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Largest Document Size MS-DOS Editor Can Edit

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MS-DOS Editor (EDIT.EXE) occupies approximately 289 kilobytes (K) of theavailable program space; therefore, the largest file size MS-DOS Editor canedit 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				
6.22 5.00 5.00a 6.00 6.20 out of memory yeswin4

Article ID: 63713 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 10:39:00 - Revision: 3.0

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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