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Renaming files in DOS

Operating systems : MS-DOS 6.0+ [ 1 ]

Renaming files in DOS by REN command

REN FILE1.TXT FILE2.TXT

- Renames FILE1.TXT into FILE2.TXT

REN FILE1.TXT FILE2.HTM

- Renames FILE1.TXT into FILE2.HTM

REN *.TXT *.HTM

- Renames all files with .txt extension into files with .htm extension. Only extensions are changed, the file names proper are left as they were.

Since REN is the shorter form of RENAME command, RENAME may be used instead - as more self-explaining may be.

Renaming files in DOS by MOVE command

MOVE FILE1.TXT FILE2.TXT

- Renames FILE1.TXT into FILE2.TXT

MOVE FILE1.TXT FILE2.HTM

- Renames FILE1.TXT into FILE2.HTM

Both methods of file renaming work in Windows command prompt as well. But there is a certain distinction: MS-DOS, other typical / older DOS'es, command prompt of Windows prior to Windows 95 and Windows NT 3.51 use a short filename / 8.3 filename convention. So, for example, REN FILE1.HTM FILE1.HTML is not going to work, there will be "Duplicate file name or file name not found" message. And that is not the case with newer DOS'es or command prompt of newer Windows. It can be not the case in older DOS'es also - if relevant drivers are installed.


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MS-DOS 6.0+ tested - but it also may happen to work well under other versions of MS-DOS or other DOS'es.


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Selecting all in mc

 

Selecting all files and folders in a directory viewed in a panel of Midnight Commander. Achieving the same effect a does Ctrl - A under Microsoft Windows or Cmd - A in Mac OS X: Open a directory --> Ctrl - Shift - = --> Enter * [asterisk] --> Enter A directory with files and folders Selection options prompt Entering * [asterisk] All files and folders has been selected The keyboard shortcut of Ctrl - Shift - = is meant to type plus symbol. So just Shift - = may also happen to be enough. The "Using shell patterns" option in selection options prompt has to be checked on in order to make asterisk to work as the symbol for "all" or "any".

ELinks. Use

 

Jump to: ELinks - Text-based or console web browser. Description: features, screenshots, download links. ELinks. Configuration - How to configure ELinks. Once started, ELinks allows a user to do almost all it is capable of by means of its menu. So it is only how to start ELinks and how to do several other things as an example that is explained here. 1 ) Starting ELinks - ELinks may be run under a GUI environment (X Windows, MS Windows, etc) or some command-line interface. In the first case a terminal emulator / console must be opened before ELinks is to be started: xterm, rxvt, Win32 console and others: ELinks ( Linux ) - To start ELinks, enter command: elinks - To start ELinks opening a web document from Internet: elinks Web address of a web document - To start ELinks accessing hard disk to browse local folders: elinks file:/// or: elinks / - To start ELinks opening a local folder: elinks file:///home/user1/ or: elinks /home/user1/ - To start ELinks opening a local file: elinks file:///home/user1/document1.htm or: elinks /home/user1/document1.htm ELinks ( Windows ) - To start ELinks, enter command: elinks - To start ELinks opening a web document from Internet: elinks Web address of a web document - To start ELinks accessing hard disk to browse local folders: elinks file:/// - To start ELinks opening a local folder: elinks file://c/home/user1/ - To start ELinks opening a local file: elinks file://c/home/user1/document1.htm 2 ) To access the menu of ELinks: Press Esc on keyboard 3 ) Opening a web document in ELinks already running: Press g on keyboard or Esc --> File --> Go to URL --> [ Enter a web address ] --> Enter 4 ) Going back: Left arrow of Arrow keys on keyboard or Esc --> File --> Go back 5 ) Opening a link in a new tab in background: Shift - t or Esc --> Link --> Open in new tab in background 6 ) Going to the next tab: Shift - > or Esc --> View --> Next tab 7 ) Closing a tab: Press c on keyboard or Esc --> View --> Close tab 8 ) Passing a URI to an external application when running ELinks in a terminal emulator. There are many applications it is possible to pass a URI to, here it is about passing a URI to clipboard.