Software list

ProgramDescriptionLicense
4dos 8.00 4DOS is an improved command line interpreter by JP Software, designed to replace the default interpreter COMMAND.COM in DOS. [modified MIT License that does not qualify as open source by OSI; non-commercial] Source code available (open)
7-zip 9.20.1 p7zip is a quick port of 7za.exe (command line version of 7zip, see www.7-zip.org) for POSIX. 7-Zip is a file archiver with highest compression ratio and supports .gz, .bz2, .tar, .zip, .7z, .lzma, .xz. (A separate .7z-only 7zdecode util is available separately.) GNU Library General Public License, version 2
arj 2.78 The open-source ARJ archiver GNU General Public License, version 2
bzip2 1.0.6 BZIP2 (.bz2) compression program styled similar to Gzip (.gz) but with better compression. Source code available (open)
cabextract 1.4 CABExtract can extract files from a variety of Microsoft CAB formats. GNU General Public License, version 2
cal 1.07 Calendar program, akin to UNIX 'cal' [Free / source code available, see cal.doc] Source code available (open)
cdrcache 2004-05-13 CD-ROM cache, caches reads for one drive, XMS, 386 or better GNU General Public License, version 2
c-lock 3.37 lock the console while you are away. GNU General Public License, version 2
cmos 1.00 Save and restore CMOS memory GNU General Public License, version 2
compinfo 1998-06-06 Display information about your PC GNU General Public License, version 2
dirstack 1.0 Useful directory stack programs, to jump from one place to another, and back again. GNU General Public License, version 2
dog 0.8.3b DOG is an alternative command.com shell, similar to FreeCOM, but different GNU General Public License, version 2
dos32a 9.1.2 DOS32/A (DOS/32 Advanced DOS Extender) is a state-of-the-art, high-performance, high-speed, true "Plug&Play" replacement of the world's most popular DOS Extender, DOS/4GW for Watcom/OpenWatcom C/C++ and FORTRAN. [Apache Software License (open source)] Apache License, version 2.0
doslfn 0.41c DOSLFN is a program to provide the long filename (LFN, 71xxH) Win9x API in plain DOS (without Windows). [Looking for a new maintainer] Source code available (open)
doszip 2.52 Doszip Commander is a small LFN-aware file manager with built-in (un)zipper. It is built with JWasm and OpenWatcom. GNU General Public License, version 2
du 1.0 Display disk usage, ala UNIX 'du' GNU General Public License, version 2
fdav 0.2.2 FDAV (FreeDOS AntiVirus) is an MSAV-like text-mode interface for libclamav, scans your systems for viruses. GNU General Public License, version 2
fdnpkg 0.98 FDNPKG ("FreeDOS Network Package manager") is an online update tool for the FreeDOS operating system. It allows to install/remove software on a FreeDOS installation using online (http) or local repositories. GNU General Public License, version 3
fdshield 2006aug31 malware action blocker and warner, helps to reduce virus activity on your DOS GNU General Public License, version 2
fips 2.0 Resize a DOS partition, so you can use other parts of your disk for other operating system (like Linux) GNU General Public License, version 2
foxcalc 0.92 A nice calculator. It includes a TUI and mouse support. GNU General Public License, version 2
foxtype 0.15 Advanced text file viewer supporting UTF-8 GNU General Public License, version 2
gzip 1.2.4 GNU zip compression - a file archiver tool, like PKZIP GNU General Public License, version 2
head 1.0 Displays a part of a file. GNU General Public License, version 2
lfndos 1.06 Provides the Windows 95 long filename API to DOS programs. Any DOS program which can use long filenames, for example DOS 7 Command.com, edit.com and all DJGPP programs, can load and save using them with LFNDOS. Designed for Win95 users using DOS-mode, although it works under old DOS versions too. [GPLv2] GNU General Public License, version 2
loadfont 1.0 LOADFONT (GNUCHCP) changes the EGA/VGA bitmap font on screen in text mode. GNU General Public License, version 2
loadhi 0.1 Load a TSR into high memory (as the built-in command of newer FreeCOM versions: LH or LOADHIGH) Source code available (open)
locate 1.31 Find files and directories (some features of version 1.31 may not work correctly under FreeDOS so please use version 1.26a [still???]) GNU General Public License, version 2
md5sum 3.0 MD5 / SHA-1 / CRC32 checksum checking and generation tool with support for LFNs and recursion. GNU General Public License, version 2
mkeyb 0.41 Very small keyboard driver, 500-700 Bytes resident GNU General Public License, version 2
moresys 22nov2003 Lets you view output pagewise without tempfile or waiting by using "... >MORE$" after loading the driver GNU General Public License, version 2
ndn 2.31.5309 NDN (Necromancer's DOS Navigator) is a heavily-improved 32-bit fork of the original DOS Navigator suite from RIT Labs. Source code NOT available
nro 1.20 A text processor similar to nroff on UNIX Public domain
password 0.50 Password program -- Protects your computer from stranger's access GNU General Public License, version 2
pcisleep 2005mar12 Shows information about your PCI/AGP devices, scans for devices of a given class, activates energy-saving modes for devices, including VGA suspend. Combine it with FDAPM. GNU General Public License, version 2
pdtree 1.02 Graphically displays the folder structure of a drive or path. Supports long file names if LFN api present, support for message catalogs (different languages) using cats, and supports both Windows NT/9x and DOS. [Public Domain (optional use of LGPL catgets by Jim Hall)] Public domain
pg 1.16 PG (PaGer) displays the contents of a text file one page at a time GNU General Public License, version 2
