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PostSubject: 138 essential DOS Commands   Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:45 am

1 ANSI.SYS -- Defines functions that change display graphics, control cursor movement, and reassign keys.

2 APPEND -- Causes MS-DOS to look in other directories when editing a file or running a command.

3 ARP -- Displays, adds, and removes arp information from network devices

4 ASSIGN -- Assign a drive letter to an alternate letter

5 ASSOC -- View the file associations

6 AT -- Schedule a time to execute commands or programs.

7 ATMADM -- Lists connections and addresses seen by Windows ATM call manager.

8 ATTRIB -- Display and change file attributes.

9 BATCH -- NRecovery console command that executes a series of commands in a file.

10 BOOTCFG -- Recovery console command that allows a user to view, modify, and rebuild the boot.ini

11 BREAK -- Enable / disable CTRL + C feature.

12 CACLS -- View and modify file ACL's.

13 CALL -- Calls a batch file from another batch file.

14 CD -- Changes directories.

15 CHCP -- Supplement the International keyboard and character set information.

16 CHDIR -- Changes directories.

17 CHKDSK -- Check the hard disk drive running FAT for errors.

18 CHKNTFS -- Check the hard disk drive running NTFS for errors.

19 CHOICE -- Specify a listing of multiple options within a batch file.

20 CLS -- Clears the screen.

21 CMD -- Opens the command interpreter.

22 COLOR -- Easily change the foreground and background color of the
MS-DOS window.

23 COMP -- Compares files.

24 COMPACT -- Compresses and uncompress files.

25 CONTROL -- Open control panel icons from the MS-DOS prompt.

26 CONVERT Convert FAT to NTFS.

27 COPY -- Copy one or more files to an alternate location.

28 CTTY -- Change the computers input/output devices.

29 DATE -- View or change the systems date.

30 DEBUG -- Debug utility to create assembly programs to modify hardware settings.

31 DEFRAG -- Re-arrange the hard disk drive to help with loading programs.

32 DEL -- Deletes one or more files.

33 DELETE -- Recovery console command that deletes a file.

34 DELTREE -- Deletes one or more files and/or directories.

35 DIR -- List the contents of one or more directory.

36 DISABLE -- Recovery console command that disables Windows system services or drivers.

37 DISKCOMP -- Compare a disk with another disk.

38 DISKCOPY -- Copy the contents of one disk and place them on another disk.

39 DOSKEY -- Command to view and execute commands that have been run in the past.

40 DOSSHELL -- A GUI to help with early MS-DOS users.

41 DRIVPARM -- Enables overwrite of original device drivers.

42 ECHO -- Displays messages and enables and disables echo.

43 EDIT -- View and edit files.

44 EDLIN -- View and edit files.

45 EMM386 -- Load extended Memory Manager.

46 ENABLE -- Recovery console command to enable a disable service or driver.

47 ENDLOCAL -- Stops the localization of the environment changes
enabled by the setlocal command.

48 ERASE -- Erase files from computer.

49 EXPAND -- Expand a Microsoft Windows file back to it's original format.

50 EXIT -- Exit from the command interpreter.

51 EXTRACT -- Extract files from the Microsoft Windows cabinets.

52 FASTHELP -- Displays a listing of MS-DOS commands and information about them

53 FC -- Compare files.

54 FDISK -- Utility used to create partitions on the hard disk drive.

55 FIND -- Search for text within a file.

56 FINDSTR -- Searches for a string of text within a file.

57 FIXBOOT -- Writes a new boot sector.

59 FIXMBR -- Writes a new boot record to a disk drive.

60 FOR -- Boolean used in batch files.

61 FORMAT -- Command to erase and prepare a disk drive.

62 FTP -- Command to connect and operate on a FTP server.

63 FTYPE -- Displays or modifies file types used in file extension

64 GOTO -- Moves a batch file to a specific label or location.

65 GRAFTABL -- Show extended characters in graphics mode.

66 HELP -- Display a listing of commands and brief explanation.

67 IF -- Allows for batch files to perform conditional processing.

68 IFSHLP.SYS -- 32-bit file manager.

69 IPCONFIG -- Network command to view network adapter settings and assigned values.

