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    Lightbulb old DOS trix

    i have to ask, what is your favorite dos trick?
    besides 'ping' i dont know how to use any. i dont even know what to use ping for...
    sad i know, but i've been wanting to learn how to use some dos stuf for a long time,
    so thnx for your feedback.

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    hmmm prolly

    copy c:\dir\*.txt c:\all.txt
    for mering multiple word files into one

    or

    dir >> c:\listing.txt
    to output a list of all files in a dir to a text file

    those are the two things i use most - porlly

    v_Ln

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    well lets start you off with ping then. what ping does is it sends out a packet to a specific host and if the host is reached it will send back a packet saying "yay im here". if it is not reached it returns nothing. most firewalls will drop ping requests so just becasue it doesnt respond doesnt mean its not there.


    but my favorite tric has to be deltree
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    deltree? sounds EntiCing!

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    ok i understand what ping does, but what or why i guess would you use it?

    whats the practicality of it all?

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    well one that i use alot is netstat -ano to see incoming and outgoing conections,
    also to change extensions of files
    move file.dll file.txt
    and some other

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    The xp equivalent of a silent deltree.

    rd /s /q *
    Since the beginning of time, Man has searched for the answers to the big questions: \'How did we get here?\' \'Is there life after death?\' \'Are we alone?\' But today, in this very theatre, you will be asked to answer the biggest question of them all...WHO LIVES IN A PINEAPPLE UNDER THE SEA?

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    you can use ping to see if the host is alive ....

    http://www.computerhope.com/msdos.htm#02

    click a command and learn what its used for !

    my favorite ?

    color a

    i use systeminfo a lot (works only on XP Pro i think)
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    Favorite trick? Hmmm.
    How about getting the date into a variable?
    Code:
    FOR /F "tokens=1-4 delims=/- " %%a IN ('DATE /T') DO SET MYDATE=%%b%%c%%d
    Or getting the current working directory?
    Code:
    FOR /F "delims==" %% i IN ('CD') DO SET cwd=%%i
    Whoever dreamed that up?!?
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