Re: DOS commands in Vista
You are absolutely right, smacked fingers for getting all the letters in the
wrong order here !!. I find the SUBST command very useful, when my desktop is
logged onto my network I have a shared drive on the server mapped to drive
'N' so on my laptop I SUBST a folder on the laptop to drive 'N' and
everything looks the same. I know i'm simple here but it keeps everything in
the same place and I don't have to remember where I put things. However put
10 people in from of 2 machines, one with a DOS box and the other with a CMD
prompt and write down the differances. I bet the list wont be very long.
I know it's all under the surface.
Getting back to my dilemma, it would appear after playing with Vista for a
short while that the issue of access priorities and right to things seams to
be a bit confused. Some things you can do, some thing you can't but it tells
you and then lets you do it. Others it doesn't tell you until you find it
doesn't work and gives you an error message that about as far away from
reality to confuse me totally.
"Mark Rae" wrote:
> "Rick Rogers" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > By the by, it's not a DOS box per se, but a command prompt. DOS box
> > intimates that you are accessing an underlying DOS layer of the OS, and
> > none such exists in an NT system. The CMD prompt is nothing more than a
> > CLI in real mode.
> Correct - lots and lots of people still make this mistake...