Largest Document Size MS-DOS Editor Can Edit

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MS-DOS Editor (EDIT.EXE) occupies approximately 289 kilobytes (K) of the available program space; therefore, the largest file size MS-DOS Editor can edit is equal to the total space available for programs minus 289K.

For example, if the MEM command reports the following
655,360 bytes total conventional memory
655,360 bytes available to MS-DOS
585,584 largest executable program size
the largest file MS-DOS Editor can load into memory is as follows:
       585K  Largest executable program size
     - 289K  Memory MS-DOS Editor occupies

       296K  Space available for text file


Article ID: 63713 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.21 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition
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