Peculiarities with Edlin's Line Display (68003)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 4.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 4.01
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0

This article was previously published under Q68003


Edlin appears to treat lines containing 69 characters as though they visually wrap on the screen. To see this behavior, use Edlin's "L" command.

Normally, without line wrapping, Edlin's "L" command displays one full screen of text. If a line containing 69 characters is contained within the lines being displayed, the following prompt is displayed:

Continue (Y/N)?
The number of lines displayed on the screen at this point is fewer than one full screen, even though screen wrapping has not occurred.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in MS-DOS versions 4.0, 4.01, and 5.0. Edlin is not included with later versions of MS-DOS.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 10/16/2003
Keywords: KB68003