SHELL (Command)

Accesses operating system commands.

When SHELL prompts you for an OS command, you can enter most valid commands for your OS. When the command has been executed, SHELL returns you to the Command prompt.

Pressing Enter at the OS Command prompt displays the system prompt with an extra close angle bracket (>). You can enter operating system commands as if you were at the normal system prompt.

Caution: Do not use the SHELL command to delete lock files (file name extension .??k) or temporary files (file name extensions .ac$ or .$a). Do not use SHELL to run chkdsk, reset the serial I/O ports, or run external programs that require disk swapping while editing a drawing stored on removable media. Load Terminate-and-Stay-Resident programs into memory before starting this program.