Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Names of the commands that are used in command prompt

Name of the Command That are Used in Command Prompt

This is a list of command prompt  command list
command promt
Command Prompt

If you want to know commands used in Command Prompt, just type "help" and you will get the following commands with their description.

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 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 partitio
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 commands, and creates m
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 differ
                        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.
FTYPE              Displays or modifies file types used in file extension assoc
GOTO               Directs the Windows command interpreter to a labeled line in
                       batch program.
GRAFTABL       Enables Windows to display an extended character set in grap
HELP              Provides Help information for Windows 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 direct
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 b
PRINT             Prints a text file.
PROMPT          Changes the Windows 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 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 comma
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 p
TYPE              Displays the contents of a text file.
VER                 Displays the Windows version.
VERIFY            Tells Windows 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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