APPEND The description below is from the book DOS the Easy Way by Everett Murdock Ph.D. CLICK HERE for information about downloading the book. APPEND. ARCHIVED: With FTP from DOS, how do I transfer files? Connecting to a remote host. Move to the directory on your computer that will serve as your transfer directory. How to Send DOS Output to Text. The DOS Command Prompt is a window that allows you to interact with your operating system with text. It's used to execute all kinds of.
How to Send DOS Output to Text. Open the DOS Command Prompt. In Windows XP, click "Start," select "Run," enter "cmd" in the box, and click "OK." In Windows Vista or 7, click "Start," type "cmd" in the "Search" box, and press "Enter." (Or click "Start," point to "All Programs," go to "Accessories" and select "Command Prompt.")Enter the DOS command you would like to execute at the prompt. For example, type "dir" to view a list of files and folders in the current directory.
Press the space bar following the command, then type "> ". For example, type "dir > ". The > symbol is an output- redirection operator. It's used to send the DOS command results to someplace other than the computer's monitor, such as to a text file. Insert another space following the > redirection command. Then type the name you want the text file to have (remember to give the file name a ".
For example, typing "dir > files. Press "Enter" on the keyboard to execute the command. Close the DOS Command Prompt. Navigate to the directory where the DOS command was executed. For example, if you executed the command at the C: > prompt, navigate to the computer's C drive to find the text file you created from the DOS Command Prompt. If you executed the command from the C: \Documents and Settings\USER_NAME> prompt, navigate to the C: \Documents and Settings\USER_NAME> path to find the text file you created from the DOS Command Prompt.