DOS prompt Command

Command Prompt

No. Command Detail

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

ADDUSERS Add or list users to/from a CSV file
ARP Address Resolution Protocol
ASSOC Change file extension associations
ASSOCIAT One step file association
AT Schedule a command to run at a later time
ATTRIB Change file attributes

BOOTCFG Edit Windows boot settings
BROWSTAT Get domain, browser and PDC info

CACLS Change file permissions
CALL Call one batch program from another
CD Change Directory - move to a specific Folder
CHANGE Change Terminal Server Session properties
CHKDSK Check Disk - check and repair disk problems
CHKNTFS Check the NTFS file system
CHOICE Accept keyboard input to a batch file
CIPHER Encrypt or Decrypt files/folders
CleanMgr Automated cleanup of Temp files, recycle bin
CLEARMEM Clear memory leaks
CLIP Copy STDIN to the Windows clipboard.
CLS Clear the screen
CLUSTER Windows Clustering
CMD Start a new CMD shell
COLOR Change colors of the CMD window
COMP Compare the contents of two files or sets of files
COMPACT Compress files or folders on an NTFS partition
COMPRESS Compress individual files on an NTFS partition
CON2PRT Connect or disconnect a Printer
CONVERT Convert a FAT drive to NTFS.
COPY Copy one or more files to another location
CSVDE Import or Export Active Directory data

DATE Display or set the date
Dcomcnfg DCOM Configuration Utility
DEFRAG Defragment hard drive
DEL Delete one or more files
DELPROF Delete NT user profiles
DELTREE Delete a folder and all subfolders
DevCon Device Manager Command Line Utility
DIR Display a list of files and folders
DIRUSE Display disk usage
DISKCOMP Compare the contents of two floppy disks
DISKCOPY Copy the contents of one floppy disk to another
DNSSTAT DNS Statistics
DOSKEY Edit command line, recall commands, and create macros
DSADD Add user (computer, group..) to active directory
DSQUERY List items in active directory
DSMOD Modify user (computer, group..) in active directory

ECHO Display message on screen
ENDLOCAL End localisation of environment changes in a batch file
ERASE Delete one or more files
EXIT Quit the CMD shell
EXPAND Uncompress files
EXTRACT Uncompress CAB files

FC Compare two files
FDISK Disk Format and partition
FIND Search for a text string in a file
FINDSTR Search for strings in files
FOR Conditionally perform a command several times
FORFILES Batch process multiple files
FORMAT Format a disk
FREEDISK Check free disk space (in bytes)
FSUTIL File and Volume utilities
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FTYPE Display or modify file types used in file extension associations

GLOBAL Display membership of global groups
GOTO Direct a batch program to jump to a labelled line

HELP Online Help
HFNETCHK Network Security Hotfix Checker

IF Conditionally perform a command
IFMEMBER Is the current user in an NT Workgroup

KILL Remove a program from memory

LABEL Edit a disk label
LOCAL Display membership of local groups
LOGEVENT Write text to the NT event viewer.
LOGOFF Log a user off
LOGTIME Log the date and time in a file

MAPISEND Send email from the command line
MEM Display memory usage
MD Create new folders
MODE Configure a system device
MORE Display output, one screen at a time
MOUNTVOL Manage a volume mount point
MOVE Move files from one folder to another
MOVEUSER Move a user from one domain to another
MSG Send a message
MSIEXEC Microsoft Windows Installer
MSINFO Windows NT diagnostics
MSTSC Terminal Server Connection (Remote Desktop Protocol)
MUNGE Find and Replace text within file(s)
MV Copy in-use files

NET Manage network resources
NETDOM Domain Manager
NETSH Configure network protocols
NETSVC Command-line Service Controller
NBTSTAT Display networking statistics (NetBIOS over TCP/IP)
NETSTAT Display networking statistics (TCP/IP)
NOW Display the current Date and Time
NSLOOKUP Name server lookup
NTBACKUP Backup folders to tape
NTRIGHTS Edit user account rights

PATH Display or set a search path for executable files
PATHPING Trace route plus network latency and packet loss
PAUSE Suspend processing of a batch file and display a message
PERMS Show permissions for a user
PERFMON Performance Monitor
PING Test a network connection
POPD Restore the previous value of the current directory saved by PUSHD
PORTQRY Display the status of ports and services
PRINT Print a text file
PRNCNFG Display, configure or rename a printer
PRNMNGR Add, delete, list printers set the default printer
PROMPT Change the command prompt
PsExec Execute process remotely
PsFile Show files opened remotely
PsGetSid Display the SID of a computer or a user
PsInfo List information about a system
PsKill Kill processes by name or process ID
PsList List detailed information about processes
PsLoggedOn Who's logged on (locally or via resource sharing)
PsLogList Event log records
PsPasswd Change account password
PsService View and control services
PsShutdown Shutdown or reboot a computer
PsSuspend Suspend processes
PUSHD Save and then change the current directory

QGREP Search file(s) for lines that match a given pattern.

RASDIAL Manage RAS connections
RASPHONE Manage RAS connections
RECOVER Recover a damaged file from a defective disk.
REG Read, Set or Delete registry keys and values
REGEDIT Import or export registry settings
REGSVR32 Register or unregister a DLL
REGINI Change Registry Permissions
REM Record comments (remarks) in a batch file
REN Rename a file or files.
REPLACE Replace or update one file with another
RD Delete folder(s)
RDISK Create a Recovery Disk
RMTSHARE Share a folder or a printer
ROBOCOPY Robust File and Folder Copy
ROUTE Manipulate network routing tables
RUNAS Execute a program under a different user account
RUNDLL32 Run a DLL command (add/remove print connections)

SC Service Control
SCHTASKS Create or Edit Scheduled Tasks
SCLIST Display NT Services
ScriptIt Control GUI applications
SET Display, set, or remove environment variables
SETLOCAL Begin localisation of environment changes in a batch file
SETX Set environment variables permanently
SHARE List or edit a file share or print share
SHIFT Shift the position of replaceable parameters in a batch file
SHORTCUT Create a windows shortcut (.LNK file)
SHOWGRPS List the NT Workgroups a user has joined
SHOWMBRS List the Users who are members of a Workgroup
SHUTDOWN Shutdown the computer
SLEEP Wait for x seconds
SOON Schedule a command to run in the near future
SORT Sort input
START Start a separate window to run a specified program or command
SU Switch User
SUBINACL Edit file and folder Permissions, Ownership and Domain
SUBST Associate a path with a drive letter
SYSTEMINFO List system configuration

TASKLIST List running applications and services
TIME Display or set the system time
TIMEOUT Delay processing of a batch file
TITLE Set the window title for a CMD.EXE session
TOUCH Change file timestamps
TRACERT Trace route to a remote host
TREE Graphical display of folder structure
TYPE Display the contents of a text file

USRSTAT List domain usernames and last login

VER Display version information
VERIFY Verify that files have been saved
VOL Display a disk label

WHERE Locate and display files in a directory tree
WHOAMI Output the current UserName and domain
WINDIFF Compare the contents of two files or sets of files
WINMSD Windows system diagnostics
WINMSDP Windows system diagnostics II
WMIC WMI Commands

XCACLS Change file permissions
XCOPY Copy files and folders

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