FreeDOS Release Media Package Survey
Recently there has been much discussion on what software should be provided and installed with the differnet package sets and media.

I'll try to explain the the options listed below.

The first set of options determine if and when a package is installed. There are two additional options with a different meaning.
FreeDOS Base
APPEND APPEND enables programs to open data files in specified directories as if the files were in the current directory.(39.3 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
assign Assign a drive letter to a different drive(49.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
attrib Display and set file attributes(26.3 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
CHKDSK Check the disk for errors.(456 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
choice Present a choice to the user and wait for a key (uses kitten instead of cats)(42.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
COMP Compare files and display their differences(15.4 kb)MIT license
CPI (Code Page Information) Package Package of DISPLAY-type, UPX-compressed CPI files with various DOS codepages.(132.1 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
CTMouse The FreeDOS mouse driver(273.6 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
DEBUG A program testing and editing tool(194.3 kb)MIT License
Defrag Defragmentation utility.(788 kb)GNU General Public License, version 2
DELTREE Delete files and directories with all included files and subdirectories!(38.6 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
devload Commandline device driver loading program, supports UMBs(79.9 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
DISKCOMP Disk comparing utility(26.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
DiskCopy Copy one disk or image file to an other(209.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
DISPLAY FreeDOS driver for codepage management (screen or printer)(78.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
EDLIN The edlin program is the FreeDOS standard line editor. (UPX Compressed)(314.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
exe2bin Convert an exe file to bin format(32 kb)Sybase Open Watcom Public License, Version 1.0
fc File compare utility(68.1 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
FDAPM APM / ACPI control/info, energy saving TSR/control, cache flush, rebooting... {a replacement for MS-DOS POWER}(66.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Fdisk Fixed disk tool - create partitions.(237.2 kb)GNU General Public License, version 2
fdxms Replacement XMS driver for '386 systems or better(55.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
fdxms286 Replacement XMS driver for '286 systems or better.(45.8 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
find Display all lines in one or more files that contain a given string. Inverse and case-insensitive search possible as well.(102.8 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Format Disk formatting program -- creates FAT file systems and lowlevel formats floppy disks(142.3 kb)GNU GPL
FreeCom The FreeDOS Command Shell(4.8 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
FreeCom (Beta) The FreeDOS Command Shell(1343 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
FreeDOS Edit FreeDOS improved clone of MS-DOS Edit(131.3 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
FreeDOS Help (AMB) FreeDOS help files in AMB format(997 kb)GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1
FreeDOS Help (HTML) HTML viewer and content for FreeDOS help(2.1 mb)Express+GNU Free Documentation License
FreeDOS Helpers batch files to perform various tasks in FreeDOS(16.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
GRAPHICS Allow Prtscr to print graphics screens. (CGA/EGA/VGA/MCGA, on PostScript, ESC/P Epson 8/24pin and HP PCL printers)(84.5 kb)GNU General Public License
HIMEMX HimemX is a XMS memory manager derived from FreeDOS Himem.(47 kb)General Public License, Artistic license and Public Domain
JEMM386 Jemm386 is an Expanded Memory Manager for DOS(304.4 kb)Artistic License
keyb Keyboard driver (BIOS level) for international support(55.9 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
KEYB layouts Keyboard layouts for KEYB(212.1 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
LABEL Sets or changes the disk volume label(13.1 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
LBACACHE Disk cache, caches reads for max 8 CHS / LBA hard disks and floppies, XMS, 386 or better - tickle comes with lbacache!(145.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
MEM Displays the amount of used and free memory in your system(101.7 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Mirror Records information about the disk for possible data recovery.(34.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
MKEYB Very small Keyboarddriver, 500-700 Bytes resident(81 kb)GNU General Public License, with exceptions
mode Set the mode of your devices:(79.8 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
