Command: menudefault

  MENUDEFAULT sets a time delayed default option for a config.sys /
  fdconfig.sys menu.
  MENUDEFAULT is a CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS command.

Syntax:

  menudefault=defaultoption,delay

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Options:

  delay          delay time in seconds
  defaultoption  used standard option if delay time is over

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Comments:

  MENUDEFAULT sets a time delayed default option for a config.sys /
  fdconfig.sys menu: If no key has been pressed during 'delay' seconds,
  the default choice is activated. Pressing a key stops the countdown,
  the kernel will wait infinitely for the user to make a selection. Note
  that some virtual machines like Bochs can have broken (too fast) timing.
  MENUDEFAULT 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:
    menucolor 15,1
    MENU Choose Wisely:
    MENU
    MENU 0)    normal stuff
    MENU 1)    alternative stuff
    MENUDEFAULT=0,5
    01?DEVICE=A:\himem.exe
    0?DEVICE=A:\emm386.exe
    1?DEVICE=A:\jemm386.exe
  The menu will wait 5 seconds. If no key is pressed in this time, 
  option 0 is selected automatically. Menucolor 15,1 changes the 
  colour to white text on blue background.
    0 chooses himem.exe and emm386.exe, 
    1 chooses himem.exe and jemm386.exe

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See also:

  config.sys
  fdconfig.sys
  menu
  menucolor

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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.
  See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.