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Description of the TYPE command of RT-11SJ displayed on a VT100.

In computing, type is a command in various RT-11[1], OS/8[2], TOPS-20[3], VMS, AmigaDOS[4], CP/M[5], MP/M[6][7], DOS, FlexOS[8], OS/2, Microsoft Windows, and ReactOS command line interpreters (shells) such as COMMAND.COM, cmd.exe, 4DOS/4NT and Windows PowerShell. It is used to display the contents of specified files on the computer terminal.[9]

The command is also available in the open source MS-DOS emulator DOSBox.

The analogous Unix command is cat. In Windows PowerShell, type is a predefined command alias for the Get-Content Cmdlet which basically serves the same purpose. TYPE originated as an internal command in 86-DOS.

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UsageEdit

Microsoft WindowsEdit

The command-syntax is:

type [Drive:][Path]FileName
  • [ Drive : ][ Path ] FileName – This parameter specifies the location and name of the file or files to view. Multiple file names need to be separated with spaces.
  • /? – This parameter displays help for the command.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://paleoferrosaurus.com/beta/documents/rt11help.html#TYPE
  2. ^ "Concise Command Language" (CCL)."OS/8 Handbook" (PDF). April 1974. Retrieved 28 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "TOPS-20 Command manual" (PDF). 
  4. ^ https://archive.org/details/1988-rugheimer-spanik-amigados-quick-reference
  5. ^ http://www.cpm.z80.de/manuals/cpm22-m.pdf
  6. ^ Digital Research (July 1981) [1979]. MP/M - Multi-Programming Monitor Control Program - User's Guide (PDF) (4 ed.). Pacific Grove, CA, USA: Digital Research. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-01-04. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  7. ^ Digital Research (1981-09-25). MP/M-86 Operating System - User's Guide (PDF) (1 ed.). Pacific Grove, CA, USA: Digital Research. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-01-04. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  8. ^ http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/digitalResearch/flexos/1073-2003_FlexOS_Users_Guide_V1.3_Nov86.pdf
  9. ^ Microsoft TechNet Type article