Purpose: Initiates the graphic shell program using the specified
resolution. (In DOS Version 6, this program is stored on the DOS
Provides a visual representation of the files and directories on disks.
the DOS Shell, you can carry out many of the disk management tasks done
the standard set of DOS commands. The DOS Shell is included with DOS
and later (available in Version 6 only on the DOS supplemental disk).
The valid values for resolution are L, M, and H for low, medium, and high
resolution. The default value depends on the resolution of your
specifies a screen resolution when there is more than one choice within a
For more information about the DOSSHELL command, see Chapter 4, Using the DOS
Shell, in the downloadable book DOS the Easy Way.
/B Starts the DOS Shell in monochrome mode.
/G:resolution - Starts the DOS Shell in graphic mode (L for low, H for
/T:resolution - Starts the DOS Shell in text-only (character) mode (L
for low, H for high, etc.)
To start the DOS Shell in graphics mode/high resolution, enter,