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Linux :: What is the basic difference between BASH and DOS?

posted Feb 18, 2013, 2:06 AM by Ashish Jain
The key differences between the BASH and DOS console lies in 3 areas:
  • BASH commands are case sensitive while DOS commands are not;
  • under BASH, / character is a directory separator and \ acts as an escape character. Under DOS, / serves as a command argument delimiter and \ is the directory separator
  • DOS follows a convention in naming files, which is 8 character file name followed by a dot and 3 character for the extension. BASH follows no such convention.