2.6. Advanced DOS¶
Provides Help information for Windows commands.
2.6.2. File contents commands¶
Displays the contents of a text file.
Searches for a text string in a file or files.
Searches for strings in files.
Displays output one screen at a time.
2.6.3. Change current screen / display¶
Clears the screen.
Sets the default console foreground and background colors.
Changes the Windows command prompt.
Sets the window title for a CMD.EXE session.
2.6.4. Calling and exiting batch Files¶
Calls one batch program from another.
Starts a new instance of the Windows command interpreter.
Starts a separate window to run a specified program or command.
Quits the CMD.EXE program (command interpreter).
2.6.5. File/Folder/Directory management commands¶
Displays a list of files and subdirectories in a directory.
Creates a directory.
Displays the name of or changes the current directory.
Removes a directory.
Deletes one or more files.
Renames a file or files.
Moves one or more files from one directory to another directory.
2.6.6. Comparision commands¶
Compares the contents of two files or sets of files.
Compares two files or sets of files, and displays the differences between them.
2.6.7. Date & Time commands¶
Displays or sets the date.
Displays or sets the system time.
2.6.8. Environment Variable management commands¶
Displays, sets, or removes Windows environment variables.
Displays or sets a search path for executable files.
Begins localization of environment changes in a batch file.
Ends localization of environment changes in a batch file.
2.6.9. Adding more funcionality to a batch file¶
Records comments (remarks) in batch files or CONFIG.SYS.
Displays messages, or turns command echoing on or off.
Suspends processing of a batch file and displays a message.
Directs the Windows command interpreter to a labeled line in a batch program.
Performs conditional processing in batch programs.
Shifts the position of replaceable parameters in batch files.
Runs a specified command for each file in a set of files.
2.6.10. Switching directories¶
Saves the current directory then changes it.
Restores the previous value of the current directory saved by PUSHD.
2.6.11. Copy commands¶
Copies one or more files to another location.
Copies files and directory trees.
Advanced utility to copy files and directory trees
2.6.12. Other commands¶
Graphically displays the directory structure of a drive or path.
Associates a path with a drive letter.
Displays the Windows version.
Edits command lines, recalls Windows commands, and creates macros.