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Posts Tagged ‘MS-DOS’

PostHeaderIcon (long tweet) Run MS-DOS command as super user

How to run a MS-DOS command terminal with administrator priviledges, in Windows 7?
Let’s say you need execute cmd with the account admin: launch runas /user:admin cmd.
Windows will ask you to enter the admin password and then will open a CMD prompt in admin mode.

PostHeaderIcon Equivalent of ‘ps’ in MS-DOS

What is the equivalent of Unix’ ps in MS-DOS, to be used in a .BAT script?

Let’s use %tasklist%.
eg:

tasklist /fi "IMAGENAME eq java.exe" /FI "MEMUSAGE gt 100000"
Image Name                   PID Session Name     Session#    Mem Usage
========================= ====== ================ ======== ============
java.exe                    9972 Console                 0    212,932 K
java.exe                    9640 Console                 0    219,328 K
java.exe                   11040 Console                 0    213,432 K
java.exe                   11144 Console                 0    214,232 K\

PostHeaderIcon Equivalent of ‘pwd’ in MS-DOS

What is the equivalent of Unix’ pwd in MS-DOS, to be used in a .BAT script?

Let’s use %CD%.
eg:

C:\cd "C:\Documents and Settings"
C:\Documents and Settings>set FOO=%CD%
C:\Documents and Settings>>echo Hello my folder: %FOO%
Hello my folder: C:\Documents and Settings\

PostHeaderIcon Copy recursively a folder in MS-DOS

Abstract: we need copy all Java files in a folder and its subdirectories.

Solution:

 xcopy C:\<source folder>\*.java C:\<destination folder>\ 

PostHeaderIcon Create an alias in MS-DOS

Here is a very useful way to retrieve UNIX’customs in DOS: creating aliases. For instance, you can type this:

doskey ls=dir