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What to type on DOS to repeat the last command

  1. Jun 11, 2009 #1
    does anyone remember DOS? what do I type to repeat the last thing I typed, instead of typing it all out again, if there is such a thing?
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  3. Jun 11, 2009 #2
    If I recall correctly you can just press the up arrow
  4. Jun 11, 2009 #3


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    On some older OS's implementation of the DOS box, you may need to type DOSKEY first, before the up arrow recall feature works. In your DOS box, just type HELP DOSKEY to learn more about the function. You can try the up arrow to see if it works at recalling the last command. If it doesn't, just type DOSKEY, and after that (in that active DOS window), it should keep working.
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  5. Jun 11, 2009 #4
    wow that's even easier than I thought... thx for the tip :smile:
  6. Jun 11, 2009 #5


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    Up arrow or <F3> still work in the dos console window. <F7> brings up a history of commands, allowing you to choose one from the list.
  7. Jun 26, 2009 #6
    the up -down key will do.but i have a problem accessing files contentsthrough the dos .when i type "type"
  8. Jul 21, 2009 #7
    Yes, as said, F3 repeats the previous command or the up arrow key... You can then use the left and right arrow keys to edit the line.

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