FILESHIGH tells FreeDOS how many files it should be able to
have open simulataneously.
FILESHIGH is a CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS command.
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
- none -
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.
IN CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS:
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 © 2003 Robert Platt, updated 2008 by W. Spiegl.
This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.