STARTB V1.32

by Christian Langanke, 1993-2003


Contents

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


Short description

STARTB allows you to start DOS and OS/2 programs out of DOS and OS/2 sessions both asynchronously and synchronously! Unlike with the OS/2 built-in start command or other start utilities, all features of the DosStartSession API are implemented in one single program for OS/2 and DOS.
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Overview

STARTB enables you to use the complete set of functions of the DosStartSession API, which is to be used for starting any kind of session under OS/2 or eComStation. In addition to the conventional START command, STARTB supports the following options of the DosStartSession API:

All of the STARTB command parameters are as well available under DOS running in a DOS-box under OS/2 or eComStation, which is especially interesting for the /WAIT function. This makes it possible to synchronously call an OS/2 or eComStation command from within a DOS-Box and therefore waiting for its termination.

STARTB contains the functionality of the following programs, which are hereby credited to have inspired me to write STARTB:

  • STARTD V1.0 Norm Ross 1992
    OS/2 program with nearly all STARTB parameters except e.g. /WAIT, but cannot start programs from within MDOS.
  • START.EXE IBM Internal 1993
    DOS program starting programs from within MDOS.

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Prerequisites

This package requires:

  • OS/2 V1.x or better to start programs from within OS/2
  • OS/2 V2.11 or better to launch programs from within MDOS or DOS
For other prerequisites please read section Prerequisites in the included online help.
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Download current version

You can download the current version (ca 102.80 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:  strtb132.asc
  • MD5 checksum: 18fd4b5c1dd79255f7f90f0e9e8deefb

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National Language Support

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

English
German
French

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