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    System Files

    Does anyone know of a way to load certin sys files whenever a program executes?

    Example: I want to use some of the ANSI.SYS escape features. But I don't want to depend on the user to make sure that it is added to config.sys.

    Anyway to load it into the program's memory?

    Thanks,

    Thantos

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    > Anyway to load it into the program's memory?
    Not usually.

    As far as I know, .sys files loaded by config.sys can only be loaded at system startup.

    But you can tell whether it has been loaded or not
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    why dont you add ansi.sys to the config file in your installation procedure? THis would probably be the best way to make sure it is available. remember if it is critical for a user to do something - they wont!
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    The main reason I don't want to have to worry about it having it be loaded by config.sys is because I would like it to be able to run on different OS. For instance windows NT doesn't use the config.sys file. The file is there but it is empty.
    Anyway to still use the functions even if it wasn't loaded?

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    ansi.sys is a very deprecated way of doing things and maybe you should look into conditional compilation if you want to maintain a single source.
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