more Displays the contents of a text file one page at a time(55.8 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Move Moves files from here to there(66.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Nansi An ANSI driver for DOS(63.9 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
NLSFunc NLSFUNC adds NLS (National Language Support) functionality(28.8 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
PRINT Print files in the background while you do other things.(24.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
RECOVER Recover disks or lost files.(381.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
REPLACE Replaces files in the destination directory with files from the source directory that have the same name.(29.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
SAMCFG Set of sample files for creating C:CONFIG.SYS and C:AUTOEXEC.BATPublic domain
SHARE Installs file sharing and locking capabilities on your hard disk - for FreeDOS kernel only(13.5 kb)GNU General Public License
SHSUCDX Free CDROM extender for DOS(65.1 kb)Open Source (copyright reserved, free use program)
sort Sort the contents of a text file, optionally using the NLS collate table(33.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
swsubst SUBST and JOIN(121.1 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
The FreeDOS Kernel The FreeDOS Kernel (supports FAT12/FAT16/FAT32)(716 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Tree Graphically displays the folder structure of a drive or path.(74 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2 (using public domain findfile by Jeremy Davis and optional use of LGPL catgets by Jim Hall)
Undelete Undelete allows to undelete erased (but recoverable) files from a FAT16/FAT32 filesystem.(71.6 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
UNFORMAT Unformat a disk that you accidentally formatted.(29.5 kb)GNU General Public License
Welcome to FreeDOS The 'Welcome to FreeDOS' message that is displayed at system start up.GNU General Public License, Version 2
XCopy Copies files and directory trees.(64.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
apps
DOS Navigator 2 DOS Navigator 2 OpenSource is a file manager based on DOS Navigator (c) 1991-99 by RIT Research Labs.(2.7 mb)OpenSource, similar to BSD License
Doszip Commander a small LFN-aware file manager with built-in (un)zipper. It is built with JWasm and OpenWatcom. Includes full sources for DOS and Windows(3.9 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
FDIMPLES FreeDOS Installer - My Package List Editor Software(133.9 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
FDSHELL DOSSHELL graphical user interface implementation for FreeDOS(201.9 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
FDTUI Text User Interface Shell for FreeDOS(1011 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2 & 3
powerpaint A nice graphic paint program. made in 1998. It supports paint1 file type and two other types. Graphics: mode 13h, requires mouse.(379.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Program Manager Eternity A fully customizable multi-menu application launcher for DOS. It also includes Font Designer and several other utilities. (Requires Mouse)(628 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
SQLite An Embeddable SQL Database Engine(3.8 mb)Public Domain
Archivers
7-ZIP p7zip is a quick port of 7za.exe (command line version of 7zip). 7-Zip is a file archiver with highest compression ratio.(7.9 mb)GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1
7zdec unarchiver for .7z files(104.5 kb)public domain
ARJ The open-source ARJ archiver.(641 kb)GNU General Public License
BZIP2 BZIP2 compression program(1027 kb)Open Source, see license file
CABExtract CABExtract can extract files from a variety of Microsoft CAB formats.(414.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
File Slicer A simple archive and file slicing/spanning utility for DOS. (UPX Compressed)(135.4 kb)Simplified (2-Clause) BSD License
GZIP GNU zip compression - a file archiver tool, like PKZIP(325.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
LHa for unix archiver working with LHA / LZH archives(295.6 kb)Open Source, see license.txt
LPQ1 lpq1 is a file compressor and archiver(55.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
Lzip A data compressor based on the LZMA algorithm.(293.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
LZMA Utils Works with .lzma compressed files (different from 7-zip)(502.7 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
lzop a compressor similar to gzip, that favors speed over compression ratio(266.6 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
TAR (GNU TAR) A tape archiver(207.9 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
UnRAR Unrar is a file decompressor with high compression ratio.(345 kb)Freeware, see license.txt
UnZip A file decompression tool, like PKUNZIP.(1628 kb)Open Source, see license
zip A file archiver tool, like PKZIP.(1260 kb)Open Source, see license.
