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Appendix C
MS-DOS TO UNIX COMMAND CROSS REFERENCE

The following table lists MS-DOS and UNIX commands that perform similar functions. It is advisable to look up the module for each of the UNIX commands listed to gain a complete understanding of the command.


MS_DOS Command UNIX Command Description

CHDIR (CD) cd Change directory
CLS tput clear, clear Clear terminal screen
COMMAND sh, ksh, csh Command interpretors (user shells)
COMP diff, cmp, comm Compare files
COPY cp, cpio, tar, dd Copy a file or group of files
cat Concatenate files
DATE date Display and change system date. Only super-user can change the
date on UNIX.
DIR ls List directory contents
EDLIN ed, ex Line editor
ERASE, DEL rm Remove/delete files
FIND grep, egrep, fgrep, nawk, sed Search for text in files
MKDIR (MD) mkdir Make a directory
MORE pg Display files one screen at a time
PRINT lp Print files in background(spooling)
RENAME mv Move/rename files
RMDIR (RD) rmdir Remove a directory
SET set Set value of shell variable
SORT sort Sort contents of files
TIME date Display and change system time
TYPE cat, tail, head, nawk, sed Display contents of a file


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