how to run "share /L:50" ?

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how to run "share /L:50" ?

Postby jerfab1 » 2018-2-09 @ 20:10

Hi-

I'm trying to use DOSBox to run an old DOS program used for library cataloging called "Minaret". I've figured out how to mount the Minaret directory, and how to get to the C-drive. Next I want to run the program "minaret.exe". But, when I type "minaret" at the command line ("C:\minaret"), I get this error message:

"You must run "SHARE /L:50" before using Minaret: MSDOS 5.0"

I can't figure out how to run this SHARE command and get to the Minaret program. Can anyone help?

Thank you,
Jerry in NJ
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Re: how to run "share /L:50" ?

Postby AlaricD » 2018-2-09 @ 20:27

jerfab1 wrote:"You must run "SHARE /L:50" before using Minaret: MSDOS 5.0"

I can't figure out how to run this SHARE command and get to the Minaret program. Can anyone help?

SHARE.EXE is an MS-DOS external, which isn't included with DOSBox. It probably won't even *work* with DOSBox. If it does, and even if you can get Minaret to still run, that's not what DOSBox is for and you'll probably have some very unsatisfactory results.
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Re: how to run "share /L:50" ?

Postby JosSchaars » 2018-2-09 @ 22:23

SHARE.EXE actually doesn’t work with DOSBox: File operations are cached, while data has to be actual (in memory match that on disk) for record locking to function reliable.
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