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Includes the contents of one configuration block within another. You can use
this command only in your CONFIG.SYS file.

The INCLUDE command is one of six special CONFIG.SYS commands used for
defining multiple configurations within a single CONFIG.SYS file. With
multiple configurations, you define a menu that appears when your computer
starts. Each menu item corresponds to a block of commands, or "configuration
block," in your CONFIG.SYS file. For more information about multiple
configurations and configuration blocks, see the chapter "Configuring Your
System" in the MS-DOS User's Guide.




    Specifies the name of the configuration block to include.

Related Commands

The INCLUDE command is one of six special CONFIG.SYS commands for defining
multiple configurations. The other commands are for defining the startup
menu, and are as follows:

*  The <MENUITEM> command, which defines an item on the menu.

*  The <MENUDEFAULT> command, which specifies the default menu item.

*  The <MENUCOLOR> command, which defines the color of the menu's text and
   screen background.

*  The <SUBMENU> command, which defines a submenu.

*  The <NUMLOCK> command, which specifies the state of the NUM LOCK key when
   the startup menu appears. (Although NUMLOCK can be used anywhere in the
   CONFIG.SYS file, it is especially useful when defining a startup menu.)

For an overview of the procedure for defining multiple configurations, see
the topic <Commands for Defining Multiple Configurations>




The following CONFIG.SYS file defines three configurations:

    menuitem=base_config, Base configuration only
    menuitem=full_config, Normal configuration
    menuitem=net_config, Normal configuration with network


    device=c:\dos\emm386.exe ram
    devicehigh=c:\dos\ramdrive.sys 512



This CONFIG.SYS file contains four configuration blocks. The [base_config]
block contains two typical CONFIG.SYS commands. The [full_config] block
includes the commands in [base_config] plus the DOS=UMB command, a DEVICE
command, and a DEVICEHIGH command. The third configuration, [net_config],
includes all the commands in [full_config], which in turn includes those in
[base_config]. The [common] block appears at the end of the CONFIG.SYS file.
It is a good idea to end your CONFIG.SYS file with a [common] block so that
installation programs can successfully append commands to your CONFIG.SYS


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