GNU Emacs

G.12 Emacs and MS-DOS

This section briefly describes the peculiarities of using Emacs on MS-DOS. Information about peculiarities common to MS-DOS and Microsoft’s current operating systems Windows is in Emacs and Microsoft Windows/MS-DOS.

If you build Emacs for MS-DOS, the binary will also run on Windows 3.X, Windows NT, Windows 9X/ME, or Windows 2000/XP as a DOS application; all of this chapter applies for all of those systems, if you use an Emacs that was built for MS-DOS.

See Text Files and Binary Files, for information about Emacs’s special handling of text files under MS-DOS (and Windows).