List of DOS commands

List of DOS commands

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

Common Chkdsk issues and how to fix them