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OBJECTIVE: I would like FREE DOS to immediately boot up with a specific
color setting and stay consistent regardless of what commands are later used
This is not possible: scrolling screen contents in BIOS gets color of
new line from the last character in previous line, so, if some program by
some reason outputs in its own color (usually white on black), then all
other output of non-colored programs will be in this color. I see only one
workaround: install ANSI.SYS and send its escape sequences to set color (in
config.sys through ECHO, in command.com through PROMPT variable).
METHOD (2) ANSI.SYS
This method provides a 100 % constant color setting (not effected by later
commands such as CLS) but I have never been able to get the desired setting to
activate until I type in my very first command which needless to say comes
after the config.sys & autoexec.bat runs -
Let me repeat: there is ECHO in config.sys under FreeDOS and PROMPT
variable in command.com. Insert your escape sequences there - especially,
command.com provides additonal support for inserting escape codes in PROMPT.
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