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Microsoft KB Archive/105059

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DIR Listings Do Not Support Commas in 40-Column Mode

Article ID: 105059

Article Last Modified on 11/21/1999


  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.21 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q105059


When you run MS-DOS in 40-column mode, numerical output in directory listings does not contain comma support.


In 40-column mode, at most, 39 characters can be displayed before line-wrapping occurs. With comma support added, directory listings are 43 characters wide. To prevent directory listings from wrapping in 40- column mode, MS-DOS disables comma support.

Additional query words: 6.22 6.20 dir "mode co40"

Keywords: KB105059