DOS or Disk Operating System is the name of an early type of operating system. It usually refers to a version sold by Microsoft. DOS also refers to the 'command line' of a Windows machine.

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Combination of Echo and >> operator command

I was learning how to configure Django on OpenShift and got stuck with following commands. Can anyone help me to find out what operation is performed by these commands here and what can be its ...
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Use Windows 8 installer (EXE) on a OS free (only DOS) laptop

Good morning, I just found a sweet deal for a Lenovo Y510P (Intel Core i7 4700MQ, 16GB di RAM, SSD da 256GB, NVIDIA GeForce GT 755m / 2 GB, DOS), that is shipped with only DOS installed. Since I'm ...
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Using QEMU to install DOS on the second partition of a real HDD - Can it be done?

I've recently been trying to put DOS on an old HDD I've got lying around. Trouble is, it's already got Windows 98 on it. I resized the 98 partition down and made another for DOS. This is where I hit ...
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How can I remove the `qbqjralptr..vbs` worm?

I'm trying to remove a virus from my friend's PC. The virus is called qbqjralptr..vbs & I found it's a worm specified like USB – Dinihou – Houdini Worm.VBScript It seemed easy to remove but I ...
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How to tell whether machine is on AD Domain when running as SYSTEM

I have a batch script run as the SYSTEM user, and I need to find out whether the machine is on an AD Domain or not. I don't know, or need to know, the AD Domain name, just whether it's on any AD ...
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How can I close a program with dos when the computation is finished?

I have a a problem with running a program in matlab by either the use of a batch file or just the dos() function. I can now open a program en run it with the input by using: start program.exe ...
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using DOS batch file to try to retrieve list of directories ending in *.SEQ

I am trying to retrieve a list of directories only from my NAS that end in .SEQ. I am using following syntax dir *.SEQ /b /ad /s searching NAS filesystem If is however bringing back all ...
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Windows - How to redirect all console output to text file? The console program is called by another software that I can't control

It's a pretty complicated issue (at least for me). GUI software at a given moment, calls console software, which outputs something to console and quits. I'd like to save those results to a text file, ...
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Backing up and Restoring DOS era backups

I have backup files that were made in DOS. They contain many hundreds of hours of work, and unfortunately they're locked away in a format that cannot be opened by anything in the format they are now. ...
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Booting DOS through Linux

I'm trying to make a FAT16 (DOS) partition bootable. I don't have a floppy or CD-ROM drive, so this is quite difficult. I've tried the "ms-sys" program, but no luck. How would one "install" the ...
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Old DOS based Program won't recognize date

I have an old (1993) DOS practice software program. Always loved it and works great on 386 system. All of a sudden I cannot log on and message says "date must be later than last closing date". Any ...
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make batch file to create folder with year and move into them

I have 100 folder(for e.g. AA, BB, CC DD etc.) with more than 100 excel files in each folder with different dates. I want to create subfolders with year-wise (e.g. 2011, 2012, 2013) inside each main ...
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Command Line: Browse to a network path that has spaces and a single quote

I am trying to browse to a network path in dos that has both spaces and a single quote. When I do: net use "\\server\path's name\folder\" I get an error message that error 53 has occurred. Any ...
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Quitting DOS Program and booting Windows OS

I have a really old System (Fujitsu ICL ErgoPro e450) It is set up so that it boots into DOS mode and then runs a DOS Program. My question is how would I quit this program, close DOS mode and Reboot ...
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Fullscreen issue with widescreen monitor

I have a Samsung SA300 LED monitor and recently I am facing an issue. During startup, the Intel splash screen is not going fullscreen (it previously did) Also if I am using DOS prompt in Windows XP ...
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DOS program under WinXP Pro

I have an old DOS program (EarlyBird - EB.EXE) that has worked fine for many years on my WIN XP Pro system. The program is started by a shortcut to the .exe (a *.pif file I believe) and is executed by ...
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command to list all files on my hard drive and sub-directories to a file named files.txt

Windoes 8 won't allow me to list of all files on my hard drive and sub-directories using DOS command to a file named files.txt I used the following command from c:\ as dir . /s /o > files.txt but ...
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MS-DOS 7.1, Active-Boot