zoo Manipulate zoo archives.(286.1 kb)Public Domain
Boot Tools
ROMDSK ROM disk toolkit to allow DOS kernel boot off ROM (EPROM, Flash)(161.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
ROMOS ROMOS can boot FreeDOS from external ROM or system BIOS without disks(371.5 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Syslinux Syslinux bootloader collection(7 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Development Tools
bcc - Bruce's C compiler Bruce's C compiler is a simple C compiler that produces 8086 assembler for tiny/small models.(1163 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Bywater BASIC The Bywater BASIC interpreter(739 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
cpp2ccmt A C++ to C comment converter.(21.7 kb)GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1
DJGPP DJGPP environnement(1512 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
DJGPP binutils DJGPP binutils: linker, assembler, etc...(5 mb)GNU General Public License
DJGPP Bison DJGPP Bison (a parser generator that is compatible with YACC)(415 kb)GNU General Public License
DJGPP FAQ DJGPP FAQ documentation(667 kb)GNU General Public License
DJGPP Flex DJGPP Flex (fast lexical analyzer generator)(191.3 kb)GNU General Public License
DJGPP GCC DJGPP GCC (C compiler)(11.6 mb)GNU General Public License
DJGPP GDB DJGPP Debugger (GDB)(4.7 mb)GNU General Public License
DJGPP GPP DJGPP GPP (C++ compiler)(8.6 mb)GNU General Public License
DJGPP make DJGPP make(270.3 kb)GNU General Public License
DJGPP Objective-C compiler DJGPP Objective-C compiler(10.8 mb)GNU General Public License
DJGPP RHIDE DJGPP RHIDE editor(6 mb)GNU General Public License
DJGPP Texinfo DJGPP Texinfo (info file viewer)(1067 kb)GNU General Public License
DOjS A DOS JavaScript Canvas with sound(35 mb)Various Licenses, See LICENSE file
Euphoria The Euphoria interpreter/compiler(3.1 mb)Modified MIT License
flat assembler (fasm) fast but powerful 80x86 assembler(474 kb)Modified (2-Clause) BSD License
FreeBASIC FreeBASIC, a 32-bit BASIC Compiler(17.4 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
FreeBASIC help files Help system for the FreeBASIC compiler (FBHELP v0.8b)(3 mb)GNU Free Documentation License, version 1.3
FreePascal A self-hosting 32-/64-bit Pascal compiler supporting Turbo and Delphi dialects. (Portions require LFN Support)(30.9 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
IA-16 elks-libc Native libc for ELKS OS, for cross-compiling with GCC IA-16(2.7 mb)GNU Library General Public License, version 2 or later
IA-16 GCC GNU C compiler for ia16-elf target (on 32-bit DJGPP host)(9.2 mb)GNU General Public License, version 3 or later
IA-16 GCC documentation Documentation for GNU C compiler for ia16-elf target(1631 kb)GNU General Public License, version 3 or later
IA-16 GCC Sources IA-16 GCC toolchain sources(1143 kb)GNU General Public License, version 3 or later
IA-16 GNU Binutils GNU binary utilities, for ia16-elf target (on DJGPP host)(10.3 mb)GNU General Public License, version 3 or later
IA-16 GNU Binutils documentation Documentation for GNU binary utilities for ia16-elf target(778 kb)GNU General Public License, version 3 or later
IA-16 libi86 Non-standard C library routines, for use with IA-16 GCC(490.6 kb)GNU General Public License, version 3 or later
IA-16 Newlib C library and math library, for ia16-elf target(30.1 mb)GNU General Public License, version 3 or later
IA-16 Newlib support libraries for ELKS Libraries to build ELKS OS programs with GCC IA-16 and Newlib(45.9 kb)GNU General Public License, version 3 or later
Insight Debugger real-mode DOS 16-bit debugger(255.8 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
JWasm JWasm is a free MASM-compatible assembler supporting 16, 32 and 64-bit code generation.(1811 kb)Sybase Open Watcom Public License, Version 1.0
lDebug advanced debugger based on FreeDOS Debug(7.2 mb)Open source, see LICENSE.TXT
Lua Lua is an embeddable scripting language(874 kb)MIT license
MSA x86 assembler for DOS(66.4 kb)MIT license
Nasm The Netwide Assembler (UPX Compressed Version)(3.9 mb)Simplified (2-Clause) BSD License
Open Watcom C Compiler Open Watcom C/C++ compiler(13.9 mb)Sybase Open Watcom Public License, Version 1.0
Perl perl is a language combining some features of C, sed, awk and shell(26.3 mb)GNU General Public License
Regina REXX Port of Regina Rexx interpreter with SAA Rexx API support.(4.3 mb)GNU Library General Public License, Version 2
runtime Times the execution of a program, and tells you its run time(29.1 kb)GNU General Public License
SUPPL (lib) an entire library of useful functions, including:(1108 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
TinyASM Tinyasm is a small assembler for 8086/8088 programs, and it can work over a real PC XT machine. It requires at least 128K of memory.(177.6 kb)Simplified (2-Clause) BSD License
TPPATCH Patching tool for RUNTIME 200 bug in programs compiled with Turbo Pascal.(11.4 kb)Free, no sources
UPX UPX is a free, portable, extendable, high-performance executable packer for several different executable formats.(2.4 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
drivers
cdrcache CD-ROM cache, caches reads for one drive, XMS, 386 or better(60.5 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
DOSLFN Provides the long filename (LFN) API in plain DOS (without Windows)(327.5 kb)Freeware w/sources
ElTorito Simple package for the SysLinux ElTorito CD Driver.GNU General Public License, Version 2
GCDROM SATA native IDE CD/DVD-ROM driver for DOS (aka 'ODD DOS driver') supports all SATA Native IDE controller, such as Intel ICH6/ICH7/ICH8, Jmicron 363/368, Nvidia CK804 MCP55/MCP51 etc. (built from a rebranded XCDROM)(78.3 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2 or later
