DOS to UNIX Translation

A quick reference for users of DOS who are moving to UNIX. Look for a task or DOS command and then select the UNIX command for further details.

To ...                      DOS                     UNIX

display list of files dir/w dir ls dir ls -l display contents of file type cat display file with pauses type filename | more more copy file copy cp find string in file find grep fgrep compare files comp diff rename file rename OR ren mv delete file erase OR del rm delete directory rmdir OR rd rmdir change file protection attrib chmod create directory mkdir OR md mkdir change working directory chdir OR cd cd get help help man apropos display date and time date, time date display free disk space chkdsk df print file print lpr display print queue print lpq

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