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2. For the Impatient

Want to strike out? Have a look at this table:

DOS                     Linux                   Notes
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ATTRIB (+-)attr file    chmod <mode> file       completely different
BACKUP                  tar -Mcvf device dir/   ditto
CD dirname\             cd dirname/             almost the same syntax
COPY file1 file2        cp file1 file2          ditto
DEL file                rm file                 beware - no undelete
DELTREE dirname         rm -R dirname/          ditto
DIR                     ls                      not exactly the same syntax
DIR file /S             find . -name file       completely different
EDIT file               vi file                 I think you won't like it
                        jstar file              feels like dos' edit
EDLIN file              ed file                 forget it
FORMAT                  fdformat,
                        mount, umount           quite different syntax
HELP command            man command,            same philosophy
                        info command
MD dirname              mkdir dirname/          almost the same syntax
MORE < file             less file               much better
MOVE file1 file2        mv file1 file2          ditto
NUL                     /dev/null               ditto
PRINT file              lpr file                ditto
PRN                     /dev/lp0,
                        /dev/lp1                ditto
RD dirname              rmdir dirname/          almost the same syntax
REN file1 file2         mv file1 file2          not for multiple files
RESTORE                 tar -Mxpvf device       different syntax
TYPE file               less file               much better
WIN                     startx                  poles apart!

If you need more than a table of commands, please refer to the following sections.


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