Saturday, May 12, 2018

Command Prompt Commands in Windows 10

Although Windows 10 is fully GUI operating system, it still keep the best command of the command prompt. It still very useful for many people to do a specific task.
Run command prompt under administrator privilege for the best result. Click search button, type command prompt (don't press enter key yet), right click and choose run as administrator.

basic cmd commands
Start command prompt in administrator rights


Below is a complete list of command prompt in Windows 10 and some example of usage if any.
command prompt commands
List of command prompt commands in Windows 10

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.

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 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 interactive command shell.
If you need list of command prompt in Windows XP, click here.
If you need a list of command prompt in WIndows 7 click here.


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