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hpr3510 :: Syntax, Switches, and Help

We continue our look the old warhorse, DOS. This time it is Syntax, Switches, and Help.

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Tags: DOS, early PC computing, syntax, switches, help.
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Part of the series: DOS

DOS is a general acronym for "Disk Operating System", though it came to refer to the operating system used in the IBM PC, particularly Microsoft's MS-DOS.

Since DOS is a command line type of operating system, it is really important that you understand the syntax of commands. The good news is that the system will do what you tell it to do. But the bad news is that it will do what you tell it to do. You have to tell it in the precisely correct way, and that means Syntax. And with a number of commands you can modify them using Switches. And where do you learn all about Syntax and Switches? Why, in the HELP system, of course!


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