The DOS operating system was used in the 1980’s and it was developed by Microsoft. This is why it was called MS- DOS. What does DOS stand for? Disk Operating System. In the days of was no Windows since you were dealing with IBM PC clone and memory was scarce. No C drive just two floppy drives. Some basic commands of DOS Well, you want to inside of folder in a drive. Say D drive has a folder called techK. List everything inside the folder. First you go to D Rive. cd D: Then you want to see what is inside D drive: Type: dir you get a list of files and directories. So you see techK folder. Type: cd techK DOS does not allow you to see all contents by clicking. You need to know exact folder name and file name. Copy Command There is no paste here you copy and move. We use XCopy which is advanced version of copy Command. Steps:
- Click Start.
- In search box, type:cmd.
- Right click and choose “Run as Administrator”
- We want move contents from Folder1 in E drive to applick folder in F Drive.
- Enter and all files are copied.
- Open Command Prompt.
- Type ping Google.com and press enter.
- You have a file called file1.txt. You wrote into it “The grass is green” and saved it in E drive.
- Open Command prompt. Type: E:
- Type: type file1.txt and press enter.
- You will see: The grass is green.
- Type (in command prompt): say you are in E drive E:> mkdir MyFolder and press enter.
Some Dos Commands
|TKD0001||dir||shows Directory or folders.|
|TKD0004||copy *.txt d:\||copies all text files in current directory to D drive.|
|TKD0007||color||change background of screen|
|TKD0010||diskcopy||copies from one disk to another|
|TKD0011||diskcomp||compare contents from one drive to another.|
|TKD0012||format||deletes a hard disk|
|TKD0013||fixboot||fixes a boot sector|
|TKD0014||ftp||send data by ftp|
|TKD0017||netstat||show TCP/IP information|
|TKD0018||sys||transfers system files to another computer|
The Origin Of DOS.
The story behind disk Operating System will be covered in another post.