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 
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.


      Dr. Michal Opas
      Cell Biology
      University of Toronto
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                   e-mail: m.opas at utoronto.ca
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