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Chapter 21. Connecting to the Internet > Project: Common Problems with DOS Inte...

Project: Common Problems with DOS Internet Tools

Unfortunately, the full power of the World Wide Web and Internet is not easily available from the world of DOS. However, you still can perform extremely important tasks from DOS on the Internet, including accessing some important information sources with Telnet and transferring files that you might require. In fact, even if you use a Windows-based PC, you might find that you occasionally prefer to open an MS-DOS prompt to use these tools. Not only can they be very productive, but they also can serve to help troubleshoot any Windows-based versions of these tools that you might be using.

If you plan to use a shell account with an ISP, spend some time combing through the ISP's various help files (most have an extensive library of these files). You also can use the Unix man (short for Manual) command to access detailed information on all the Unix commands available to you through a shell account. It wasn't really very long ago, actually, when shell accounts were the only thing that worked on the Internet, and in fact I used them extensively before the Web was truly born. Although often cryptic and confusing, a shell account can also be incredibly productive in a Unix system, although mastering it does require an investment of your time.


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