DOS/command line commands

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  1. BriGy86

    BriGy86 Diamond Member

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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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  3. Oyeve

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    Good old Edlin.
     
  4. BriGy86

    BriGy86 Diamond Member

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    ?
     
  5. Nothinman

    Nothinman Elite Member

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    For the record it's not DOS anymore unless you're running Win9X or older.
     
  6. spherrod

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    I hated Edlin! :D
     
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  8. BriGy86

    BriGy86 Diamond Member

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    thats why i put DOS/command line
     
  9. TheOtherMudit

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    fdisk
    format
    command.com :)
    comspec ?
     
  10. shortylickens

    shortylickens No Lifer

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    deltree
    delete
    erase
    dosshell <- :)
     
  11. SectorZero

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    dir >> lpt1
     
  12. CTho9305

    CTho9305 Elite Member

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    in 2k/xp cmd, F7 and F8 are very useful. the "FOR" command is actually fairly powerful, if convoluted.
     
  13. Nothinman

    Nothinman Elite Member

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    That pretty much summarizes all of MS' CLI tools.
     
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    Kniteman77 Platinum Member

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    My favorite is probably

    tracert

    Its just fun to watch :)
     
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    Calin Diamond Member

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    edit
    dir
    ren

    and others
     
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    i've been doing a lot of regsvr32'ing lately at work to fix messed up SSL connections :thumbsdown:
     
  17. hopejr

    hopejr Senior member

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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 :p, 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).
     
  18. BriGy86

    BriGy86 Diamond Member

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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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    Remember the "submenu" command?
    Used to make some cool menus in the Win3.11/Novel days
     
  20. cubby1223

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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
     
  21. Nothinman

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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.
     
  22. hopejr

    hopejr Senior member

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    :thumbsup:
     
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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.)
     
  24. Woodie

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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!
     
  25. Slaughter

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    doskey baby. Gotta love finger saving commands.
     
  26. Monoman

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    net send all the way!