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DOS Command

Function of DOS command

  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 | more
attrib - change file attributes | more
  browstat - get domain, browser and pdc info
  cacls - change file permissions
call - call one batch program from another | more
cd - change directory - move to a specific folder | more
change - change terminal server session properties
chkdsk - check disk - check and repair disk problems | more
chkntfs - check the ntfs file system | more
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 | more
color - change colours of the cmd window | more
comp - compare the contents of two files or sets of files
compact - compress files or folders on an ntfs partition | more
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 | more
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 | more
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 | more
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 | more
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 - Ends localization of environment changes in a | more
  erase - delete one or more files | more


exit - quit the cmd shell | more
expand - uncompress files
extract - uncompress cab files
fc - compare two files | more
fdisk - disk format and partition
find - search for a text string in a file
findstr - search for strings in files | more
for - conditionally perform a command several times | more
forfiles - batch process multiple files
format - format a disk | more
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 | more
global - display membership of global groups
goto - direct a batch program to jump to a labelled line | more
help - online help
hfnetchk - network security hotfix checker
if - conditionally perform a command | more
ifmember - is the current user in an nt workgroup
instsrv - install an nt service
ipconfig - displays your IP address. 
  kill - remove a program from memory
  label - edit a disk label | more
  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 | more
  mode - configure a system device | more
  more - display output, one screen at a time | more
  mountvol - manage a volume mount point


move - move files from one folder to another | more
moveuser - move a user from one domain to another
msg - send a message
msiexec - microsoft windows installer
msinfo - windows nt diagnostics
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 | more
pathping - ip trace utility
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 | more
  pushd - save and then change the current directory | more
  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 | more
  rd - delete folder(s) | more
  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 windows nt environment variables | more
  setlocal - begin localisation of environment changes in a batch file | more
  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 | more
  shortcut - create a windows shortcut (.lnk file)
  showgrps - list the nt workgroups a user is in
  showmbrs - list the members of an nt workgroup
  shutdown - shutdown the computer
  shutgui - shutdown the computer
  sleep - wait for x seconds
  soon - schedule a command to run in the near future
  sort - sort input | more
  start - start a separate window to run a specified program or command | more
  su - switch user
  subinacl - edit file and folder permissions, ownership and domain
  subst - associate a path with a drive letter | more
  tasklist - list running applications and services
  time - display or set the system time | more
  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
  winmsd - windows nt diagnostics
  winmsdp - windows nt diagnostics ii
  wmic - wmi command
  xcacls - change file permissions
  xcopy - copy files and folders | more



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