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An A-Z Index of the Windows NT 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 CLEARMEM Clear memory leaks
CLIP Copy STDIN to the Windows clipboard. CLS Clear the screen 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 DATE Display or set the date Dcomcnfg DCOM Configuration Utility DEL Delete one or more files DELPROF Delete NT user profiles
DELTREE Delete a folder and all subfolders 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 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) 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 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 PRINT Print a text file 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 SC Service Control
SCOPY File Copy with Security 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
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 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 WHOAMI Output the current UserName and domain
WINMSD Windows NT Diagnostics WINMSDP Windows NT Diagnostics II XCACLS Change file permissions XCOPY Copy files and folders Other sources of help... Download all the pages above

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