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dos

Execute a DOS command.

Syntax

dos [dos-command]

Where:

dos-command

specifies any valid DOS command

Discussion

Use the dos command to execute a DOS command. When you enter the dos command without an argument, a DOS window is opened. Key in "exit" (without the quotation marks) to return to the emulator.

Text to be passed to the host operating system is expanded with the currently defined literally definitions. To suppress this literally substitution, enclose aliases in single quotes.

Note: This command was formerly called the "@" command.  Shell is a synonym for DOS.

Example 1

To copy a file to a different directory:

Command input:

dos copy c:\tmp\test.list c:\save

Example 2

To open a DOS window:

Command input:

dos

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