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Unformatted text preview: Jelena Mamenko Operating Systems Lecture Notes on Operating Systems 31 Typing a File Any text file saved in ASCII character format can be easily seen on your video display. Use the type command: TYPE d:FILENAME.ext All characters in the file will be displayed on the screen, including any control characters, sometimes resulting in interesting displays. Any control-I characters found will be interpreted as a tab, and spaces will be added to get the cursor over to the next 8-character boundary; some output may appear as tables. Control-Z will cause output to stop. Attempting to TYPE a .COM or .EXE file will result in garbage on the screen, and should generally be avoided. 24 Subdirectory Introduction As the name implies, a pathname is nothing more than a "path" that directs DOS to your particular file. You see, with DOS 2.x, IBM/Microsoft introduced multiple directories on a single disk. In effect, this lets you sort your files into groups and place each related group into its own directory. effect, this lets you sort your files into groups and place each related group into its own directory....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course CSE 362 taught by Professor Mavin during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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