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DOS Commands

A Complete List of MS-DOS Commands



The smartdrv command installs and configures SMARTDrive, a disk caching utility for MS-DOS.


The sort command is used to read data from a specified input, sort that data, and return the results of that sort to the MS-DOS prompt, a file, or another output device.


The subst command is used to associate a local path with a drive letter. The subst command is a lot like the net use command available in Windows except a local path is used instead of a shared network path.

The subst command replaced the assign command beginning with MS-DOS 6.0.


The sys command is used to copy the MS-DOS system files and command interpreter to a disk. The sys command is used most often to create a simple bootable disk or hard drive.


The time command is used to show or change the current time.


The tree command is used to graphically display the folder structure of a specified drive or path.


The type command is used to display the information contained in a text file.


The undelete command is used to undo a deletion performed with the MS-DOS delete command.


The unformat command is used to undo the formatting on a drive performed by the MS-DOS format command.


The ver command is used to display the current MS-DOS version number.
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