HiRAM Upper Memory (UMB) Extender for 80286, 80386, 80486 CPUs(86.4 kb)Modified (2-Clause) BSD License
LFNDOS Provides the Windows 95 long filename API to DOS programs. Any DOS program which can use long filenames, for example DOS 7 Command.com, edit.com and all DJGPP programs, can load and save using them with LFNDOS. Designed for Win95 users using DOS-mode, although it works under old DOS versions too.(162.9 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
LPT Driver a tool to control LPT-attached devices manually or on a time basis(39.6 kb)Simplified (2-Clause) BSD License
NTFS Enables access to ntfs partitions(571 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
RDISK RDISK is a driver which creates a RAM-disk from up to 2 GB of XMS memory.(19.1 kb)Free w/sources
shext Share Extender(32.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
SHSUFDRV SHSUFDRV is a driver for floppy and hard disk images. SHSURDRV copies the image to RAM and/or creates RAM drives.(100.5 kb)Freeware / source code available
Spool Spools file printing in the background. This does not require the use of a PRINT command.(20 kb)Public Domain
SRDISK (resizeable RAM disk) Resizeable Ramdisk. Srdisk is fast and able to use over 32 MB of XMS and EMS memory. The size of the disk can be changed without rebooting or loss of content. Diskcopy compatible.(225 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
UDVD2 CD/DVD UltraDMA device driver(34.4 kb)Free w/sources
UHDD UHDD is a disk-only caching driver for up to 22 BIOS disks on up to 9 'Legacy' and Native-PCI SATA/IDE controllers.(42.8 kb)Free w/sources
UIDE A general-purpose caching driver for DOS drives, Floppy, CD/DVD, SATA and UltraDMA disks(56 kb)Free w/sources
USBDOS Collection of DOS drivers, for UHCI (USB 1.1 12Mbit/1.5mbit)(2.1 mb)Freeware, see documentation
xkeyb Keyboard driver for international support. Also includes KEYMAN + KLIB + LISTXDEF + SCANKBD(174.5 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
XMGR XMGR is an XMS manager which handles up to 4-GB of RAM and supports V3.70+ UMBPCI(33.3 kb)Free w/sources
Editors
Biew Biew is a binary/hexadecimal viewer/editor. (requires i686+)(1676 kb)GNU General Public License
Blocek A graphical text editor with unicode and pictures formats support(2.1 mb)GNU General Public License
DOSHEXED Hex editor and viewer(49 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
e3 a mini text editor that comes in both a 32 and 16bit version(204.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
elvis a clone of vi/ex, the standard UNIX editor. Supports nearly all vi/ex commands(2.5 mb)Clarified Artistic License
FED A folding text editor with color syntax highlighting and more(273.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
freemacs an emacs-like editor for DOS (like GNU Emacs)(268.5 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 1
mbedit - Multi platform editor mbedit is a full screen text editor with macro option, online calculator, command history buffer, hex editor and many other features.(546 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
MinEd Text editor with extensive Unicode and CJK support. Convenient and efficient features for editing of plain text documents, programs, HTML etc. User-friendly interface, mouse control and menus.(7.5 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
MSEDIT Mateusz' Saucy Editor(152.5 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
OSPlus Text Editor a friendly text editor for DOS(1072 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Pico simple text editor in the style of the Pine Composer(417.4 kb)GNU General Public License
setedit A programmer's editor for DJGPP, similar to BC++ IDE and RHIDE(5.2 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
TDE (Thomson-Davis Editor) TDE is a simple, public domain, multi-file/multi-window binary and text file editor written for IBM PCs and close compatibles running DOS, Win32 (console)(971 kb)Public Domain
uHex uHex is a simple and fast hex editor(37.7 kb)Simplified (2-clause) BSD License
Vi IMproved (vim) improved version of the editor 'vi'(11.6 mb)Source code available (open)
Emulators
Frotz An interpreter for Infocom games and other Z-machine games.(289.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
MEKA MEKA is a Multi machine emulator.(1999 kb)BSD-like license, see website
MiNES MiNES is an editor for iNES ROMS.(1013 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
Nosefart NSF player (NES music player)(170.5 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
SimCoupe A SAM Coupe Emulator.(1337 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
SNEeSe SNEeSe is a Super NintEndo Entertainment System Emulator.(1077 kb)Clarified Artistic License
VICE Versatile Commodore 8-bit Emulator, emulates C64, C128, VIC20, PET, PLUS4 and CBM-II.(21.1 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
z26 An Atari 2600 Emulator(234.7 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
zBoy GameBoy classic emulator(950 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
Zsnes A Super Nintendo emulator.(1994 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Fun & Games
Beyond the Titanic Text based Infocom style adventure game.(434.9 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Bolitaire A Freecell clone for DOS(1659 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Boom A GPL port of the Doom source code. Packaged with FreeDoom for a complete gameplaying experience.(7.6 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
