If your goal is to be able to share files between a FreeDOS guest VM and a
host system, you could use VBSF.EXE as an alternative.

It's a guest driver for DOS that allows you to mount a VirtualBox shared
folder without having to set up a TCP/IP stack and an FTP server.

I've only briefly used it so far, but it seems quite stable.

Javispedro, the author of this software, has also been developing other
cool VirtualBox-related software for DOS and Windows 3.x. You might want to
check it out.

See https://git.javispedro.com/cgit/vbados.git/about/

Maybe it's worth considering including some of these tools in the FreeDOS

On Thu, Mar 16, 2023 at 12:14 PM Rugxulo <rugx...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Thu, Mar 16, 2023 at 12:06 AM <jer...@shidel.net> wrote:
> >
> > > On Mar 15, 2023, at 10:22 PM, Michael Brutman <mbbrut...@brutman.com>
> wrote:
> > > [..]
> > > The only questionable thing I noticed was somebody converted the user
> documentation to a 293KB text file.  That strips the formatting, diagrams
> and screen shots that I have in the PDF.  Can we not do that in the
> future?  Nobody is going to want to wade through a 293KB text file.
> >
> > I don’t recall the origin of the text version. It is also regarding the
> 2015-07-05 release and most likely contains outdated information. I will
> delete it from the GitLab Archive and it won’t be in any future interim
> builds or OS releases.
> >
> > I do recall that it was included because PDF documents are not easily
> viewed under DOS. I don’t think we even provide a PDF viewer at present. We
> do provide a couple web browsers. I hope you will consider providing an
> additional version of the documentation in HTML format with future versions.
> Yes, that much is pretty obvious. DOS and "portable" document formats
> (PDF) do not mix well.
> Although we do have older Ghostscript builds (of varying quality, not
> all equal in features). RayeR never did publicly finalize his MuPDF
> (gfx) build. My cross-build of MuTool is old but kinda works (IIRC).
> Georg's 2014 FLTK build of MuPDF is still on SourceForge. I guess
> someone used the PDFTOTXT.EXE (?) found in FlWriter? Or was it XPDF?
> Maybe I'm thinking of PDFTOHTML.EXE?
> I honestly don't recall some of the details. Either way, a text file
> as a supplement to a complex PDF could still be useful. But I'm
> guessing it's sadly implied that most people also have fancier OSes to
> read PDFs from. (I haven't checked lately.)
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