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 MS-DOS Commands
Displays the version table and sets the version of DOS that is reported to programs.
As long as computers have a need to manipulate hardware and software, and until such time as an adequate replacement is developed, we will have a need for this operating system and a knowledge of its command set.
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.
www.dewassoc.com /support/msdos/dos_commands.htm   (2224 words)

  
 MS-DOS - Wikipedia
Dies führte dazu, dass MS-DOS und andere DOS zur jeweiligen Höchstgrenzen-Kompatibilität zu große Datenträger ausschließlich partitioniert verwenden konnten.
Bootdisk.com - Bootdisketten für MS-DOS, MS Windows, Linux
Verschiedene DOS, welche auch aktuell von manchen Benutzern als die schnellsten und stabilsten Betriebssysteme angesehen werden, werden auch in Embedded-Technologien eingesetzt.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/MS-DOS   (1605 words)

  
 MS-DOS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was the most widely used member of the DOS family of operating systems.
Beginning with version 4.0, MSDOS included a file manager program with a quasi-graphical user interface (the DOS Shell) that featured menus, split windows, and program shortcuts using character mode graphics that were a primitive imitation of the Mac OS and Windows.
IBM and Microsoft both released versions of DOS; the IBM version was supplied with the IBM PC and known as PC-DOS.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/MS-DOS   (2025 words)

  
 An Inside Look at MS-DOS
This is the primary reason why MS-DOS disks do not ordinarily use any form of sector interleaving: a well-written I/O system will be able to transfer consecutive disk sectors if told to do it in a single request.
This is because the DOS has no notion of a sequential file: every disk transfer has an explicitly specified record position and record size.
The number is determined by a configuration file when the DOS is loaded.
www.patersontech.com /Dos/Byte/InsideDos.htm   (4991 words)

  
 MS-DOS Versions Information
MS product number for 5.25" version is 089-014V200, with box rear labeled 1089 Part No. 07828.
MS Part Number for 5.25" MS package: 086-13V50, marked "Not for retail sale except with a computer system" in small print.
MS product number for 3.5" version is 089-015V200, with box rear labeled 0988 Part No. 04333.
www.emsps.com /oldtools/msdosv.htm   (541 words)

  
 Many Systems on a PowerBook: DOS
It had enhanced memory management that allowed parts of DOS, device drivers and TSRs to be moved out of conventional memory on systems with an Intel 286 or later processors and extended or expanded memory.
It had better memory management features (parts of DOS could be loaded in the high memory area, and certain device drivers/TSRs could run in unused parts of the upper memory between 640K and 1M).
DR DOS is an embedded DOS system, designed for implementation into ROM or flash memory.
www.kernelthread.com /mac/vpc/dos.html   (1062 words)

  
 MS-DOS Kermit
MS-DOS Kermit runs directly under DOS 2.0 and later and under Microsoft Windows 3.11 or earlier.
, a tiny bootstrapping program that can be used to load programs onto a DOS PC through the serial port starting with only a diskette with the minimum system files.
If you will be downloading MS-DOS Kermit, please also order the book -- it will enable you to get the most out of the software, and book sales help to support the self-funding Kermit project.
www.columbia.edu /kermit/mskermit.html   (334 words)

  
 DOS TUTORIAL : THE BASICS
The DOS prompt tells you that you are working in the C directory (drive) and in the Info subdirectory.
DOS has a quick way to move from the current directory back to the parent directory.
DOS will let you check or change the date and time once it has been set.
www.glue.umd.edu /~nsw/ench250/dostutor.htm   (2304 words)

  
 What is DOS? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
However, DOS is still a 16-bit operating system and does not support multiple users or multitasking.
The term DOS can refer to any operating system, but it is most often used as a shorthand for MS-DOS (Microsoft disk operating system).
Included are DOS command names with their definitions and examples of usage.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/D/DOS.html   (489 words)

  
 r_harvey - Exploring MS-DOS
DOS does not inform programs that they have been paused, or that they are about to be involuntarily terminated.
DOS reuses directory entries as files are created, deleted and renamed, so files on the disk are rarely sorted, and their order in the directory listing can change.
Since DOS allocates subdirectory entries on an as-needed basis, reusing deleted directory entries, some new files may be excluded from the Filer list when it exceeds 100 files, even though alphabetically they come before the last entry that made it into the listing.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/r_harvey/doc_dos.htm   (10156 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   (139 words)

