Commit c6b30bd2 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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@c 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
@c See file emacs.texi for copying conditions.
@node MS-DOS, Manifesto, Mac OS, Top
@appendix Emacs and MS-DOS
@appendix Emacs and Microsoft Systems
@cindex MS-DOG
@cindex Microsoft Windows
@cindex MS-DOS peculiarities
This section briefly describes the peculiarities of using Emacs under
the MS-DOS ``operating system'' (also known as ``MS-DOG''). If you
build Emacs for MS-DOS, the binary will also run on Windows 3.X, Windows
NT, Windows 9X/ME, Windows 2000, or OS/2 as a DOS application; the
information in this chapter applies for all of those systems, if you use
an Emacs that was built for MS-DOS.
Note that it is possible to build Emacs specifically for Windows NT/2K
or Windows 9X/ME. If you do that, most of this chapter does not apply;
instead, you get behavior much closer to what is documented in the rest
of the manual, including support for long file names, multiple frames,
scroll bars, mouse menus, and subprocesses. However, the section on
text files and binary files does still apply. There are also two
sections at the end of this chapter which apply specifically for the
Windows version.
This section briefly describes the peculiarities of using Emacs on
the MS-DOS ``operating system'' (also known as ``MS-DOG'') and on
Microsoft Windows.
If you build Emacs for MS-DOS, the binary will also run on Windows
3.X, Windows NT, Windows 9X/ME, Windows 2000, or OS/2 as a DOS
application; all the of this chapter applies for all of those systems,
if you use an Emacs that was built for MS-DOS.
However, if you want to use Emacs on Windows, you would normally
build Emacs specifically for Windows. If you do that, most of this
chapter does not apply; instead, you get behavior much closer to what
is documented in the rest of the manual, including support for long
file names, multiple frames, scroll bars, mouse menus, and
subprocesses. However, the section on text files and binary files
does still apply. There are also two sections at the end of this
chapter which apply specifically for the Windows version.
@menu
* Keyboard: MS-DOS Keyboard. Keyboard conventions on MS-DOS.
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