DOS question

Michal Opas m.opas at utoronto.ca
Sun May 26 09:20:35 EST 2002


Dear All,

While this is not exactly related to interests of all of us it might be of 
interest to some of us.

I am one of a dying breed of stubborn old timers who find some old 
DOS-based programs still superior in some applications.
Example: one can write a small batch file using xcopy.com and its various 
parameters to transfer data between drives or computers: this encompasses 
files and directories, specific files from subdirectories, update or copy 
or move all delete or not , dated or not, etc., etc.  Just start the batch 
file and off it goes! Try to do it using "briefcase"...  Or laplink or 
whatever.
There are other little DOS programs that I find useful.

The question is:
Windows 2000 seems to be an OS that overtakes the networking environment 
(at least here at UofT).  I found Win 2000 MS-DOS windows far more 
capricious that those of Win 98.
Is this true or am I doing something wrong?

Thank you very much in advance.

Michal



      Dr. Michal Opas
      Cell Biology
      University of Toronto
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