DOS Commands

Changing Directories

To move to a different directory on the current drive, use CD or CHDIR ( change directory) command. For example the following command changes the \HOME\DRAWING to \SCHOOL\WORK\ART:
CD\SCHOOL\WORK\ART

COPY

Allows you to copy one or more files to an alternate location.

 DIR/w

The DIR command allows you to see the available files and directories in the current directory. The DIR command also shows the last modification date and time, as well as the file size.

DISKCOPY

The DISKCOPY utility allows a user to copy the complete contents of a diskette to another diskette.

REM

The REM command lets you place a remark or comment in a batch file. For example REM This is a comment line.

DELTREE 

Deletes (erases) a directory including all files and subdirectories that are in it. For example DELTREE c:\letters

XCOPY

Copies files and directories , including subdirectories. For example, xcopy “c:\documents and settings\hope” /e

Parameter

A parameter is a special kind of variable in computer programming language that is used to pass information between functions or procedures. The actual information passed is called an argument.

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