Wierd startup.

Feb 21, 2009
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O.K. 27.00.17 and 27.00.18 are now installing for me. Not sure what I did beyond rebooting for other reasons several times. But I am still having a problem at startup. As part of my 4start.cmd I have the line "prompt `%@lower[%_disk]`:$g" and I expect the prompt to wind up as "c:>", but instead I am getting "[C:4NT12]". If I enter 4start<cr>, the prompt becomes the proper "c:>". All the rest of the .cmd file seems to get executed properly (alias and path and some other setup sort of stuff) but that prompt is wrong and I don't know where the 4NT12 comes from. The directory for my current TakeCommand installation is 4NT13. Oh, I only use TCC, not TakeCommand. Directories 4NT10, 4NT11, 4NT12, and 4NT13 are all on the disk, but only 4NT13 is currently used. What is going on?

Harvey
 
Feb 21, 2009
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I am not sure what you mean. My 4start.cmd is

@echo off
prompt `%@lower[%_disk]`:$g
path=%path%;c:\Program Files\GnuWin32\bin;c:\bin;c:\epsilon\bin;c:\c700\bin;c:\ztw;d:\jlblink\bltools;c:\bat;d:\nethack;c:\Borland\Bcc55;
alias /r c:\4nt10\alias1.doc
f:\tclock\clock64.exe
set cdpath=0
set pathext=.exe;.btm;.bat;.cmd;.vbs;.js;.ws;.rex;.rexx;.pl;.rb;.py;.tcl;.pdf

set .pdf = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat DC\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe"



rem set vcscfg=c:\bin\vcs.cfg
rem set bixprn=0
rem set bldir=d:\jlblink

Most of that was built when I first started using 4dos, thirty years ago or so, and I have not read the instruction manual since then. It HAS grown a bit.

Harvey
 
May 20, 2008
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Syracuse, NY, USA
If you "echo %_TCSTART" it will echo the name of the startup file that it used. It may not be the one you think.
 
Feb 21, 2009
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Hmm. Initially, it replied

c:>echo %_tcstart
ECHO is OFF

Then when I turned on ECHO, it replied

c:>ECHO %_TCSTART
ECHO
ECHO is ON

What am I doing wrong???????

Harvey
 
May 20, 2008
10,987
86
Syracuse, NY, USA
Hmm. Initially, it replied

c:>echo %_tcstart
ECHO is OFF

Then when I turned on ECHO, it replied

c:>ECHO %_TCSTART
ECHO
ECHO is ON

What am I doing wrong???????

Harvey
You're not doing anything wrong. It just means that TCC didn't find a startup file. I don't think the name "4start..." works these days. Try Charles's suggestion; rename it TCSTART.BTM.
 
Feb 21, 2009
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Call me an idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When I built 4nt13, 4start.cmd did not get copied over from 4nt12. So there was no initialization file at all. Once I copied 4start.cmd from 4nt12, everything started working. Sorry for exercising you!!! So 4start.cmd still seems to work. It dates from 1990 or so, so I really hate to get rid of it, purely for old time's sake. Thanks guys!!!!!!

Harvey