Changing DOS Prompt

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 03-16-92 (18:34)             Number: 155
From: SCOTT WUNSCH                 Refer#: NONE
  To: DUANE BURRIS                  Recvd: NO  
Subj: Changing DOS Prompt            Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
DB> Does anyone have a short solution to reading then changing the
DB> Prompt preferably without shelling to dos.(but if thats the eas

  Sure!  Use the ENVIRON$() function to read the prompt, then
use the ENVIRON statement to write the changed one.  The
following is an example code fragment:

CurPrompt$ = ENVIRON$("PROMPT")           'Save the current prompt
ENVIRON "PROMPT=" + NewTxt$ + CurPrompt$  'Add the new text
. . .                                     'Do whatever
ENVIRON "PROMPT=" + CurPrompt$            'Restore the old prompt

  It's untested, but kinda simple not to work.
                                    -= Scott \\'unsch =-

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