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using the command prompt

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cuppajava, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. cuppajava

    cuppajava Flightless Bird

    Hello,

    Is there a tutorial on using the command prompt to complete tasks?
    I understand that it is a lot simpler to use the command prompt than it is
    to use explorer to do routine things etc.

    Thank you
     
  2. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    cuppajava wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > Is there a tutorial on using the command prompt to complete tasks?
    > I understand that it is a lot simpler to use the command prompt than
    > it is to use explorer to do routine things etc.
    >
    > Thank you


    Please make a list of the things you would like to do.
     
  3. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:8E080836-D36C-4373-8539-81047C686C53@microsoft.com,
    cuppajava <cuppajava@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    > Hello,
    >
    > Is there a tutorial on using the command prompt to complete
    > tasks?
    > I understand that it is a lot simpler to use the command
    > prompt than it is to use explorer to do routine things etc.
    >
    > Thank you


    Well, to start with, you could open the Command Prompt and type HELP
    at the prompt. That will display a list of all of the DOS commands that
    still work. "help | more" without the quotes will display one screenful of
    data and then wait for you to press a key to see the next screenful.
    CLS at the prompt will erase the screen (aka clear); you may need that.

    Here are a couple links that might help you a lot:
    http://www.cs.princeton.edu/courses/archive/spr05/cos126/cmd-prompt.html
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial76.html
    And, the most useful way to use the command prompt capablities is in batch
    files:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial76.html

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  4. Ian D

    Ian D Flightless Bird

    "cuppajava" <cuppajava@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8E080836-D36C-4373-8539-81047C686C53@microsoft.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > Is there a tutorial on using the command prompt to complete tasks?
    > I understand that it is a lot simpler to use the command prompt than it is
    > to use explorer to do routine things etc.
    >
    > Thank you


    The full MS command line reference is available here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/.../xp/all/proddocs/en-us/ntcmds_o.mspx?mfr=true
     
  5. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:e1C7gv1NLHA.6100@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl,
    Twayne <nobody@spamcop.net> typed:
    > In news:8E080836-D36C-4373-8539-81047C686C53@microsoft.com,
    > cuppajava <cuppajava@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> Is there a tutorial on using the command prompt to complete
    >> tasks?
    >> I understand that it is a lot simpler to use the command
    >> prompt than it is to use explorer to do routine things etc.
    >>
    >> Thank you

    >
    > Well, to start with, you could open the Command Prompt and
    > type HELP at the prompt. That will display a list of all
    > of the DOS commands that still work. "help | more" without
    > the quotes will display one screenful of data and then wait
    > for you to press a key to see the next screenful. CLS at the prompt will
    > erase the screen (aka clear); you
    > may need that.
    > Here are a couple links that might help you a lot:
    > http://www.cs.princeton.edu/courses/archive/spr05/cos126/cmd-prompt.html
    > http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial76.html
    > And, the most useful way to use the command prompt
    > capablities is in batch files:
    > http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial76.html
    >
    > HTH,
    >
    > Twayne`


