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DOS COMMAND Task

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059754D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Berkland, PT Bullock, G Devant, EP Hernandez, R Rodriguez, B [+details]

Abstract

A method is described to allow the operator to enter the DOS environment and later return to the application system without having to re- IPL (initial program load) the system and with the system queues, profiles, interrupts, etc., still intact. During the course of using any word processing system, it often becomes necessary to use some of the DOS commands for functions which are not provided by the word processing system. One example may be formatting a diskette prior to creating documents on it. Another example may be to backup or restore one or more datasets on the fixed disk. Another may be to execute DOS recovery on a particular file or diskette. Also, it may become necessary to use another program product to create a table, chart, graph, etc.