Type: External (5.0 and later)
EXPAND [d:][path]filename [[d:][path]filename[ . . .]]
Purpose: Expands a compressed file.
This command can be used to expand compressed files. In fact, several of
files on the DOS 6 Setup disks cannot be used unless you expand them.
If you use the following syntax:
a prompt will be displayed asking you to enter a name and a location for
expanded file. If you only enter
you will be prompted to enter the location and name for the file you want
expand as well as the location and a name for the expanded file.
To retrieve the SORT.EX file from MS-DOS 6.2 Setup disks and save the
file as SORT.EXE in the DOS directory on drive C, first locate the disk
contains the SORT.EXE file and insert it in drive A. Then, enter the
expand a:\sort.ex c:\dos\sort.exe
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