MS-DOS: No Interactive Boot Option for the AUTOEXEC.BAT File (97504)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
This article was previously published under Q97504
The interactive boot option included with MS-DOS 6.0 (the F8 key)
works with the CONFIG.SYS file only; it does not work with the
AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Stepping through a batch file using the interactive
boot option is not a feature of MS-DOS 6.0. You can, however, use the
CHOICE and IF ERRORLEVEL commands to step through the AUTOEXEC.BAT
NOTE: This information does not apply to later versions of MS-DOS.
The CHOICE command provides the ability to prompt for input while
running a batch file program. With the CHOICE command, you can display
a specified prompt and then pause for user input. For example, if you
add the following line to a batch file program
CHOICE /C:ABC Choose an Option
the user sees the following when CHOICE is started:
Choose an Option [A,B,C,]?
For more information on using the CHOICE command, type help choice
at the MS-DOS command prompt.
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