Subject Re: unable to execute dos
From Akshat Kapoor <>
Date Sat, 1 Oct 2022 19:07:23 +0530
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Good Evening Charlie,

> I didn't realize this until now but I can't run apps on dbase using the run command.  This is happening on this computer only.  I get the subject error message.  Works fine on other computers.  Any ideas how to fix this?

Just saw this while searching for something else.
Copying and pasting for your reference

SET EDITOR example

The following example changes the default editor to Brief, to Write, the
Windows editor and back to the dBASE Plus editor:

set editor to "c:\brief\b"
// now c:\brief does not need to be in the path statements
// modify command now accesses Brief.
modify command temp.prg
set editor to
modify command temp
// Reverts to dBASE Plus editor

You might not have sufficient RAM to access an external editor in which
case dBASE Plus gives an "Unable to execute DOS" error message

Last line may be of use for you.