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Doss Comands

Postby James Lovell » Tue, Jun 23 2009, 2:28PM

Does anyone remember how to use DOSS commands?
I'm basically trying to view all of my macros files so I can learn exactly what they do. They are on my hard drive and I can see them. Just can't remember how to access them.

For example, at my controller the prompt is


If I do a directory search such as C:\TWOOD>DIR/P

Then I can see the macros files.

Anyone remeber how to open these up?

C:TWOOD>MACROM21 Doesn't work

Ryan Hochgesang

Re: Doss Comands

Postby Ryan Hochgesang » Tue, Jun 23 2009, 2:37PM

The following web site should be helpful to you:

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Re: Doss Comands

Postby Brad McIntosh » Thu, Jun 25 2009, 12:49AM


In order to just display the contents to the screen on the controller, you can use the TYPE command. The syntax would be:

    C:\TWOOD>TYPE macro21.thm

This will "type" the contents of this MACRO21.THM (an ASCII text file) to the screen. (I don't recommend that you use this on binary files.) If the contents of the file is too long for the screen, contents at the top will scroll off the top of the screen. If so, then you can use:

    C:\TWOOD>TYPE macro21.thm | more

This will show you a full screen full and then wait for the SPACEBAR or ENTER to be pressed. Each press of the aforementioned keys will display another page until the whole file has been "typed". You can abort the operation at any time by pressing CTRL-C to CANCEL and return to the DOS prompt.

As an alternative, you can copy the files off the controller and on to your office PC where you can use NOTEPAD or other similar ASCII editor to view or print the contents of the files.

To copy all the macros from the control to a floppy disk, use the following command:

    C:\TWOOD>copy *.thm a:

This will copy all the files with a ".THM" extension (the macro files) to the floppy disk in drive A:.

The link that Ryan gave you would be a good resource for you.

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