XP Command Line List and Reference

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    Selected list of commands
    Command: Description: Example: (details here)
    assoc: Displays or modifies file name extension associations. Used alone, displays a list of all the current file name associations details here
    at: Schedules commands and programs to run on a computer at a specified time and date. Requires the Schedule service. Superseded by schtasks
    attrib: Configures file attributes read only, hidden, system details here
    bootcfg: Used to repair or edit the boot.ini file details here
    cd or chdir: Displays the name of the current directory or changes the current folder (cd folderpath)
    chkdsk: Checks hard drives for errors. With switches,does repairs. details here
    cls: Clears the screen (cls)
    copy: Copies a file from one location to another (copy somefile somefolder)
    del: Deletes one or more files details here
    dir: Displays a list of a folder's files and subfolders details here
    echo: Used to display a message or to turn off/on messages in batch scripts (echo message)
    exit: Exits batch script or current command control (exit)
    fc: Compares two files and displays the differences between them (fc file1 file2)
    for: Runs a specified command for each item in a set details here
    fsutil: Displays and configures certain file system properties. A suite of various commands details here
    ftype: Displays or modifies file types used in file name extension associations details here
    getmac: Returns the media access control (MAC) address for your network card (getmac)
    goto: Directs the Windows command interpreter to a labeled line in a batch program details here
    if: Performs conditional processing in batch programs details here
    ipconfig: Displays all current TCP/IP network configuration values and refreshes Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS) settings details here
    md or mkdir: Creates a directory (folder) or subdirectory (subfolder) details here
    more: Displays one screen of output at a time. Used with another command that has extensive output (command |more)
    move: Moves a file from one folder to another details here
    net: A suite of various networking and service commands details here
    netsh: Network services shell . Complex suite of commands. details here
    netstat: Displays active TCP connections, ports on which the computer is listening, Ethernet statistics, the IP routing table, statistics for the IP, ICMP, TCP, and UDP protocols details here
    path: Sets the command path in the PATH environment variable, which is the set of directories used to search for executable files details here
    pathping: Provides information about network performance and conditions at intermediate hops between a source and destination details here
    pause: Used in batch scripts pause ping Checks connectivity to other networked computers, routers, or Internet sites details here
    popd, pushd: Changes the directory being referenced in a command prompt. Pushd changes the directory and stores the previous directory. Popd changes the current directory to the directory stored by the pushd command (pushd somefolder popd)
    powercfg: Manages the power settings such as hibernation. Has numerous switches
    reg: Adds, changes, and displays registry entries. A suite of various commands details here
    rd or rmdir: Deletes a directory (folder) details here
    ren or rename: Changes the name of a file or a set of files details here
    sc: Used to obtain information about services and to configure them. A suite of various commands details here
    schtasks: Schedules commands and programs to run periodically or at a specific time set Displays, sets, or removes environment variables details here and also here
    sfc: System file checker scans and verifies the versions of all protected system files
    sfc /scannow shutdown: Shuts down or restarts a computer details here
    start: Starts an application or opens a new command window details here
    subst: Associates a folder with a drive letter details here
    systeminfo: Displays detailed configuration information about a computer and its operating system (systeminfo | more)
    taskkill: Ends one or more tasks or processes details here
    tasklist: Displays a list of applications and services with their Process ID (PID) for all tasks running details here
    tree: Graphically displays the directory structure of a folder or drive (tree somefolder)
    type: Displays the contents of a text file (type somefile.txt)
    xcopy: Powerful command with many switches for copying and backing up files and folders details here

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