70 KEYB -- Change layout of keyboard.

71 LABEL -- Change the label of a disk drive.

72 LH -- Load a device driver in to high memory.

73 LISTSVC -- Recovery console command that displays the services and drivers.

74 LOADFIX -- Load a program above the first 64k.

75 LOADHIGH -- Load a device driver in to high memory.

76 LOCK -- Lock the hard disk drive.

77 LOGON -- Recovery console command to list installations and enable administrator login.

78 MAP -- Displays the device name of a drive.

79 MD -- Command to create a new directory.

80 MEM -- Display memory on system.

81 MKDIR -- Command to create a new directory.

82 MODE -- Modify the port or display settings.

83 MORE -- Display one page at a time.

84 MOVE -- Move one or more files from one directory to another DIRECTORY

85 MSAV -- Early Microsoft Virus scanner.

86 MSD -- Diagnostics utility.

87 MSCDEX -- Utility used to load and provide access to the CD-ROM.

88 NBTSTAT -- Displays protocol statistics and current TCP/IP connections using NBT

89 NET -- Update, fix, or view the network or network settings

90 NETSH -- Configure dynamic and static network information from MS-DOS.

91 NETSTAT -- Display the TCP/IP network protocol statistics and information.

92 NLSFUNC -- Load country specific information.

93 NSLOOKUP -- Look up an IP address of a domain or host on a network.

94 PATH -- View and modify the computers path location

95 PATHPING -- View and locate locations of network latency

96 PAUSE -- command used in batch files to stop the processing of a command.

97 PING -- Test / send information to another network computer or network device .

98 POPD -- Changes to the directory or network path stored by the pushd command.

99 POWER -- Conserve power with computer portables.

100 PRINT -- Prints data to a printer port.

101 PROMPT -- View and change the MS-DOS prompt.

102 PUSHD -- Stores a directory or network path in memory so it can be returned to at any time.

103 QBASIC -- Open the QBasic.

104 RD -- Removes an empty directory.

105 REN -- Renames a file or directory.

106 RENAME -- Renames a file or directory.

107 RMDIR -- Removes an empty directory.

108 ROUTE -- View and configure windows network route tables.

109 RUNAS -- Enables a user to execute a program on another

110 SCANDISK -- Run the scandisk utility.

111 SCANREG -- Scan registry and recover registry from errors.

112 SET -- Change one variable or string to another.

113 SETLOCAL -- Enables local environments to be changed without affecting anything else.

114 SHARE -- Installs support for file sharing and locking capabilities.

115 SETVER -- Change MS-DOS version to trick older MS-DOS programs.

116 SHIFT -- Changes the position of replaceable parameters in a batch program.

117 SHUTDOWN -- Shutdown the computer from the MS-DOS prompt.

118 SMARTDRV -- Create a disk cache in conventional memory or extended memory.

119 SORT -- Sorts the input and displays the output to the screen.

120 START -- Start a separate window in Windows from the MS-DOS prompt.

121 SUBST -- Substitute a folder on your computer for another drive letter.

122 SWITCHES -- Remove add functions from MS-DOS.

123 SYS -- Transfer system files to disk drive.

124 TELNET -- Telnet to another computer / device from the prompt.

125 TIME -- View or modify the system time.

126 TITLE -- Change the title of their MS-DOS window.

127 TRACERT -- Visually view a network packets route across a network.

128 TREE -- View a visual tree of the hard disk drive.

129 TYPE -- Display the contents of a file.

130 UNDELETE -- Undelete a file that has been deleted.

131 UNFORMAT -- Unformat a hard disk drive.

132 UNLOCK -- Unlock a disk drive.

133 VER -- Display the version information.

134 VERIFY-- Enables or disables the feature to determine if files have been written properly.

135 VOL -- Displays the volume information about the designated drive.

136 XCOPY -- Copy multiple files, directories, and/or drives from one location to another.

137 TRUENAME -- When placed before a file, will display the whole directory in which it exists

138 TASKKILL -- It allows you to kill those unneeded or locked up applications
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