Note: This API call is for DOS personality only. Use Family API for portability.
1 and higher
- –DOS 1.x—
AH = 00h abort program
if all registers preserved, restart DOS call ---DOS 2+--- CF clear all registers preserved return via RETF with CF set or (MS-DOS 1,DR DOS) RETF 2 with CF set DOS will abort program with errorlevel 0 else (RETF/RETF 2 with CF clear or IRET with CF ignored) interrupted DOS call is restarted
this interrupt is invoked whenever DOS detects a ^C or ^Break; it should never be called directly MS-DOS 1.25 also invokes INT 23 on a divide overflow (INT 00) MS-DOS remembers the stack pointer before calling INT 23, and if it is not the same on return, pops and discards the top word; this is what permits a return with RETF as well as IRET or RETF 2 MS-DOS 2.1+ ignores the returned CF if SP is the same on return as it was when DOS called INT 23, so RETF 2 will not terminate the program Novell DOS 7 always pops a word if CF is set on return, so one should not return with RETF 2 and CF set or IRET with the stored flags' CF set any DOS call may safely be made within the INT 23 handler, although the handler must check for a recursive invocation if it does call DOS
INT 1B,INT 21/AH=92h"PTS-DOS"
Text based on Ralf Brown Interrupt List Release 61