: On the subject of prompts, I believe Tony Nugent has my PromptFromHell in
: his collection [Tony, you want the current version?]. Here's what it
: looks like, in one color (the original has seven colors):
: Junk is the stuff we throw away; stuff is the junk we keep
: [Tue, 09-06-94 - 00:40:25] [C 3483K] [D 2410K] [E 2K] [F 311K]
: [4DOS 4.01D MSDOS 5.0a] [Mem 531K] [Shell: 1] C:\
: The first line uses the %exec function to put up a random tagline every
: time the prompt is displayed. Time and available disk/memory space are
: also updated on evey display.
My prompt, which is posted earlier, saves current cursor position, then
goto top of screen, clear line 1, paste line 1 with blue, and prints the
follow information on bright white
DOS 6.20 [0, 0, 0] 610k Conv, 4000k XMS, 1000k EMS date and time
then restores cursor position and prints current directory in one color
and > in another color, finally, back to white for input....
I prefer the info on top rather than with the prompt. It gives me a
feeling of the good old DOS prompt and doesn't feel too crowded. :)
In side the , the first number is the shell level, second is 2 if
windows is loaded, and third is last external error level. It takes some
time to get use to all the info displayed, but i found it VERY helpful. I
use multi-conf and this gives me enough info on whether i can run a
program or not..
Maybe this can be put in to the collection... :) Will it be released
anytime soon? I would love to try out the others..
J.P. software should put a decent prompt in their 4dos so newcomers can
get a feel of what it can do. just a thought.
p.s. by the way, mine only works if ansi driver is loaded.