And please don't be confused if Autoexec.bat merely contains PATH= instead of SET PATH=
Both are valid. Similarly, there also was the
ERASE command which did the same as DEL..
Edit: Some not so important detail..
Programs in a directory that is mentioned first are executed first, too.
So if SMARTDRV, MSCDEX etc are both available in DOS and WINDOWS directory,
MS DOS depends upon the order of the PATH variable.
This can sometimes make a difference,
because, say, MS-DOS 5 is older than Windows 3.10.
But MS-DOS 6.22 in turn is newer than Windows 3.10..
Again, no big deal. Just change the order or execute the programs with full path
or change the old programs extension to *.OLD,*.BAK etc.
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