Wednesday, September 15, 2010
"what is the command to create a file?"
Every book I found mentioned that computers store stuff in files. "Everything is file", they said. It was difficult to understand this because we never created files back then!!
Our teacher would...
- Boot up the PC using a DOS bootable disk.
- type CD BASIC
- type GWBASIC (BASIC interpreter would start and then the bootable floppy would be removed)
- We would happily type our "Hello World" codes, run and just turn off PC when done :D No hassles of saving code :D
Soon our DOS lessons started and then using "DIR" I could see that the bootable disk that we used contained two files and one directory - COMMAND.COM, GWBASIC.COM and BASIC. Phew! There were indeed files in computers.
Next command was "MD", yes, fnally it seems I was getting closer. "MD creates a directory. MF would create a file?", I asked myself and tried the command
A:> MF KIRAN
Bad command of filename (blah!)
I was surprised and broken :( No file for me :( I went to my teacher and asked him - "what is the command to create a file?". He couldn't understand my plight too and I couldn`t understand what he explained. My search of answer continued...
Years later, I met that teacher again on Facebook. I was really glad that he remembered me too.
Thankfully, I now know a little more about computer files than before :D