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    Most Commonly Used MS-DOS Commands


    CD changes the current directory, or displays the current directory name.
    Examples
    cd\ goes to the highest level the root of the drive.
    cd.. goes back one directory. For example if you are within the
    C:\directory1\directory2> directory this would take you to C:\directory1>
    cd Example If present would take you into the “Example” directory.


    DIR displays the contents of the current directory.

    Examples
    dir lists all the files and directories for the current drive
    dir/p lists all the files one page at a time
    dir/w a wide listing of files for the current drive (doesn’t display date/time)




    COPY
    copies the files specified to the specified destination directory.
    Examples
    copy blossom.blu a: copy a file named BLOSSOM.BLU from the current drive, to
    the disk in drive A
    copy *.* a: copy all the files in the directory currently in to the floppy disk
    in drive A
    copy file.doc c:\folder copy a file named FILE.DOC from the current drive, to the


    FOLDER directory in drive C
    DEL deletes the filenames you specify.
    Examples
    del oldnews.doc delete a file named OLDNEWS.DOC on the current drive
    del c:\folder\*.* delete all files in the c:\folder directory

    EDIT allows a user to view, create and or modify their computer files. To start the
    Editor and load a file into memory, type edit followed by the name of the file
    you want to edit.
    Examples
    edit c:\autoexec.bat Loads AUTOEXEC.BAT from the hard disk and allows the user
    to view and modify it.
    edit newfile.txt creates a new file named NEWFILE.TXT. This would bring up a
    blank edit screen.

    MOVE
    moves files or directories from one folder to another or from one drive to
    another.
    Examples
    move c:\folderName\*.* c:\temp moves all the files of FOLDERNAME directory to
    the TEMP directory

    REN
    renames the file or directory you specify.
    Examples
    ren a:letters.doc numbers.num renames a file on the disk in drive A, changing its
    name from LETTERS.DOC to NUMBERS.NUM
    ren *.txt *.bak renames all text files to files with .bak extension

    DELTREE deletes a directory and all the subdirectories and files in it.
    Examples
    deltree c:\myfiles Deletes the MYFILES directory and everything in it

    CLS clears the screen, leaving the cursor at the top.
    Examples
    cls clears the screen

    FORMAT erases all of the information off of a computer diskette or fixed drive.
    Examples
    format a: Erases all the contents of a disk.

    MD creates a new directory with the name you specify. You can also use
    MKDIR to create a new directory
    Examples
    md direcName creates a new directory named DIRECNAME


    RD
    removes (deletes) the specified directory. You can also use RMDIR to
    remove a directory
    Examples
    rd direcName removes the DIRECNAME directory


    DISKCOPY copies the contents of one floppy disk to another.
    Examples
    diskcopy a: makes a copy of the disk that is currently in your drive


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    Re: Most Commonly Used MS-DOS Commands

    The most commonly used MS-DOS commands are following:
    1. CD
    2. dir
    3. copy
    4. del
    5. edit
    6. move
    7.ren(rename)
    8. deltree
    9.class
    10. format



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    Re: Most Commonly Used MS-DOS Commands

    to format a disk having os.......there is FDISK.....

    it will format a drive which have operating file on it..............

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