may not be able
  to actually open this amount. A good number is 20, though some programs
  suggest/require 30, 40, or even 255.
  FILESHIGH is like FILES, except it attempts to load into high memory 
  first (failing that it should load in conventional memory).
  Note: The order you load devices may have a large impact on amount
  of free memory available. In general try to load large (in memory
  usage) programs into high memory first.
  Important: You should have a high memory manager such as HIMEM or
  HIMEMX or JEMMEX installed (prior device=himem.exe or device=himemx.exe
  in CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS) before using this option.
  FILESHIGH 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:
    fileshigh=20

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See also:

  config.sys
  fcbs
  fdconfig.sys
  fdxms
  fdxms286
  files
  himem
  himemx
  jemmex

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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 Robert Platt, updated 2008 by W. Spiegl.

  This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
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