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DWOL - a tiny Wake-on-LAN for DOS

Mateusz Viste writes: DWOL is a tiny tool that computes and sends "Wake-on-LAN" packets. Wake-on-LAN (WOL) is an Ethernet standard that allows a computer to be turned on by a network message. The WOL technology has been designed by AMD back in 1995, and widely implemented inside many Ethernet chips and mainboards since then. DWOL is designed with two goals: being tiny (no bigger than a single floppy disk sector, that is 512 bytes), yet still performing proper input validation and providing the user with clear, friendly messages. MIT License.

wcd 6.0.0

Wcd is a command-line program to change directory fast. It saves time typing at the keyboard. One needs to type only a part of a directory name and wcd will jump to it. Wcd has a fast selection method in case of multiple matches and allows aliasing and banning of directories. Wcd also includes a full screen interactive directory tree browser with speed search. Erwin Waterlander has released wcd 6.0.0. Changes in this version include: * New Danish and Serbian translations * New option -ls to list the aliases * Faster disk scanning for the 16 bit version * DJGPP makefile fixes for targets install and dist. For a list of all changes, see whatsnew.txt. Download at

Text User Interfaces for DOS

FDOSTUI is free source code for building text user interfaces. The language used is C++. It is inspired by the Fast Light Toolkit (FLTK). The latest version now supports using an INI file to configure your interface. The majority of the code and documentation is released into the public domain, with some modules derived from FLTK under the FLTK license. Read more at the FDOSTUI website.

EtherDFS - The Ethernet DOS File System

Mateusz Viste has created a new file sharing tool for FreeDOS and other DOS systems. EtherDFS is an 'installable filesystem' TSR for DOS that lets you share files between DOS and Linux over a network. It maps a drive from a remote computer (typically Linux-based) to a local drive letter, using raw ethernet frames to communicate. You can get EtherDFS files and documentation at the EtherDFS website.

Mateusz adds that this is still an "alpha version - it's in a very early stage, and lots is to be done yet. It does work however, and .. should work with MSDOS 5+, but I tested it only with FreeDOS so far."

FreeDOS reaches 100,000 downloads

We released FreeDOS 1.2 on December 25, and since then we have seen keen interest in the latest version of FreeDOS. As of this morning on January 26, we have had 100,000 downloads of FreeDOS 1.2. We were so close to that number yesterday, but it was early this morning that we finally reached 100,000 downloads of FreeDOS 1.2. That's a just a month and a day to reach this major milestone. We think that's pretty impressive!