batch-file Deprecated batch commands and their replacements APPEND


APPEND was command in msdos that allowed to use resource/media files like they are in the same directory.The command is still available in 32bit versions of windows but seems is not working. In some sources (including microsofts') it is pointed that the command is replaced by DPATH ,but it is not entirely true. Despite the DPATH help message points to APPEND command it's syntnax is the same as PATH.The directories listed in DPATH can be used with input redirection or type command :

@echo off
dpath %windir%

set /p var=<win.ini
echo using dpath with input redirection:
echo %var%
echo using dpath with type command:
type win.ini