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Chapter 3. Using DOS Commands > Understanding the Elements of a DOS Command

Understanding the Elements of a DOS Command

To begin to understand DOS commands, you first need to know a few fundamental facts:

  • DOS requires that you use a specific set of rules, or syntax, when you issue commands.

  • All DOS commands begin with a keyword that identifies the action you want performed.

  • Parameters, which are a part of a command's syntax, refine the way a command is executed.


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