Re: Printing Screen

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 12-13-92 (17:18)             Number: 360
From: ROB MCKEE                    Refer#: NONE
  To: JAMES VAHN                    Recvd: NO  
Subj: Re: Printing Screen            Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
Hi , In response to: MT>    I have noted in my journeys through DOS, that
 JV> EDIT.COM will not work MT>    if QBasic is missing. I
 JV> removed it for more space
 JV> (I've got Quick Basic MT>    after all), and when I
 JV> tried to EDIT something, it
 JV> wouldnt work for the MT>    lack of QBasic.... any explainations?

 JV> Sure.  Edit.Com loads Qbasic into memory and MAKES CHANGES to it
 JV> before execution. Personally I think it's too much disk space
 JV> for an editor (having Quickbasic too), some 250k if I remember
 JV> correctly.

 JV> Too bad Edit.Com isn't smart enough to make use of QB4.5 !!!

 It's easy enough to patch though:
     n \dos\
     n \dos\
     e 275 ".EXE" 00
                    ; changes File name to QB.EXE
     e 1a4 07
                    ; Sets Length of ASCIIZ Filespec
     e 295 "      "
                    ; Change to anything you want but must be 6 spaces total
                    ; Was '/EDCOM'

                               TTYL -Rob

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