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January 5, 2017

MS-DOS Finally, Finally Put Out to Pasture

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It’s been years since Microsoft last released MS-DOS; I believe version 6.22 in 1993 was the final standalone version. Microsoft dropped all support for DOS quite some time ago. Still, Windows versions 95, 98, and ME were based on DOS. Even after those versions, the command prompt lingered on in Windows as the CMD.EXE program. Now that remnant about to vanish.

August 16, 2013

A Clutch of Handy DOS Utilities

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My trip down memory lane last week, with my foray into the DOSBox program to retrieve an old WordPerfect document, made me think about my typical DOS computer set up. It especially reminded me of all the utilities I used to make life bearable in that stark, command line environment.

August 7, 2013

From Folder to Directory and Back

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In the command prompt world of DOS, folders were called directories. Once the transition to the glorious graphical goodness of Windows was made, directories became folders. They’re still the same thing.

June 20, 2012

I Remember EDLIN

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Back in the Days of DOS, EDLIN was the command prompt text editor. Or, to be precise, it was the DOS line editor. Anyone know what a line editor is?

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