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The Statistical Consulting Center
The table below compares the operating system commands of Windows, UNIX, VMS and CMS. If you know one operating system and need to learn another, this type of guide can be very helpful. If you need help with operating system commands, contact the HelpDesk at 974-9900. If you need assistance with statistical, graphical, mapping or related research computing, contact the Statistical Consulting Center via the Helpdesk at 974-9900. We will do our best to get back to you within 24 hours All UT students, faculty and staff can receive up to 10 free hours of statistical, graphical, mapping and computing assistance each semester. See oit.utk.edu/scc for details. We also offer training each semester on a variety of statistical, graphical, mapping and computing subjects. See web.utk.edu/~training for details. Task List the files in a directory Copy a file Delete a file Rename or move a file Display a file on the screen Display a filetype with pauses between screen fills Print a file Edit or create a text file Backup your files Compare two files Find text in a file Sort a file Retrieve a deleted file Allow others to see/use a file(s) Directory Handling Commands Windows dir copy, xcopy del (erase) rename, move type fnmore UNIX ls cp rm mv cat more,less VMS directory copy delete rename type type/page fn CMS filelist, listfile copyfile erase rename type CMS always pauses print xedit vmarch compare search sort vmarchive dirm mdisk CMS
print edit, edlin backup comp, fc find sort undelete Disk: Share as...(1) DOS, NT
lp pico tar, cpio diff grep sort
print edit backup differences search sort
set protection VMS
help software mail show memory set terminal press the [up arrow] define set host/log send/file set terminal VMS stty DOS. note query storage terminal use the retrieve function synonym spool.Change directories Display current directories Make a new directory Remove a directory Utilities Change password Check remaining disk space Clear screen Close a Window Check system date Log off of the computer Format a new disk(ette) File Transfer Protocol Display online manual Send or receive mail Check amount of memory available Set terminal type Recall previous commands Define an alias Capture a session of commands /responses Send a file Set terminal features Running applications and commands chdir (cd) chdir (cd) mkdir (md) rmdir (rd) DOS. NT Change Password (2) chkdisk cls exit date. cmspassw query disk a Press the [clear] key query time logoff format ftp help mail.time File: Logoff(2) format ftp help mail(1) mem mode press the [up arrow] cd pwd mkdir rmdir UNIX chpw quota -v clear exit date exit initialize ftp man. console sendfile enter terminal type: CMS show time logout format ftp help.NT UNIX . man utcc pine vmstat TERM=type history alias script set default show default create/directory delete VMS set password show quota type/page nl: CMS doesn't have directories CMS doesn't have directories CMS dirm pw.
Automate a series of commands Run a system command interactively Run a system command as a subprocess Run a system command in batch Set search path to locate commands Show which programs are executing Stop an executing program Creating and running programs Compile a C program Compile a FORTRAN program Link or load object modules Run a compiled program in the background Run a compiled program interactively Submit a command at a specific time fn .com cmd ft exec cmd cmd & spawn/nowait cmd batch PATH= ps kill UNIX cc f77 ld a.out & a.out at. . cron show process stop VMS cc fortran link spawn/nowait run scheduler hx CMS cc fortvs2 load vmbatch submit load submit vmbatch .NT Depends on version Depends on version . cmd low(2) path [Ctrl][Esc](3) End Task(3) DOS. cmd low(2) start.kshrc cmd @fn .profile.bat cmd start.