version of MSDOS 6.22 expand.exe for Linux?

From: Dan Kolb <>
Date: Fri Sep 10 08:24:59 2004

On Fri, Sep 10, 2004 at 12:39:29PM +0000, Jules Richardson wrote:
> Does anyone know if there's a decompression util for Linux that can
> handle MSDOS 6.22 compressed files? I need a decompressed version of
> emm386.ex_ ...
> The only one I've found (so far) is called msexpand - but (helpfully) it
> supports every version of MSDOS ever apart from 6.22 :-(
> Unfortunately I'm surrounded by Linux machines right now and nothing
> with a hard disk onto which I can install DOS - and I don't think I can
> boot DOS 6.22 from floppies and tell expand to decompress a file into
> memory, let me change floppies to the one I want the expanded version
> on, and then write it out... :-)

Would it work to use FreeDOS and DOSEMU? I think you can even get images
that are pre-installed with FreeDOS so you won't need to go through the
installation process.

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