  
 MS-DOS Anti-virus Tools
The programs do not actually prevent virus infection, but will alert the user that such an event has occurred.
The AAVIRUS program checks the integrity of the DOS bootstrap system on a bootable disk against a checksum file created by the program at installation.
VIRUSCAN, from McAfee Associates, scans and removes viruses in the Master Boot Record, the DOS Boot Sector, and executable files on the system.
ciac.llnl.gov /ciac/ToolsDOSVirus.html   (1703 words)

  
 Define MS-DOS - a Whatis.com definition
Most users of either DOS system simply referred to their system as Disk Operating System.
Today, Windows operating systems continue to support DOS (or a DOS-like user interface) for special purposes by emulating the operating system.
It was essentially the same operating system that Bill Gates's young company developed for IBM as Personal Computer - Disk Operating System (PC-DOS).
searchwinit.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid1_gci212605,00.html   (222 words)

  
 MS-DOS from FOLDOC
Also know as PC-DOS or simply as DOS, which annoys people familiar with other similarly abbreviated operating systems (the name goes back to the mid-1960s, when it was attached to IBM's first disk operating system for the IBM 360).
Add-ons to DOS, such as Microsoft Windows and DESQview, take advantage of EMS and allow the user to have multiple applications loaded at once and switch between them.
Many of the original DOS functions were calls to BASIC (in ROM on the original IBM PC), e.g.
wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk /?MS-DOS   (265 words)

  
 Lynx for DOS 386+ or Win32
The 386+ version runs in DOS and requires a 386 or higher and some sort of packet driver (check the drivers subdirectory in the zip for a fake one).
This is a console application meaning that it appears to run in a DOS box within Windows, but it accesses the Windows network layer and other kernel functions directly.
He also has code there for bzip for DOS.
www.fdisk.com /doslynx/lynxport.htm   (709 words)

  
 The FDISK.COM DOS Internet Pages
Novafont for DOS VGA a small program that loads a font much easier to read than the one included in normal VGA boards.
Many dos html utilities including offline html to human readable text converters.
LADsoft the home of MICQ for DOS and a partially functioning real audio player for DOS.
www.fdisk.com /doslynx   (935 words)

  
 DOS the Easy Way Guide to MS-DOS
The book DOS the Easy Way is now available for download as a text file.
The EasyDOS Index provides detailed information about all DOS commands and examples of their use.
The EasyDOS book review section provides information about technical books that are related to the internet, DOS, Windows, or computer programming.
www.easydos.com   (199 words)

  
 DOS Games Archive: download free MS-DOS games
We have 234 DOS games in our archive that can be downloaded for free.
Visit the DOS Games Archive Disc page for more information.
--> In our shop you can buy full version DOS games on CD-ROM or floppy disks.
www.dosgamesarchive.com   (203 words)

  
 Learning MS-DOS Basics - A Tutorial
The root directory is the directory you were in before you changed to the DOS directory.
If the name that appears in place of DIRNAME is not DOS, substitute the name that appears for DOS throughout this tutorial.
In this case, you know you successfully changed to the DOS directory because the command prompt displays the directory's name.
www.tnd.com /camosun/elex130/dostutor1.html   (2179 words)

  
 The Secret Guide to Computers - Ms Dos
DOS W adds an extra column at the far right; that column resembles the left column but is easier to read, since it uses small letters instead of just capitals and is wide enough to hold longer names.
DOS 5 and 6 are too stupid to put commas in big numbers such as 54,619.
DOS W permits the extra characters, but when you say “dir” the left column shows just the first 6 characters followed by “~1”.
www.secretguide.net /read/index.php?filename=ms_dos   (12335 words)

