[Tutor] help with running perl script that writes to a text file

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Wed Feb 6 18:47:19 CET 2013

On 06/02/13 10:58, eryksun wrote:

> and pedantic comment about the habit of saying "DOS prompt". The cmd
> shell is a Win32 console application, unlike DOS command.com.

Yes, but the problem is that Windows now has so many command prompts 
(cscript, cmd, power shell etc) that "the Windows prompt"
would be meaningless and "the cmd prompt" too awkward to say,
so "the DOS prompt" is both traditional and sufficiently specific making 
it the most easily understandable of the likely terms.

Alan G
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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