DosEdit

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 The MS-DOS / PC-DOS text mode default text editor (aka edit.exe).

 Author:   Microsoft Corporation
 Homepage: http://www.microsoft.com
 Family:   MsDosEditors and CuaFamily
 Platform: MS-DOS and Windows
 License:  Commercial

This text editor appeared sometime after MS-DOS version 3.3. Earlier versions of DOS only had EDLIN.

The early versions were based on the QBASIC interpreter provided with MS-DOS, calling QBASIC with a parameter that invoked it in its text editor personality. (I believe edit.exe was actually a compiled batch file that did this.)

Later versions (as of DOS 5.0, I think), were an actual editor not based on QBASIC.

--DMcCunney

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