  
 MS-DOS
DOS Computers manufactured by companies such as IBM, Compaq, Tandy, and millions of others are by far the most popular, with about 70 million machines in use worldwide.
Macintosh fans, on the other hand, may note that cockroaches are far more numerous than humans, and that numbers alone do not denote a higher life form.” —New York Times, November 26, 1991
Price listings are for courtesy purposes only and may be changed by the referenced businesses at any time without notice.
www.osdata.com /oses/msdos.htm   (634 words)

  
 Merlyn - MS-DOS Batch Introduction - J R Stockton
Microsoft DOS exists in versions 1.0 to 6.22, and is simulated within versions of Microsoft Windows (as MS-DOS versions 7 or higher); I will assume those here (I have in use Amstrad DOS 3.30, MS-DOS 6.20, and Windows 98).
In traditional DOS systems, directory entries are 32 bytes; that holds the SFN, location, size, date, and attributes.
A Windows DOS box is a program; changes to its environment have no effect outside the box.
www.merlyn.demon.co.uk /batintro.htm   (2189 words)

  
 A Short History of MS-DOS
Microsoft has been continuously improving the DOS, providing version 1.24 to IBM (as IBM's version 1.1) with MS-DOS version 1.25 as the general release to all MS-DOS customers in March 1982.
In July 1981, Microsoft bought all rights to the DOS from Seattle Computer, and the name MS-DOS was adopted.
Known variously as Seattle Computer 86-DOS, IBM Personal Computer DOS, and Zenith Z-DOS, MS-DOS was developed by Seattle Computer Products for its 8086-based computer system.
www.patersontech.com /Dos/Byte/History.html   (496 words)

  
 Curso de MS-DOS
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www.saulo.net /pub/msdos   (244 words)

  
 Origins of MS-DOS
Look here to find the true record of how DOS got started on its way to becoming, for a considerable period of time, the most widely used computer program in the world.
We are adding documention of the first DOS machines, made by Seattle Computer Products.
The process is time-consuming as the original manuals are scanned, recognized, and converted to PDF while retaining the original look as precisely as possible.
www.patersontech.com /Dos   (124 words)

  
 MS-DOS
Often known simply as DOS, which annoys people familiar with other similarly abbreviated operating systems (the name goes back to the mid-1960s, when it was attached to IBM's first disk operating system for the 360).
Some people like to pronounce DOS like “dose”, as in “I don't work on dose, man! ”, or to compare it to a dose of brain-damaging drugs (a slogan button in wide circulation among hackers exhorts: “MS-DOS: Just say No! ”).
operating system does (or ought to) connote; DOS is more properly a set of relatively simple interrupt services.
www.catb.org /~esr/jargon/html/M/MS-DOS.html   (170 words)

  
 MS-DOS - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about MS-DOS
MS-DOS first appeared in 1981, and was similar to an earlier system from Digital Research called CP/M. Developments in Windows software have led Microsoft to cease work on any further versions of MS-DOS.
MS-DOS and PC-DOS are usually referred to as DOS.
A version called PC-DOS is sold by IBM specifically for its personal computers.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /MS-DOS   (125 words)

  
 DOS Shell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The DOS Shell is a file manager first debuted in MS-DOS and PC-DOS 4.0 (June 1988) and discontinued after version 6.0 but part of the "Supplemental Disk" until 6.22 for MS-DOS - as such was not a core part of the operating system throughout its evolution but rather an add-on.
The shell is very much like a DOS version of Windows File Manager.
The shell was intended as a graphical alternative to command.com and was not compatible with later versions of Microsoft Windows such as the Windows 9x range.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/DOS_Shell   (125 words)

  
 MS-DOS - Wikipedia
Verschiedene DOS, darunter auch MS-DOS, welche auch aktuell von manchen Benutzern als die schnellsten und stabilsten Betriebssysteme gelten, werden auch in Embedded-Technologien eingesetzt.
Dies führte dazu, dass MS-DOS und andere DOS, zur jeweiligen Höchstgrenzen-Kompatibilität zu grosse Datenträger ausschliesslich partitioniert verwenden konnten.
Zeigt die Hilfe mit weiteren Befehlen an (erst ab DOS 6)
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/MS-DOS   (125 words)

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