DOS Defender DOS Defender is an x86 real mode DOS game for Ludum Dare #31 (December, 2014). Since few DOS machines still exist, the target platform is actually DOSBox, though it should work to some extent on any DOS system. The game can be played with a mouse but it's intended to be played with a joystick/gamepad.(22.3 kb)Public Domain
Dr. Mind Dr. Mind is a PC adaptation of the Mastermind (TM) board game.(1156 kb)Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License
Dungeons of Noudar 3D A first person dungeon-crawler, using software rendering and fixed point math(4.7 mb)Modified BSD (2-Clause) License
Eliza one of the earliest computer chatterbots AI(15.7 kb)Public Domain
Emeritus Pong Emeritus Pong is a clone of the good old 'Pong' game.(234.1 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
EV4DE EV4DE (pronounced 'evade') is a game about flying a ship through space and avoiding asteroids. Play three different game modes, unlock additional ships, and get a high score! EV4DE can be played with a keyboard, but I strongly recommend using a joystick or gamepad.(124.3 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
EW Snake A clone of the classic snake game (aka 'nibbles').(199.7 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
FancyMines A minesweeper-like game with some nice graphical themes.(7.7 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
Floppy Bird Floppy Bird is a clone of the infamous Flappy Bird written in 16 bit (x86) assembly. In other words it works on RAW METAL and doesn't require an underlying operating system, it is an operating system on its own.(2022 kb)MIT License
Freedoom SMMU is a Doom source port derived from MBF and Boom. This version is packaged with Freedoom for a complete gameplaying experience.(12.6 mb)GNU General Public License
GNU Chess GNU Chess is a communal chess program. Contributors donate their time and effort in order to make it a stronger, better, sleeker program.(592 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
hangman Multilingual hangman(77.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
INVADERS Space Invaders game clone(51.3 kb)Open Source
Iter Vehems ad Necem A graphical roguelike game.(2 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Kiloblaster Kiloblaster is a fast-paced space shooter arcade game(1572 kb)Kiloblaster and Xargon Freeware License
KRaptor Kraptor is an open-source Raptor-like game complete with several levels.(9.9 mb)MIT license
Linley's Dungeon Crawl A fun game in the grand tradition of games like Rogue, Hack and Moria.(1688 kb)Crawl General Public License
Liquid War A unique multiplayer wargame.(6.5 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Magnetic An interpreter for Magnetic Scrolls adventures.(698 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Mirror Magic An arcade style game like 'Deflektor' (C 64) or 'Mindbender' (Amiga)(1403 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
NetHack A single player dungeon exploration game.(4.8 mb)NetHack General Public License
NGE Nibbles A clone of Nibbles, an old arcade game.(178.8 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Paku Paku A pacman clone using text mode only.(71.1 kb)Public Domain
Senet a very old game, dating back to ancient Egypt(58.7 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
sudoku86 a 16-bit Sudoku game for DOS and 8086/8088 CPUs(238.1 kb)Simplified (2-Clause) BSD License
Supernova Text based adventure game set in the future.(762 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
TETRIS Queen A clone of the TETRIS game, and a tribute to the Queen band at the same time.(2.8 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
The Mistral Report: Invisible Affairs An espionage-themed turn-based retro RPG for your classic machine.(8.1 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
Vertigo A flight simulator that focuses on realism of the flight model.(3.2 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Vitetris A terminal-based Tetris clone.(347.3 kb)Simplified (2-Clause) BSD License
Wing A galaga-like space shooter.(1894 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Word Whiz Volume 1 A text based trivia game.(57.9 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
zmiy A snake game (like Nibbles) for DOS and 8086(33.5 kb)Simplified (2-Clause) BSD License
Graphical Desktops
OpenGEM desktop OpenGEM is a non-multitasking 16-bit graphical user interface (GUI) for DOS. It is an extended distribution of FreeGEM that includes features of the original Digital Research GEM.(19.2 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
oZone GUI oZone Desktop environment(2.4 mb)GNU GPLv2 and LGPLv2.1
SEAL SEAL is a 32-bit graphical user interface (GUI) for DOS. It supports many advanced features, such as a dynamic linking system (XDL), sound and other multimedia functions (SFA), multilingual support, and more!(3.1 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Networking
Arachne a DOS web browser (8086 & i386 versions)(3.9 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Crynwr A collection of free packet drivers from the Crynwr company(2.6 mb)Open source
cURL Curl is a command line tool for transfering data specified with URL syntax.(6.2 mb)Open source
Dillo A graphical web browser known for its speed and small footprint.(8.5 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
DWOL a tiny tool that computes and sends 'wake-on-lan' packets(8.2 kb)MIT License
E100PKT packet driver for dos(50.5 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
E1000PKT Packet driver for Intel(R) PRO/1000 adapters, f.i. 82544, 82540, 82545, 82541, and 82547 based Ethernet controllers.(53.5 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2.
