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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by somefellow, Feb 11, 2005.

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  1. somefellow

    somefellow Thread Starter

    Nov 26, 2004
    found this at another site ...pretty useful :

    An A-Z Index of the Windows NT/XP command line

    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
    ATTRIB Change file attributes

    BROWSTAT Get domain, browser and PDC info

    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 colours 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
    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
    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
    DNSSTAT DNS Statistics
    DOSKEY Edit command line, recall commands, and create macros
    DSADD Add user (computer, group..) in active directory
    DSMOD Modify user (computer, group..) in active directory

    ECHO Display message on screen
    ENDLOCAL End localisation of environment changes in a batch file
    ERASE Delete one or more files
    EXIT Quit the CMD shell
    EXPAND Uncompress files
    EXTRACT Uncompress CAB files

    FC Compare two files
    FDISK Disk Format and partition
    FIND Search for a text string in a file
    FINDSTR Search for strings in files
    FOR Conditionally perform a command several times
    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

    GLOBAL Display membership of global groups
    GOTO Direct a batch program to jump to a labelled line

    HELP Online Help
    HFNETCHK Network Security Hotfix Checker

    IF Conditionally perform a command
    IFMEMBER Is the current user in an NT Workgroup
    INSTSRV Install an NT Service
    IPCONFIG Configure IP

    KILL Remove a program from memory

    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

    MAPISEND Send email from the command line
    MEM Display memory usage
    MD Create new folders
    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
    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 NT user account rights

    PATH Display or set a search path for executable files
    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
    PUSHD Save and then change the current directory

    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
    RD Delete folder(s)
    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

    SC Service Control
    SCLIST Display NT Services
    ScriptIt Control GUI applications
    SET Display, set, or remove Windows NT environment variables
    SETLOCAL Begin localisation of environment changes in a batch file
    SETPRFDC Set preferred Domain Controller
    SETX Set environment variables permanently
    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 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
    START Start a separate window to run a specified program or command
    SU Switch User
    SUBINACL Edit file and folder Permissions, Ownership and Domain
    SUBST Associate a path with a drive letter

    TASKLIST List running applications and services
    TIME Display or set the system time
    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
  2. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Nov 2, 2002
    You can also see anytime on your on XP computer by running:

    hh.exe ms-its:C:\WINDOWS\Help\ntcmds.chm::/ntcmds.htm

    If you feel you want to access it frequently to learn, just create a shortcut on your desktop.
  3. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Nov 2, 2002
    Another way with XP, if you don't want to make the shortcut, is to open up the Help and Support Center. The search for "command-line reference"
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