When moving from one version to another, or, from a known system to an unknown system, it is useful to have a reference point for comparison. For example, if I know that dir lists the directory in DOS, then it would help me, when I am learning Linux, to know that dir is ls, to help bootstrap my efforts. The below tables are an attempt to compare typical DOS and Linux command line interface commands.

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