DOS

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A DOS based computer if ever there was one

It is somewhat of a running gag in Strong Bad Email that Strong Bad's computer runs on the DOS operating system. Every new computer that Strong Bad purchases has DOS preinstalled as the operating system, and also has the program "strongbad_email.exe". On the Compy 386, this command was stored in an unnamed drive that was accessed by the command "dir/p". The fact that Strong Bad always uses DOS may have something to do with his preference for old technology.

Note that while Strong Bad's operating system is definitely inspired by DOS, it can't be DOS itself because it has an 8 character filename limit. Strong Bad, however, is able to type commands as long as "strongbad_email.exe", which is obviously longer than that. He is also able to insert normally off-limits characters in a file name such as "'" or the space character in the file "strongbad's email.exe". If this filename were typed in a DOS based command-line, the computer would return that "strongbad's" is not a command.

Known Commands

  • dir/p
  • print_of_it
  • take_a_break

Known Programs

Computers Using DOS

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