MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System) is an OS for x86-based personal computers. After having been the head OS for IBM PC-compatible computers in the 1980s, it was gradually replaced by operating systems with a graphical user interface. Today, there are many MS-DOS games available online for retro games fans.
What are the most common commands in MS-DOS?
Here is a list of the most common MS-DOS commands:
|dir||lists the contents of a folder|
|cd ..||parent folder|
|cls||clears the window|
|md or mkdir||creates a new folder|
|deltree||deletes a folder and all sub-folders|
|copy, xcopy||copies a file|
|call||calls one batch program file from another|
|chkdsk||checks a disk and displays a status report.|
|chkntfs||displays or modifies the checking of disk at startup.|
|assoc||displays or modifies filename extension associations.|
|move||moves a file|
|del||deletes a file|
|type||displays the contents of a file|
|more||displays file contents page by page, pausing after each page|
|help||help for the given command|
|prints the given file|
|notepad||runs the Windows Notepad text editor|
|attrib (-/+r, -/+a, -/+s, -/+h)||changes a file's attributes (- deactivates, + activates, r: read-only, a: archive, s: systeme, h: hidden file)|
|format||formats the given drive|
|label||assigns a drive name to a drive|
|ver||gives the version number|
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