DOS commands (commonly referred to as MS-DOS commands) are known as commands that are widely used to interact with the OS and other command-line based software.
Do note that there are two types of DOS commands:
- Internal Commands: this type of command enters into the PC memory during computer booting.
- External Commands: these ones are stored in the computer list in the form of files.
A quick list of DOS commands may include:
- Append – this is a command used by programs to open files in another directory as if they were located in the current directory
- Break – this command easily clears extended CTRL+C checking on DOS systems
- Chkdsk – this is a command known to identify and correct common hard drive errors
- Del – as expected, this command is recommended for deleting files
- Fc – this command is used to show the differences between two individual or sets of files
- Lastdrive – this is a command used in the CONFIG.SYS file to set the maximum number of drives that can be accessed
- Nlsfunc – this command loads information specific to a particular area
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