ETHERDFS Ethernet DOS file system (maps a remote drive over raw Ethernet)(58.3 kb)MIT License
ETHTOOLS A set of diagnostic tools for ethernet networks. Built using the WatTCP stack. Includes ETHWHAT, WWWATCH, ETHSEND, ETHDUMP, ETHWATCH, ETHSHOW,(189.7 kb)EUPL v1.1
Gopherus a free, multiplatform console-mode gopher client (16-bit)(2015 kb)Simplified (2-Clause) BSD License
HTGET HTGET is a file grabber that will get files from HTTP servers.(2.4 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Links Links is a Lynx-like text and graphics WWW browser.(13.1 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Lynx Lynx text and graphics WWW browser (DJGPP port)(6.3 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
M2WAT Utility to transfer the settings from MTCP.CFG to WATTCP.CFG.(18.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2 or later
MSKERMIT communications suite from University of Columbia.(1238 kb)Revised 3-Clause BSD License
mTCP (upx) a UPX'd collection of TCP/IP tools for 16 bit DOS: DHCP, IRC, FTP, Telnet, Netcat, HTGet, Ping, SNTP(1875 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
NewSNUZ usenet (NNTP) reader based on WatTCP(54.2 kb)Public Domain
NTOOL NTOOL is just another incarnation of the famous program NETCAT, based on the WatTCP stack.(150.9 kb)EUPL v1.1
picoSNTP SNTP client for DOS, based on picoTCP(182.7 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
picoTCP picoTCP networking stack (library and configuration tools)(598 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
ping The ping internet diagnostic tool. This version is extracted from the Watt-32 v2.2 suite.(635 kb)GNU General Public License
rsync rsync is a utility software that synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data transfer by using delta encoding when appropriate. This rsync port is necessarily a sub-set of the full rsync, partly because of memory limitations and partly because of the peculiarities of DOS. The main differences are: Client only ; No support for rsh or ssh ; File names on the server must be in DOS format ; File data is not compressed.(1115 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
SSH2DOS SSH client for SSH protocol v. 2.0. Also contains SCP, SFTP and telnet in both 8086 and 386 versions.(1707 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
SSHDOS SSH client for DOS. Also contains SSH, SCP and SFTP in both 8086 and 386 versions.(1076 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
VMSMOUNT A DOS redirector for mounting VMware's shared folders(143.6 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
VNC Viewer 8086 VNC viewer for 8086+, based on Xvncviewer(552 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
WATTCP WATTCP(158.9 kb)Open source
Wget The non-interactive network downloader.(2.3 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
Sound Tools
AdPlay multiple formats music player using OPL2/3 audio(343.4 kb)zlib/libpng License
BladeEnc Blade's MP3 Encoder generates MP3 files from WAV/AIFF/RAW data(90.6 kb)GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1
CDP the command line driven audio CD player for DOS(67.7 kb)Freeware
DOSMid MIDI player for many synthesizers (AWE, MPU-401, OPL...)(274.8 kb)Simplified (2-Clause) BSD License
LAME Utilities for manipulating MP3 music files, including conversion to other formats and uncompression to .WAV.(1609 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
MPlayer MPlayer is a movie player ported from Linux.(24.8 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
OpenCubic Player OpenCubic Player is a multi-format (mp3,wav,mid...) music player(2031 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
unix
cal Calendar program, akin to UNIX 'cal'(8.9 kb)Freeware with source
DU Display disk usage, ala UNIX 'du'(12.1 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
GNU bc bc is an arbitrary precision numeric processing language. Syntax is similar to C, but differs in many substantial areas. It supports interactive execution of statements. bc is a utility included in the POSIX P1003.2/D11 draft standard.(182.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
GNU grep grep searches files (or standard input) for lines that match a given pattern. The pattern may be a regular expression or a literal string.(231.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
GNU sed GNU sed is the GNU implementation of the POSIX stream editor `sed'.(2.1 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
HEAD displays a part of a file(21.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
less Less is a program similar to more, but which allows backward movement in the file as well as forward movement. Also, less does not have to read the entire input file before starting, so with large input files it starts up faster than text editors like vi.(303.9 kb)Simplified (2-Clause) BSD License
MD5SUM MD5 Checksummer(143.6 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Minibox Small Linux commands for resource limited systems(380.7 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2 and 3
