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  DOS - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
DOS was one of the first operating systems for the PC compatible platform, and the first on that platform to gain widespread use (it was still widespread more than 10 years later).
Still later versions of MS Windows ran independently of DOS but included much of the old code such that it could run in virtual machines under the new OS and the latest versions of MS Windows are continually dropping ever more of the DOS ancestry.
The DOS operating system for DEC PDP-11 minicomputers (this OS and the computers it ran on were nearly obsolete by the time PCs became common, with various descendants and other replacements).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/DOS   (1041 words)

 Essential DOS Commands
DOS (an acronym for Disk Operation System) is a tool which allows you to control the operation of the IBM PC.
DOS can be used for a wide range of tasks far beyond the requirements of this class.
Most of the common DOS commands you need to use for this class (copy, rename, delete) are available to you in Windows through the Filemanager icon.
www.colorado.edu /geography/gcraft/tips/doshelp.html   (1765 words)

 MS-DOS Commands
This command entry structure is known as the command's "syntax." The syntax "notation" is a way to reproduce the command syntax in print.
Whenever you enter a DOS command that deals with disk drives and you are already working in the drive in question, you do not have to enter the drive designator.
Characters shown in a command syntax that are represented by a letter or number and preceded by a forward slash (for example, "/P") are command options (sometimes known as "switches").
www.dewassoc.com /support/msdos/dos_commands.htm   (2224 words)

 A Gazetteer and Dictionary for DOS 6.22
This command permits the user to compare the contents of two floppy diskettes for differences track by track based on the format and organization of the first diskette in the comparison.
This command is used primarily in batch command files as a means to enable or disable command echoing to the screen.
This command is used exclusively in batch command files to allow the batch process to branch to a specified location, usually dependent on some sort of conditional test.
www.netstrider.com /tutorials/DOS/index.html   (5092 words)

 What are some examples of common DOS commands? - Knowledge Base
The following is a list of useful DOS commands, with explanations.
Since DOS is not case sensitive, you can type these commands in either upper- or lowercase.
List commands (only in DOS versions 5 or later).
kb.iu.edu /data/aerh.html?cust=917015.41069.30   (454 words)

 List of DOS commands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This says to the interpreter that echoing of commands should be off during the whole execution of the batch file thus resulting in a "tidier" output.
command, this command cannot be used to rename subdirectories, or rename files across drives.
command is frequently used in conjunction with this command, e.g.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/List_of_DOS_commands   (2306 words)

 DOS Commands
NOTE: This list of DOS commands was compiled using MS-DOS 6.2.
Some commands are not available in previous versions of DOS (for example: MOVE is not available in DOS 5 and below).
There are some terms in the descriptions of the commands that may not be familiar to people just starting out with DOS or computers in general.
dspace.dial.pipex.com /town/pipexdsl/p/apru16/me/technica/dos.htm   (1039 words)

 MS-DOS 6 Command Reference
When you type the name of the batch program at the command prompt, the commands are carried out as a group.
Any MS-DOS command you use at the command prompt can also be put in a batch program.
Do not try to load either of these files with the device command.
www.microsoft.com /technet/archive/msdos/07_refer.mspx   (1124 words)

 Useful Windows XP DOS Commands & Tricks » Digital Inspiration © Amit Agarwal
Ping network command followed by the web-address or IP address tells you about the health of the connection and whether the other party is responding to your handshake request.
I would also like to suggest the netstat DOS command which tells you the websites that your computer is trying to connect to or is already connected.
Many of the commands are the same because they all originated with UNIX many decades ago but have little to do with DOS.
labnol.blogspot.com /2006/04/useful-windows-xp-dos-commands-tricks.html   (1046 words)

 DOS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
All the DOS commands are up now, you can browse this list to find something you need.
Do not use this command when Windows is running.
The DOS 6 RESTORE command can restore files that were backed up using the BACKUP command in DOS Versions 2.0 through 5.0.
www.z123.org /techsupport/dos.htm   (2097 words)

 J!NX Forums - MS-DOS Commands/Batch Compiler
DOS Batch is just a group of commands...
Batch files aren't nearly as useful as they were 10 years ago...
If you need a list of commands type "dos commands' in Google or goto Microsoft's web site.
www.jinx.com /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10359   (109 words)

 Technology: DOS Command Line Operations | eThemes | eMINTS
Here is a list of very basic DOS commands illustrated with computer screen shots.
This list of DOS commands is arranged in a use table.
Here is a list of Internal DOS commands arranged into a table.
www.emints.org /ethemes/resources/S00001636.shtml   (466 words)

 DOS Commands in XP
DOSkey keeps a log of all commands entered, and allows the previous commands to be brought into view by simply hitting the UP arrow.
Here is a sample batch file using the SET command for three possible user input choices and it is easily editable by you, to do anything you wish.
New DOS Commands with XP bootcfg -View your boot loader settings, such as your default OS and selection timeout, as well as your boot entries and load options.
www.infocellar.com /winxp/DOS-with-XP.htm   (1161 words)

 Terry's Place
This command is not very powerful, because you can use wildcards but you cannot copy whole directories.
Again, like the copy command, this is not very powerful if we want to delete lots of subdirectories (like C:\Windows), because every directory has to be empty before using RD. The right tool is DELTREE.
DOS commands that deal with files allow you to specify files by name, or to approximate names by using special characters, called wildcard characters, that match several file names.
wittswallpapers.com /MyArtic/doscommands.html   (704 words)

