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DESCRIPT.ION files[edit]

IIRC, 4DOS started the "descript.ion" file, which is now used in other programs such as Newsbin Pro. Can anyone confirm? -- RevRagnarok 22:35, 26 October 2005 (UTC)

Descript.ion files are described as a 4DOS feature, in other programs that use it, eg Windows 'v' viewer. --Wendy.krieger (talk) 10:33, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
I can confirm this. DESCRIPT.ION files were introduced by 4DOS originally, but are also supported by NDOS, 4OS2, 4NT, Take Command, Take Command Console, Volkov Commander, DOS Navigator, Total Commander, XnView, ACDsee, CUI_LIB and others. --Matthiaspaul (talk) 04:53, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Move to WikiSource[edit]

The unofficial user's manual that we had going here doesn't belong in wikipedia. Somebody should transwiki it. This was the diff where it was removed. — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 02:18, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

This might be a copyright violation of the official 4DOS documentation, it would have to be checked before being moved. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 03:37, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
Possibly, but I doubt it. It evolved fairly slowly and organically, not like most copyvios where in one fell swoop an editor pasted it all in... — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 11:59, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
No, but I did borrow fairly extensively from the article on COMMAND.COM.... Charles dye 14:05, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
OK. I just put a similar request into that talk page. — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 14:16, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Open Source (not only for FreeDOS!)[edit]

Need to add some info from here, etc about it being released Open Source. Writing in the main article "write this" is not the appropriate way... — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 04:52, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

This still needs more clarification. For instance:

Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 13:41:34 -0500
Author: "Rex Conn" <>
Subject: RE: 4DOS open source
Body: > I have a couple of questions. First, regarding the licensing info:
> : (2) The Software, or any portion of it, may not be compiled
> for use on any
> : operating system OTHER than FreeDOS without written
> permission from Rex Conn
> : <>
> Okay, obviously you don't want anybody using this material to
> create something which would compete with 4NT and TCmd. But
> what about MS-DOS, PC-DOS, DR DOS etcetera?

I don't have any problems with people using it on those OS's (although I'd
be surprised if there was a lot of MS-DOS or PC-DOS action left). That
license was written by the FreeDOS people -- it was probably worded that way
because it's impossible to list every possible variation of the DOS OS's.

Armslurp 23:12, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

change link for Revived 4DOS[edit]

I changed link for Revived 4DOS to hungarian mirror as official site is offline and german wikipedia also links hungarian mirror. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ali chaudhry (talkcontribs) 21:03, 28 March 2010 (UTC)