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    MS-DOS Commands

    Well, I dont see this around here much so I decided to post a list of some basic MS-DOS commands... If you want more do a search on google for internal MS-DOS commands
    ASSOC Displays or modifies file extension associations
    AT Schedules commands and programs to run on a computer.
    ATTRIB Displays or changes file attributes.
    BREAK Sets or clears extended CTRL+C checking.
    CACLS Displays or modifies access control lists (ACLs) of files.
    CALL Calls one batch program from another.
    CD Displays the name of or changes the current directory.
    CHCP Displays or sets the active code page number.
    CHDIR Displays the name of or changes the current directory.
    CHKDSK Checks a disk and displays a status report.
    CHKNTFS Displays or modifies the checking of disk at boot time.
    CLS Clears the screen.
    CMD Starts a new instance of the Windows 2000 command interpreter.
    COLOR Sets the default console foreground and background colors.
    COMP Compares the contents of two files or sets of files.
    COMPACT Displays or alters the compression of files on NTFS partitions.
    CONVERT Converts FAT volumes to NTFS. You cannot convert the
    current drive.
    COPY Copies one or more files to another location.
    DATE Displays or sets the date.
    DEL Deletes one or more files.
    DIR Displays a list of files and subdirectories in a directory.
    DISKCOMP Compares the contents of two floppy disks.
    DISKCOPY Copies the contents of one floppy disk to another.
    DOSKEY Edits command lines, recalls Windows 2000 commands, and creates ma

    ECHO Displays messages, or turns command echoing on or off.
    ENDLOCAL Ends localization of environment changes in a batch file.
    ERASE Deletes one or more files.
    EXIT Quits the CMD.EXE program (command interpreter).
    FC Compares two files or sets of files, and displays the differences
    between them.
    FIND Searches for a text string in a file or files.
    FINDSTR Searches for strings in files.
    FOR Runs a specified command for each file in a set of files.
    FORMAT Formats a disk for use with Windows 2000.
    FTYPE Displays or modifies file types used in file extension association
    GOTO Directs the Windows 2000 command interpreter to a labeled line in
    batch program.
    GRAFTABL Enables Windows 2000 to display an extended character set in graph
    HELP Provides Help information for Windows 2000 commands.
    IF Performs conditional processing in batch programs.
    LABEL Creates, changes, or deletes the volume label of a disk.
    MD Creates a directory.
    MKDIR Creates a directory.
    MODE Configures a system device.
    MORE Displays output one screen at a time.
    MOVE Moves one or more files from one directory to another directory.
    PATH Displays or sets a search path for executable files.
    PAUSE Suspends processing of a batch file and displays a message.
    POPD Restores the previous value of the current directory saved by PUSH
    PRINT Prints a text file.
    PROMPT Changes the Windows 2000 command prompt.
    PUSHD Saves the current directory then changes it.
    RD Removes a directory.
    RECOVER Recovers readable information from a bad or defective disk.
    REM Records comments (remarks) in batch files or CONFIG.SYS.
    REN Renames a file or files.
    RENAME Renames a file or files.
    REPLACE Replaces files.
    RMDIR Removes a directory.
    SET Displays, sets, or removes Windows 2000 environment variables.
    SETLOCAL Begins localization of environment changes in a batch file.
    SHIFT Shifts the position of replaceable parameters in batch files.
    SORT Sorts input.
    START Starts a separate window to run a specified program or command.
    SUBST Associates a path with a drive letter.
    TIME Displays or sets the system time.
    TITLE Sets the window title for a CMD.EXE session.
    TREE Graphically displays the directory structure of a drive or path.
    TYPE Displays the contents of a text file.
    VER Displays the Windows 2000 version.
    VERIFY Tells Windows 2000 whether to verify that your files are written
    correctly to a disk.
    VOL Displays a disk volume label and serial number.
    XCOPY Copies files and directory trees.

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    Fastest Thing Alive s0nIc's Avatar
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    haha kewl.. ill bookmark this

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    Senior Member cwk9's Avatar
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    Stop it Iím havening flash backs to 1994.
    Just kidding dos rulz. Good post.
    Its not software piracy. Iím just making multiple off site backups.

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    It's been a while since I saw someone who knew DOS commands... nice post, reminds me of the 'good old days' when you HAD to know DOS.

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    Old-Fogey:Addicts founder Terr's Avatar
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    AFAIK some of those are only valid on Post-Win98 systems. (Although I could be wrong.)
    [HvC]Terr: L33T Technical Proficiency

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    In the command prompt:


    To get the list

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    neat post, but why the hell did these guys remove the UNDELETE command in the new ver.

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    AntiOnline Senior Member souleman's Avatar
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    Where are the net commands?
    net use
    net help
    net stat
    etc etc?
    you included verify, why not net?
    \"Ignorance is bliss....
    but only for your enemy\"
    -- souleman

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    Man that brings back some memories. Thanks ac1dsp3ctrum.
    \"SI JE PUIS\"

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    God that brings back days to me. Some good ones too! Thanks though man, I needed some commands.

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