Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


Closed Thread
  Search this Thread
Old 11-21-2008, 05:38 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
what is the similarity between linux commands and dos commands

what is the similarity between linux commands and dos commands?
Old 11-21-2008, 05:43 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, OpenSuse, Slack, Gentoo, Debian, Arch, PCBSD
Posts: 6,678

Rep: Reputation: 122Reputation: 122
This is effectively a double post of and reported as such
Old 11-21-2008, 05:45 AM   #3
Gentoo support team
Registered: May 2008
Location: Lucena, Córdoba (Spain)
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 4,083

Rep: Reputation: 405Reputation: 405Reputation: 405Reputation: 405Reputation: 405
Completely casual if any at all.

If you want to know the "equivalent" command for a given dos command, just ask.
Old 11-21-2008, 09:52 AM   #4
LQ Guru
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Northeast Ohio
Distribution: linuxdebian
Posts: 7,249
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 191Reputation: 191
search google for 'Linux vs DOS' you'll find tons of pages showing the relationship between DOS commands and UNIX/Linux commands
Old 11-21-2008, 09:57 AM   #5
LQ Veteran
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Annapolis, MD
Distribution: Mint
Posts: 17,809

Rep: Reputation: 743Reputation: 743Reputation: 743Reputation: 743Reputation: 743Reputation: 743Reputation: 743

Your behavior patterns are going to get you in trouble very soon. This is the second time you have posted a new thread with the same question as a previous one.

In addition to reporting for closure, I'm entering an infraction.
Old 11-21-2008, 10:41 AM   #6
LQ Guru
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: SE Tennessee, USA
Distribution: Gentoo, LFS
Posts: 10,359
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 3822Reputation: 3822Reputation: 3822Reputation: 3822Reputation: 3822Reputation: 3822Reputation: 3822Reputation: 3822Reputation: 3822Reputation: 3822Reputation: 3822
The question could be ... homework.

Suffice it to say: both DOS and Linux (and every other system you can name) have some kind of "command-line shell environment." (Linux, of course, has several to choose from.)

It used to be that Windows started in a pure-shell environment and then fired off a "win" command from there. It doesn't do that anymore, but it still has a shell, called "cmd" or "command."

The commands are always "very similar but different." Some commands consciously try to mimic other ones. Each one has its own lineage and history, though... stretching back over 30 years now. (Ah yes. Not so long ago, really. Ahem...)

Last edited by sundialsvcs; 11-21-2008 at 10:42 AM.
Old 11-21-2008, 08:54 PM   #7
LQ Guru
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
Posts: 16,298

Rep: Reputation: 77
You already have a similar thread, so this one is closed.

Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DOS commands and Linux kataclysm Linux - Newbie 9 11-28-2006 08:50 AM
Dos Commands under linux? Radiomaan Linux - General 7 02-17-2005 04:49 PM
Nice: DOS commands equiv for Linux FireIsMyFlag Linux - Newbie 3 06-18-2003 07:52 PM
linux <> dos commands? ReSync Linux - Newbie 4 06-21-2002 11:38 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:37 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration