The name WinDOS covers a series of small programs that can be run from the Command prompt or from within batch files.

These Windows DOS tools run on each Win32 system, except Windows 3.x with the Win32s subsystem installed. They are tested on Windows 95, 98, NT4.

For question about these programs, please contact us at windos AT

All these programs are freeware.


 Delay (download)

With Delay, execution is paused for a specified time. This can be usefull in batch files, where sequential commands are not allowed to be executed immediately, but need to wait for a couple of seconds.

DELAY 1.0 - (c) 2004, Janssen Software

   Delay N

   N = number of seconds to wait

   Delay 5


 ExecWait (download)

Launches a program (with optional parameters), and waits until it's finished. After that, ExecWait returns an error code in ERRORLEVEL (0 if no error was encountered).

EXECWAIT 1.0 - (c) 2004, Janssen Software

   ExecWait APP [PARAMS]

   APP    = (full path to) application to execute
   PARAMS = Optional parameters

   ExecWait C:\Windows\Notepad.exe C:\Config.sys


 SetVar (download)

With SetVar, one can store the current date or time in a DOS variable. Furthermore, the format of storage can be set.

SetVar 1.0 - (c) 2004, Janssen Software


   VAR    = name of the variable
   TYPE   = type of value to assign to the variable
            options: date, time
   FORMAT = format of the value to assign to the variable
            options: DDMMYY, MM-DD-YYYY, hh:mm:ss etc.

   SetVar monthday date MMDD


 Shortcut (download source)

Use Shortcut to automatically create a Shortcut to a file or folder, for example from within a batch file.

SHORTCUT 1.0 - (c) 2004, Janssen Software

   Shortcut -m:Mode -l:LinkFileName -p:Path [-a:Arguments] [-d:Description] [-h:HotKey] [-il:IconLocation [-ii:IconIndex]] [-r:RelativePath] [-s:ShowCommand] [-s:ShowCommand] [-w:WorkingDir] [-?]

   -m:Mode          = action mode, where Mode is: Create, Modify or Delete
   -l:LinkFileName  = path and name of the shortcut
   -p:Path          = path to a file, folder or application
   -a:Arguments     = commandline parameters
   -d:Description   = description of the shortcut
   -fl:LinkFileName = find by linkfilename pattern
   -fp:Path         = find by path pattern
   -h:HotKey        = hotkey
   -il:IconLocation = path and filename of the file containing the icon
   -ii:IconIndex    = index of the icon (0,1,2,...)
   -r:RelativePath  = ????
   -s:ShowCommand   = window mode, where ShowCommand is: Max, Min or Normal
   -w:WorkingDir    = working directory
   -?               = this help

   LinkFileName, Path, IconLocation, RelativePath and WorkingDir can start with the following variables: %WindowsDrive%, %WindowsDir%, %WindowsSystemDir%, %Desktop%, %Favorites%, %MyDocuments%, %MyPictures%, %StartMenu%, %StartMenuPrograms%, %StartMenuStartup% or %AppData%

   ShortCut -m:Create -l:%Desktop%notepad.lnk -p:%WindowsDir%Notepad.exe