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Old 06-18-2003, 07:18 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Nice: DOS commands equiv for Linux

I just found something i really needed when I first started so I want to share it

It's a table of the most common DOS commands and their equivalent in Linux

read the whole guide, its a little old but its good
Old 06-18-2003, 07:25 PM   #2
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Yeah, I find that - even though it is a little old - it is invaluable for newbs. Just goes to show, looking at the LDP can help lots.

Just as a side note: When you get used to Linux commands, you'll find it a pain using DOS commands again. You can get around this by installing Cygwin in Windows and adding it to your path. You can use (all/some) bash commands (like ls) under Dos that way.
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LINUX has man pages. Look into /bin and /usr/bin and type man the_command_you_want_to_look_up. You can type help. It will give you a whole list of commands. Hold down shift and press either page up or page down to scroll. DOS doesn't have that.
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Well, most do. Tomsrtbt don't.


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