Windows XP is one of the most stable operating systems in Windows series, it also has several command prompt command that can be very useful to run certain task that GUI cannot.
Some of them are internal command means doesn't need a separate file to execute where others are external which need a separate file to be able to execute.
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|List of XP command prompt commands|
ASSOCDisplays or modifies file extension associations.
ATSchedules commands and programs to run on a computer.
ATTRIBDisplays or changes file attributes.
BREAKSets or clears extended CTRL+C checking.
CACLSDisplays or modifies access control lists (ACLs) of files.
CALLCalls one batch program from another.
CDDisplays the name of or changes the current directory.
CHCPDisplays or sets the active code page number.
CHDIRDisplays the name of or changes the current directory.
CHKDSKChecks a disk and displays a status report.
CHKNTFSDisplays or modifies the checking of disk at boot time.
CLSClears the screen.
CMDStarts a new instance of the Windows command interpreter.
COLORSets the default console foreground and background colors.
COMPCompares the contents of two files or sets of files.
COMPACTDisplays or alters the compression of files on NTFS partitions.
CONVERTConverts FAT volumes to NTFS. You cannot convert the current drive.
COPYCopies one or more files to another location.
DATEDisplays or sets the date.
DELDeletes one or more files.
DIRDisplays a list of files and subdirectories in a directory.
DISKCOMPCompares the contents of two floppy disks.
DISKCOPYCopies the contents of one floppy disk to another.
DOSKEYEdits command lines, recalls Windows commands, and creates macros.
ECHODisplays messages, or turns command echoing on or off.
ENDLOCALEnds localization of environment changes in a batch file.
ERASEDeletes one or more files.
EXITQuits the CMD.EXE program (command interpreter).
FCCompares two files or sets of files, and displays the differences between them.
FINDSearches for a text string in a file or files.
FINDSTRSearches for strings in files.
FORRuns a specified command for each file in a set of files.
FORMATFormats a disk for use with Windows.
FTYPEDisplays or modifies file types used in file extension associations.
GOTODirects the Windows command interpreter to a labeled line in a batch program.
GRAFTABLEnables Windows to display an extended character set in graphics mode.
HELPProvides Help information for Windows commands.
IFPerforms conditional processing in batch programs.
LABELCreates, changes, or deletes the volume label of a disk.
MDCreates a directory.
MKDIRCreates a directory.
MODEConfigures a system device.
MOREDisplays output one screen at a time.
MOVEMoves one or more files from one directory to another directory.
PATHDisplays or sets a search path for executable files.
PAUSESuspends processing of a batch file and displays a message.
POPDRestores the previous value of the current directory saved by PUSHD.
PROMPTChanges the Windows command prompt.
PUSHDSaves the current directory then changes it.
RDRemoves a directory.
RECOVERRecovers readable information from a bad or defective disk.
REMRecords comments (remarks) in batch files or CONFIG.SYS.
RENRenames a file or files.
RENAMERenames a file or files.
RMDIRRemoves a directory.
SETDisplays, sets, or removes Windows environment variables.
SETLOCALBegins localization of environment changes in a batch file.
SHIFTShifts the position of replaceable parameters in batch files.
STARTStarts a separate window to run a specified program or command.
SUBSTAssociates a path with a drive letter.
TIMEDisplays or sets the system time.
TITLESets the window title for a CMD.EXE session.
TREEGraphically displays the directory structure of a drive or path.
TYPEDisplays the contents of a text file.
VERDisplays the Windows version.
VERIFYTells Windows whether to verify that your files are written correctly to a disk.
VOLDisplays a disk volume label and serial number.
XCOPYCopies files and directory trees.
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