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Initdisk, shouldn't it contain Freedos edit?

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Initdisk is what I used to prepare a USB flash drive for SpinRite.

Though initdisk r5 doesn't copy the Freedos edit command. Thus I can't easily modify config.sys or autoexec.bat.

Wouldn't it be user friendly if initdisk also adds the Freedos edit command to the file system?


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Steve

Steve

Yes, I agree. SpinRite 6.1 will be shipping with its own "edit.com" command that I spent some time getting exactly right. It's done now and you can find it here: https://www.grc.com/dev/SpinRite/EDIT.COM. As you'll note, it's 3363 bytes long yet it's a full-featured DOS text editor that's useful for exactly uses you're talking about. (y)