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Tag Archives: Special Features in DOS

Set the Date and Time

Most computers on campus have an internal clock that will automatically set the date and time for us when we turn the computer on. However, if our computer does not …

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Check the Date and Time

DOS will let us to check or change the date and time once it has been set. The procedure to do this is as follows: Directions: 1. Type: date and …

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Change the Default Drive

To change from our hard drive to a floppy drive, we will need to indicate this change as follows:   Directions: 1. Put a floppy disk into drive A. 2. …

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Diskcopy Command

Sometimes there is a need to copy all the files on one floppy diskette to another floppy. First we will need a blank formatted disk.   Directions: 1. Type: diskcopy …

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Comparing two diskettes

  We use the DISKCOMP command to check that two diskettes are EXACT copies of each other.   NOTE: – They MUST both be of the SAME capacity i.e. 720Kb …

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Wildcards

  Wildcards are symbols that enable us to perform an MS-DOS operation on more than one file at a time. A file specification that contains wildcards can refer to more …

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Help

It can be used in two ways: 1) HELP {ENTER} 2) HELP {command help needed on} {ENTER}   The first way will invoke the full list of MS-DOS commands that …

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