I grant the programs run and sched to the public domain.
With the combination of the programs run and sched, it is possible
to start any program written for Microsoft Windows, from a windowed
Add the following line into the section [windows] in win.ini:
To start a windows program, just type at the DOS prompt:
run windows_program [parameters] [&]
The optional & symbol indicates the program will run minimized.
You must run Windows in 386 enhanced mode.
Version 0.9: Beta release.
Version 1.0: Initial release.
Version 1.1: Cosmetic changes. From now on error messages will be given
by system modal dialog boxes.
Version 1.2: Critical sections of the program run are protected against
task switches. However the chance of an error caused by a task
switch within a critical section, is extremely small.
Version 1.3: Critical sections of the program run are protected against
control-breaks. However the chance of an error caused by a
control-break within a critical section, is extremely small.
Version 1.4: Code is added to the program run, which will give an error
message if the scheduler is not loaded.
Version 1.5: Removal of a minor bug in the extra code added in version 1.4.
Version 1.6: Test on the existing of the environment variable TEMP is added.
Sampling time at which the scheduler is scanning for jobs is
Version 1.7: The source is modified to be compiled at warning level 3 of
Microsoft C 7.0. The code added in version 1.4 is removed again,
because it did not work properly when compiled with Microsoft
C 7.0. (It was too time consuming.)
Version 1.8: Removal of a bug preventing sched from changing the default
HOW TO FIND THE VERSION NUMBER
Run /? gives the version number and help for run.exe.
Run sched /? gives the version number and help for sched.exe.
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