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Book8088 MSDOS PC Cheat Sheet by

Keyboard shortcuts, general information and useful DOS commands for the Chinese Book8088.

LED lights

CF
Blue
Read/Write operation in progress
 
Red
CPU turbo mode enabled (8MHz)
CHG
Blue
Battery 100%
 
Red
Battery is charging
Battery (2 LEDs)
Flashing slowly
Battery is good
 
Flashing rapidly
Battery is low

Useful MSDOS commands

Change current drive
C:
 
D:
Change folder
cd MYFOLDER
 
cd game\eob1 (1)
Go back to previous folder
cd ..
Go back two folders up the tree
cd ..\..
List files in current folder
dir/w
 
dir *.exe
Copy files
copy C:\foo.dat C:\arc­\ba­r.dat
 
copy *.txt C:\docs\
Delete files
erase C:\doc­s\s­ecr­ets.txt
Create folders
mkdir C:\doc­s\b­ills\
Rename files
rename C:\cat­hya.txt C:\sop­hie.txt
Delete folders
rd C:\doc­s\hoax\
Clear the screen
cls
Switch display to 80 columns (width)
mode 80
Switch display to 40 columns (width)
mode 40
Start text editor
edit
 
edit C:\doc­s\p­oem.txt
Move files
mv C:\doc­s\p­oem.txt C:\doc­s\a­rc­\poe­m.txt
Run system diagnotics
msd
Check filesystem
scandisk
(1) Go to folder "­eob­1" within folder "­gam­e". Backslash is used because slash is the character MSDOS uses to manage switch­es/­opt­ions.
 

Keys

Fn + F1
Speakers OFF
Fn + F2
Speakers ON
Fn + F6
Toggle CPU turbo mode
Fn + F7
Mode 80 trick to fix screen alignment (1)
Ctrl + Alt + Del
Restart the computer
(1) Sometimes after a change in resolu­tion, the screen gets misaligned and some elements end up shifted left, out of bounds.

Book8088 version 1 (2023)

           
 

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