Questions tagged [ms-dos]

The name for Microsft's implementation of the Disk Operating System.

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Replace empty spaces with a zeros in file name

Not a coder but know the logic like understanding a language but not able to speak it. Environment is Windows server 2016. Trying to write a .bat file to replace empty spaces with zeros '0' in a file ...
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Hidden Net Use Share

I am looking to create a hidden drive share (as it does not need to be public or widely viewed!!) but would like to know whether it is actually possible using the net use command? At the moment, I ...
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MS-Dos access to domain shared folder on server 2012 R2

I have a quite old CNC machine and need to gain access to a shared folder on Windows Server 2012 R2. It is perfect works with a shared folder on a non-domain server where a guest account is turned on. ...
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msdos 6.22: troubleshoot net share [closed]

The short question is how to check that a networked DOS6 (MS-DOS 6.22) machine loads its network and its shared drives OK. Both from within that machine and from another modern laptop (OSX or linux or ...
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Windows 10 share to MS-Dos 6.22 failing after an update from Windows 7

Updated a Windows 7 machine to Windows 10 and can no longer connect to the network share on a dos machine. The MSDOS 6.22 machine is a piece of industrial hardware that uses a mapped network drive ...
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Windows Equivalent to “chmod -R a-w”

What is the Windows equivalent to "chmod -R a-w" to recursively remove write permissions of a directory? The tricky part is to leave the rest of the permissions the same (e.g. if subfolderA is only ...
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Q: How Robycopy deals with pointers to directories (short-cuts)

For example, in the statement below robocopy %src% %target% copy:DATSO the parameter %src% may be a pointer to a directory. In my case, Robocopy FAILED TO COPY the content the pointer is pointing ...
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DOS Set variable only available after execution

I have a very simple script that I want to take a value from a text document (single line, one value) and pass it to taskkill - it needs to be a one liner too so I have: set /p pidtokill=<C:\temp\...
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Batch file IF %time% not working

I'm trying to make a batch file to shutdown PCs if they're used out of the allowed times. It'll be triggered on boot, but because you can't have 'if and' triggers in Windows Task Scheduler it was ...
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Sudden error DOS 32 on software running on shared network folders

I have a small business, where I run a software on 4 PC's at same time. The setup is this : Software is installed on a PC that act as a server, and this folder is shared to other PC's on the ...
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Find the users of Active Directory global group?

I am using following command to get the users of Active Directory Global Group. dsquery group -name "Groupname" |dsget group -members But, this is piped command and it's not working in Visual Studio,...
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What does timeout /T > null mean in batch programming [closed]

What does timeout /T > null mean in batch programming. I mean I can't seem to figure out what > null means here. Sometimes it is also used for COPY [source file] [Destination file] > null
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Netbios binding in server 2008

I am creating a middle ground server as a funnel point for our regular network to talk to our legacy network, which is running Lantastic 8.0/8.1 on MS Dos 6.1. To do so, I need to install Netbios, ...
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How to create a bootable HDD DOS partition [closed]

There is a desktop with Windows7 that has no CD-ROM. The FAT32 partition was created with 100Mb (Megabytes) of space. When computer starts, I would like to be able to boot in MS-DOS or so (no Windows, ...
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Why does 16bit DOS program not print to network share

I have a DOS application(running on Terminal Services, Win Server 2008 Standard 6.06002 SP2). I need to print to my shared printer on my computer. net use lpt2: \\mycomputer\myprn. When I "copy file....
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Add a command into an existent remote console application

I manage to open a console application in a remote computer by using PSTools using PsExec.exe. C:\PsExec.exe -i 2 -s -d \128.168.500.500 -u username -p password "D:\myApp.exe" That will open a ...
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Quit remote process and start it later

I have a console application running remotely in multiple computers. I was wondering if there's any way to quit from it remotely and then start it again. I saw the use of taskkill to quit the ...
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Virtualising a VERY legacy app

Looking for a bit of help on this one. I have a customer who has a VERY old MS DOS application that is written in some 3GL language of unknown origin. The original software vendor went out of business ...
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Windows - How to redirect all console output to text file? The console program is called by another software that I can't control

It is a pretty complicated issue (at least for me). GUI software at a given moment, calls console software, which outputs something to console and quits. I'd like to save those results to a text file,...
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Is it possible to have multiple users on FreeDOS? For remote terminal use

Is there a way to support multiple users on FreeDos? I'm asking because I have an old application in clipper that runs on MS-DOS and I'd like to make it available over my LAN so that users could "ssh"...
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Need to send keystrokes to DOS app from Windows at idle logout

I am supporting a legacy Paradox 4.5 for DOS system. Our users connect to a single terminal server (Windows Server 2003) to run Paradox. We frequently need to boot everyone out of the system. Our ...
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How to transfer file(s) from a Unix system to a DOS system? [closed]

What is the simplest way to transfer files from a Unix system to a DOS system? Preferably without any "extra" tools on the DOS side.
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DOS printer text output has wrong characters on “new” computer

I'm trying to rescue an old DOS 6.2 application that originally ran on a 486 DX2 computer. I've moved the hard drive into a relatively newer Celeron 633, and everything seems to work fine except for ...
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How Can I Create Multiple Files of a single file in multiple Directories?