powerpaint 2 A nice graphic paint program. made in 1998. It supports paint1 file type and two other types. Graphics: mode 13h, requires mouse. GNU General Public License, version 2
ranish 2.37 Partition Manager (8086+) can: Save and restore MBR; Create and delete partitions; View hard disks' IDE information; Format and resize FAT-16 and FAT-32 file systems; Comes with Advanced Boot Managers. Only for first 8 GB. [Later improved 32-bit versions are shareware.] Public domain
raread 1.1 Reads the image for a floppy disk (that can be written using RAWRITE). Useful for creating disk images. GNU General Public License, version 2
rawrite 1.3 Write disk file to raw floppy diskette Source code available (open)
romdsk 2004-10-27 ROM disk toolkit to allow DOS kernel boot off ROM (EPROM, Flash) GNU General Public License, version 2
romos 1.03 ROMOS can boot FreeDOS from external ROM or system BIOS without disks GNU General Public License, version 2
runtime 2007-08-18 Times the execution of a program, and tells you its run time. (Similar to UNIX "time".) ** This is a rewrite of Jim Hall's original FreeDOS RUNTIME. Public domain
setlock 1.0 Set the caps, num, and scroll lock keys from software GNU General Public License, version 2
shext 2.0 Share Extender GNU General Public License, version 2
shsufdrv 1.02 SHSUFDRV is a driver for (.GZ'd) floppy and hard disk images. SHSURDRV copies the image to RAM and/or creates RAM drives. (looking for a new maintainer) Source code available (open)
sleep 1.0 SLEEP is similar to the UNIX utility of the same name. SLEEP can be used to suspend execution of batch files for a time. SLEEP gives up time-slices to operating systems that support it. SLEEP also recognizes and honours the DOS switchar. GNU General Public License, version 2
spool 2.2 Spools file printing in the background. This does not require the use of a PRINT command. Public domain
srdisk 2.09c SRDISK (resizeable RAM disk) is fast and able to use over 32 MB of XMS and EMS memory. The size of the disk can be changed without rebooting or loss of content. Diskcopy compatible. GNU General Public License, version 2
stamp 2.0 Set, view, and filter the time stamps of files GNU General Public License, version 2
start 1.0 Starts a FreeDOS program. Express Software Public License, version 1
switchar 1.0 Display and set the DOS switchar GNU General Public License, version 2
tail 7.02 View the last part of a file. Like UNIX "Tail". Source code available (open)
tar 1.12 TAR (GNU TAR). A tape archiver GNU General Public License, version 2
tdsk 2.3 RAM disk driver for XMSv2, EMS, or conventional memory. This is version 2.3 (unofficial 2.42b is latest Beta, but closed source). Public domain
tee 2.0.3 Saves a copy of its input to a file, while printing a copy to stdout. Like UNIX "tee". GNU General Public License, version 2
topspin 3 A menu interpreter program which will allow users to create 'integrated' environments where none exist. GNU General Public License, version 2
touch 1.4.4 Set the date + time stamp on a file like *nix "touch". GNU General Public License, version 2
trch 3.1f Translates characters. This used to be the UNIX2DOS program, but translating characters can do more for you. [Similar to, but not the same as, UNIX "tr".] GNU General Public License, version 2
ttf2fnt 1.0 TTF2FNT lets you convert .TTF files into DOS bitmap fonts. (N.B. This is a Win32 GUI .EXE.) GNU General Public License, version 2
unrar 3.9.3 A file de-archiver tool, like PKUNZIP. [freeware / with source (UNRAR license)] Source code available (open)
unzip 6.00 Functional clone (yet more portable) of PKUNZIP. [Free / open source, see http://www.info-zip.org/license.html] Source code available (open)
uptime 7.02 Reports uptime, even inside DOSEmu. Similar to UNIX "uptime". Source code available (open)
usbdos 2010jan30 This is a DOS USB driver package. There are several programs here that will allow you to use USB keyboards, mice, joysticks, printers, and disk drives in DOS. These programs work VERY differently than any of the DOS USB drivers you have seen before, and will allow you to use USB devices in ways you probably never even imagined possible until now. Source code available (open)
vmsmount 0.5b Mounts your VMware Shared Folders as a drive letter GNU General Public License, version 2
wcd 5.2.6 Wherever Change Directory (WCD) for DOS and Unix, a Norton Change Directory (NCD) clone with more features. GNU General Public License, version 2
which 2.1 which is a utility born in the UNIX world that enables users to find executable files in directories listed in the PATH environment variable. Full wildcard support, relative pathnames, optional file details (size, date). User-definable program extensions, codepage-correct time/date formatting. New DOS switchar support. GNU General Public License, version 2
xgrep 1.03 Fast and tiny 8086 *nix-like grep supporting regular expressions Simplified BSD License
xkeyb 1.15 Keyboard driver for international support. Also includes KEYMAN + KLIB + LISTXDEF + SCANKBD GNU General Public License, version 2
zip 2.32 A file archiver tool, like PKZIP There are two 16-bit MSDOS executables provided: zip16.exe - regular Zip program, requires ca. 455 KBytes of contiguous free DOS memory or more. zip16-sm.exe - a variant that was compiled with the SMALL_MEM option for minimal memory consumption; requires at minimum 322 KBytes of contiguous free DOS memory. [Free / open source see http://www.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/license.html] Source code available (open)

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