This tutorial is a third part of our sequel of tutorials MS DOS Tutorials – Learn MS DOS with an ease
So here we are, and today we are going to work with files in MS DOS. We are going to see how we can create files, view them and also how to move files and directories (just like your windows cut and paste commands )
How to Create, Append and View Files
How to create a file and write some data to it ?
echo your desired text > file_name
echo hello and welcome mygeekpal.com > file.txt
The above statement will write the part in bold to the file file_name
How to add text in a file later ?
In case of adding text to the same file at the end or in other words appending the same file, use the greater than symbol twice times like below
echo should be here >> file_name
echo its a pleasure that you read this blog >> file.txt
How to view a text file ?
Viewing a file’s content is very simple in MS DOS. All you need to do is write type followed by file_name
To view the data inside a text file name file.txt below is an example
Some of the above tricks can be also used in Unix
How to Move Files and Directories
How to move a file?
move filename path
Now suppose you have a file named sam and got a sub directory inside the same folder as man, now for moving the file sam inside the folder man the command used should be as follows
move sam \man
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