CHOICE.EXE or equivalent for DOS 5.02 (for building menus)

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Creekmore34
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CHOICE.EXE or equivalent for DOS 5.02 (for building menus)

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Greetings All,

Recently, I was building some batch file menus for the junior (running with a JR-IDE and patched IBM PC DOS 5.02). As I was writing out a dozen or so smaller numbered batch files for the menu, I got to wondering if there is an equivalent to CHOICE.EXE for DOS 5. It would really be nice to set an error level within the main batch routine for use in selecting and executing on user input. I know there are a million and one dos menu programs out there, but where it the fun in that when you are trying to customize your machine. Anyway, my menus are running fine with the more arcane method, but I just thought I'd ask the user group about other alternatives.

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Ryan
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Re: CHOICE.EXE or equivalent for DOS 5.02 (for building menus)

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Have to admit, been long time since I used Choice, and never thought to,use it on the Jr.
Had to revisit the little program just to remember how it worked.
I have not used alot of batch commands but
It would be nice to have an alternative...
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I remember using NDOS ( Norton-rebranded version of 4DOS ) replacement for COMMAND.COM - it allowed for some very nice menu systems.
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