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C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc>dir
 Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is 0A74-0A66

 Directory of C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

07/13/2009  08:20 PM    <DIR>          .
07/13/2009  08:20 PM    <DIR>          ..
06/10/2009  02:00 PM               824 hosts
06/10/2009  02:00 PM             3,683 lmhosts.sam
06/10/2009  02:00 PM               407 networks
06/10/2009  02:00 PM             1,358 protocol
06/10/2009  02:00 PM            17,463 services
               5 File(s)         23,735 bytes
               2 Dir(s)  15,917,056,000 bytes free

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc>edit hosts.txt
'edit' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc>copycon hosts
'copycon' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc>
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by:arnold
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Notepad is a command you should use to edit.

 Copy con file
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE earned 2000 total points
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notepad hosts

(file is called: hosts not hosts.txt)
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by:walkerdba
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fine
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