Hello I am trying to create multiple copies of a single file in multiple directories? for example I have 6 folders with a single file in each folder named lp.html, How can I run a batch to create 100 ...
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Virtualized MS-DOS computers can't communicate over IPX

I converted 2 MS-Dos 6.22 machines to virtual machines. Both computers have software that communicates over NETBEUI and IPX (I came to that conclusion after inspecting autoexec.bat - It loads IPX ...
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Clearing temp files - Batch file pattern matching for *.tmp also includes *.tmpll

A file match for *.tmp also returns various *.tmpll files, is there anyway to restrict it to *.tmp files only? dir C:\*.tmp /s Also lists a load of *.tmpll files as well. Reason for doing this is ...
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file locking problems with recent Samba versions (from DOS/Clipper under XP)

we have several DOS applications (Clipper) which share dbase files on a file server. The applications run under XP. This has worked for about two decades with Netware and for years with Samba (member ...
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Saving windows command prompt history to a file

Is it possible to save DOS command prompt history to a file? I'm going to work in sqlplus and would like to save all commands that were used and executed in a log file. Example, I would like to ...
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How to do a “for” with multi operations in dos batch

I need to ZIP all files Bak inside a folder and subfolders, and at the end of each zipping job, delete the bak file. I wrote something like this, but it don't works: for /F %%f in ('dir /s /b *....
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Our FPD 2.6 application can't open files with long file names on SBS 2011

Our FoxPro for DOS 2.6 (FPD) application apparently is not able to see filenames longer than 8 characters when run on Windows XP Pro or Win 7 (32-bit) stations over Small Business Server 2011 running ...
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Can there be created a different firmware for mother boards different than DOS [closed]

Maybe this is a dumb question but is something I need to know. All laptops, computers, etc that i've used until today runs DOS as bios firmware... So I was wondering if there is motherboards running ...
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How to use MS DOS-defined aliases in Powershell

I have some aliases that are defined in MS Dos style, how can I invoke those from Powershell? When I type "alias" from Powershell prompt, I can see my aliases defined there but when I try to call them ...
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Windows Server 2003 Sharing files to DOS

I'm having situation like this: I have a machine, whitch uses MS-DOS to get data how to build things and so on. I Have installed TCP/IP client, drivers for network card and other stuff required to ...
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How to create a yesterday date in a batch

copy \\server01\E$\LogFiles\IVR\bcR\??120428.* \\LBC\workgroup\cs\ftp\Team\bcR\ copy \\server02\E$\LogFiles\IVR\bcR\??120428.* \\LBC\workgroup\cs\ftp\Team\bcR\ copy \\server03\E$\LogFiles\IVR\bcR\??...
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Virtualize MS-DOS desktop & copying the HDD verbatim

Here at work, we have one user with some specialized legacy software, the developer of which has gone "belly up"* a long time ago. When trying to copy the program to other systems (trying to check if ...
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How to calculate the starting address of a partition from MBR

Given a MBR and the structure of MBR/partition table, how can you calculate the size and starting address of each partition? For clarification let's say I was given this- Answer: There are three ...
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window shell (batch) script to list files changed since yesterday

Any example of windows xp dos script(.bat) that when run will iterate all subdirectories and list all files that have date updated since yesterday time?
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DOS command for creation date file

I've been wondering, using this dos command for %a in (MyFile.txt) do set FileDate=%~ta Is there a way to have the full date from the day to the second? EDIT: For now I get : set FileDate=04/08/...
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wsname logfile to a filename using mac address or hostname

I am using wsname to rename workstations as they are deployed. i have a \logfile switch which changes the default location of the wsname logfile to a folder on the C drive. I want to change this to a ...
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Dos find command? [closed]

Are there any utility find commands that you can download and use in DOS which match the UNIX find command?
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Windows 2008 folder has lost all permissions, can't be deleted, edited or permissions changed

I was testing a batch file that used the following dos command rmdir test2 /s /q, this command failed part way through and now I seem to have folders that have no permissions. For example, in the ...
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How do I copy stdout and stderr into a log file in Windows XP?

I have a script that I'm running from a command line. I want the stdout and stderr to be displayed on the screen and also to be copied into a logfile with append. What is the syntax for this piping/...
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FoxPro 2.6 DOS on Windows 7 64-bit

I support a company that has a very old, mission critical, FoxPro for DOS 2.6 (FPD) application. For variuos reasons the company didn't adapt/migrate their app, which, ironically, has been running ...
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What is the function in Windows similar to Inode in Linux?

Is there any commands which is same as the function inode in Linux. Any info will be helpful.
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where i can get the ms dos alone [closed]

where i can get the ms dos alone ???
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linux backslash for dos

In linux I can use newlines in commands using the backslash in order to improve readability in shell scripts etc: ls -l \ --reverse \ --human-readable \ --full-time Is this possible in DOS? ...
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How can I create multiple, numbered copies of a file in Windows?

I have a file named poll001.html, and need to create 100 copies that are named incrementally (i.e poll002.html, poll003.html...etc). I know this is stupid, but it is what boss-man wants. any ...
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Is there a program that will monitor a txt file and print it when ever it is updated automaticly?

Client is using a very old DOS program that I can not get to directly print. I can get it to write out to a txt file though. I know about PrintFile but it will only print the file once and won't print ...
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Windows 7 Custom Environment Variable Disappears

I am trying to set a custom environment variable in Windows 7, which needs to be done programmatically as it must be set on multiple computers. I have been testing one a single machine, but When I ...
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Windows XP running as OpenSSH server through cygwin. Can I remotely execute MS-DOS commands?

I tried typing cmd or cmd.exe at the bash line which then takes to the DOS shell. But from there I tried executing something like trial.bat which contains some lines to access a series of executable ...