|ISBN: 0-87455-074-5 (Fennica) (HelMet) (Kirjastot.fi) (Library of Congress)
||Publisher: COMPUTE! Publications, Inc.|
The Workbench, the graphics based interface which offers icons, pull-down menus, and multiple windows, isn't the only way to operate Commdore's Amiga personal computer. A more direct method of control is also available. Called the CLI (Command Line Interface), it provides added power and flexibility. COMPUTE!'s AmigaDOS Reference Guide shows you how to enter this operating environment and how to use its multitude of commands.
The CLI, similar to IBM-style command-driven environments, allows you to customize almost any disk operating system function of the Amiga. With it, you can do such things as:
- Access tow text editors - ED, a full screen editor, and EDIT, a line editor - for text and program entry
- Use the RAM disk, available only through the CLI, to set aside portions of memory as an electronic disk drive, signficantly speeding up access.
- Create command sequeence files to automate almost any task, from startup to copying files.
- Eliminate the tedious disk swapping so common to single-drive Amiga systems
- Directly control the printer, screen, hard disk, and console devices
- Set up customized file directories and subdirectories
- And much more
COMPUTE!'s AmigaDOS Reference Guide is both an easily undestood tutorial and a comprehensive reference guide. It takes you step by step through the intricacies of AmigaDOS, from creating a CLI disk which bypasses the Workbench to building your own command sequence files. Thoroughly illustrated with practical examples, it lets you quickly explore the CLI and AmigaDOS.
An AmigaDOS Command Reference presents each AmigaDOS command, detailing its purpose, format, and parameters. Countless examples demostrate how each works. You'll continue to use the Command Reference long after you've become an expert at the CLI.
|Part 1. Using AmigaDOS||1|
|Chapter 1 - Introduction to AmigaDOS||3|
|Chapter 2 - The CLI Environment||11|
|Chapter 3 - The Filing System||23|
|Chapter 4 - Devices||43|
|Chapter 5 - Command Sequence Files||60|
|Chapter 6 - ED, the System Screen Editor||77|
|Chapter 7 - EDIT, the Line Editor||92|
|Part 2. AmigaDOS Command Reference||121|
|AmigaDOS Command Summary||218|
|AmigaDOS 1.2 Additions and Changes||221|
|Appendix A - Files on the Workbench Disk||241|
|Appendix B - AmigaDOS Error Messages||249|
|This page has been created by Sami Rautiainen.|
|Read the small print.||Last updated Jan 22, 2006|