Contents of the BREAK.DOC file
BREAK.SYS Version 1.2
Copyright 1992 by Marc Perkel - All Rights Reserved
This little goody keeps people from breaking out of batch files. Works
great for 0k menu systems like MarxMenu.
Unlike all the other similar programs this one is smart. It only kills
CTRL-C if your in COMMAND.COM but allows your applications to see
CTRL-C. And, it only uses about 400 bytes of ram.
All you have to do is add a line to your CONFIG.SYS file:
If your using BREAK.SYS with QEMM or other memory manager, load the
memory manager first.
BREAK.SYS can be enabled or disabled by using the BREAK ON and BREAK OFF
commands either from the command line or from batch files.
Although BREAK.SYS is better than DOS, it isn't perfect. There are still
situations where you can break out of batch files. If it is important to
not break out then you can use it as follows:
Using it this way the CTRL-C key is disabled completely. Your
application software will not get any CTRL-C.
BREAK.SYS has another switch /T that works like /C except that once you
execute BREAK ON then it returns to smart CTRL-C handling. The idea here
is that more often you need bullet proof protection while the system is
booting up, but after going to the main menu you can switch to smart
protection. At the end of your bootup batch files add the lines:
This will switch BREAK.SYS into smart mode checking.
Another trick to help keep people from breaking out to the command line
is setting the shell statement in the CONFIG.SYS file as follows:
SHELL=COMMAND.COM /E:400 /C AUTOEXEC.BAT
With this command, if they get out of the batch file it locks the
system up. In some cases this is better than letting the user get access
to the command line.
BREAK.SYS has another feature that makes BREAK ON work better. If you
use it like this:
Then when you run BREAK ON and the users presses CTRL-\ it will break
you out of programs you might otherwise be stuck in. This feature is
great for software developers to use when testing code.
This program is cheap too. Only $25 / File Server or $250 unlimited.
Computer Tyme also has a program called COMSP which prevents users from
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This program is included free with the Network Survival Kit.
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The Computer Tyme Dos ToolBox... Makes DOS easier for the novice,
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DIRECTORY MASTER is a powerful hard disk managment utility. It
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DOLIST makes being at DOS easier. It gives you full line editing,
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displaying a graphic tree and letting you use your arrow keys to
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MARXTSR is a set of memory and TSR management utilities that let
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