0.9b (c) 1995 Peter Childs
If you want to redirect the input for the <FORMAT command, you should use one of the following techniques:
"type format.dat | format C:"
" program | format C:"
format.dat must be an ASCII file containing the user input for the FORMAT program; program can be any OS/2 program that writes the necessary user input for the FORMAT program to STDOUT (for example a REXX program). You can't use the ECHO command to pipe the input for the <FORMAT command.
Note: see also Navigate another program
OS/2 2.11 users may use the undocumented switch /NOF to force a quick format. This is equal to the /Q switch in the OS/2 WARP format program.
Source: The OS/2 WARP Survival Guide
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