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Re: Open vrs eXecute

Posted By: Walter Rassbach <>
Date: Tuesday, 22 September 1998, at 5:39 a.m.

In Response To: Open vrs eXecute (Colin Cody)

See the posting above (in this thread) at the URL linked to below which explains what happens in ZTree. XTree under Windows is not much different except that it does not forward items for which there is no .BAT file to the Windows Open function for Open/alt-Open.

However, remenmber that XTree ONLY runs "under the 640K line", and so, for the alt-O/X functions, what happens is that the spawned program will have more memory unser the 640K line available to it...

-- Walter

> This site is Great and has caused me to look deeper into XtreeGold
> 3.01 for some features I've never used!!
> .
> Here's one:
> What is the difference between using the Open and the eXecute
> Director/File Commands? ...and while we're at it between Alt-Open
> and Alt-eXecute?
> .
> I see that Open uses the EXE.BAT COM.BAT and BAT.BAT files
> whereas the eXecute goes to a quasi-DOS prompt. But WHY would someone
> choose to use one of these four methods over the other? I see three
> of the methods end with "Strike any key..." but eXecute
> returns directly to the "prompt" without the message.
> big deal!
> .
> I remember from older versions that Alt-eXecute freed up more
> memory to run a program and when finished I had to re-log the directories.
> But testing all four operations just now, I see no meaningful discernable
> differences.
> .
> Colin

>Alt-X/O differences under ZTree

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