autoexe.bat

  GUDGE 19:18 01 Jan 2003
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  GUDGE 19:18 01 Jan 2003

i have a few lines in autoexe.bat in the
system configuration utility that have REM
before them. what does this mean and why
are they there. thanks.

  spikeychris 19:21 01 Jan 2003

REM makes a comment rather than an execution.

Chris

  Gongoozler 21:05 01 Jan 2003

GUDGE, as spikeychris says, a line with rem at the beginning is ignored by the computer. This can be done for either of two reasons. The line could have been put there by the programmer as a reminder, such as "rem the following line loads the thingummy driver", or it could be done to disable a command that was originally needed and for some reason needs to be disabled but, possibly not deleted just in case it is needed later.

  astral traveller 21:15 01 Jan 2003

... maybe a very slightly longer boot up. Unless you are experiencing any problems best to leave autoexec.bat alone unless you're 100% certain of what you are doing

  DieSse 22:23 01 Jan 2003

Just for the sake of pedanticism

REM = REMark

  VoG™ 22:26 01 Jan 2003

I had always wondered. LOL

Feliz Año Nuevo

  DieSse 22:47 01 Jan 2003

¡Igualmente!

  VoG™ 22:53 01 Jan 2003

Excelent!

  malarky 23:29 01 Jan 2003

A guid New Year tae ane and a'.

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