what is wrong when I type..c:\>type command.com?

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when I type .. c:\>type command.com the answer back are a lot of GREEK and EGYPTIAN symbols. I,m not that familiar with what has happened. Please
help, anyone. :cool:
 
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Tommy4024 said:
when I type .. c:\>type command.com the answer back are a lot of GREEK and EGYPTIAN symbols. I,m not that familiar with what has happened. Please
help, anyone. :cool:
Where are you typing this? If it is in the "Run" window, I'm not sure that you want the word "type" before command.com. If you are trying to get to a command prompt in DOS just type "command". Maybe I am misunderstanding what you are trying to do. :confused:
 
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The "type" command in DOS is used to see the contents of a file. Since "command.com" is not a text file, all one would see is some kind of ASCII representation of the data that the file is made of. Most of these characters would appear as gibberish!
 

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Thanks!!!
I thought that I would ask 1st, before I made a wrong move...I hope that I was'nt too much trouble.
 
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