I've been updating the HELP.HLP file to cover information relevant to MS-DOS 7 and modern environments.
This is a DOS help file, intended to be run by QBASIC.EXE and HELP.COM. You can copy it as EDIT.HLP and load it in the QBASIC editor.
Recent updates are new sections like ABOUT (copyright info etc), JO.SYS. I've updated entries for XCOPY to show new Win98+ options, and SYS and some other commands relating to Windows ME.
Should be up at h++p://www.os2fan2/files/help.zip. A version is attatched here.
I'm thinking of deleting all of that stuff about DBLSPACE and DRVSPACE except for a short note about it somewhere. This should make the overall file smaller.
v2 is at http://www.os2fan2/f.../dos7help.zip Type HELP ABOUT to see version changes.
Mainly added COMP, EXE2BIN, GRAFTABL, BASIC, and a few other changes. MSD has a version-history, with 3.01 allocated to 2.12 (between Windows 3.11 = 2.11 and Windows 95 = 2.13). It is mostly complete, although the plan is to reformat LFNBCK into something similar to the rest. It now has all of the DOS commands in NT4's NTCMDS,HLP file.
help.zip 324.33KB 1119 downloads
DOS7HELP.ZIP 614.27KB 57 downloads
The focus of the new help is towards people who want to experiment with a variety of MS-DOS and PC-DOS versions. It includes entries on things like versions of different files (Mouse, msd, that sort of thing), an index of additional topics etc. More commands have been picked up in the beta help files (append, join, fastopen).
The mystery of the JO.SYS is given in winboot topic.