DOS prompt


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DOS prompt

The message DOS displays when it is ready to accept input on the command line. See cmd abc's.
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If the investigator has found physical evidence of file names and he or she suspects that those files may be in a hidden directory, it is possible simply to type in the names at the DOS prompt.
On bootup, the AUTOEXEC.BAT file issue a prompt command that does not display a DOS prompt. 2.
Users simply place the disk in their CD-ROM drive, and at the DOS prompt change to the appropriate drive letter: usually D.
If you don't know the IP address of your AP, re-open the DOS prompt and type ipconfig and look for information on the default gateway.
The DOS shell is "COMMAND.COM" and gives you a DOS prompt. The Windows "program manager" is also a "shell."
It starts from the DOS prompt and invokes Windows to complete its final phase.
When correctly installed, TextWare can be run from anywhere in the C: directory, in menu mode or, for experienced users, from commands at the DOS prompt.
Here is a simple example: Enter the "CTTY" command followed by the three letters "NUL" at the DOS prompt; then press the return key.
Experienced users can bypass the file manager by entering file transfer commands at the DOS prompt. White Crane Systems 6889 Peachtree Ind.
Shelling out to the DOS prompt from any program accessed from the network menuing system (e.g., WordPerfect, telnet, ftp, gopher) can be prevented by including the COMSP.EXE program(12) within your menu option commands (e.g., "comsp telnet mizzou1.missouri.edu" rather than just "telnet mizzou1.missouri.edu").
At the DOS prompt type Install C: or Install D:, for installation to your C: or D: drive.
Package capabilities can be accessed from the DOS prompt or from user-created menus.