I created a MS-DOS 7.1 (Win 98) active-boot USB-flash stick and it functions properly. Nevertheless I still have some unsolved issues: I want to change my keyboard-layout to german but I don´t know ...
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How can I add a character to folder names using batch

I've got a series of folders on a Windows server which are a numerical sequence 92001, 92002, etc. and I need to add a '0'at the start of all these folders. Rather than do this tedious task manually ...
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svn checkout/export files selectively

i am trying to implement a matlab routine, that would checkout (or export, even better) a subset of files and folders from a repository at a specific revision. eg. i have a repo structure which ...
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DOS Batch script to iterate through NTFS drives

I need a Batch FOR loop that iterates through the driveletters of NTFS drives only. I found a way to do a FOR loop like so: for %%X in (C:\ D:\ E:\ F:\ G:\) do <bla> Obviously I could go A-Z ...
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Device=ansiibm.sys in DOSBox

Some of my old DOS programs require the following command line in config.sys or config.nt: device=ansiibm.sys How do I accomplish this in DOSBox? I've tried putting this line in the config options ...
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How to access an USB stick from FreeDOS?

In relation with this question, I am trying to get some files onto the hard disk of a freedos-only computer without a CD/DVD reader. Networking seems not to be easy under freedos, so I turned to USB ...
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“pure-network” install of linux from FreeDOS

I would like to make an install of (Debian) Linux on a laptop I have just received, currently operating freedos. Following the ideas on ...
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Need to connect a Parallel Key to a USB Port and see it in DOS [duplicate]

I have a laptop that I can boot up in DOS. I need to run a DOS Program and requires a Parallel Port Key. I need a way for the program to think that one of the USB Ports is a Parallel Port and then ...
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Use a Dos DOOR with dosemu on a headless server

I'm trying to setup a BBS with DOS DOOR games using doesemu on fedora20. So far: -the bbs is running just fine -the dos doors run fine -the bbs is able to open a dos door with dosemu (if the ...
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SOAP-request realization in DOS 6.22 16-bit

I have a task to develop some application providing SOAP-requests realization for DOS. I have already developed a similar application under Linux, using C++/STL and curl and openssl libraries. Is ...
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Is VIM adding the Windows newlines?

Notice the line endings from git diff: - IP_ADDR: 'http://1.2.3.4:143' + IP_ADDR: 'http://2.4.6.8:143'^M I edited this file by putting the cursor on 1 then pressing ct: and then entering the ...
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If DOS is single-tasking, how was multitasking possible in old version of Windows?

I read that DOS is a single-tasking OS. But if old versions of Windows (also including Windows 95?) were just wrappers of DOS, how could Windows run as a multitasking OS?
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Why my computer restarts when i run DOS in VMWare? [closed]

I am installed VMWare Workstation 9 in my laptop(MSI S30: with 4GB RAM) I copied a VM with MS DOS 7 operation system from another system's VMWare(with same version) to my laptop. then When I run that ...
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Synchronize clock between DOS and Windows 7

I have problem with getting time to synchronize between a PC MS-DOS 6.22 and Microsoft Network Client 3.0 and a Windows 7 Ultimate box. This previously worked between the DOS PC and an XP machine. I ...
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Use array to create string in DOS

This is a slightly different question from Populating Array in DOS Batch Script I'm trying to compile a JavaScript application using Google Closure Compiler. The list of JavaScript files has grown to ...
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Search for a directory and delete it

I want to search the c: drive for the existence of directory called XYZ. Then I want to delete it and all of it's contents. There will be multiple directories named XYZ at different levels in the ...
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DOS .bat script not passing on arguments

We have a problem on one PC, which seems not to be honouring arguments in .bat scripts, i.e. not passing them on to invoked python scripts. It works fine on 10 or so other very similar machines. We ...
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How can I boot to DOS with a UEFI BIOS? (re: updating BIOS)

I have a Supermicro X9SCM-F motherboard and I'd like to upgrade the BIOS because I'm having trouble installing Windows 8.1 (and apparently I'm on a very old BIOS). However, I can't seem to boot to ...