Windows Commands


Windows Commands for IBPS, RRB, SSC and Govt. Exams.


So many Windows Commands questions have been asked previously in many of the competitive exams like IBPS, RRB & other Govt. Exams. In this article, we are going to provide you with an important list of the Windows Commands also known as MS-DOS commands. All these commands can be executed in a command prompt. In your computer to open a command prompt go to start menu and then type in the search box "cmd". Once the command prompt is open you can start typing each of the below-mentioned commands and execute.




Command
Description
ASSOC
Displays or modifies file extension associations.
ATTRIB
Displays or changes file attributes.
BREAK
Sets or clears extended CTRL+C checking.
BCDEDIT
Sets properties in boot database to control boot loading.
CACLS
Displays or modifies access control lists (ACLs) of files.
CALL
Calls one batch program from another.
CD
Displays the name of or changes the current directory.
CHCP
Displays or sets the active code page number.
CHDIR
Displays the name of or changes the current directory.
CHKDSK
Checks a disk and displays a status report.
CHKNTFS
Displays or modifies the checking of disk at boot time.
CLS
Clears the screen.
CMD
Starts a new instance of the Windows command interpreter.
COLOR
Sets the default console foreground and background colors.
COMP
Compares the contents of two files or sets of files.
COMPACT
Displays or alters the compression of files on NTFS partitions.
CONVERT
Converts FAT volumes to NTFS.  You cannot convert the current drive.
COPY
Copies one or more files to another location.
DATE
Displays or sets the date.
DEL
Deletes one or more files.
DIR
Displays a list of files and subdirectories in a directory.
DISKCOMP
Compares the contents of two floppy disks.
DISKCOPY
Copies the contents of one floppy disk to another.
DISKPART
Displays or configures Disk Partition properties.
DOSKEY
Edits command lines, recalls Windows commands and creates macros.
DRIVERQUERY
Displays current device driver status and properties.
ECHO
Displays messages, or turns command echoing on or off.
ENDLOCAL
Ends localization of environment changes in a batch file.
ERASE
Deletes one or more files.
EXIT
Quits the CMD.EXE program (command interpreter).
FC
Compares two files or sets of files, and displays the differences between them.
FIND
Searches for a text string in a file or files.
FINDSTR
Searches for strings in files.
FOR
Runs a specified command for each file in a set of files.
FORMAT
Formats a disk for use with Windows.
FSUTIL
Displays or configures the file system properties.
FTYPE
Displays or modifies file types used in file extension associations.
GOTO
Directs the Windows command interpreter to a labeled line in a batch program.
GPRESULT
Displays Group Policy information for machine or user.
GRAFTABL
Enables Windows to display an extended character set in graphics mode.
HELP
Provides Help information for Windows commands.
ICACLS
Display, modify, backup, or restore ACLs for files and directories.
IF
Performs conditional processing in batch programs.
LABEL
Creates, changes, or deletes the volume label of a disk.
MD
Creates a directory.
MKDIR
Creates a directory.
MKLINK
Creates Symbolic Links and Hard Links
MODE
Configures a system device.
MORE
Displays output one screen at a time.
MOVE
Moves one or more files from one directory to another directory.
OPENFILES
Displays files opened by remote users for a file share.
PATH
Displays or sets a search path for executable files.
PAUSE
Suspends processing of a batch file and displays a message.
POPD
Restores the previous value of the current directory saved by PUSHD.
PRINT
Prints a text file.
PROMPT
Changes the Windows command prompt.
PUSHD
Saves the current directory then changes it.
RD
Removes a directory.
RECOVER
Recovers readable information from a bad or defective disk.
REM
Records comments (remarks) in batch files or CONFIG.SYS.
REN
Renames a file or files.
RENAME
Renames a file or files.
REPLACE
Replaces files.
RMDIR
Removes a directory.
ROBOCOPY
Advanced utility to copy files and directory trees
SET
Displays sets or removes Windows environment variables.
SETLOCAL
Begins localization of environment changes in a batch file.
SC
Displays or configures services (background processes).
SCHTASKS
Schedules commands and programs to run on a computer.
SHIFT
Shifts the position of replaceable parameters in batch files.
SHUTDOWN
Allows proper local or remote shutdown of the machine.
SORT
Sorts input.
START
Starts a separate window to run a specified program or command.
SUBST
Associates a path with a drive letter.
SYSTEMINFO
Displays machine specific properties and configuration.
TASKLIST
Displays all currently running tasks including services.
TASKKILL
Kill or stop a running process or application.
TIME
Displays or sets the system time.
TITLE
Sets the window title for a CMD.EXE session.
TREE
Graphically displays the directory structure of a drive or path.
TYPE
Displays the contents of a text file.
VER
Displays the Windows version.
VERIFY
Tells Windows whether to verify that your files are written correctly to a disk.
VOL
Displays a disk volume label and serial number.
XCOPY
Copies files and directory trees.
WMIC
Displays WMI information inside the interactive command shell.

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