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                                    FCBS
 
Specifies the number of file control blocks (FCBs) that MS-DOS can have open
at the same time. You can use this command only in your CONFIG.SYS file.
 
A file control block is a data structure that stores information about a
file.
 
Syntax
 
    FCBS=x
 
Parameter
 
x
    Specifies the number of file control blocks that MS-DOS can have open at
    one time. Valid values for x are in the range 1 through 255. The default
    value is 4.
 
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                                FCBS--Notes
 
Limitation on opening files
 
If a program tries to open more than x files by using file control blocks,
MS-DOS might close the files that were opened earlier.
 
Recommended use of the FCBS command
 
You should use the FCBS command only if a program requires you to do so.
Most newer programs do not require file control blocks. However, some older
programs might require you to use the FCBS command in your CONFIG.SYS file.
 
Many programs use file handles. You can specify the number of file handles
available using the <FILES> command.
 
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                               FCBS--Example
 
To specify that MS-DOS can have up to eight file control blocks open at the
same time, add the following line to your CONFIG.SYS file:
 
    fcbs=8
 
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