printdos

Purpose

Prints a string to the standard output.

Format

printdos s;

Parameters

s:(string) to be printed to the standard output

Examples

printdos "\27[7m"; /* set for reverse video */
printdos "\27[0m"; /* set for normal text */

Remarks

This function is useful for printing messages to the screen when screen off is in effect. The output of this function will not go to the auxiliary output.

This function was used in the past to send escape sequences to the ansi.sys device driver on DOS. It still works on some terminals.

See also

Functions print, printfm(), screen