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10. The Command Prompt > 10.1. DOS Commands

DOS Commands

You should know the following basic DOS commands to be able to complete some of the solutions in this book and get by in the world of Windows.

This, however, should not be considered a comprehensive list of all DOS commands and their options. See Windows XP in a Nutshell (O’Reilly) for a more thorough reference, not only on the Command Prompt, but on all of the various utilities included with Windows XP that use the Command Prompt.

The commands shown here are in constant width, and any parameters (the information you supply to the command) are in constant width italic. It doesn’t matter which case you use when you type them in the command prompt (DOS, like Windows, is not case-sensitive). If there is more than one parameter, each is separated by a space:


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