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The append command can be used by programs to open files in another directory as if they were located in the current directory.
The arp command is used to display or change entries in the ARP cache.
The assoc command is used to display or change the file type associated with a particular file ******************.
The at command is used to schedule commands and other programs to run at a specific date and time.
The atmadm command is used to display information related to asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) connections on the system.
The attrib command is used to change the attributes of a single file or a directory.
The bootcfg command is used to build, modify, or view the contents of the boot.ini file, a hidden file that is used to identify in what folder, on which partition, and on which hard drive Windows is located.
The break command sets or clears extended CTRL+C checking on DOS systems.
The cacls command is used to display or change access control lists of files.
The call command is used to to run a script or batch program from within another script or batch program.
The chcp command displays or configures the active code page number.
The chdir command is used to display the drive letter and folder that you are currently in. Chdir can also be used to change the drive and/or directory that you want to work in.
The chkdsk command, often referred to as check disk, is used to identify and correct certain hard drive errors.
The chkntfs command is used to configure or display the checking of the disk drive during the Windows boot process.
CipherThe cipher command shows or changes the encryption status of files and folders on NTFS partitions.
The cls command clears the screen of all previously entered commands and other text.
The cmd command starts a new instance of the command interpreter.
The cmstp command installs or uninstalls a Connection Manager service profile.
The color command is used to change the colors of the text and background within the Command Promptwindow.
The comp command is used to compare the contents of two files or sets of files.
The compact command is used to show or change the compression state of files and directories on NTFS partitions.
The convert command is used to convert FAT or FAT32 formatted volumes to the NTFS format.
The copy command does simply that – it copies one or more files from one location to another.
The date command is used to show or change the current date.
The debug command starts Debug, a command line application used to test and edit programs.
The defrag command is used to defragment a drive you specify. The defrag command is the command line version of Microsoft’s Disk Defragmenter.
The del command is used to delete one or more files. The del command is the same as the erase command.
The dir command is used to display a list of files and folders contained inside the folder that you are currently working in. The dir command also displays other important information like the hard drive’sserial number, the total number of files listed, their combined size, the total amount of free space left on the drive, and more.
The diskcomp command is used to compare the contents of two floppy disks.
The diskcopy command is used to copy the entire contents of one floppy disk to another.
The diskpart command is used to create, manage, and delete hard drive partitions.
The doskey command is used to edit command lines, create macros, and recall previously entered commands.
The driverquery command is used to show a list of all installed drivers.
The echo command is used to show messages, most commonly from within script or batch files. The echo command can also be used to turn the echoing feature on or off.
The edit command starts the MS-DOS Editor tool which is used to create and modify text files.
The edlin command starts the Edlin tool which is used to create and modify text files from the command line.

The endlocal command is used to end the localization of environment changes inside a batch or script file.
The erase command is used to delete one or more files. The erase command is the same as the del command.
The eventcreate command is used to create a custom event in an event log.
The eventquery command is used to display the events and event properties from one or more event logs.
The eventtriggers command is used to configure and display event triggers.
The exe2bin command is used to convert a file of the EXE file type (executable file) to a binary file.
The exit command is used to end the Command Prompt session that you’re currently working in.
The expand command is used to extract a single file or a group of files from a compressed file.
The fastopen command is used to add a program’s hard drive location to a special list stored in memory, potentially improving the program’s launch time by removing the need for MS-DOS to locate the application on the drive.
The fc command is used to compare two individual or sets of files and then show the differences between them.
The find command is used to search for a specified text string in one or more files.
The findstr command is used to find text string patterns in one or more files.
The finger command is used to return information about one or more users on a remote computer that’s running the Finger service.
The for command is used to run a specified command for each file in a set of files. The for command is most often used within a batch or script file.
The forcedos command is used to start the specified program in the MS-DOS subsystem.
The format command is used to format a drive in the file system that you specify.
The fsutil command is used to perform various FAT and NTFS file system tasks like managing reparse points and sparse files, dismounting a volume, and extending a volume.
The ftp command can used to transfer files to and from another computer. The remote computer must be operating as an FTP server.
The ftype command is used to define a default program to open a specified file type.
The getmac command is used to display the media access control (MAC) address of all the network controllers on a system.
The goto command is used in a batch or script file to direct the command process to a labeled line in the script.
The gpresult command is used to display Group Policy settings.
The gpupdate command is used to update Group Policy settings.
The graftabl command is used to enable the ability of Windows to display an extended character set in graphics mode.
The graphics command is used to load a program that can print graphics.
The help command provides more detailed information on any of the other Command Prompt commands.
The hostname command displays the name of the current host.
The if command is used to perform conditional functions in a batch file.
The ipconfig command is used to display detailed IP information for each network adapter utilizing TCP/IP. The ipconfig command can also be used to release and renew IP addresses on systems configured to receive them via a DHCP server.
The ipxroute command is used to display and change information about IPX routing tables.
The label command is used to manage the volume label of a disk.
The loadfix command is used to load the specified program in the first 64K of memory and then runs the program.
The lodctr command is used to update registry values related to performance counters.
The logman command is used to create and manage Event Trace Session and Performance logs. The logman command also supports many functions of Performance Monitor.
The logoff command is used to terminate a session.
The lpq command displays the status of a print queue on a computer running Line Printer Daemon (LPD).
The lpr command is used to send a file to a computer running Line Printer Daemon (LPD).

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