What is the Type Command?:
The type command can be used interchangeably with the more command.
A type command is also available from the Command Prompt.
Type Command Syntax:
type [drive:] [path] filename
drive = This is the drive letter that contains the filename.
path = This is the folder or folder path that contains the filename.
filename = This is the name of the text file that you want to display the contents of on screen.
Type Command Examples:
In the above example, typing the type command followed by the kb886185.log file name will show the contents of the file on screen.
Since I didn't give any drive: or path information, the type command will display the contents of the kb886185.log file that's contained in the folder that I happen to be in.
In this example, the type command is used to show the contents of the setup.inf file located in the c:\windows\system folder.
Type Command Availability:
The type command is available from within the Recovery Console in Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
Type Related Commands:
The type command is often used with many other Recovery Console commands.