List of commands for w7

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  1. mark dib

    mark dib

    Nov 7, 2012
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    hey guys i have some cmd commands for you . who have more expLanation about this command should post it please , because i need more information about it :
    ASSOC: Displays or modifies file extension associations.
    ATTRIB: Displays or changes file attributes.
    BREAK: Sets or clears extended CTRL+C checking.
    BCDEDIT: Sets properties in boot database to control boot loading.
    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 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.
    DISKPART: Displays or configures Disk Partition properties.
    DOSKEY: Edits command lines, recalls Windows commands, and
    creates macros.
    DRIVERQUERY: Displays current device driver status and properties.
    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.
    FSUTIL: Displays or configures the file system properties.
    FTYPE: Displays or modifies file types used in file extension
    GOTO: Directs the Windows command interpreter to a labeled line in
    a batch program.
    GPRESULT: Displays Group Policy information for machine or user.
    GRAFTABL: Enables Windows to display an extended character set in
    graphics mode.
    HELP: Provides Help information for Windows commands.
    ICACLS: Display, modify, backup, or restore ACLs for files and
    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.
    MKLINK: Creates Symbolic Links and Hard Links
    MODE: Configures a system device.
    MORE: Displays output one screen at a time.
    MOVE: Moves one or more files from one directory to another
    OPENFILES: Displays files opened by remote users for a file share.
    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
    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.
    ROBOCOPY: Advanced utility to copy files and directory trees
    SET: Displays, sets, or removes Windows environment variables.
    SETLOCAL: Begins localization of environment changes in a batch file.
    SC: Displays or configures services (background processes).
    SCHTASKS: Schedules commands and programs to run on a computer.
    SHIFT: Shifts the position of replaceable parameters in batch files.
    SHUTDOWN: Allows proper local or remote shutdown of machine.
    SORT: Sorts input.
    START: Starts a separate window to run a specified program or command.
    SUBST: Associates a path with a drive letter.
    SYSTEMINFO: Displays machine specific properties and configuration.
    TASKLIST: Displays all currently running tasks including services.
    TASKKILL: Kill or stop a running process or application.
    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
    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.
    WMIC: Displays WMI information inside interactive command shell.

    Windows 7 Command-Line Tips and Tricks
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    TrainableMan ^ The World's First ^ Moderator

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    Before windows based programs we used DOS commands

    Start menu>More Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt is a shortcut which runs CMD.EXE and opens the "DOS" window

    Used inside a CMD.EXE window, CMD without parameters shows you the command interpreters version info. With parameters it starts a new session, basically a subroutine

    CD is change directory. It works like the basic DOS command that has been around for 30+ years.
    DIR is a directory file list, it lists all the files of the current directory and has been around 30+ years as well

    HELP is used inside the CMD window to get help on the various DOS commands, example type HELP CD in the DOS window and it will show you the parameters and the alternate spelling CHDIR.

    EXIT closes the DOS window (or just click the X in the corner)

    Search to web for "DOS Commands" to learn more. For instance Wikipedia
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  3. mark dib


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    the command prompt seems pretty pointless. the only times i've ever seen it being used/used it myself have been to determine my internal ip and to help repair windows should something go wrong.

    i use cygwin/mintty for a terminal, though. it provides a unix-like environment to windows and uses bash by default. if you know how to compile, you can download the source code for terminal applications on linux (like nano) and use them on windows. pretty sure all the command prompt commands work on it, as well.
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    apathyRecharge, Nov 20, 2012
  4. mark dib


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    Can't understand why you would wanna use something like terminal. Too complicated for my liking. I use CMD all the time. (rather not explain why)
    gerrman, Oct 8, 2013
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    clifford_cooley VIP Member

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    "FOR: Runs a specified command for each file in a set of files."

    The FOR command is priceless when programming scripts.
    clifford_cooley, Jan 19, 2018
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