The best book of MS-DOS 5 / Alan Simpson.

By: Simpson, Alan
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Indiana, USA : Sams, c1991Description: xxxv, 886 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cmISBN: 9780672484995; 0672484994Subject(s): MS-DOS (Computer file) | Operating systems (Computers) | ComputingDDC classification: 005.3
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Contents

PART ONE
1. Your computer and DOS
Computer hardware
Computer software
Computer capacities

2. Starting your computer and DOS
Installing DOS
Hands-on: starting DOS with a hard disk
Hands-on: starting DOS without a hard disk
Entering the date and time
etc.

3. Exploring the shell and command prompt
About the DOS shell
About mice
About the keyboard
Navigating the DOS shell
etc.

4. Exploring your computer
Disk files
Disk directories
The directory tree
Using the DOS 5 file list
etc.

5. Running programs
DOS programs
Application programs
Running programs from files list
etc.

PART TWO
6. Managing your diskettes
What you need to work through this chapter
Formatting diskettes
Format versus quick format
etc.

7. Managing your hard disk
Naming directories
Simplifying the terminology
Creating a directory
Creating a practice directory at the command
etc.

8. Managing files
Rules for naming files
Hands-on: creating some sample files
Selecting files for operation in DOS 5
Viewing the contents of a file
etc.

9. Power tips for everyone
Power tips for the DOS 5 shell
Power tips for command prompt users
Troubleshooting

PART THREE
10. Creating and editing files
Using a word processor to edit DOS text files
Using EDIT to edit DOS text files
Using EDIT's help screens
etc.

11. Simplifying working with your hard disk
A sample directory tree
Setting up a search path
A note on DOS external commands
etc.

12. Managing the standard devices
Directing actions to devices
Managing the screen
Using ANSI codes to control the screen
etc.

PART FOUR
13. Creating and using batch files
Creating and storing batch files
Creating your own batch files
A simple practice batch file
etc.

14. Extending the power of your batch files
Decision making in batch files
Skipping a group of commands in a batch file
Pausing for a keystroke
etc.

15. The power of DOSKEY
Activating DOSKEY
Reusing recorded commands
Editing recorded commands
Entering several commands on one
etc.

PART FIVE
16. What makes it tick?
How computers store information
Hexadecimal numbering system
How memory is organized
How DOS and programs use RAM
etc.

17. Getting the most from your computer
Activating extended memory
Activating expanded memory
Emulating expanded memory on 80386/80486
Conserving conventional memory
etc.

18. |Solutions to common problems
Solving disk format incompatibility problems
Solving data incompatibility problems
Using older programs with newer computers
Running older programs with DOS 5
etc.

Includes index : p. 841-886

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