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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:07 pm    Post subject: What are your MS-DOS shortcuts? Reply with quote

As an old DOS user, I find it easier to remember and issue commands like md instead of whatever the Linux equivalent is. I have created a few lines in my .bash_profile file to make Gentoo a little "DOS user friendly". What interesting MS-DOS shortcuts have you created?

Here are the few I have from my .bash_profile:
Code:
alias cd..='cd ..'   # DOS didn't always require spaces
alias md='mkdir'
alias trsh='mv --target-directory=$HOME/.Trash'

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh. I created Unix shortcuts for my MS-DOS. But then I used Unix System V.3 before DOS existed. :P

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John R. Graham wrote:
Heh. I created Unix shortcuts for my MS-DOS. But then I used Unix System V.3 before DOS existed. :P

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I figured there'd be a few like you. But I wonder what on earth makes you go from Unix/Linux to DOS? Why would you go backwards?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometime you have to follow the money. ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have two:
Code:
alias cd..='cd ..'
alias cls='clear'


The other way around, sometimes I do 'ls' in dosbox, then go "huh?? oh, right..." :)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whenever I use DOS I try and run 'ls' without fail....
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drasica wrote:
Whenever I use DOS I try and run 'ls' without fail....


I worked with System V.4 in the Nineties. I haven't been at a DOS prompt for about ten years, but I do remember that in order to do anything useful on a new Windows installation, I had to download unxutils. Then I needed ActiveState Perl, and then a decent editor, and then a lot of other things... until finally I realised that it would be far easier to just install Linux and get a working environment in one go.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are your MS-DOS shortcuts?


/me between 'oh-m-y-g-o-d', 'w-t-f' and 'please... no, no, no'
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alt-ctrl-del -- aargh in gentoo I have to hit it twice...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dos makes me upset...
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