SYBEX, 1985 - IBM PC microcomputer systems - Operating systems: PC-DOS - 309 pages
This authoritative work presents the practical concepts of the IBM-PC disk operating system, along with detailed information on using, moving and safeguarding the files. It begins with a description of the components of the IBM-PC, the operating system, talking to PC-DOS, files and file names. Part II explains various PC-DOS commands--starting, using and moving files, safeguarding files, advanced commands, printer and screen controls, and using the hard disk. Part III deals with the application program EDLIN provided with PC-DOS, as well as PC-DOS batch files and how to use them to tune your system to your own specifications. The appendixes provide a brief history of microcomputing, and cover computer languages and numbers, output and communications devices such as Cathode Ray Tube, television screen and the printer, and MS-DOS equivalents. ISBN 0-89588-176-4 (pbk.): $15.95.
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PARTI How to Talk to PCDOS
THE FIVE COMPONENTS OF YOUR IBMPC
THE OPERATING SYSTEM
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allows appear application ASSIGN BASIC batch file begin bytes called causes Chapter characters CHKDSK command complete contain COOKBOOK COPY created current directory current drive d:filename deleted Description device disk diskette display drive ECHO editing EDLIN enter entire entries error example execute Exercise exists extension Figure file name format functions hard disk illustr indicates input insert label language located look memory MODE move MS-DOS equivalent omitted Once operating system option original output parameter particular partition path PC-DOS PC-DOS commands PC-DOS version perform possible PRINT printer prior prompt provides RECOVER redirect reference Remember replace RESTORE Return screen sectors side SORT space specified standard string subdirectory track TREE VERIFY wish write