On Jul 3, 2012 7:16 PM, "Jeffrey" <ellsn...@aol.com> wrote:
> > The earlier version of edit was essentially a compiled batch file that
> > called qbasic with its editor personality.  I was *delighted* to see
> > that finally changed.
> Is there a way to do this from the command line without edit?

1). In FreeDOS? No. :-)
2). Compile a .BAT? There are third-party utils but none really good (IMO).
3). What, run QBASIC /EDIT manually??
4). IIRC, QB was still on the Win95 CD under "OLDOS", and (assuming you
already had a license) is also still on their FTP.

> > The reason is simple enough: what on earth would you *do* with qbasic
> > on 32bit Windows?
> Yes, I'm just surprised they actually took the trouble to get rid of it

To be honest, you do the same with it that you always did. I never
understood that move, esp. Since 16-bit was supported so transparently.
Anyways, things change I suppose, just not always for the better.
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