Paul Houle’s Enhanced DOSKEY and pumpkin


Want DOSKEY, but with tab completion and other goodies? You want Paul Houle’s Enhanced DOSKEY:

This program is an enhanced, drop-in replacement for the DOSKEY.COM that ships with MS-DOS and Windows 9x/Me. Although enhanced, it has a smaller disk and memory resident footprint. It is a great addition to DOS boot diskettes, and to the Win 9x/Me environment if the DOS box is used frequently. Note: will not operate under Windows NT/2000/XP (it’s not needed since those systems have completion mechanisms built-in).

The primary added feature is command and file “auto-completion” via the tab key.

I’ve replaced it on my vintage DOS tower’s AUTOEXEC.BAT. I know it’s cheating a little, but wow having tab completion on DOS is glorious!

Paul Houle posing with a gigantic pumpkin under a tarp

What’s more amazing though is Paul’s homepage with the above image of his rather large pumpkin. I endeavour one day to have a homepage even 1% as good at this.

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Ruben Schade is a technical writer and IaaS engineer in Sydney, Australia who refers to himself in the third person in bios. Wait, not BIOS… my brain should be EFI by now.

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