A partial list of the most common commands for MS-DOS follows. @ Commands beginning with the @ command are never echoed before runni...
Command Prompt (executable name cmd.exe) is the Microsoft-supplied command-line interpreter on OS/2, Windows CE and on Windows NT-based oper...
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Command Prompt Commands
Therese Stowell developed the initial version of cmd.exe for Windows NT. Although some old DOS commands are unsupported or have been changed (ex: the functionality of deltree was rolled into rd in the form of the /s parameter), cmd.exe still has a greater number of built-in commands.
Both the OS/2 and the Windows NT versions of cmd.exe have more detailed error messages than the blanket "Bad command or file name" (in the case of malformed commands) of command.com. In the OS/2 version of cmd.exe, errors are reported in the current language of the system, their text being taken from the system message files. The help command can then be issued with the error message number to obtain further information.
cmd.exe remains part of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7