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Special Edition Using MS-DOS® 6.22, Third Edition by Jim Cooper

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Appendix G. Glossary

In this appendix

This glossary is designed to provide short, quick definitions of some of the more common terms used in this book. If you require more in-depth information, refer to a computing dictionary such as Que's Computer and Internet Dictionary, Sixth Edition.

Glossary

Absolute path

The path named from the root directory, including all intervening subdirectories.

Attribute

A directory-based indicator of a file's status. Attributes include read-only, archive, system, hidden, and volume label.

AUTOEXEC.BAT

A special batch file that DOS automatically executes during the booting process. This file, usually placed in the root directory, is an ideal place to include commands that initialize the operation of a PC.

Batch file

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