 DOS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Batch File Commands - This is not a tutorial nor an article but a simple list of DOS Batch Commands.
DOS was not developed originally by the Microsoft group.
DOS was first marketed by IBM as PC-DOS with the original IBM Personal Computer on August 1981.
www.techiwarehouse.com /cms/articles.php?cat=39   (2872 words)

 Dos Links
This site covers a wide range of Dos subjects ranging from a brief description of the commands (including undocumented switches), error codes, an introduction to batch files, some Debug scripts, and an FAQ covering miscellaneous DOS related hardware and software issues.
Anyone wishing to understand how to use Dos 7 is probably best advised to pick up one of the "heavy" guides to Dos 6.2 (from library or second hand bookstore) and couple this with the Dos chapter of a Win95 guide.
It is also possible to browse the Compuserve Dos Forum, though non-subscribers cannot take part in the discussions.
www.lagmonster.org /docs/DOS7/links.html   (1113 words)

DOS is still in use today, both as part of the Windows 9x operating system, and as a fully functional command line interface.
The site http://www.easydos.com/dosindex.html provides an extensive list of DOS commands, from “append” to “xcopy,” with descriptions of the functions they perform.
If you are interested in DOS programming, visit this Webpage or this Website for programming utilities, commands, and secrets.
www.infoweblinks.com /content/dos.htm   (374 words)

 Jan's Computer Basics: DOS Commands
Even within Windows, it can be faster to type a command on the Run line than to find the right icon to start a program.
So a knowledge of DOS commands is not yet useless.
DO NOT USE this command unless you are very, very sure of what directory it will be applied to!
www.jegsworks.com /Lessons/reference/doscommands.htm   (664 words)

 DOS shell commands and the equivalent UNIX shell commands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
DOS shell commands and the equivalent UNIX shell commands
There are a few command line questions that are asked VERY often.
(Note: Unlike DOS, commands and their arguments MUST be separated by a space.
www.unixprogram.com /dos2unix.html   (58 words)

 EasyDOS Command Index
Click on a command name for complete information about that command and examples of its use.
Used in the CONFIG.SYS file to configure DOS in a special way; for example, to tell DOS to emulate different hardware configurations.
To be functional, each DOS command must be entered in a particular way: this command entry structure is known as the command's "syntax." The syntax "notation" is a way to reproduce the command syntax in print.
www.easydos.com /dosindex.html   (2074 words)

 Csa2 Apple II FAQs DOS MM
DOS 3.3 is the first DOS to be widely used on Apple II computers.
To use a DOS command from the keyboard, type it in.
DOS 3.3 Dump is DOS 3.3 in an Apple II Text file.
home.swbell.net /rubywand/Csa2DOSMM.html   (7208 words)

 List of DOS commands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A partial list of the most common commands for Microsoft's MS-DOS operating system follows.
It should be noted that Unix commands typically provide ranges of functionality and flexibility that are not approached by the equivalent DOS command, so all comparisons are approximate.
Prints its own arguments back out to the DOS equivalent of the standard output stream.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_DOS_commands   (2303 words)

 COTSE-Windows NT Commands
The at command schedules commands and programs to run on a computer at a specified time and date.
Windows NT and the MS-DOS subsystem do not use this command.
Specifies that the MS-DOS subsystem is to maintain a link to the upper memory area or is to load part of itself into the high memory area (HMA).
www.cotse.com /Ntcommands/ntcmdsCommands_Index.html   (559 words)

 The PC Guide Discussion Forums - DOS Commands???
Celts are the men that heaven made mad, For all their battles are merry and their songs are all sad.
If you are really serious about learning DOS, then I suggest getting the book, DOS For Dummies.
Dos is on it's way out just like Big Blue.
www.pcguide.com /vb/printthread.php?t=12798   (158 words)

 DOS Commands
Microsoft is trying to get away from these commands but there is still times when you have to use these commands.
For information on the commands click on the letter or name to take you to the page of the command you want information on.
Syntax is how the DOS command has to be typed so that DOS will recognize it.
www.upgradenrepair.com /dos/doscommands.htm   (175 words)

 MS-DOS commands - TechEnclave
If there are any errors post it in the commands or you want to yell at me for alphabetical stuff feel free to post it.
DOSKEY Command to view and execute commands that have been run in the past.
PAUSE Command used in batch files to stop the processing of a command.
www.techenclave.com /forums/ms-dos-commands-74972.html   (1203 words)

 MS-DOS help and commands
Microsoft DOS (Disk Operating System) is a command line user interface.
MS-DOS 1.0 was released in 1981 for IBM computers and the latest version of MS-DOS is MS-DOS 6.22, which was released in 1994.
See the complete MS-DOS history by visiting our DOS section of our history section.
www.computerhope.com /msdos.htm   (165 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions
Full command list - A Web site with a complete list of DOS commands, explanations, answers, examples is EasyDOS.
Basic commands - The following are the basic DOS commands needed for this class.
DOS needs the PATH with the location of masm32.
homepages.ius.edu /rwisman/c335/Html/FAQ.htm   (1386 words)

 What are the commands for the DOS Debug program? - Knowledge Base
What are the commands for the DOS Debug program?
The following is a list of DOS Debug commands:
command, or specifies the parameters for the file you are testing
kb.iu.edu /data/afhs.html   (226 words)

 Advanced DOS
In addition to the basic tutorial the 1994 Tutor.COM product contained an advanced DOS tutorial as well as complete descriptions of all the DOS commands through DOS 6.x.
These will be added to the web version and links to the pages will originate here when the files are posted.
To give you a taste, here are tables of all DOS commands with a very brief description of each command...
www.cknow.com /tutorcom/advdos.htm   (166 words)

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