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    I am currently teaching myself DOS. I have found some on-line tutorials but they were very basic and I finished them all. Can anyone steer me toward some more advanced DOS learning/reading material?


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    Erm.........

    What is there to learn ??

    Just look at all of the keywords in the help section of MS-DOS, then learn their variables.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The P-manator
    I am currently teaching myself DOS. I have found some on-line tutorials but they were very basic and I finished them all. Can anyone steer me toward some more advanced DOS learning/reading material?
    I ought to be able to help you with any specific questions however advanced, but I've never looked for online sources.
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    Aha. Well, yes: I have learned the usefullness of /?.

    I have been having trouble deleting directories and subdirectories. I can delete files and stuff, but whenever I want to delete a subdirectory or a directory it doesn't get deleted. Even if it's empty.

    Any ideas?
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    You may find there are hidden/system files in it,

    go into the directory and type attrib *.* (if I remember right) it will show any remaining files and their status.

    If this is the cause then type in Attrib -r -a -s -h *.* (again I think that's the right way so attrib /? will confirm. THis change any files from hidden etc to visible (+h eg would set the attribute bit).
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