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Old 04-14-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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i think having a thread with useful DOS commands would be a helpful thing to have

ones i know are-
ipconfig
nbtstat
nslookup
ftp
netstat
tracert
ping

ill edit and post more if i can remember some off hand

MS site

site with quick defenitions
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Old 04-14-2005, 12:46 PM   #2
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Good old Edlin.
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Old 04-14-2005, 12:49 PM   #3
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Good old Edlin.
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Old 04-14-2005, 01:24 PM   #4
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For the record it's not DOS anymore unless you're running Win9X or older.
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Old 04-14-2005, 02:11 PM   #5
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Good old Edlin.
I hated Edlin!
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Old 04-14-2005, 02:44 PM   #6
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Old 04-14-2005, 02:52 PM   #7
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For the record it's not DOS anymore unless you're running Win9X or older.
thats why i put DOS/command line
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Old 04-14-2005, 04:00 PM   #8
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fdisk
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Old 04-14-2005, 08:30 PM   #9
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deltree
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:21 PM   #10
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dir >> lpt1
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Old 04-15-2005, 12:11 AM   #11
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in 2k/xp cmd, F7 and F8 are very useful. the "FOR" command is actually fairly powerful, if convoluted.
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Old 04-15-2005, 12:20 AM   #12
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actually fairly powerful, if convoluted.
That pretty much summarizes all of MS' CLI tools.
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Old 04-15-2005, 03:51 AM   #13
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My favorite is probably

tracert

Its just fun to watch
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Old 04-15-2005, 05:04 AM   #14
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edit
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Old 04-15-2005, 05:47 AM   #15
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i've been doing a lot of regsvr32'ing lately at work to fix messed up SSL connections
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Old 04-16-2005, 08:14 AM   #16
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hmm, let's see, from when I was younger:
dir, del, ren, copy, move, format, unformat, qbasic or gwbasic or basica , edit, edlin, dosshell (5.x+ only), memmaker (ugh), mem, cd, mkdir or md, rmdir, deltree, type, autoexec (hehe), command, msd
There's more, but these were the only ones I could think of off the top of my head (these are ones that existed in DOS, not those added in WinNT that are listed by the OP).
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Old 04-16-2005, 01:32 PM   #17
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so what are some of the ones you use most?

and what do they do?

i've been messing around with nslookup, to find IP's of google and such

netstat is good to see what your connections are (i was able to get the IP of a guy on AIM)
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Old 04-16-2005, 08:26 PM   #18
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Remember the "submenu" command?
Used to make some cool menus in the Win3.11/Novel days
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Old 04-16-2005, 08:49 PM   #19
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Run this:
%Windir%\Help\ntcmds.chm

This will show you all commands with instructions, so you don't have to reference a website. My favorite is of course: format c: /u
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Old 04-16-2005, 09:07 PM   #20
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Frankly the windows CLI tools are terrible. Grab a copy of Knoppix or Gnoppix and boot into Linux, get a feel for what real CLI tools should be like. Sometimes even when the tools are the same the Windows ones find areas to suck in, like traceroute (tracert on Windows) on unix takes 0.5s to go 8 hops but on Windows that would take easily 10s.
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Old 04-17-2005, 07:13 AM   #21
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Frankly the windows CLI tools are terrible. Grab a copy of Knoppix or Gnoppix and boot into Linux, get a feel for what real CLI tools should be like. Sometimes even when the tools are the same the Windows ones find areas to suck in, like traceroute (tracert on Windows) on unix takes 0.5s to go 8 hops but on Windows that would take easily 10s.
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Old 04-17-2005, 08:23 AM   #22
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The solution to all your computer problems: fdisk (Too bad you don't get a do-over from scratch like that in real life.)
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Old 04-18-2005, 07:54 AM   #23
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xcopy, copy, ren, del /s, dir /s, telnet, ping, net use, net view, AT

I've forgotten far more than I remember...and I use the CLI on XP on a daily basis.
dir *.log /od is one of the more useful commands...much easier than Exploder.
del *.log /s is an interesting one too!
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Old 04-18-2005, 08:14 AM   #24
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doskey baby. Gotta love finger saving commands.
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Old 04-18-2005, 03:59 PM   #25
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