    Here's a more inclusive list with descriptions that may help, too

    Commands marked . are Internal commands only available within the CMD shell.
    All other commands (not marked with .) are external commands which may be
    used under the CMD shell, PowerShell, or directly from START-RUN.
    ADDUSERS Add or list users to/from a CSV file
    ARP Address Resolution Protocol
    ASSOC Change file extension associations.
    ASSOCIAT One step file association
    ATTRIB Change file attributes
    b
    BOOTCFG Edit Windows boot settings
    BROWSTAT Get domain, browser and PDC info
    c
    CACLS Change file permissions
    CALL Call one batch program from another.
    CD Change Directory - move to a specific Folder.
    CHANGE Change Terminal Server Session properties
    CHKDSK Check Disk - check and repair disk problems
    CHKNTFS Check the NTFS file system
    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
    COLOR Change colors of the CMD window.
    COMP Compare the contents of two files or sets of files
    COMPACT Compress files or folders on an NTFS partition
    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.
    CSCcmd Client-side caching (Offline Files)
    CSVDE Import or Export Active Directory data
    d
    DATE Display or set the date.
    DEFRAG Defragment hard drive
    DEL Delete one or more files.
    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.
    DIRUSE Display disk usage
    DISKCOMP Compare the contents of two floppy disks
    DISKCOPY Copy the contents of one floppy disk to another
    DISKPART Disk Administration
    DNSSTAT DNS Statistics
    DOSKEY Edit command line, recall commands, and create macros
    DSACLs Active Directory ACLs
    DSAdd Add items to active directory (user group computer)
    DSGet View items in active directory (user group computer)
    DSQuery Search for items in active directory (user group computer)
    DSMod Modify items in active directory (user group computer)
    DSMove Move an Active directory Object
    DSRM Remove items from Active Directory
    e
    ECHO Display message on screen.
    ENDLOCAL End localisation of environment changes in a batch file.
    ERASE Delete one or more files.
    EVENTCREATE Add a message to the Windows event log
    EXIT Quit the current script/routine and set an errorlevel.
    EXPAND Uncompress files
    EXTRACT Uncompress CAB files
    f
    FC Compare two files
    FIND Search for a text string in a file
    FINDSTR Search for strings in files
    FOR /F Loop command: against a set of files.
    FOR /F Loop command: against the results of another command.
    FOR Loop command: all options Files, Directory, List.
    FORFILES Batch process multiple files
    FORMAT Format a disk
    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.
    g
    GLOBAL Display membership of global groups
    GOTO Direct a batch program to jump to a labeled line.
    GPUPDATE Update Group Policy settings
    h
    HELP Online Help
    i
    iCACLS Change file and folder permissions
    IF Conditionally perform a command.
    IFMEMBER Is the current user in an NT Work group
    IPCONFIG Configure IP
    k
    KILL Remove a program from memory
    l
    LABEL Edit a disk label
    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
    m
    MAPISEND Send email from the command line
    MBSAcli Baseline Security Analyzer.
    MEM Display memory usage
    MD Create new folders.
    MKLINK Create a symbolic link (linkd)
    MODE Configure a system device
    MORE Display output, one screen at a time
    MOUNTVOL Manage a volume mount point
    MOVE Move files from one folder to another.
    MOVEUSER Move a user from one domain to another
    MSG Send a message
    MSIEXEC Microsoft Windows Installer
    MSINFO Windows NT diagnostics
    MSTSC Terminal Server Connection (Remote Desktop Protocol)
    MUNGE Find and Replace text within file(s)
    MV Copy in-use files
    n
    NET Manage network resources
    NETDOM Domain Manager
    NETSH Configure Network Interfaces, Windows Firewall & Remote access
    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
    p
    PATH Display or set a search path for executable files.
    PATHPING Trace route plus network latency and packet loss
    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
    POWERCFG Configure power settings
    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.
    PsExec Execute process remotely
    PsFile Show files opened remotely
    PsGetSid Display the SID of a computer or a user
    PsInfo List information about a system
    PsKill Kill processes by name or process ID
    PsList List detailed information about processes
    PsLoggedOn Who's logged on (locally or via resource sharing)
    PsLogList Event log records
    PsPasswd Change account password
    PsService View and control services
    PsShutdown Shutdown or reboot a computer
    PsSuspend Suspend processes
    PUSHD Save and then change the current directory.
    q
    QGREP Search file(s) for lines that match a given pattern.
    r
    RASDIAL Manage RAS connections
    RASPHONE Manage RAS connections
    RECOVER Recover a damaged file from a defective disk.
    REG Registry: Read, Set, Export, Delete keys and values
    REGEDIT Import or export registry settings
    REGSVR32 Register or unregister a DLL
    REGINI Change Registry Permissions
    REM or :: Record comments (remarks) in a batch file.
    REN Rename a file or files.
    REPLACE Replace or update one file with another
    RD Delete folder(s).
    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)
    s
    SC Service Control
    SCHTASKS Schedule a command to run at a specific time
    SCLIST Display NT Services
    SET Display, set, or remove environment variables.
    SETLOCAL Control the visibility of environment variables.
    SETX Set environment variables permanently
    SFC System File Checker
    SHARE List or edit a file share or print share
    SHIFT Shift the position of replaceable parameters in a batch file.
    SHORTCUT Create a windows shortcut (.LNK file)
    SHOWGRPS List the NT Workgroups a user has joined
    SHOWMBRS List the Users who are members of a Workgroup
    SHUTDOWN Shutdown the computer
    SLEEP Wait for x seconds
    SLMGR Software Licensing Management (Vista/2008)
    SOON Schedule a command to run in the near future
    SORT Sort input
    START Start a program or command in a separate window.
    SU Switch User
    SUBINACL Edit file and folder Permissions, Ownership and Domain
    SUBST Associate a path with a drive letter
    SYSTEMINFO List system configuration
    t
    TASKLIST List running applications and services
    TASKKILL Remove a running process from memory
    TIME Display or set the system time.
    TIMEOUT Delay processing of a batch file
    TITLE Set the window title for a CMD.EXE session.
    TLIST Task list with full path
    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.
    u
    USRSTAT List domain usernames and last login
    v
    VER Display version information.
    VERIFY Verify that files have been saved.
    VOL Display a disk label.
    w
    WHERE Locate and display files in a directory tree
    WHOAMI Output the current UserName and domain
    WINDIFF Compare the contents of two files or sets of files
    WINMSD Windows system diagnostics
    WINMSDP Windows system diagnostics II
    WMIC WMI Commands
    x
    XCACLS Change file and folder permissions
    XCOPY Copy files and folders
    :: Comment / Remark.
    Commands marked . are Internal commands only available within the CMD shell.
    All other commands (not marked with .) are external commands which may be
    used under the CMD shell, PowerShell, or directly from START-RUN.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  6. Al Falfa

    Al Falfa Flightless Bird

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