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       dosemu, xdosemu - run DOS and DOS programs under Linux


       dosemu  [ -dumb ] [ -quiet ] [ -input keystroke-string ] [ -s ] [ -install [ bootdir ] ] [
       args ]

       xdosemu [ -dumb ] [ -quiet ] [ -input keystroke-string ] [ -s ] [ -install [ bootdir ] ] [
       args ]


       dosemu is the wrapper script for dosemu.bin (1) which invokes the Linux dos emulator, also
       known as DOSEMU.  The wrapper also takes  care  of  (eventually)  installing  the  private
       instance of DOSEMU in the user's $HOME, if this doesn't exist.


       args   any  number  of  options described in dosemu.bin (1), please refer to this man page
              for further details.  However, take care to quote  and  escape  correctly  so  bash
              doesn't mess up arguments containing blanks and backslashes.

       -dumb  use  `dumb' terminal mode. This will only work for DOS applications, which do plain
              text output to stdout, but has the  advantage  that  (A)  the  output  of  the  DOS
              application  stacks up in your xterm scroll buffer and (B) you can redirect it to a
              file such as

                 $ dosemu -dumb dir > listing

              Note that DOSEMU's commandline  editor/history  will  also  work  here,
              however, editing is restricted to BACKSPACE'ing.

       -quiet do not print startup comment and do not stop for prompting

       -input Do  simulated  keystrokes  as  given by keystroke-string just after DOS has booted.
              This can be used to autolaunch  applications,  bypass  any  needed  boot  menus  or
              something similar. For details on the format of the string look at README.txt.

       -s     Invoke dosemu via sudo. This is necessary to get access to certain I/O ports and to
              get graphics on the Linux console. Please refer to the documentation  (INSTALL  and
              README.txt) to see which files need to be adjusted before attempting this.

       -install [ bootdir ]
              launched as part of a systemwide installation, this option (re-)installs a DOS that
              is used in DOSEMU (this can be the DOSEMU distributed FreeDOS  or  any  proprietary
              DOS,  which  is  bootable via fatfs).  bootdir is the base name of a directory. The
              symbolic link ~/.dosemu/drives/c will be changed to point to this  directory.   Re-
              installing  is  only  rarely necessary, since in practise the symbolic link(s) will
              automatically point to updated files.

              print version of dosemu and list of available options.


       DOSEMU (comprised of the files dosemu.bin and dosemu ) is based  on  version  0.4  of  the
       original program written by Matthias Lautner (no current address that I know of).

       Robert Sanders <> was maintaining and enhancing the incarnation of
       DOSEMU with which this man page was originally distributed. During about 4 years James  B.
       MacLean  <> was the restless leader of the dosemu team, implementation
       of DPMI (which made  Windows-3.1,  dos4gw,  djgpp,  e.t.c  running)  happened  during  his
       'governement'  and  brought  the  project near to Beta-state. Hans Lermen <>
       took over and released the first  1.0  version.  Now  Bart  Oldeman  <>  is
       maintaining this funny software.


              per-user configuration file
              or (only if /etc/dosemu.users exists)
              systemwide configuration file
              default file for debug and log messages
              default directories of the local per user DOSEMU instance
              default  systemwide  installation, containing binaries and templates (The paths can
              be changed during creation of the systemwide installation).