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Search Order for Include Files when Using APPEND Command

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6.00 6.00a 6.00ax 7.00 | 1.00 1.50 MS-DOS | WINDOWS kbtool ---------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - The Microsoft C/C++ Compiler (CL.EXE) included with: - Microsoft C for MS-DOS, versions 6.0, 6.0a, and 6.0ax - Microsoft C/C++ for MS-DOS, version 7.0 - Microsoft Visual C++ for Windows, versions 1.0 and 1.5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- A data file path can be specified in MS-DOS by using the APPEND command. MS-DOS searches for a data file using the APPEND path. A file included by a C program can be in a directory that is in the data file path. The C compiler searches for the include file in the following order: #include 1. Directories specified by the INCLUDE environment variable 2. Directories specified by the APPEND command #include"filename" 1. Current directory 2. Directories specified by the APPEND command 3. Directories specified by the INCLUDE environment variable Please refer to your MS-DOS documentation for specific information about using the APPEND command. Note: The APPEND command can cause other problems during compilation, linking, and execution. Microsoft recommends not using the APPEND command when developing C programs. Additional reference words: kbinf 1.00 1.50 6.00 6.00a 6.00ax 7.00 8.00 KBCategory: kbtool KBSubcategory: CLIss

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