RUNCMD V1.40

by Christian Langanke, 1993-1999


Contents

Software overview
Short description
Overview
Prerequisites
Download current version
National Language Support


Short description

RUNCMD is a freeware program to interrupt CONFIG.SYS processing, before the Presentation Manager and Workplace Shell are loaded.

RUNCMD interrupts only, if a certain key combination is pressed or a special stopfile is present. If that is the case, a command processor (%COMSPEC%, which is normally CMD.EXE) or a specified command is started.
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Overview

The installation program creates a WPS folder with some program objects and adds RUNCMD.EXE to your CONFIG.SYS.

When RUNCMD is called from within CONFIG.SYS, it waits the specified amount of seconds (default: 3 seconds), if the key combination L-SHIFT, L-CONTROL and L-ALT are pressed simultaneously. If that is the case, a command processor (%COMSPEC%, which is normally CMD.EXE) or a specified command is started.

Unlike other utilities, RUNCMD does not display any text on the screen, while it is waiting. It just moves the cursor one character to the right for each second it is waiting.

More, you can let RUNCMD stop unconditionally with creating the flagfile ?:\RUNCMD (called stopfile). This feature is very helpful when you are already sure, that you have to interrupt CONFIG.SYS processing during the next startup. By creating the stopfile you can achive that without having to wait for the right moment to press the special key combination.

You also can run additional commands by creating the special startup command file ?:\_RUNCMD.CMD. If this file exists, executes it before it waits for the key combination or stops due to existence of the stopfile.
This command file is something similar like STARTUP.CMD, but you can absolutely be sure, that the WPS is not started, until ?:\_RUNCMD.CMD has finished, which is not true for STARTUP.CMD.

The program objects in the RUNCMD folder support you in testing the program, creating and deleting the stopfile and other tasks.

Online help is available by executing: RUNCMD /?.
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Prerequisites

This program runs under OS/2 WARP 3 or later.
If you still need an OS/2 V2.x version, please send me an email or decompress the executable file with lxlite.
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Download current version

You can download the current version (ca 24.30 Kb) from the following following sources:

Address
 this website
 The Hobbes File Archive (hobbes.nmsu.edu)

Check your copy of the zip file with the detached signature certificate or the MD5 checksum.

  • Signature certificate:  runcm140.asc
  • MD5 checksum: 0f81022d51ee2315e17b9d07f320b51d

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National Language Support

This program currently provides National Language Support for the following languages:

English
German

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