nro A text processor similar to nroff on UNIX(43.4 kb)Public Domain
sleep sleep is similar to the UNIX utility of the same name. sleep can be used to suspend execution of batch files for a time. sleep gives up time-slices to operating systems that support it. sleep also recognizes and honours the DOS switchar.(20.4 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
tail View the last part of a file. Like UNIX 'Tail'.(38.8 kb)Open Source
TEE Saves a copy of its input to a file, while printing a copy to stdout(56.8 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
TOUCH Set the date + time stamp on a file like *nix 'touch'(42 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
trch Translates characters. This used to be the UNIX2DOS program, but translating characters can do more for you. [Similar to, but not the same as, UNIX 'tr'.] (includes Cats GNU LGPL)(79.1 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
uptime Reports uptime, even inside DOSEmu. Similar to UNIX 'uptime'.(36.9 kb)Source Code Available (open)
Uptime (Chamorro) Reports uptime, even inside DOSEmu. Similar to UNIX 'uptime'.(11.2 kb)GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 3
which which is a utility born in the UNIX world that enables users to find executable files in directories listed in the PATH environment variable. Full wildcard support, relative pathnames, optional file details (size, date). User-definable program extensions, codepage-correct time/date formatting. New DOS switchar support.(31.6 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
XGREP Fast UNIX-like `grep' clone supporting regular expressions(27.1 kb)Zero Clause BSD License
Utilities and other programs
aefdisk Command line driven disk partitioning utility for DOS (ported for Open Watcom)(77.7 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
AMB Reader the Ancient Machine Book format reader(32 kb)MIT
ANSiMat ANSiMat is a graphical viewer of ANSI files. It can also be used to convert ANSI files into regular (BMP/PCX/PPM/TGA/TIF) graphic files or FLC (FLiC) animations.(1015 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
b64 Utility that implements the Base64 Content-Transfer-Encoding standard described in RFC1113.(24.3 kb)MIT license
BLW-CBC DOS Blowfish Cipher Program (with sources)(40.2 kb)Public Domain
bmp2png command-line tool that converts BMP images to PNG (and vice versa)(194.8 kb)Freeware (with sources)
Bootfix Bootfix is a boot sector testing and fixing tool.(25.9 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
BSUM computes BSD checksums of files(6.7 kb)MIT License
Callver Sets DOS version while executing one program.(5.9 kb)Public Domain
cdrom2ui A small tool to eject, close_track, lock, unlock or reset any CD-ROM, selected by the drive letter.(14.1 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Clam Anti-Virus (ClamAV) ClamAV scans files and directories for viruses(6.8 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Clam Anti-Virus Database The Virus database for ClamAV(22.7 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
cpied a GUI-driven CPI font editor(93.3 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
CWSDPMI 32-bit DPMI DOS extender designed for DJGPP.(162.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
DAA2ISO A tool for converting single and multipart DAA and GBI images to the original ISO format.(100.5 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Dialog Display dialog boxes in shell scripts(699 kb)GNU Lesser General Pubic License, Version 2.1
DOG an alternative command.com shell, similar to FreeCOM, but different.(182.7 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
DOS/32A DOS/32A is a DOS extender.(368.7 kb)Open source, similar to BSD License
DOSFSCK checks the consistency of PC/MS-DOS file systems and optionally tries to repair them(142.8 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
DOSUTIL A collection of small utilities for batchfiles(293.5 kb)European Union Public License v1.1
DZEMM Doszip Expanded Memory Manager (EMM)(29.3 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
EDICT Enhanced Disk Image Creation Tool - disk image creation utility for floppy disks with problems(46.6 kb)Simplified (2-Clause) BSD License
FDI Sources The FreeDOS Installer (FDI) source files.(142 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
FDNPKG network-enabled package manager(810 kb)MIT
FDSHIELD malware action blocker and warner, helps to reduce virus activity on your DOS(44.7 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
FindDisk small utility to locate a disk by label(5.5 kb)Public Domain
Flashrom Universal eeprom firmware and bios save/update tool(587 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
FoxCalc A nice calculator. It has a TUI and mouse support.(680 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
FoxType Advanced text file viewer supporting UTF-8(443.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
