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n things you may not know about DOS-boxes

Not enough people know the following things. They only apply to DOS-boxes from NT4.0 onwards, but that's almost all of them these days.

There. Your life is now better. Now type HELP and see how the batch file language has been extended since you last looked. FINDSTR is particularly surprising. FOR now has many many options. And stick SETLOCAL at the top of (almost) all your batch files (or preferably SETLOCAL enableextensions enabledelayedexpansion).

Now install (ifl:)MinGW and forget all this again.