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

eryksun eryksun at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 07:48:56 CET 2013

On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 12:47 PM, Alan Gauld <alan.gauld at btinternet.com> wrote:
> so "the DOS prompt" is both traditional and sufficiently specific making it
> the most easily understandable of the likely terms.

"DOS prompt" is a common idiom, but it bears mentioning now and then
that the OS is NT [1], not DOS. That's all; I know I'm being pedantic.

Officially the Windows command-line shell is called the "command
prompt". I call it the shell [2] or command line. Unless someone says
PowerShell or 4NT, I assume it's cmd.

[1] Windows 8 is NT 6.2.9200
[2] Not the GUI shell, Explorer, which is set here:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\Shell

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