windows cmd commands

windows cmd commands

There are a wide range of windows cmd commands used in the cmd to perform various functions a small list of command prompt commands are listed below with the in detail description to each command and its usage you can go through them and check out each of the commands in detail.

The table below shows the Whole list of all command prompt commands you can think with a description about each command

CMD command Description
call calls a batch file from another one
cd change directory
cls clear screen
cmd start command prompt
color change console color
date show/set date
dir list directory content
echo text output
exit exits the command prompt or a batch file
find find files
hostname display host name
pause pauses the execution of a batch file and shows a message
runas start a program as another user
shutdown shutdown the computer
sort sort the screen output
start start an own window to execute a program or command
taskkill terminate a process or an application
tasklist display applications and related tasks
time display/edit the system time
timeout wait any time
title set title for prompt
ver display operating system version
w32tm setting time synchronisation/time server/time zone
ftp transfer files to an FTP server
ftype display file type and mapping
getmac display MAC address
ipconfig display IP network settings
netsh configure/control/display network components
netstat display TCP/IP connections and status
nslookup query the DNS
pathping test the connection to a specific IP address
ping pings the network
route display network routing table, add static routes
systeminfo displays computer-specific properties and configurations
telnet establish a Telnet connection
tftp transfer files to a TFTP server
tracert trace routes similar to patchping
attrib display file attributes
comp compare file contents
compact display/change file compression
copy / xcopy copy files
diskcomp compare the content of two floppy disks
diskcopy copy floppy disc to another one
erase / del delete one or more files
expand extract files
fc copare files and display the differences
mkdir create a new directory
move move/rename files
rename rename files
replace replace files
rmdir / rd delete directory
tree display folder structure graphically
type display content of text files
chkdsk check volumes
chkntfs display/change volume check at startup
defrag defragment media
diskpart volume management
driverquery display installed devices and their properties
format format volumes
label change volume name
mode configure interfaces/devices
mountvol assign/delete drive mountpoints
verify monitoring whether volumes are written correctly
vol show volume description and serial numbers of the HDDs
for for loop
gpresult display group policies
gpupdate update group policies
perfmon start performance monitor
prompt change command prompt
reg add/read/import/export registry entries


You can also download the pdf containing all the cmd commands from the link here.


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