Start the online DOS emulator if you haven't done yet.
is called the command prompt. It shows your current
working directory (on Windows this is called a folder). In this case it
means that you are at drive C (which is called the root). You cannot
delete or edit the command prompt.
You'll have to type the commands after the > of the command prompt.
1. Type the following command after the prompt: doskeyAfter typing
a command press the <ENTER> key to execute the command.
In the instructions we use <> to indicate that you have to press a key.
In this case we activated the logging of the command history that we'll use and explain further in Chapter 6.
view the contents of a directory by using the dir command. The dir
command stands for "directory".
2. Type the following command after the prompt:
You will see this:
is called a directory list. A directory list is a list of all the files and
subdirectories that a directory contains. If you type dir /? you will see all options of the dir
command. For example, if you type dir /w you will see the
directory listing in columns.
3. Try these commands to see what is on the C drive.