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Instructor’s Manual Chapter 2 Lecture Outline Command Syntax CHAPTER 2 Command Syntax —Using the DIR Command with Parameters and Wildcards LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. Define command syntax. 2. Explain what parameters are and how they are used. 3. Explain the purpose and use of the DIR command. 4. Define prompts and explain how they are used. 5. Explain the purpose of the CD command. 6. Explain the purpose and function of a device. 7. Explain the purpose and function of device names. 8. Explain the purpose and function of defaults. 9. Explain the function and purpose of subdirectories (paths). 10. Explain the use and purpose of wildcards. 11. Define global specifications and identify their symbols. 12. Explain the purpose and function of redirection. STUDENT OUTCOMES 1. Read a syntax diagram and be able to name and explain what each part signifies. 2. Use both fixed and variable parameters with the DIR command. 3. Give the names of the disk drives on your computer. 4. Change the default drive and the directory. 5. Use subdirectories (paths) with the DIR command. 6. Use global specifications with the DIR command. 7. Use wildcards with the DIR command. 8. Redirect the output of the DIR command to either a file or a printer. 9. Use online Help. CHAPTER SUMMARY 1. Command syntax means the correct command and the proper order for keying in commands. 2. A parameter is some piece of information that you want to include in a command. It allows a command to be specific. 3. A delimiter indicates where parts of a command begin or end. It is similar to punctuation marks in English. Carolyn Z. Gillay, Bette A. Peat, Windows XP Command Line, Instructor’s Manual Page 1
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Instructor’s Manual Chapter 2 Lecture Outline Command Syntax 4. Some commands require parameters. They are called mandatory or required parameters. Other commands allow parameters; these are called optional parameters. 5. A variable parameter or switch is one that requires the user to supply a value. A fixed parameter or switch has its value determined by the OS. 6. A syntax diagram is a representation of a command and its syntax. 7. The DIR command is an internal command that displays the directory (table of contents) of a disk. 8. DIR has many parameters, all of which are optional. 9. A file specification has two parts, the file name and the file extension. A file name is mandatory; however, a file extension is optional. If you use a file extension, separate it from the file name by a period, called a dot. 10. A valid file name contains legal characters, most often alphanumeric characters. It cannot contain illegal characters. 11. You may use the up or down arrow keys to perform command line editing. 12.
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Ch02Lect - Instructors Manual Lecture Outline Chapter 2...

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