[GEM Development] Batch File Programming for GEM.BAT
Shane M. Coughlan
shane_coughlan at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 14 15:59:12 PST 2006
Night Hawk wrote:
> I am an old DOS hound...and batch file progrqmming is right up my
> ally. I could re-build the batch file for you, but I would need a
> english description of exactly what the batch file is to do. I can make
> batch files do almost anything (anything If I can include an assembler
> routine to make up for batch file drawbacks).
Well, this is great news. I certainly need your help on this one.
There is one main thing that needs looking at: what's the best way of
working out if SUBST can be used on a person's system to create certain
virtual drives. Let's say we need two drives (one for OpenGEM and one
for swap). Ideally we want to use O: and P:.
We want to check to see if O: and P: are free to be used.
If O: and P: are already there, we need to use different drives. If O:
and P: are there, we proceed with them.
We want to create O: and P: using SUBST.
We want to start OpenGEM.
That's the rough idea. The question of HOW this should actually work is
still very much under debate. Any ideas?
Shane Martin Coughlan
e: shane at shaneland.co.uk
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