Sunday, June 07, 2009

The Different Internal DOS Command

If you are a DOS (Disk Operating System) novice just learning these commands I would recommend just scrolling down the screen and reading about them all. Just remember the important ones like: DIR, COPY, CD, RD and DEL. In programs that respond to commands through a command-line interface, the user must enter an exact command, usually in the form of a keyword, into the computer. They will get you started. Internal DOS commands are a part of the operating system and are loaded together with it. Running internal DOS commands doesn't require the presence of a system disk in a drive.

BREAK - Sets or clears extended CTRL+C checking.
CD - Displays the name of or changes the current directory.
CHDIR - Displays the name of or changes the current directory.
CLS - Clears the screen.
CMD - Starts a new instance of the Windows command interpreter.
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.
ERASE - Deletes one or more files.
EXIT - Quits the CMD.EXE program (command interpreter).
MD - Creates a directory.
MKDIR - Creates a directory.
PATH - Displays or sets a search path for executable files.
PROMPT - Changes the Windows command prompt.
RD - Removes a directory.
REN - Renames a file or files.
RENAME - Renames a file or files.
RMDIR - Removes a directory.
SET - Displays, sets, or removes Windows environment variables.
TIME - Displays or sets the system time.
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.
LOCK - It 'locks' a disk so DOS programs can have direct access to it.
UNLOCK - This unlocks a drive from direct disk access.

That’s it guys! I hope the following internal DOS commands were helpful to you. I know there are a lot of internal DOS commands available in DOS but those commands are the only thing I remembered just notify me if some are missing in you’re lists.