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Appendix B. DOS versus Linux commands

In this appendix, we matched DOS commands with their Linux equivalent.

As an extra means of orientation for new users with a Windows background, the table below lists MS-DOS commands with their Linux counterparts. Keep in mind that Linux commands usually have a number of options. Read the Info or man pages on the command to find out more.

Table B-1. Overview of DOS/Linux commands

DOS commands Linux command
<command> /? man <command> or command --help
cd cd
chdir pwd
cls clear
copy cp
date date
del rm
dir ls
echo echo
edit vim (or other editor)
exit exit
fc diff
find grep
format mke2fs or mformat
mem free
mkdir mkdir
more more or even less
move mv
ren mv
time date
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