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Old 06-21-2002, 02:24 PM   #1
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linux <> dos commands?

Is there any dos commands compared to linux pages out on the internet?
Old 06-21-2002, 03:17 PM   #2
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There are much more Linux commands than DOS ones...
Some Linux commands with similar ones in DOS:
cp (copy)
mv (move)
rm (del)
ls/dir (dir)
cd (cd)
Of course, every of them has its manual page (man cp, man mv, etc). They have similar function to the commands you know from DOS, but Linux ones have many more options.
Old 06-21-2002, 05:07 PM   #3
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There may be, but you will be much better off perusing the doc that comes on your distro CDs, or that is available from your distro's doc pages, or better than that a good general Linux book.
Old 06-21-2002, 11:51 PM   #4
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Check out "Linux System Commands" by Patrick Volkerding and Kevin Reichard. The book is filled not only with the majority of the commands you'll need to know but has a DOS to Linux reference (lookup the DOS equivalent to what you want to do and it will give you the Linux command for it).
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there is a dos to linux HOWTO as part of the Linux Documentation Project, available with your distributio, and also at


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