Wednesday, February 20, 2008

MS-DOS Editor still present in Vista

Don't ask why I was trying this, but I found it slightly odd that Microsoft was still shipping edit from the MS-DOS days - in fact, as you can see, the copyright is for 1995.  And yes, it is a 16-bit app being hosted by ntvdm.exe (Windows 16-bit virtual machine).  Weird!



Anonymous said...

edlin is also available!

Mike F. said...

Running Vista, the EDIT in Dos is not a recognized command. How do you get the EDIT to work? Maybe my path is wrong?

T3h 3v1L 0Ne said...

Mine is saying neither 'edit' nor 'edlin' are recognized. Maybe it's an SP thing? I have the 64-bit SP1