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Windows and DOS in parallel?

Discussion in 'DOS/Other' started by bitsbytesbautz, Sep 24, 2017.

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  1. bitsbytesbautz

    bitsbytesbautz Thread Starter

    Sep 24, 2017
    I have a CNC milling machine running a program called cafca40 under DOS.
    Each time I edit or run a program I have to navigate directories, which is difficult in DOS.
    Is there a way to preset the directory when calling the Dos program (from Windows 95)?
    And editing the G code files in DOS is difficult. Can I run both programs, Windows and the DOS application in parallel and change the G code in the files on the fly before executing it with the DOS program?
    Any help appreciated.
  2. peterh40


    Apr 15, 2007
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    When you creaet a shortt to a DOS program, such as command.com, it actually creates a PIF (Program Information File), you can set the directory in the shortcut properties.
  3. plejon


    Jul 26, 2001
    You could create a batch file in DOS that changes to the correct directory and starts your program
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