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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:41 am    Post subject: Windows NT/XP commands Reply with quote

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An A-Z Index of the Windows NT/XP 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
CIPHER   Encrypt or Decrypt files/folders
CleanMgr Automated cleanup of Temp files, recycle bin
CLEARMEM Clear memory leaks
CLIP     Copy STDIN to the Windows clipboard.
CLS      Clear the screen
CLUSTER  Windows Clustering
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
CSVDE    Import or Export Active Directory data

DATE     Display or set the date
Dcomcnfg DCOM Configuration Utility
DEFRAG   Defragment hard drive
DEL      Delete one or more files
DELPROF  Delete NT user profiles
DELTREE  Delete a folder and all subfolders
DevCon   Device Manager Command Line Utility
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
DSADD    Add user (computer, group..) to active directory
DSQUERY  List items in active directory
DSMOD    Modify user (computer, group..) in active directory

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)
FSUTIL   File and Volume utilities
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

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
MSG      Send a message
MSIEXEC  Microsoft Windows Installer
MSINFO   Windows NT diagnostics
MSTSC    Terminal Server Connection (Remote Desktop Protocol)
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 user account rights

PATH     Display or set a search path for executable files
PATHPING Trace route plus network latency and packet loss
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
PORTQRY  Display the status of ports and services
PRINT    Print a text file
PRNCNFG  Display, configure or rename a printer
PRNMNGR  Add, delete, list printers set the default printer
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
RUNDLL32 Run a DLL command (add/remove print connections)

SC       Service Control
SCHTASKS Create or Edit Scheduled Tasks
SCLIST   Display NT Services
ScriptIt Control GUI applications
SET      Display, set, or remove environment variables
SETLOCAL Begin localisation of environment changes in a batch file
SETX     Set environment variables permanently
SHARE    List or edit a file share or print share
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 has joined
SHOWMBRS List the Users who are members of a Workgroup
SHUTDOWN 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

TASKLIST List running applications and services
TIME     Display or set the system time
TIMEOUT  Delay processing of a batch file
TITLE    Set the window title for a CMD.EXE session
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

WHERE    Locate and display files in a directory tree
WHOAMI   Output the current UserName and domain
WINDIFF  Compare the contents of two files or sets of files
WINMSD   Windows system diagnostics
WINMSDP  Windows system diagnostics II
WMIC     WMI Commands

XCACLS   Change file permissions
XCOPY    Copy files and folders

Most of the commands have their help pages for further usage in a cmd window, simply do:

<command> /?

"You only see what your eyes want you to see"
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