how do i close an open file in dos?

April 19, 2011 at 07:16:22
Specs: win95 4.0095b
i have an open file at 101e:159e it stuck won't close. i think its a print job that's suppose to print direct to printer. how can i find the file and delete it? i keep getting a error file already open when trying to print again.

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#1
April 19, 2011 at 10:12:32
CTRL+PAUSE/BREAK? OR ALT+F4?

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#2
April 19, 2011 at 10:44:33
that doesn't work it only closes the dos program. doesn't help the error in address 101e:159E
file is already open in module sfinder.exe

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#3
April 19, 2011 at 18:55:05
Open 'printers' from settings or 'my computer' and cancel any pending print jobs.

Do yoiu have any idea what sfinder is? What dos program are you running?

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#4
April 19, 2011 at 19:33:48
sfinder is a dos program created by the person who did the software. it's a dos based he printed everything to the printer instead of using the spooler in windows. so i can't see any open print jobs. is there a way to see whats in address 101E:159E. running w95 4095b

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#5
April 19, 2011 at 22:20:19
I'm not familiar with anything that could tell you what file is at that address. BASIC had PEEK and POKE commands where you could peek at an address and see what was there or poke an instruction into the address but I don't think it'll tell you what file is there and I don't know if there's anything like that for dos.

If all the program's files are in the same directory maybe you could figure it out using the file date, time or name.

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#6
April 20, 2011 at 06:45:26
i guess my problem is in the app. i guess i need to see the source code.

thanks for responding.....


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