Admiral - V1N1
Can I make OS/2 boot into a text-based shell without automatically starting the Workplace Shell?
PROTSHELL=C:\OS2\PMSHELL.EXE SET RUNWORKPLACE=C:\OS2\PMSHELL.EXE
PMSHELL.EXE is the executable file for the Workplace Shell. You can replace that shell with the OS/2 command-line shell by replacing PMSHELL.EXE with CMD.EXE, or any other OS/2-based shell for that matter. If you want a single-tasking character-based system only, replace the PROTSHELL (which stands for Protected Mode Shell). If you want multiple sessions and the Presentation Manager without the Workplace Shell, replace just the RUNWORKPLACE line. Replacing only RUNWORKPLACE will cause your system to boot into a graphical screen, but will not open your desktop or start the Workplace Shell. You will have one open text-based window labeled "Workplace Shell" on your screen. Once you are done issuing commands and want to launch the Workplace Shell, type:
START /N PMSHELL
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