FreeDOS Password Password program -- Protects your computer from stranger's access(19.7 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2.1
gifsicle manipulates GIF images and animations in a variety of ways.(880 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
GNU chcp LOADFONT (GNUCHCP) changes the EGA/VGA bitmap font on screen in text mode.(13.1 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
GNU chcp fonts LOADFONT (GNUCHCP) raw EGA/VGA bitmap fonts for text modes.(91.1 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
hexcomp graphically compares binary files(86 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
Hide In Picture (HIP) Hide In Picture is a steganography program that hides files inside pictures(512 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
localcfg locales preferences configuration tool(22.2 kb)Simplified (2-Clause) BSD License
Localize translates texts(19.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
MEMTESTE MEMTESTE is a program for testing DRAM (main memory) of PC-compatible computers built on Intel 386 or higher processor.(33.8 kb)Freeware
OSPlus Disk Imager utility to read and write floppy disk images(130 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
PasswordBox A console-mode passwords manager using AES-encrypted storage(133.1 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
PCISLEEP PCISLEEP lists and sleeps pci cards.(20.3 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
pdTree Graphically displays the folder structure of a drive or path. Supports long file names if LFN api present, support for message catalogs (different languages) using cats, and supports both Windows NT/9x and DOS.(136.4 kb)Public Domain (optional use of LGPL catgets by Jim Hall)
PG (PaGer) Displays the contents of a text file one page at a time(64.6 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
pngcrush PNG compression/optimization tool(640 kb)zlib/libpng License
Ranish Partition Manager Partition Manager can: Save and restore MBR; Create and delete partitions; View hard disks' IDE information; Format and resize FAT-16 and FAT-32 file systems; Comes with Advanced Boot Managers.(170.4 kb)Public Domain
raread Reads the image for a floppy disk (that can be written using RAWRITE). Useful for creating disk images.(16.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
rawrite Write disk file to raw floppy diskette(15.2 kb)Source code available (open)
rcal a big-numbers calculator with floating point that mimics the 'paper rolling' calculators. 8086+(92.5 kb)MIT License
Search Locates files on your computer(25 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
SetLock Set the caps, num, and scroll lock keys from software(4621 bytes)GNU General Public License, Version 2
SLOWDOWN Slow down a fast computer. Speed is completely configurable from command line, or by using Hot-Keys. Has several different 'methods' or 'modes' to slow the computer with.(153.9 kb)Freeware, see documentation
stamp Set, view, and filter the time stamps of files(50.7 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Start Starts a FreeDOS program.(19.4 kb)Express Software Public License, Version 1
switchar Display and set the DOS switchar(10.6 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
terminal a tiny vt100/ansi terminal for every pc(57.2 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Testdisk (and Photorec) Testdisk checks partition/bootsector of disks; Photorec recovers many types of data(2.8 mb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
topspin A menu interpreter program which will allow users to create 'integrated' environments where none exist.(38.9 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
UnRTF converts document in RTF format to other formats (html,latex,txt...)(1883 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 3
utf8tocp converts UTF-8 text files to other codepages and back(21 kb)Simplified (2-Clause) BSD License
V8Power Tools a set of batch file enhancement utilities for DOS that can provide text UI and other processing functions (UPX'd)(217.3 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
wcd Wherever Change Directory (WCD) 16-bit version for DOS, a Norton Change Directory (NCD) clone with more features.(947 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
WDE Wde is a disk editor.(90.6 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
WhichFAT FAT32 kernel support detection and per-drive FAT (12-32) type detection(5.2 kb)Public Domain
Whiptail Create TUI dialog boxes and forms and collect user input using libnewt(274.5 kb)GNU Library General Public License, Version 2
xDel Extended file delete, DR-DOS like(34.1 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
Xfdisk Xfdisk is a fdisk like software that is used to partition disks.(181.5 kb)GNU General Public License, Version 2
ZDir ZanySoft Directory Lister(137.2 kb)GNU General Public License, v3
Zerofill Fills empty space on a drive with zeros.(12.5 kb)GNU Lesser General Public License
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