Windows Command Prompt

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Spidey01
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Windows Command Prompt

Is the command prompt program in Windows fully capable of all that could be done from a system running MS-DOS ? Or is it uber primitive just to maintain moderate backwords compatability.

As far know Windows is basicly made to be realitivly backward compatable with MS-DOS, or as I like to think of this Operating System - DOS XP lol.

Things seem to be overly simplefied (Primitive) for command line driven, inless the help file is a tad lacking. But maybe thats why it's a Quick & Dirty style Operating System. Although I havn't been around DOS in pure form since I was basicly in diappers.

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Been fooling with the command prompt program, this thing looks like a 2 year old in colledge compared to a Unix Shells such as sh/bash/csh/tcsh. (I prefer bash)

SAS_Noah
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the command promt is a very stripped down version of dos, it is simpy a way of emulating DOS commands in the win32 enviroment for truer emulation boot a real DOS disk bootdisk.com or get DOSBOX

http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/news.php?show_news=1
(Which will run on BSD OSX AND XP

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Spidey01
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Thank goodness.

Nothing could have been so stone age as this command promt in WinXP and have ever been a real OS lol.

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I think it's a pretty good emulation of a DOS console, but you will find you can't do some things, like run DOS programs/games etc. Most commands are ok.

Spidey01
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I Don't remember much of DOS, I was only a tot when we had it.

(Misses unix shells...)

SAS_Adze
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I used DOSBOX to play Doom, cos it wouldn't work through cmd.

SAS_Noah
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yeah I grabbed it to play alot of the older douglas adam's games again. It handles them pretty nicely.

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